Found November 24, 2011 on Niner Insider:
Wide receiver Braylon Edwards needs to take a seat. He's just not playing at the same speed as everyone else. He has been targeted at least twice, including a long pass in the end zone that was intercepted by cornerback Lardarius Webb. Not only did Edwards fail to out run Webb, he couldn't knock...

Alex Smith is much more than a game manager for the San Francisco 49ers

27-year old QB Alex Smith is getting the bad rap of being a “game manager” for the 49ers.  I have even called him that, but, he has been much more than that.  Smith has played in 10 games for the Niners so far this year and he has completed 171 of 274 passes (62.4%) for 1,976 yards with 13 TD passes and 4 INTs (93.9 QB Rating).  He also has carried the ball 34 times for 122...

Brotherly love between Harbaughs after the game

"I'm proud of you too, I love you too," were the words of Jim Harbaugh to his older brother John after the Raven's 16-6 defeat of the 49ers. The words were uttered when the two met at midfield, after John got a energy drink bath from his players. At his post game press conference, Jim...

Alex Smith, Braylon Edwards in costly mix-up

Fittingly for two men who weren't on the same page Thursday night, wide receiver Braylon Edwards and quarterback Alex Smith took different approaches after a 16-6 loss to the Ravens. Smith met with reporters and...

The 49ers Thanksgiving Doubleheader

Well, that was the easy part. The San Francisco 49ers have completed half of their Thanksgiving week doubleheader, strangling the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday 23-7. Now comes the difficult part, flying 3000 miles to play 4 days later in Baltimore, for the Harbaugh family thanksgiving dinner. This will most likely be a slug fest of playoff like proportions. The stakes aren’t as high...

San Francisco 49ers: 5 Problems to Address Before Playoffs

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:06:58 CST

Roger Craig deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced 26 candidates for induction next year. Among the 26? Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and former running back Roger Craig and former pass rusher Charles Haley. Other former 49ers include defensive end Chris Doleman and pass rush linebacker Kevin...

49ers-Ravens Thanksgiving game sets NFL Network ratings record

The Thanksgiving matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens was the highest viewed NFL Network program in their eight-year history.Here's the official press release:Last night’s San Francisco 49ers-Baltimore Ravens game...

Live chat: Inside the 49ers, 9:30 a.m.

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 9:00:02 CST

Ravens defense stifles 49ers in 16-6 Thanksgiving Day win

In the battle between the two Harbaugh brothers, John led his Baltimore Ravens to a 16-6 win over younger brother Jim and the 49ers on Thanksgiving.As expected, it was a defensive battle. The Ravens added the pressure all...

NFL football on Thursday is a turkey of an idea

Today's appetizing parade of NFL games begins with breakfast (Packers-Lions at 9:30 a.m.), carries through lunch (Dolphins-Cowboys at 1:15 p.m.) and culminates with a Thanksgiving dinner feast ( 49ers -Ravens at 5:20 p.m.). That's great entertainment for fans, but if league officials truly...
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