Found October 17, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers haven’t had the greatest start to their 2013 campaign, but over the next four weeks there are no excuses. At home for the Titans and Jaguars, followed by the bye, they then travel to play the Panthers. All winnable games for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers. Watching Kaepernick this season it seems he has taken a step backward instead of forward. Or was he just playing at such a high level last season that it would be impossible to replicate it?.. Read more

49ers: Defensive Line “Dropping Like Flies”

  After the devastating loss of (NT) Ian Williams, the 49ers have been struggling to stop the “run” up the gut. William’s replacement (NT) Glenn Dorsey has done a wonderful job covering up the running lanes at center. As of this (2013-2014) season, Dorsey is ranked 26th against the run as an interior lineman (+2 sacks). Regrettably, the 5-year veteran sustained an inconvenient...

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Wright finally practices with 49ers

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