Found April 05, 2012 on 49ersNews:
Donte Whitner was on with Alex Marvez today on Sirius XM and Marvez said that Whitner sensed something was amiss with the way the Saints played the 49ers during the preseason. “I remember sitting on the sideline early in the game and watching the Saints send safety blitz after safety blitz, six- and seven-man blitzes trying to knock our quarterback out,” Whitner said Thursday. “I don’t know if it’s true that Sean Payton got mad at coach Harbaugh for not giving him some type of agreement on how much he was going to play his starters in a preseason game. Coach Harbaugh said, ‘I don’t have to give you an agreement. This is a competition league.’ “I guess (Payton) got mad and wanted to test some of our protections. We were a new team and this was one of our first games and they tried to knock our quarterback out.” Then today the audio came out of Williams targeting certain 49ers offensive players and wanting to cause them harm. Whitner shared his feelings regarding the audio and the pun...

Do You, Vernon Davis, Do You

ESPN’s news magazine E:60 is doing a profile on Vernon Davis and Aldon Smith. Why? I don’t know, it’s E:60, who gives a sh*t? To spice up the segment, ESPN thought of the incredibly contrived tactic of making Vernon do a self-portrait. The potential for shmaltz and dimestore psychology is through the roof. But what will the result be? Would Vernon present himself crying on...

Report: Tape captured bounty offer

Gregg Williams offered cash for hitting San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith in the head during the 2011 NFC playoffs, and also implored New Orleans Saints defenders to exploit previous injuries by 49ers players, according to a report Thursday. Already under an NFL investigation into bounties heading into his final game as the Saints' defensive coordinator, Williams allegedly...

Brandon Jacobs: Always a fan of red and gold

The 49ers officially signed Brandon Jacobs to his one year deal today and after talking with the beat writers it seems like Brandon Jacobs has always been a fan of the 49ers. Jacobs talked about how when he grew up he was a 49ers fan. “When I chose them as my team, I barely knew anything about football,” Jacobs shared. “I was only 8 years old and only liked their uniforms....

Carlos Rogers Confirms Williams’ DC Bounties

Carlos Rogers was recently on KNBR and he mentioned that while playing for the Washington Redskins the players were paid to hit players hard enough to put them out of a game. Rogers states it started as a pool of money from fines imposed by Williams that the players had to pay and the money collected was given out for interceptions and big plays. Over time it expanded. “It went...

Bring Me The Sideways Head of Frank Gore

‘Bout to be another day of pearl-clutching over bounties up in… well, not here, since we view the media reaction as a mixture of knee-jerky bullsh*t and Saints schadenfreude, but probably everywhere else there will be that. The takeaway from the Gregggggg locker room audio isn’t that Gregg Williams is a blood-thirsty monster so much as he is a breathtakingly oblivious derptard...

Jason Brown will visit the 49ers

According to Adam Caplan of, free agent center Jason Brown is scheduled to visit the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. The 28 year-old Brown has played the past three seasons in St. Louis. Before then he started out his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Brown has been very durable, after he’s only missed two starts over the past five seasons.

Panthers sign free agent S Reggie Smith from 49ers

The Panthers added more competition in their defensive backfield on Wednesday, signing free agent safety Reggie Smith from the San Francisco 49ers. Terms of the deal have been not announced. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Smith played in all 16 regular season games and both playoff games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. He recorded 16 tackles and one interception during the regular...

Audio of Gregg Williams' bounty speech before the 49ers game

Here is the disturbing audio speech of former New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' speech to the Saints' defense before their game against the 49ers in the playoffs.During the speech, Williams talks about laying out and injuring the top 49ers' players such as Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree, Kyle Williams, Vernon Davis, and Frank Gore.  Williams...

Bounty problem may reach further than previously believed

When we hear a comment, regardless of its importance, context is everything, and sometimes it takes the passage of time to bring to light the true context behind things players and coaches say. As we all know by now, Gregg Williams was slammed with an indefinite suspension last month by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The penalty is the most severe punishment ever handed down to...

Report: Williams urged Saints to injure 49ers in playoffs

A documentary filmmaker reportedly captured former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams telling his players to injure specific members of the San Francisco 49ers the night before the NFC playoff game. Williams delivered a fiery, profranity-laced speech urging his club to injure quarterback Alex Smith, running back Frank Gore and wideouts Michael Crabtree and Kyle...

Preseason Schedule 2012

The NFL released the preseason schedule today. The 49ers will face the Vikings, Texans, Broncos, and Chargers. Week 1 vs. Vikings Week 2 at Texans Week 3 at Broncos (August 26th, 1:00pm FOX) Week 4 vs. Chargers (August 30th) Interesting that the 49ers get the FOX game on the 26th against Peyton and the Broncos…
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