Found May 31, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
We are in the dog days of the NFL offseason, Organized Team Activities (OTAs), and there are only three kinds of personnel news at this time of the year: glowing scouting reports from coaches wearing rose-colored glasses (i.e., everything you’ve heard so far about San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss), shadowy injury absences, and financial conflicts.  In other words, reports about guys who are present in offseason workouts, and guys who are not there for some reason or another. For the San Francisco 49ers, the main guy not present at this time is Pro Bowl FS Dashon Goldson. Goldson, a 2007 4th round pick by the 49ers out of Washington, earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2011 after intercepting a career-high six passes and leading the secondary in tackles.  Goldson has been the 49ers’ starting free safety for three seasons, and after putting together a career year on a one-year contract, the 49ers chose to franchise tag him. The 49ers defense was outstanding in 2011, allowing the 2...

Report: Dashon Goldson looking for a contract similar to Eric Weddle’s

Getty Images San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson still hasn’t shown up for OTA’s since he still hasn’t signed his franchise tender, that would pay him $6.2 million in 2012. According to Matt Maiocco of the, Goldson is looking for a long-term deal that’s similar to what Eric Weddle received from the San Diego Chargers. He signed a five-year, $40 million...

49ers’ Dashon Goldson wants a deal similar to Eric Weddle

The 49ers franchise tagged Dashon Goldson earlier this offseason, but so far he has skipped all of the 49ers’ voluntary OTAs and reports say he has no plans to come to the Bay Area anytime soon, which sounds like a potential holdout. Now reports, according to CSN Bay Area, say exactly how much Goldson is looking for long term. Goldson reportedly is seeking a deal similar to the...

49ers’ Vernon Davis praises Randy Moss

Randy Moss was out of the league last year and the year before bounced around 3 teams, catching 28 balls for 393 yards and 5 touchdowns and barely playing down the stretch with the Tennessee Titans. However, the 49ers took a flier on him, needing a deep threat, hoping the now 35 year old Moss had something left in the tank. According to teammate Vernon Davis, Moss looks like the...

Stop Lying To Me Jim Harbaugh, I’m Not Stupid

Jim Harbaugh came out today and just flat out lied, saying that the 49ers had Alex Smith in their plans all along. He claimed that they were never really trying to replace him with Peyton Manning, just exploring their options. Hm. I can’t say I believe any of that. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I’m 100 percent sure that every bit of what Jim Harbaugh said on this...

Dashon Goldson looking for Weddle money

According to a brief mention in one of Maiocco’s latest articles. It looks as if Dashon Goldson is looking for a deal like Eric Weddle landed. Goldson has yet to sign his franchise tender, that will pay him $6.212 million this season. In order to get Goldson signed to a long-term deal he is looking for a deal similar to the five-year, $40 million deal safety Eric Weddle signed...

Frank Gore ready for some competition this season

Frank Gore is embracing change and competition at age 29. The three-time Pro Bowl running back is taking part in the San Francisco 49ers' offseason workouts, arriving earlier than usual in the Bay Area this spring from his offseason home in Miami. While Gore is determined to do his part to duplicate San Francisco's special comeback season of 2011, he has other motivation...

Jim Harbaugh’s rant of lies

In a recent interview with the 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, Harbaugh had some interesting comments when the subject of the niners’ pursuing former free agent Peyton Manning came up. “It’s an erroneous perception that we were flirting with Peyton Manning,” Harbaugh said. “I keep hearing that over and over again. It’s silly, and it’s untrue. It’s phony. Even the...

Jim Harbaugh’s lie could tarnish his reputation with his players

I’ve heard coaches stretch the truth, avoid questions they don’t want to answer and even “interpret” a question differently in order to give the response they want but it always bothers me when a coach just flat out lies to the media.San Francisco 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh addressed what he called an “erroneous perception that we were flirting with Peyton Manning...

Harbaugh insists Smith was 49ers' man all along

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh insists the 49ers planned to have Alex Smith as their quarterback even while they examined the possibility of signing then-free agent Peyton Manning. Harbaugh ended his weekly meeting with reporters on Wednesday by addressing what he says is the ''erroneous perception that we were flirting with Peyton Manning.'' Harbaugh called the...

Jim Harbaugh denies pursuing Peyton Manning ‘it’s phony, erroneous’

It’s confirmed: Jim Harbaugh could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves. Or at least he’d try to if it was in the best interest of his football team. The 49ers coach spoke to the media on Wednesday and attempted to spin the reports that said the team pursued Peyton Manning in March. “There’s a perception out there, and it’s an erroneous perception, that...

Harbaugh says 49ers were not 'pursuing' Peyton Manning

Jim Harbaugh wants to be clear: Despite working out Peyton Manning, the San Francisco 49ers always wanted quarterback Alex Smith. The 49ers head coach veered into an unprovoked discussion about Manning and Smith at the end of his session with reporters Wednesday. "Oh one other thing: There's a perception out there and it's an erroneous perception that we were flirting...

Jim Harbaugh is lying…Still, Alex Smith is now better than Peyton Manning

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh claimed Wednesday afternoon that the 49ers never considered pursuing future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning when he was a free agent this winter. Prior to signing a five-year contract worth $96 million with … Continue reading →

Vernon Davis travels to Bayview YMCA; awards art scholarship on behalf of his foundation

  On the football field Vernon Davis is one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Away from it he has an interest in fine arts and helping other be successful. The studio art major while at the University of Maryland, who founded the design company Modern Class Design, recently showed his creative side with [...]
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