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Robert Griffin III
San Francisco 49ers
Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was fired by the San Francisco 49ers, the franchise that he and his father coached. He was part of establishing the foundation for the team that the Falcons will face in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on Sunday. Nolan posted a 18-37 record for the 49ers from 2005 to 2008 and served in the role of general manager. "Mike Nolan was an integral part of the building of that San Francisco team," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "Mike is very familiar with them and I think that will give us some more insight in terms of what these guys are all about." In 2005, the 49ers drafted backup Alex Smith and running back Frank Gore. The next season, they picked up tight ends Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker. In 2007, the drafted linebacker Patrick Willis, tackle Joe Staley and safety Dashon Goldson. Smith, after guiding the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game last season, was benched midway through this season in favo...
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Much in the way "Tebowing" became a craze, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pose from Saturday's playoff game is taking the social media world by storm.
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan admits he has fond memories of his time coaching the San Francisco 49ers.
"I have great memories of the place. A lot of good things happened there as well,"Nolan said. "Obviously, getting fired is not a good thing. But nonetheless, there's a lot of players still playing there that we added I obviously look forward
Sean Weatherspoon the Falcons weakside linebacker knows the Falcons are in for a huge test. The San Francisco running game has pounded opponents all year via the ground, and with the addition of mobile quarterback Colin Kaepernick, they have another explosive option to unleash.
The Falcons defense has struggled with the mobile quarterback in 2012, and Sunday will be the worse case...
According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh placed a laminated photo of each of his players from back in high school and what they were nationally ranked as football players.
Coach Jim Harbaugh had a laminated sheet made for each player during wild-card weekend, which the 49ers had off, then surprised the players with them when they reentered...
The San Francisco 49ers have discovered that Colin Kaepernick is going to be the team’s starting quarterback going forward. Kaepernick brings a dynamic element to the 49ers offense that Alex Smith does not possess. The Nevada product put on a clinic on Saturday night, setting the record for the most rushing yards in a single game by a quarterback, rushing for 181 yards.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is all about using whatever tactics he can to motivate his players, so last weekend Harbaugh went old school on them according to the L.A. Times, and hung up their photo’s from when they were in high school, with their rankings above each locker to remind them of expectations and earlier aspirations.
Each player got a laminated sheet...
The first reason is head coach Jim Harbaugh. During his lengthy 14 year playing career, Jim Harbaugh commanded his teams to a combined record of 66-74, reflecting that he wasn’t the greatest of quarterbacks to step foot onto a field. However, he is 24-8 as a coach, reflecting that he was a great student and learned from some top notch coaches during his playing days. Prior...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Mike Nolan's 3 1/2-year tenure as coach for the San Francisco 49ers offered few highlights on the field.
An 18-37 record before a mid-season firing in 2008. No playoff berths for a franchise used to winning championships. A parade of offensive coordinators unable to develop Alex Smith at quarterback.
Yet to call...
Back in the NFC championship game, the San Francisco 49ers are confident they can take that next step this year behind multi-threat quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The top-seeded Atlanta Falcons look at their first playoff victory under coach Mike Smith as nothing more than clearing the first hurdle on the way to achieving the ultimate goal.
The conference's top two teams meet...
Yesterday was a little bananas. First, you had the Ravens coming back on a team that had won 11 straight, and was playing at home with a former Super Bowl winner as their quarterback in Peyton Manning. Next, you had a guy who took over for the guy who led his team to the NFC Championship game leading his team back to that same game. There was no reason that Colin Kaepernick should...