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San Francisco 49ers
It’s a shame Justin Smith had to get hurt. I was really interested to see just how much of a quarterback league this really is. We know it’s a quarterback league. Of the last 21 Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, 20 made a Pro-Bowl first. As meaningless as the Pro-Bowl is and as bad a job as the fans do in voting in the correct players, they generally do a good job picking the correct quarterbacks as the traditional, easily available stats do a very good job of evaluating them (by that rule the only true Super Bowl contenders this year are Denver, New England, Atlanta, Washington, Houston, Green Bay, and Cincinnati.)
However, this team is one of the most complete in a long while and has some of the most non-quarterback talent. Colin Kaepernick has never made a Pro-Bowl; in fact, he has just 7 starts under his belt, but he’s played well and he gives them a better chance to win the Super Bowl than game manager Alex Smith. With Justin Smith healthy, I could see no reason not to make them...
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It was Alex Smith that helped the San Francisco 49ers into last year’s playoffs, but this time the stage belongs to Colin Kaepernick.
After the San Francisco 49ers season ends, the questions regarding the status of Alex Smith will start to swirl. Many already have the 49ers trading Alex Smith to a number of teams, but after reviewing the situation it makes for sense for the 49ers...
Alex Smith taking perhaps his last snaps as a member of the 49ers. He came a long way since the We Want Carr chants…
Tito…hand me a tissue.
What could have been doesn’t matter at this moment for the San Francisco 49ers, who will stay in this weekend and study their potential opponents for their home game on January 12. Behold 49ers fans, there is good news.Defensive lineman Justin Smith was in uniform today for the first time since injuring his triceps on December 16.According to blogger Matt Barrows of the Sacramento...
San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and running back Frank Gore threw the ball into the stands after scoring touchdowns on Sunday, but giving fans a souvenir was an expensive move. The NFL has fined Crabtree and Gore $10,500 each for throwing the ball into the stands. Players are allowed to hand the ball to a fan in the first or second row if they can do so without...
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith returned
to practice yesterday for the first time since sustaining his triceps injury during a Dec. 16 contest against the New England Patriots, reports Matt Barrowsof The Sacramento Bee.
Justin Smith today was in uniform for the first time
since his Dec. 16 triceps injury. Smith, wearing a plastic brace over his left
Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sports Net reports that during 49ers practice today, PK David Akers made 16 of 21 field goals during warm-ups while fellow PK Billy Cundiff made 7 of 8.
“The telling sign to me is the fact is he’s missing them wide left, which means he’s not getting his hips through the ball,” said former place kicker Joe Nedney. “He’s not swinging confidently...
San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.
Akers says the threats came last week. Once he saw them, he reported it to team and NFL security personnel.
He also reveals Thursday that he underwent double hernia surgery last February following his All-Pro season. Akers went to see the same doctor in Philadelphia...
Kicker David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers has revealed the mysterious reason behind his roller coaster year.Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bees reports,Akers revealed that his “up-and-down year” began in February with double hernia surgery…During the season, however, he fell following a kickoff and aggravated the injury. He said he flew to Philadelphia after the 49ers-Saints...
The Green Bay Packers took care of the Minnesota Vikings during their Wild Card Weekend Matchup, which sends them on the road to face the 49ers on Saturday, January 12th. Kickoff is set for 5:00 pm PST.
This is the second meeting this year between the two teams. In the opening week of the season the 49ers beat the Packers in Green Bay 30-22. In that game Aaron Rodgers threw for 303...
Using a patient and disciplined approach, Green Bay's defense found a yin for Adrian Peterson’s yardage-devouring yang. By winning Round 3 of the border battle, the Packers will get a rematch against Frank Gore and the 49ers next Saturday.