Posted May 28, 2012 on
We take a look at what's going on in San Francisco, leading off with Packers-killer Randy Moss' attempt to resurrect his career. That and more as we put a Packers spin on this year's season-opening showdown.

Are the expectations surrounding WR Randy Moss for 2012 reasonable?

Veteran WR Randy Moss has made his return to the NFL for the 2012 season, joining the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners were sorely lacking at the wide receiver position heading into the 2012 season and have added Mario Manningham to the mix along with Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree, a player who has yet to reach his potential. The early returns are in on Moss, and the results are...

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...

Mediocre Alex Smith has got some nerve!

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been mediocre throughout his NFL career and as close to a bust as it gets as a former No. 1 overall draft pick.Would some of my Eye On Sports NFL fans please tell me what the hell is wrong with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith!The mostly mediocre, near draft bust, has done absolutely nothing throughout his, but suddenly felt...

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...

San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Projections

QB Alex Smith (San Francisco) Smith could improve on the 17 touchdowns and 3144 yards he had in 2011 as the 49ers have gotten him 3 new receivers, Mario Manningham, AJ Jenkins, and Randy Moss. However, they added another running back through the draft too so they will still be a run heavy team. I also don’t see his 5 interceptions as replicable. Projection: 3200 passing yards,...

49′ers Vernon Davis awards art scholarship to Bayview YMCA

Art is extremely important to 49′ers star Veron Davis. Davis recently completed a mural with kids from the Bayview YMCA and also awarded a visual arts scholarship via his foundation. The mural was commissioned through the StreetSmARTS program, a joint initiative of the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works. With funding for [...]

Patrick Willis backs Alex Smith in the wins-stats debate

Alex Smith started a mini-firestorm when he cited Cam Newton as an example of why passing yards don’t matter too much as a stat. Newton’s teammate Jon Beason, a linebacker with the Panthers, supported his quarterback by challenging Smith’s credentials. Not to be outdone, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis chimed in via Twitter late Friday night: Wins are Wins I stand with My...

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 [...]

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...

Patrick Willis: Randy Moss is making plays he made in his prime

Getty Images Before San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was in the NFL, he was a big Randy Moss fan, now he’s excited  that they’re teammates. Willis told Trey Wingo on ESPN (via that Moss is making some of the amazing plays he made when he was in his prime. “Randy caught a pass the other day, I mean — man, come on,” Davis said. “He caught...
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