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San Francisco 49ers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

As with most teams, the 49ers used the preseason to work out their kinks. For us the viewers, we saw some good, like rookies making plays, fitting right in with the team, some bad like scoreless games, and some downright ugly, like suspended players. It proved to be quite the roller coaster ride, the only question is, how will this ride end this year? We'll have to wait and...
Via Football Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: 49ers run away with the win in the preseason finale against Texans

The San Francisco 49ers looked absolutely unstoppable Thursday night as they defeated the Houston Texans 40-13 to finish 2-2 in the preseason. There was so much to admire while watching the game and to be honest there was much more good things than bad. So let’s go ahead and hand out this weeks awards. MVP – Chris Borland Borland really wanted to prove that he deserves to replace...
Via cover32 - 49ers
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Borland returns pick for TD, 49ers beat Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Borland made one more big play to convince the 49ers he should be in the mix of linebackers to replace injured NaVorro Bowman. Borland, a third-round pick from Wisconsin, returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown, third-string quarterback Josh Johnson threw three TD passes and San Francisco beat the Houston Texans 40-13 on Thursday night. Bowman is expected...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Training camp winners and losers

Training camp is over for the San Francisco 49ers and the preseason schedule is underway as the team prepares itself for their week one battle in Dallas against the Cowboys.   Many of the question on the onset of camp involved some of the younger players and new additions to the team.  And yes, some of the new guys did impress and have terrific camps but for every ying there is...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Borland looking for improvement

What kind of marks did Chris Borland give himself for his first NFL game? “Up and down,” said the inside linebacker from Wisconsin. “It could have been better.” Borland, a third-round draft pick, was very active in the San Francisco 49ers’ 23-3 loss to Baltimore on Thursday night. He was near the play often, but finished with one defensive tackle and one tackle on special teams.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Broncos, Cowboys, Falcons, Packers, Rams, & Seahawks

  49ers CB Chris Culliver returned to practice on Thursday after taking a few days off. (Bill Williamson) Rookie ILBs Chris Borland and Shayne Skov have both looked good and are receiving plenty of reps as a result. (Bill Williamson) OT Jonathan Martin has had an up and down camp so far. (Bill Williamson) OC Greg Roman reportedly liked QB Blaine Gabbert‘s “4.5 speed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Borland the next NaVorro Bowman?

Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers is an unexpected person to become great. But that’s what defines many great players, the unknowns. They have an x-factor that they bring to the table because they don’t have the size and speed of the expected greats. Chris Borland has an x-factor. Just watch his college game film. The guy is a maniac on the field. Flying in out of nowhere...
Via The Penalty Flag
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers sign draft picks Jimmie Ward, Chris Borland

The 49ers have announced that they’ve signed first round pick,  safety Jimmie Ward and third round pick, linebacker Chris Borland. #49ers sign first-round draft pick @ward_jimmie to four-year deal. He used #QuillPen. READ: — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) May 22, 2014 #49ers sign third-round draft pick LB Chris Borland to four...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Sign Draft Picks S Jimmie Ward & ILB Chris Borland

  The San Francisco 49ers announced the signings of first-round pick S Jimmie Ward and third-round selection ILB Chris Borland. San Francisco now has eight of their 12 draft picks under contract, so there appears to be a good chance that they could have their 2014 draft class wrapped up by this weekend. Ward’s four-year contract is worth an estimated $7,112,524 which includes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Q&A With Chris Borland

Considering that he is the reigning Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year, Chris Borland sure has dealt with a lot of critiques. Most relate to his “T-Rex arms” or the claim that at 5’11″, Borland is simply too short to play in the NFL. As Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle notes, of the 99 linebackers who have been picked in the top-80 selections since 2005, Borland...
Via BaySportsNet
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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