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Do the San Francisco 49ers Have a Top 10 Defense?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’ current...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Buccaneers, Giants, & Redskins

49ers 49ers GM Trent Baalke said that “Justin Smith has earned the right to announce his playing status on his own time.“ Baalke denied that they had received a call about the availability of QB Colin Kaepernick. He added that they have not called or talked to any team about trading Kaepernick. (Matt Maiocco) Baalke ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Veteran DL Justin Smith Expected To Retire

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the 49ers DL Justin Smith is also expected to announce his retirement from the NFL. There has been talk that Smith could walk away from the NFL and reports mentioned that he met with new HC Jim Tomsula last week. Smith, 35, still has one year remaining on ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomsula on Justin Smith: ‘He’s Earned The Right to Make Decisions on His Terms’

As Jim Tomsula explained on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, he’s been in touch with veteran defensive tackle Justin Smith during the offseason. “Yea, Justin’s come around to bust my chops. You know that’s the way he does things,” said Tomsula. But the 49ers head coach won’t be pushing Smith to return for an eighth season with the team and 15th NFL season overall...
Via BaySportsNet
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers’ Justin Smith named top-10 underrated player in the NFL

Last week, I provided my annual list of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL. As expected, it caused an uproar, mostly from people who can’t take off their team-colored glasses and deal with the truth. For a good time, read the “Comments” section below the article; it’s pure gold and classic examples of denial. In the spirit of showing that it’s not all negative on...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Update: DE Justin Smith had offseason shoulder surgery

With the 49ers having issues from injuries to star players getting arrested (Aldon Smith), it's nice to know that one of their key defensive players in Justin Smith is returning to the field after having offseason shoulder surgery.#464331153 / gettyimages.comEven though the defensive end was limited all season, he still managed to play in all 19 games, including the playoffs.Smith...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Defensive Line preview: Will the line continue to stop the run?

For the past three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers have ranked in the top 4 for the least amount of rushing yards per game by an opposing team. The 49ers have given up a total average of 89.13 yards per game in those three seasons, according to ESPN. That reason is mainly due to the fact that the opposing running backs cannot find an opening as they meet the wall of the 49ers defensive...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers DT Justin Smith named top-5 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers’ heir to Justin Smith may be in deep ’14 DE draft class

With all the changes the 49ers are making to their secondary, they will likely work from front to back if they plan to bolster their defense with the draft in May. San Francisco has almost completely overhauled its defensive backfield from 2013. The lone returning starter is free safety Eric Reid, who’s entering his second NFL season. The team cut ties with cornerbacks Carlos Rogers...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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