NaVorro Bowman not worried about Kelly's fast-paced offense

Chip Kelly runs a lighting-fast offense that is designed to gas opposing defenses. An unfortunate side effect the past three years with the Philadelphia Eagles is that Kelly’s defense has also been hurt. San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman knows all this, but he isn’t concerned about what kind of impact the fast-paced offense will have on him and his defensive teammates...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowman sees plan coming together, 49ers beat Bears in OT

CHICAGO (AP) As tough as this season has been for the San Francisco 49ers, linebacker NaVorro Bowman sees the plan coming together. In his view, success really isn't too far away. Blaine Gabbert threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith in overtime after running for the tying TD late in regulation, lifting the struggling San Francisco 49ers to a 26-20 victory over the Chicago...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowman shakes off injury, leads 49ers' inspired defensive effort

The San Francisco 49ers briefly lost linebacker NaVorro Bowman to a head injury in the second quarter Sunday. For a team allowing more than 35 points per game, the absence of its best defender would have been a crushing blow.“I was kind of woozy, but I went in and did the concussion protocol,” Bowman said of his exit late in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears. "(I)...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers' Bowman on performance by defense: 'It's a sign of progress'

The San Francisco 49ers put quite a scare into the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, an encouraging performance against a team that handed them their worst loss earlier in the season.The Cardinals lead the league in scoring but were held to their second-lowest point total in a 19-13 victory. Given that Arizona manhandled the 49ers 47-7 in Week 3, it gave San Francisco's defense reason...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers' defense wilts in Bowman's return to scene of grisly injury

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman shredded his knee in his last visit to Seattle's CenturyLink Field.The injury, which occurred in the 2013 NFC Championship Game, forced Bowman to sit out the entire 2014 season, but it didn't take him long to block out the memory in his return to Seattle on Sunday. “I got over it after the warm-ups,” Bowman said following the 49ers...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers LB NaVorro Bowman Remembers Seahawks Fans Throwing Popcorn At Him

There is a good chance San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman might get a little emotional Sunday in Seattle. The game will mark the first time he has been back to Seattle since he suffered his gruesome knee injury back during the 2013 NFC Championship game that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season.It has been a long time since that terrible day, but he still remembers...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers defenders Bowman, Williams return to Seattle at last

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Ian Williams passed NaVorro Bowman in the locker room earlier this week and reminded his teammate they would be returning to Seattle's home field and the scene of major injuries from the 2013 season that temporarily derailed their careers. ''I was like, `We're back, we're live up there, we're back,''' Williams said of finally being able to play again at...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Playing at Seattle has a unique meaning for NaVarro Bowman

This coming Sunday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVarro Bowman will return to the field that nearly ended his football career.In the NFC Championship game in 2014 against the Seahawks in Seattle, Bowman suffered a devastating knee injury that put his career in jeopardy."I’ll never forget the exact spot that it happened," Bowman said to Seattle reporters Wednesday. "I’ve been...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Buoyed by condition of knee, 49ers' Bowman seeking strong finish

Coming off one of his best games of the season and well rested after a bye, San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman is expecting a strong finish to the season.The main reason for Bowman's optimism is his health. A knee injury that caused him to miss the entire 2014 campaign and held him back earlier in the season no longer seems to be a concern.“I’m just more confident...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers great considering comeback in 2016

The San Francisco 49ers might finally be getting some good news. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole former 49ers inside linebacker is considering a return to the field in 2016. Willis shocked the NFL community when he announced his retirement back in March at the early age of 30 do to a nagging toe injury, which caused him to play in only 6 games in 2014. AROUND COVER32...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowman, short-handed 49ers shut down league's leading rusher

The San Francisco 49ers needed more than just a quarterback change to spring an upset on the visiting Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.A much-maligned defense that entered the matchup ranked 29th in the league with a generous 403.8 yards surrendered per game held up its end despite a patchwork secondary that was missing its top three cornerbacks.The 49ers, like every other team in the league...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers' Hyde misses practice again; Bowman, Boldin each limited

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde did not practice for a second straight day Thursday due to a foot injury, putting his availability in question for Sunday's game at the St. Louis Rams.Hyde has not practiced since San Francisco's home loss to Seattle on Oct. 22, a game in which he first said he was dealing with a stress fracture before clarifying his remarks to call the...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch To 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman: You Gotta Be Quicker Than That

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman is one of the better linebackers in the league. He can hit, he's fast, and he an fill a hole with the best of them. He was looking to do just that on Marshawn Lynch during a first half play, but Lynch had a different idea in mind.He decided to show off his sweet feet and dance right around Bowman like a fat kid trying to beat his brother...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowman gives honest evaluation of Tomsula, 49ers roster

San Francisco 49ers leading tackler NaVorro Bowman is usually one that tends to stray away from making controversial comments to the media. In fact, he's mainly a ho-hum interview — usually focusing on the X's and O's of the game.So, it comes as a bit of a surprise that the former All-Pro linebacker went out of his comfort zone in the lead up to his team's important game against...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers' Tomsula planning to alleviate high workload of Bowman

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is formulating a plan to give linebacker NaVorro Bowman an occasional breather during games.That point was driven home after Bowman played all 77 snaps in Sunday's 25-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens and the 49ers facing a quick turnaround with a home matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.“We are in the process of addressing...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: San Francisco 49ers

NaVorro Bowman says 49ers in an 'important spot' heading into ... “We didn't do good in the first quarter of the season. We want to make sure we do better in the next four games,” Bowman exclusively told this newspaper Friday ... Four Downs: Analysis on 49ers Week 5 Matchup with New York ... Maybe the 49ers bring pressure on a 3rd-and-long and Manning sails a pass over...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade to 49ers reunites LB Hodges with college teammate Bowman

Linebacker Gerald Hodges was acquired by the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, giving him a chance to play alongside a player that he credits for helping him reach the NFL.The 49ers shipped center Nick Easton and a sixth-round draft pick to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for Hodges, who was a teammate of current 49ers star linebacker NaVorro Bowman at Penn State. Also on that team...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman Has Faith 49ers 'Will Get it Right'

San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman took a glass half-full approach following Sunday's 17-3 loss to the unbeaten Green Bay Packers.  "I think we definitely took a step in the right way as a defense," Bowman told reporters in the wake of the 49ers' third straight loss. "But we would like to get the win."Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' potent offense entered Sunday's contest average...
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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman gives honest assessment of defense after Week 2 showing

After a stellar Week 1 showing, the 49ers defense took a big hit in Week 2. The Steelers racked up 43 points and 453 total yards, and essentially did as they pleased on offense. Even after allowing just three points to the Vikings in the season opener, was it fair to ask why the defense looked so much different one week later?NaVorro Bowman explained his reasoning, without much...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 San Francisco 49ers game projections

The San Francisco 49ers open up the 2015 season with a home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Here are my projections for this season.   Monday Sep. 14 Vikings Minnesota Vikings Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA 10:20pm ET WIN 1-0 Jimmy T’s first game, Navorro Bowman coming back from a devastating injury, home opener. Will be a tight game, but the 49ers Defense will contain...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings RB Peterson, 49ers LB Bowman in anticipated returns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Adrian Peterson's absence for all but one game last season left a huge hole for Minnesota on offense. NaVorro Bowman being sidelined the entire year was a similar blow for San Francisco's staunch defense. Stars on opposite sides of the ball will likely meet up quite a few times Monday night as they make their highly anticipated returns - Peterson following...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowman set to make return to 49ers' defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco's opener Monday night will mark 603 days since All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman saw meaningful game action for the 49ers. In his last game, Bowman was carted off the field in Seattle in the second half of the NFC Championship game in January 2014 after suffering a career-altering left knee injury. Bowman tore his anterior cruciate ligament...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman: 'I enjoy leading these guys'

NaVorro Bowman is the unquestioned leader of the 49ers defense now. Despite being away from the game for 19 months recovering from a torn MCL and ACL, Bowman has appeared as healthy as ever in the preseason. The coaching staff noted his energy in the team's preseason contest vs. Denver, and even allowed him to play beyond his snap limit."He was just having a blast and it was right...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman: It doesn’t really take two hours to get knee ready to play

After Peter King reported that NaVorro Bowman needs two hours to get his surgically repaired knee ready for action, the San Francisco 49ers linebacker felt the need to set the record straight. After reading King’s column, many might have wondered if Bowman might be coming back too soon—a notion he utterly rejects. “I’m just a perfectionist,” Bowman said (h/t Matt Maiocco...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowman: ‘Frustrating’ to lose Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks

By David Kenyon Every time the San Francisco 49ers’ offseason seems to have hit rock bottom, another story takes the team even deeper, and linebacker NaVorro Bowman is understandably frustrated. According to NFL Media’s James Palmer, the 27-year-old Bowman is particularly annoyed with losing fellow linebacker Ahmad Brooks and defensive end Aldon Smith. Bowman said: ...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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