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Patrick Willis a ‘Fan’ Of Antoine Bethea

Antoine Bethea is fitting right in with the San Francisco 49ers. “I have always been a fan of Antonie’s,” said linebacker Patrick Willis. “Even watching him throughout the league when he was over there in Indianapolis. I’m glad to get him here on our team after losing a guy like Donte [Whitner].” Last March, the 49ers inked the 30-year-old strong safety to a four-year...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After late collapse in Levi's Stadium opener, 49ers left looking lost

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Give the 49ers credit: For as disjointed and uncoordinated they seemed during Sunday night's home opener — in which they formally christened their $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium by allowing three fourth-quarter touchdowns to the Chicago Bears before succumbing, 28-20, in front of a primetime national TV audience — they were remarkably on message...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman coaching Patrick Willis

All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman won’t let his injury stop him from helping the San Francsico 49ers. Bowman has been assisting 49ers linebackers coach Jim Leavitt while he recovers from a torn ACL.  Bowman is specifically working with seven-time Pro Bowler Patrick Willis. “He was there to help me on a play, or critique me, or get me better,” Willis said on Thursday. ...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

GALLERY: 49ers players sure do love their sweet, luxury rides

If teams were defined by the number of luxury cars that their players own, the Seattle Seahawks wouldn’t even belong on the same field as the San Francisco 49ers. It is quite interesting to see just how many ridiculously awesome cars players on the NFL powerhouse possess. Let’s start with the newest member of the 49ers. Wide receiver Stevie Johnson needs to up his game if he...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFC West Preview

Following last year’s Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks didn’t have to do very much to their roster in terms of upgrades, but the defending champs did lose several key ingredients to their winning formula during the offseason including wide receiver Golden Tate, offensive lineman Breno Giacomini, cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond,...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers LB Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

The NFL announced Friday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended nine games for multiple violations of the personal-conduct policy and substance-abuse policy. The NFLPA issued a statement on Smith’s behalf on Saturday: “I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the entire 49ers organization and 49ers fans for not being able to contribute on the field...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers move down in Power Rankings, but hang on to top-10 spot

We know what we’re going to know. With training camps complete, three preseason games – including the “dress rehearsal” – in the books and veterans on the shelf until the regular season opener, the data needed to evaluate every NFL team prior to the start of the 2014 campaign is in the books. Some look ready to go, while others have work to do. A few franchises have emerged...
Via cover32 - 49ers
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Patrick Willis stars in commercial

Earlier this month 49ers linebacker star Patrick Willis starred in a Duracell Quantum battery commercial. In this commercial, they have Willis and his defense against Russell Wilson and his offense with the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are trying to hold a goal line stand. Duracell released two commercials: one from the 49ers point of view and one from the Seahawks point of view....
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis With a Unique Opportunity

Patrick Willis, the 11th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, has been a consistent performer year and year out for the 49ers. However, as the years go by Willis has fallen out of the spotlight with San Francisco becoming an NFC power.When Willis first came into the league he sparkled for what was then a mediocre (which is putting it nicely) 49er team. He was the guy, he was the stand...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis and Vic Fangio star in Duracell commercial

I just saw this on the 49ers website. Duracell featured the 9ers Inside linebacker Patrick Willis and Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio to show of their Duracell Quantum battery. I haven’t seen this commercial on tv yet maybe it’s not going to air in the Midwest until football season starts? Or it’s a regional commercial? But it’s good to see my boy Willis get some love. Also...
Via The Front Office News
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers DT Glen Dorsey out for season

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey is out for the season with a torn biceps, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey is out for the year with a torn bicep, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2014 Dorsey injured his left arm at practice Friday. The 29-year-old Dorsey had 41 tackles and two sacks last season, his first with San...
Via Sports-Glory
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: Michael Crabtree ‘working through something’

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that wide receiver Michael Crabtree is “working through something” and could miss a week or two of practices. Harbaugh said WR Michael Crabtree is “working through something,” could be back on practice field in a week or two. — #49ersCamp (@49ers) August 1, 2014 The good news is that Crabtree won’t miss time because of...
Via Sports-Glory
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis Wants NaVorro Bowman to ‘Take His Time’ Returning to San Francisco 49ers

Patrick Willis doesn’t want NaVorro Bowman to rush. “I know that he wants to be out there more than anything,” said Willis on the first day the San Francisco 49ers training camp. “To go without him the first half of the season, he’s truly going to be missed.” Still, Willis thinks Bowman’s full focus should be on getting his knee back to 100 percent. “I just want...
Via BaySportsNet
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Linebackers preview: The Reign of Talent shall Continue

The heart of the defense lies in the linebacker position. When all are healthy, they are the most talented group on the field at any given time. Let’s begin by taking a look at the inside linebacker position. When training camp begins there will be a battle to see who will take the place of injured NaVorro Bowman. It is uncertain who will play along side Patrick Willis in week...
Via cover32 - 49ers
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No charges filed against Aldon Smith for LAX threat

No charges will be filed against San Francisco 49erslinebacker Aldon Smithin the alleged bomb threat incident at Los Angeles International Airport in April, the Los Angeles City Attorney announced Tuesday. No charges will be filed in incident at LAX involving #NFL #49ers @Aldonsmith. A City Atty Office hearing will be set to address the matter. — LA City Attorney (@cityattorneyla...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco ILBs Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman named top-3 in 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...
Via cover32 - 49ers
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers’ linebackers are game changers

NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks and Dan Skuta; do you know these names? You will. These are the linebackers for the San Francisco 49ers and they are all game changers. I am a Pittsburgh Steeler fan. And, I am a linebacker fan. My favorite player is second year OLB Jarvis Jones. In a couple of years, as some of the younger linebackers mature, they may once...
Via The Penalty Flag
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick out to prove he’s worth ‘every penny’ of his new contract

The San Francisco 49ers gave quarterback Colin Kaepernick a six-year contract extension worth up to $126 million with $61 million guaranteed on Wednesday. The fourth-year pro feels no pressure to live up to the new deal. “I’m going to work to make sure I’m worth every penny of this,” said Kaepernick, via 49ers.com. “That’s something I feel like I can do.” Kaepernick...
Via Sports-Glory
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Willis Preparing to Move on Without NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis had to admit, it’s a little weird to take the field without longtime teammate NaVorro Bowman. “There’s no question.” Bowman was nowhere to be found on the practice fields during OTAs on Tuesday, as the inside linebacker works his way back from a torn ACL that is likely to sideline him throughout the first half of the season....
Via BaySportsNet
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis says he might take over NaVorro Bowman’s position

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis told the media on Tuesday that he might move to NaVorro Bowman’s position while he recovers from ACL surgery. Patrick Willis media scrum. LB says he might switch to NaVorro Bowman's ILB spot. http://t.co/asKCxuEr7l — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) June 3, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers first-round pick Jimmie Ward out until training camp

The San Francisco 49ers won’t get a chance to work with first-round draft pick Jimmie Ward on the field until late-July. Ward, chosen 30th overall, was present for rookie minicamp this weekend, but is expected to be out until the opening of training camp as he recovers from a surgically repaired foot. “Right now, (he is) just in the walk-through type of sessions,” Harbaugh...
Via Sports-Glory
May 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Aldon Smith pleads no contest

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and misdemeanor DUI on Wednesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. #49ers Aldon Smith pleads “no contest” to 3 felony weapons charges, 1 misdemeanor DUI. Admits BAC was 0.15 or more — Cam Inman (@CamInman) May 21, 2014 Smith’s sentencing hearing is set for July 25, 13 days before...
Via Sports-Glory
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Could Rework Patrick Willis & Frank Gore’s Contracts To Free Up Cap Space

  According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the San Francisco 49ers will have just $592,000 in available cap space once the acquisition of WR Stevie Johnson is officially factored into the cap figures. Earlier today, we posted updated cap figures for each team, but they have yet to reflect the Stevie Johnson-trade. Maiocco mentions that veterans Patrick Willis and Frank Gore...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers acquire WR Stevie Johnson from Bills

The Buffalo Bills have traded wide receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2015 fourth-round pick that can turn into a third-round pick based on Johnson’s performance with the 49ers this season, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Filed to ESPN: 49ers trading a conditoonal 2015 4th-round pick to Buffalo for WR Stevie Johnson, per sources. Pick can become...
Via Sports-Glory
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: Jimmie Ward is a vicious, violent tackler

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says first-round pick Jimmie Ward will compete in the secondary as a safety and a nickel. “Ward is a playmaker, has an instinct for reacting to plays before anybody else sees them,” Harbaugh said. “Just a step ahead of the rest of the defense. Covers a lot of ground. Covers up a lot of holes. I like his ball skills. He’s going to play...
Via Sports-Glory
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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