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San Francisco 49ers: New Stadium Means New Hardware

San Francisco 49ers:  If Seattle hadn't beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship game then there's a high probability that they would have defeated the Denver Broncos in last years Super Bowl just as the Seahawks did.  The trick was getting home field advantage and while the Niners played the Hawks tough in the Pacific Northwest, the 12th man and home field calls deprived...
Via Route4Sports
5 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  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

Are the San Francisco 49ers preparing for an identity shift?

In recent years, the 49ers were synonymous with the word defense. They boasted one of the league’s deepest and most formidable defensive rosters. Their linebacking core was a thing of brilliance with Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman anchoring the defense. Only time will tell if the 2014 defensive squad will keep its place among the NFL’s elite. The current 2014...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: San Francisco 49ers rated one of least likeable NFL franchises

In recent days, soccer fans have been coming out of the woodwork, showing their allegiance to “the world’s game” as World Cup fever starts to reach a fever pitch. Jumping on the bandwagon of Team USA makes sense; national pride will get sports fans to tune into almost anything. But the conversations have also revealed that plenty of people in the United States have become fans...
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June 24, 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...
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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...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers’ Aldon Smith: ‘I’m a good person’

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith won’t specifically discuss the weapons and DUI charges he is facing or the investigation into an incident last month at Los Angeles International Airport, but says there are always two sides of the story. “I’m a good person, and the people who know me know I’m a good person,” Smith said during a visit Friday to the Comcast SportsNet...
Via Sports-Glory
May 17, 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

Report: 49ers not expected to pick up Aldon Smith’s option

The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Aldon Smith’s contract, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith’s contract, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2014 The 49ers have until May 3 to decide. Smith has been involved in several off-the...
Via Sports-Glory
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: 49ers interested in CB Champ Bailey?

With cornerback Chris Culliver facing misdemeanor and felony hit-and-run, felony possession of brass knuckles and felony reckless driving, the San Francisco 49ers could be interested in signing veteran Champ Bailey. From Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com: “The 49ers are likely to spend one or even two of their six picks in rounds one through three on corners. They also could delve into...
Via Sports-Glory
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

John Madden on 49ers situation: ‘It’s a lot easier to get a suit than it is to get a coach’

Former NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden thinks if the day comes when the San Francisco 49ers have to choose between coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke, the owner should dump Baalke. “Jim Harbaugh has done a great job of coaching in the NFL no matter how you put it,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Getting to three championship games in a...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2014  |  3 Comments

49ers’ Patrick Willis has thumb surgery

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker, Patrick Willis, had surgery to repair his injured left thumb, reports Josh Alper of NBCSports.  The busted digit kept Willis from playing in this year's Pro-Bowl.Willis took to Instagram to post pictures of the cast on his left hand, which is the result of recent thumb surgery.  It is unclear when Willis injured his thumb.  Willis was...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis recently underwent thumb surgery

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee,  49ers linebacker Patrick Willis recently underwent thumb surgery. Add Patrick Willis to the list of 49ers getting off-season tune-ups. The 49ers’ inside linebacker had recent surgery on his left thumb and is now in a cast, as recent photos from his Instagram account show and as a league source confirmed. As you can see from the...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis had surgery on thumb

Add Patrick Willis to the list of 49ers getting off-season tune-ups. The 49ers' inside linebacker had recent surgery on his left thumb and is now in a cast, as recent photos from his Instagram account show and as a league source confirmed. Hand injuries have been Willis' Achilles' heel, so to speak. When he broke a bone in his right hand during a pass-rushing drill in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny to replace Patrick Willis in Pro Bowl

The Jaguars will have a representative in the Pro Bowl after all. Linebacker Paul Posluszny will replace injured 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis in Sunday's game in Honolulu, according to the team's website. Posluszny, a seven-year veteran, will be making his first appearance in the game. "I'm glad we have the opportunity to go, and I'm glad the Jaguars can say...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Navorro Bowman early diagnosis is torn ACL

According to San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in his post-game press conference, the 49ers fully expect that linebacker Navorro Bowman will be diagnosed with a torn ACL. Bowman suffered the injury after forcing a fumble and having his leg pinned underneath the pile. This is a very tough injury to have occur at this point in the season and will likely force him to miss...
Via Sports-Glory
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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