PATRICK WILLIS NEWS

49ers Taking Longer than Expected to Hire O.C.

Following the 2014 season, 49ers brass cleaned house with the coaching staff in hopes of bringing in a head coach with "class" and who will make them perennial Super Bowl contenders. The 49ers finished the 2014 season at 8-8, but this wasn't for lack of talent, but rather an injury depleted defense and an offensive line that surprisingly regressed from the year before. The defense...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears are the only team with top five offensive and defensive coordinators

It’s not quite worst to first, but the Chicago Bears hiring of coordinators Vic Fangio and Adam Gase is the closest emulation of such a notion in recent memory of the NFL. Gase’s group in Denver was fourth in the league in total offense last year, with 403/YPG. This is a significant step from former Bears’ OC Aaron Kromer, who led the league in egregious media leaks and whose...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2015

1) Get Some Speed on OffenseOne of the 49ers' biggest weaknesses this season was their lack of playmaking ability on the offensive side of the ball. Their running game was efficient as always, with Carlos Hyde showing plenty of potential throughout the season. Their passing game, though, has really struggled without a deap threat. Anquan Boldin is still producing, but is 34 years...
Via Football Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers’ Jed York on Jim Tomsula: ‘He’s a proven leader, teacher and mentor’

49ers The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to become the 19th head coach in 49ers history. “After conducting a thorough coaching search, and meeting with a number of outstanding candidates, Jim Tomsula clearly is the right man to lead this team,” said 49ers CEO Jed York. “Jim is a great teacher and a tremendous mentor who...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith: ‘I didn’t drink’ at Ray McDonald’s house

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith says he wasn’t drinking alcohol with former teammate Ray McDonald and a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by McDonald last week. “As far as it’s concerned, I was over at Ray’s house for close to an hour. I didn’t drink one thing,” Smith told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “As far as it goes, relating...
Via Sports-Glory
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the 49ers going to rebuild or reload?

In the sports word, the term rebuild indicates that a team is going to forfeit short-term success for long-term contention. On the other hand, the term reload means that said team is undergoing a roster turnover in order to compete both short term and into the future. By now it’s not a secret that things are going to be changing for the San Francisco 49ers this upcoming offseason...
Via Sportsnaut
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Police investigating Ray McDonald for alleged sexual assault

            Once again San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald is being investigated by San Jose Police, this time in relation to an alleged sexual assault that occurred Monday, reports CSN Bay Area. A search warrant was served to McDonald on Tuesday at Silver Creek Valley residence. From CSN Bay Area: On Tuesday at approximately...
Via Sports-Glory
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

10 injuries that have significantly altered the NFL season

More than any other sport, football sees injuries alter the fortunes of teams every season. Sure, baseball and hockey teams have key guys go down, but in the National Football League it is a weekly battle to avoid a crushing blow. This year has been no different, with some teams seeing more than their fair share of attrition. Below are the 10 players lost to injuries that most altered...
Via This Given Sunday
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 NFL players who could be traded in offseason

As the MLB hot stove takes over the sports world, we are reminded just how many trades take place in that league compared to others, especially the National Football League. With that said, certain situations arise which makes it possible for some big names to move around the football world. We saw this with Trent Richardson a couple years ago. Though, it must be noted that most...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers loved seeing Colin Kaepernick stand up to Raiders LB

              San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea says the team was happy to see quarterback Colin Kaepernick get in Sio Moore’s face at halftime last week. “I’m good,” the Raiders linebacker said to Kaepernick on the way to the locker room. “I hope you are,” Kaepernick answered. “I’m coming for you. I’m coming...
Via Sports-Glory
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from 49ers loss to Seahawks

The San Francisco 49ers’ playoff hopes took a huge hit after losing in ugly fashion, 19-3 to the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are now 7-4 in a very crowded NFC playoff picture. Here are five takeaways from the loss. 5. Colin Kaepernick is overrated Kaepernick signed an extension in the offseason that reached six years and $126. That is awfully steep for a quarterback that doesn’t...
Via cover32 - 49ers
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Fangio on Losing Patrick Willis: ‘You Just Don’t Replace a Guy Like That’

As good as rookie Chris Borland has been, he’s no Patrick Willis. Nobody understands that better than the San Francisco 49ers defensive mastermind/coordinator Vic Fangio. “Well it’s extremely difficult,” explained Fangio on the task of stepping in for the the six-time All-Pro. “Patrick’s got tremendous talent in all phases of defensive football both versus the run and...
Via BaySportsNet
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman may miss rest of season

            San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman could see his 2014 season end before it even started. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, theres is a “real possibility” that Bowman will moss the final seven games of the season due to a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. There’s a “real possibility” 49ers LB NaVorro...
Via Sports-Glory
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Update: Patrick Willis placed on IR

San Francisco 49eers veteran LB Patrick Willis was placed on the Injured Reserve list on Monday due to a persisting left toe injury, ending his 2014 season permanently. Willis will soon undergo surgery in order to repair his toe.  The news was reported via the San Francisco 49ers team website early on Tuesday. According to 49ers.com, "Patrick Willis made that bitter, yet forward...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Season over for 49ers LB Patrick Willis

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. The...
Via Athlon Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis: “I feel like I have five or six more years of great football”

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, and he will undergo surgery on his strained left big toe. Willis, 29, turns 30 in January – an age that typically signifies the beginning of a decline in play. Willis, however, has no such fear that coupling the surgery with the injury is going to slow him down. A tweet from Steve...
Via Down and Distance
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the San Francisco 49ers will make the playoffs in 2014

This has been a long season for the San Francisco 49ers. Navarro Bowman hasn’t returned from his torn ACL injury suffered from last year’s playoffs, Patrick Willis won’t return this season with a toe injury, and Aldon Smith hasn’t played this season due to suspension. There are non-stop rumors that Jim Harbaugh is disliked in the locker room and the head coach will be gone...
Via cover32 - 49ers
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: 49ers' Willis out for season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the injury says San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the season and require surgery for a strained left big toe. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team hadn't announced details of Willis' status or any updates on what's next. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Willis has missed the...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers lose Patrick Willis for the season

The San Francisco 49ers will be without linebacker Patrick Willis for the final seven games of the regular season after placing the seven-time Pro Bowler on injured reserve Tuesday. Source: The 49ers are placing LB Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 11, 2014   This is a horrible blow to a team that needs to win as many...
Via Sportsnaut
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis out for season, expected to have surgery

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will likely undergoes season-ending surgery, FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo has learned. The playmaking linebacker had missed the 49ers' last three games with a big toe injury. Willis, who was third on the team with 49 tackles when he was injured, thought he could return this season. "It's all about being able to know how much pain you can...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Patrick Willis likely to have toe surgery

San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis missed his third consecutive game on Sunday with turf toe. He is likely to have season ending surgery on his toe. Following up on @JayGlazer scoop from Sunday, sources tell @FOXSports1 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) likely to get season-ending surgery. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 11, 2014 Willis injured his toe...
Via cover32
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Leader Patrick Willis Will Likely Undergo Season Ending Surgery

#457411098 / gettyimages.com Patrick Willis.  Navorro Bowman. Aldon Smith. Three top NFL defensive players on one time, who have been injured for the 49ers, and who have been close to returning to the team.  Aldon Smith was officially reinstated today by the NFL and was at 49ers practice today.  Now, the next bit of news has escaped from the 49ers clubhouse.   This however...
Via TopSportsReport
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Willis, Skuta out for 49ers vs. Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have scratched injured starting linebackers Patrick Willis and Dan Skuta for Sunday's game against New Orleans. The Saints will have right tackle Zach Strief in uniform after he missed practice all week with a chest injury, and also have activated center Jonathan Goodwin, who has been limited by ankle and knee injuries. Skuta, who has an...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers LB Willis to be game-time decision

  Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams. The playmaking linebacker missed the 49ers' loss in Denver two weeks ago with a big toe injury. Willis, third on the team with 49 tackles, said he still feels pain but is getting better every day. ''It's all about being able to know how much pain you can endure and still perform...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers LB Willis to be game time decision

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams. The playmaking linebacker missed the 49ers' loss in Denver two weeks ago with a big toe injury. Willis, third on the team with 49 tackles, said he still feels pain but is getting better every day. ''It's all about being able to know how much pain you...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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