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San Francisco 49ers: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

San Francisco was once considered an illustrious franchise known as the Gold Standard or Example of Excellence within the NFL. The Patriots have since taken over that title, but the 49ers still have a storied franchise that can never be forgotten about. They have had their share of fantastic running backs including, the Great Roger Craig and still active Frank Gore. Craig was the...
Via Football Nation
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the 49ers Option Run on Film

View image | gettyimages.com When Colin Kaepernick first rose as a prominent quarterback, the 49ers adapted their offense to allow for more read option plays.  They found ways to utilize the dual-threat skills Kaepernick has in his arsenal.  These were Kaepernick’s best games, as he was able to showcase his arm strength, while also keeping defenders guessing, as they didn’t...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fran Tarkenton: Only Colin Kaepernick can save Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick worked out with Super Bowl-champion gunslinger Kurt Warner during the offseason, but Fran Tarketon, a Hall of Famer, appears to question the value of the summer session. In an interview on KNBR, Tarkenton said it doesn’t matter how many times the San Francisco 49ers quarterback trains with Warner or a player of his caliber, because Kaepernick is the only one who...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Davis: Jim Harbaugh coddled 49ers off the field

It’s no secret the San Francisco 49ers are dealing with one of the worst stretches of off-field problems in recent memory. Following the latest incident involving Ahmad Brooks, former 49ers cornerback Eric Davis, now with NFL Network, revealed Jim Harbaugh’s “coddling” approach to off-field issues could have been a big contributor to the franchise’s current issues. Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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: “It’s frustrating...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Are The Odds Patrick Willis Will Come Out Of Retirement This Season?

The football loving free world was caught off-guard when San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis announced that he was retiring. He was only 30 and at the top of his game, but he wanted to call it a day while he could still remember walking away. As much as fans hated it, his logic was hard to argue with--but what's to say he will not come back?Lots of guys walk away early...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers send Ahmad Brooks home after sexual battery charge

The San Francisco 49ers offseason from Hell continued on Wednesday when the team announced they had sent linebacker Ahmad Brooks home following his recent charge for misdemeanor sexual battery. The team is in Denver, conducting joint practices with the Denver Broncos in anticipation of their upcoming preseason game this Saturday from Mile High Stadium, and Brooks was sent on a plane...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray McDonald indicted for rape; Ahmad Brooks charged for sexual battery

    Things just got very real for a couple of football players. 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, while former 49ers DT Ray McDonald was indicted for rape by a grand jury over an incident involving the same woman, Santa Clara County prosecutors announced Wednesday. The alleged incidents took place at a party at McDonald’s house...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaching staff pleased with Kendall Hunter's progress

Carlos Hyde is expected to be the starting back for the 49ers come Week 1.But could Kendall Hunter possibly challenge for that role? During the team's joint practice with the Broncos, it was Hunter who got the first carry in the backfield. “I’ve got to take advantage of every opportunity, every time I touch the ball,” Hunter said, via the San Jose Mercury News.Hunter has...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wilhoite put on active roster, returns to practice

The 49ers welcomed a familiar face back to the practice field. Michael Wilhoite, who started 16 games last year, was removed from the active/non-football injury (NFI) list and placed on the active roster.Wilhoite had been sidelined with was diagnosed as a leg strain, but allowed his first practice went about as planned.“It was good,” Wilhoite told reporters, via the team website...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Martin opens up about depression, suicide attempts

    Jonathan Martin announced last month that he is retiring from football. The former NFL offensive lineman reportedly needed back surgery and may not have been able to play in 2015, but it sounds like that wasn’t the only reason he decided to hang up the spikes. While much has been reported about Martin since the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal erupted two years ago,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers game-by-game predictions for 2015 (Part 1)

The San Francisco 49ers new era is about to kick off as they try to exceed some very-low preseason expectations. It’ll be interesting to see how Jim Tomsula replaces Jim Harbaugh, if Colin Kaepernick can finally get to the next level and how the 49ers can replace the key veterans that they lost during the offseason. It will surely be something worth watching. Here are my predictions...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman recounts 'emotional' return to football field

NaVorro Bowman looked like he didn't miss a step.Even after 19 months away from the gridiron, he looked like his usual self with three tackles, including two for loss, despite only one series. In a gesture to the fans, Bowman decided to prolong his return and play in front of the 49ers faithful, rather than play in the team's first preseason game at Houston.“It felt right to give...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: can Jarryd Hayne revitalize offense?

  Former rugby all-star Jarryd Hayne, potential starting fullback for San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers have suffered a devastating offseason plagued with injury, retirement, and an overall loss of core players. Since the conclusion of the 2014 season, the 49ers have not only parted ways with former head coach Jim Harbaugh, but they’ve also lost linebackers Patrick...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players who can propel the San Francisco 49ers into the playoffs in 2015

The San Francisco 49ers dismal offseason started with Jim Harbaugh taking his talents to Ann Arbor and ended with the release of talented, yet troubled, linebacker Aldon Smith. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up in terms of general interest Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs for 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s best fan bases Five Things: What we learned during week two...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Randy Moss Introduces You To Petite Randy Moss In Hilarious Commercial

Recently, Randy Moss has made some statements that hasn’t quite shut the door on a possible comeback for the 38-year-old receiver. But if that fails, we think he has a shot at being the star of commercials. Moss recently appeared in a spot for DirecTV where he contrasted having cable and DirecTV to regular-sized Randy Moss and Petite Randy Moss, and it was pretty funny. Moss...
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton With the Bonehead Play Of The Day

Quinton Patton has not done much during his pro career so far. In two season he has a total of six catches for 78 yards to his name. He's not part of the 49ers return game so if he is going to earn a spot on the roster he is going to have to make some magic happen as a wide receiver. Needless to say he did not do a good job of that against Dallas Sunday night.On the night he had...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Moss Keeps Comeback Talk Alive With Latest Comments

He will go down as one of the greatest receivers ever to step on the football field. And judging by his recent words, we may not have seen the end of Randy Moss’s time in the NFL. With multiple teams suffering injuries at the position (including the Green Bay Packers losing Jordy Nelson to a reported ACL tear), there have been reports that teams are going to give the four time...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 49ers lineman scores fat guy touchdown after INT

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Mike Purcell did what most lineman dream of in Sunday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. In the second quarter of the exhibition game, Cowboys QB Dustin Vaughan tried to hit tight end Gavin Escobar, who was coming open over the middle. Purcell attempted to bat the ball down, but managed to take things one step further. He picked off...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Preseason Week Two Preview

The San Francisco 49ers go up against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara on Sunday with many question marks on both sides of the ball. The biggest question mark for the Niners has to be the defensive backfield. They seem to be set at the safety position with Eric Reid and Antoine Bethea anchoring the backfield, but outside of that, everyone else is unproven or coming off of injury...

TGS 2015 Preview: San Francisco 49ers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the San Francisco 49ers. 2014 in a nutshell: Distracted by controversy surrounding off-field incidents and head coach Jim Harbaugh’s worsening relationship with the team, a squad that went to the conference title game in 2011, 2012 and 2013 wins just...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How will the Jerome Simpson Suspension Affect the San Francisco 49ers Offense?

Jeff Chiu/Associated Press San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson was handed a six game suspension this week for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, leaving the team’s third string wide out position up for grabs. Simpson seemed to be in the mix to follow behind Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, however, now Quinton Patton is the likely front runner for the last...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith, addiction and the importance of empathy

Hello, my name is Mike Craven and I’m an addict. It took me a long time to admit that out loud to my friends, my family and, most importantly, myself. Addiction is an embarrassing cycle that changes the life of everyone involved, not just the user. It affects work, relationships, decisions and so much more. Former San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith’s most recent relapse cost him...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Smith, Kaepernick got into fight at practice

Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick got into a fight at 49ers camp this week, possibly over a girl, according to a new report. Smith was released by San Francisco Friday following his third arrest for DUI since 2012. TMZ reports that the sack master got into a fight with Kaepernick on the field during practice Tuesday and teammates had to pull them apart. TMZ also says Smith broke...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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