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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
12 days ago  |  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, "Patrick Willis made that bitter, yet forward...
Via NFL Injury Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Season over for 49ers LB Patrick Willis

Santa Clara, CA ( - The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. The...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Keys to beating the Denver Broncos

The San Francisco 49ers will try to win their fourth straight game as face the Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.  The Niners undoubtedly face their biggest game this season as Manning will try to break Brett Favre’s single season touchdown record in front of his home crowd.  Although the Broncos come in as favorites, since 2011, the 49ers have a...
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Update: Patrick Willis unlikely to play Week 7

San Francisco 49ers (4-2) linebacker Patrick Willis missed a second day in a row of practice Thursday after sustaining a toe injury late in the first half of Monday’s 31-17 win against the St Louis Rams.  Coach Jim Harbaugh does not think the injury will be long term, but his availability for Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos is doubtful.#456931532 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers lose linebacker Patrick Willis for the rest of the game with a toe injury

Tonight, the San Francisco 49ers are finding themselves in a dog fight, and they will have to pull off the win without their best defender. According to multiple sources, linebacker Patrick Willis will not return tonight after suffering a toe injury.  NFL Access ‏@NFL_Access 2m2 minutes ago 49ers LB Patrick Willis has been ruled out […] The post 49ers lose linebacker Patrick...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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