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Glenn Dorsey expects no letdown with the 49ers

Count the San Francisco 49ers‘ Glenn Dorsey, as a player with great expectations for his team in 2015. NFL.com‘s Connor Orr, posted on Glenn Dorsey’s latest comments in regards to the level in which he anticipates his team competing for the upcoming season. The timing of his comments are incredible because he is one of the players the 49ers really need to step up for the season...
Via EndZoneScore
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco 49ers defense will win with ‘confusion’

The San Francisco 49ers are a team in transition, with the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh, new coach Jim Tomsula has his hands full. The 49ers lost Justin Smith to retirement. They also lost young inside linebacker Chris Borland and their Pro Bowl caliber linebacker Patrick Willis as well. New additions Arik Armstead and Darnell Dockett should pick up the slack on the...
Via EndZoneScore
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 49ers Defensive Line; Life Without Justin Smith

View image | gettyimages.com After months of speculation from fans and reporters to see if Justin Smith would actually retire, people finally got an answer. He became a Niner in the free agency of 2008 and since then has been one of the most underrated forces In the NFL. However in May of 2015 the Cowboy has decided to ride off into the sunset. At the age 35 this was to be expected...
Via TopSportsReport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers Rookie RB Claims Colin Kaepernick Owes Him New Thumb

Apparently working with the legendary Kurt Warner has done wonders for San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s arm strength strength. Rookie running back Mike Davis posted a tweet after catching only one pass from Kap during the team’s OTA’s. Kaep owe me a new thumb
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers Looking to ‘Cause Confusion’ on Defense in 2015

One of the only knocks on former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was that he ran a pretty bland scheme. Potentially because of the team’s elite talent on defense, Fangio didn’t run many blitzes during his tenure in San Francisco. He also relied a great deal on man coverage on the outside with a basic 3-4 set putting pressure on the quarterback. Considering the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers plan to 'cause confusion' on defense under new DC Eric Mangini

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini's philosophy differs from former coach Vic Fangio, who preferred to rush four and play a lot of coverage. Mangini comes from the school of Bill Belichick after being on his staff the last time he was a coordinator in 2005 with New England. The former Belichick pupil believes in disguising multiple looks, sending blitzers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Randy Moss keeps promise to attend leukemia survivor's high school graduation

Early in his career, NFL wide receiver Randy Moss befriended young Kassi Spier during his stint with the Minnesota Vikings. He was there for her as Spier battled leukemia as a 4-year-old in 2000, and they remained friends throughout the years. He even promised to make it to her high school graduation. On Friday, the seven-time Pro Bowler kept that promise, showing up at Pelican Rapids...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Moss attends cancer survivor's graduation

It’s not always bad news we get to cover around the NFL world. This story of Randy Moss and Kassi Spier is about as heartwarming as it gets. The two first met during Moss’ rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings back in 1998. Spier, then an infant, ended up battling leukemia as a four-year old in 2000. When Moss got word of the diagnosis, he visited the young girl at the Mayo...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Moss Shows Up at Fan’s Graduation

High school graduation is a special time for any senior. You are taking the first big step into adulthood. You have dedicated twelve years of your life to walk across the stage and turn you tassel. Your friends and family come from hours away to see you get your diploma. For one Pelican Rapids senior, it was even more special when an idol of hers showed up at the ceremony to hand...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers' Lawrence Okoye: This might be the year to crack a roster spot

Former British Olympics discus thrower and rugby player Lawrence Okoye is entering his third year in the league, and feels he has enough training and tutelage to finally crack a roster spot with the team. “It’s very different from the first time I came here. I’m feeling very good about things,” Okoye said, per the Bay Area News Group. “I’m just happy I was given the...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Reggie Bush wants to return punts

Special teams coaches around the league probably aren’t too happy to hear that San Francisco 49ers runningback Reggie Bush wants to return to puts for his team. Bush tells CSN Bay Area “I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it. We’re still working at it, still chipping away. And we look forward to being an all-around great special teams...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Jim Tomsula is trying to fix the 49ers’ clock management problem

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula has a lot on his plate to get his team ready for next season. One of the bigger issues he’ll have to address is the 49ers’ delay of game penalty problem. If you have seen the Niners play over the last several years then you already know that Colin Kaepernick and the Niners need to work on clock management but you may not know the full...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomsula era off to a great start as players give shining reviews

San Francisco 49ers new head coach Jim Tomsula did not make a great first impression with the media and fans at his introductory press conference. However, he is making a great first impression with his team at OTAs this week.Tomusla really emphasized the tempo of the practice and the players took notice."All I hear from him is, 'Tempo. Tempo. Get on the ball. Let's go!' " wide receiver...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Davis Learns the Hard Way How Hard San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Throws

Across the NFL rookies and veterans are getting their first taste of what it is going to be like working together during OTAs. This time is especially important for quarterback to start working on developing their timing with their new receivers and running backs. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has some new weapons to work with including former South Carolina running...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush Willing to Do Whatever it Takes to Earn a Roster Spot

Reggie Bush is a good NFL running back and will probably go down as just that--good. However, when you are only "good" and 30 years old it is not easy to make the roster anymore. Everyone that comes to camp is good. The 53-great ones make the final cut.So in order to make sure he makes himself as valuable as possible to the 49ers he asked the team to let him return punts.via BroBibleRead more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush raves about Colin Kaepernick's work ethic and leadership

San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush appeared on KNBR 680 and could not say enough good things about the Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Bush raved about his leadership and went on to say he is one one of the hardest working quarterbacks he has ever seen. Bush played with Drew Brees for multiple seasons.  “I’m just getting to know Kaepernick, but from what I’ve...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

If nothing else the San Francisco 49ers are set at the wide receiver position

Of all the changes in the offseason for the San Francisco 49ers, perhaps the most overlooked has been to the receiving group.  It’s hard to blame fans or the media for this.  The Harbaugh departure and high profile retirements of Borland, Smith, and Willis have dominated the headlines.  Still the stable of pass catchers deserves some attention. Highlighted by two major veteran...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers face identity crisis

Colin Kaepernick scrambles San Francisco was Seattle before the Seahawks turned into the juggernauts they are today. Before Russell Wilson was drafted in the third round of the 2012 draft and rained terror on the league with his poise and legs, there was the San Francisco 49ers leaning on a power running game and a punishing defense. The team the 49ers will compete with this...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Gore takes shot at Vernon Davis on Instagram

Frank Gore fired a shot at former teammate Vernon Davis on social media Tuesday, though he claimed it was only a joke. After Davis posted a photo of himself hugging a football on Instagram with the caption “repost if you miss football season as much as I do,” Gore chimed in and said Davis lacks...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the 49ers Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Suffer Yet Another Crushing Loss

The San Francisco 49ers have just suffered another crushing loss on defense, as long-time star defensive end Justin Smith has reportedly decided to hang up his cleats. 49ers' DT Justin Smith is retiring, sources tell @JimTrotter_NFL. Great player, big loss, in many ways. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2015   A former 2001 first round pick (No. 4 overall) out of...
Via Gridiron Grit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers DE Justin Smith announces he is retiring

Given the way that their offseason has unfolded thus far, this should hardly come as a surprise to San Francisco 49ers fans, but Justin Smith is indeed planning to retire and will announce it today: .@49ers veteran DE Justin Smith is expected to announce his retirement Monday. #NFL #49ers http://t.co/nzoLVxF8T4 pic.twitter.com/Jar2vLcG9K — NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 18, 2015...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: 2015 NFL Draft Grades

This past week the San Francisco 49ers finished signing their 2015 NFL Draft class. Initially, many fans felt that the 49ers didn’t address many of the team’s pressing needs, but with some time to digest the draft class, let’s take a look at this year’s picks. Draft Class Arik Armstead – the towering product out of Oregon showed flashes of greatness during his collegiate...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Family of Mike Davis goes nuts after getting draft call

Former South Carolina running back Mike Davis is off to San Francisco to become the newest member of the 49ers’ backfield. Davis was taken in the fourth round of this past weekend’s draft as the 125th pick overall. When he received the call from the team, his family, as you’ll see below, was beyond excited. Verizon captured the moment and put it on YouTube – check it out...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers break from tradition, unveil black alternate uniforms

Since their inception in 1946, the San Francisco 49ers have worn nothing but red, white and gold. That’ll change this season. The 49ers on Thursday unveiled the new, black alternate uniforms they’ll debut later this year. Introducing the first alternate uniform in team history. #49ersRGB 49ers.com/rgb http://t.co/sSfLHO3DFN — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) May 01, 2015...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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