Category Archives: San Francisco 49ers
by Mike Morbeck
Though the initial furore may have faded away – the big question as to whether Jim Harbaugh is staying at the 49ers or going to the Cleveland Browns just hasn’t gone away.
News about Jim’s difficult relationship with general manager Trent Baalke made national headlines last week – so it’s understandable that 49ersfans want to see a line drawn under things.
Only five to free agency for this 2013. One was the ex-Dolphins linebacker. Second, a person who had played 36 games with 189 receptions, 20 touchdowns while averaging 15.3 yards per catch and collecting 128 first downs. Third, future Hall of Fame safety who can still play and would be an outstanding addition to a few teams trying to get over the top. Fourth, a person who stay remains an outstanding backup candidate. Last, who has last three seasons he has tackles, 39 sacks, and 11 forced fumbles.
The 49ers released record-setting kicker David Akers on Wednesday after he struggled with more missed field goals than anyone else in the NFL in 2012.
49ers GM Trent Baalke offered this statement:
“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years. He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best.”
Akers set an NFL record in 2011 after signing a three-year, $9 million contract with the 49ers with 44 field goals in 52 attempts. He opened the 2012 season in impressive fashion with a record-tying 63-yard field goal against the Green Bay Packers.
Darrelle Revis is no longer singing the Jet For Life tune. In a revealing interview yesterday, Revis clearly has not left his heart in New York … but would gladly leave it in San Francisco.
Revis, in an Internet interview with Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson on “The Real Robinson Report,” sounds as if he has read all the handwriting on Woody Johnson’s wall that he needs to read, and would welcome a team poised to win a Super Bowl and pay him as much as $16 million a year as well.
Revis sounded intrigued by the motion the 49ers could view him as the final piece to their Super Bowl puzzle.
Former Philadelphia Eagles 3-4 defensive end and 4-3 defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins will be visiting two NFC West powerhouses soon in the Seattle Seahawks andSan Francisco 49ers. Per a tweet from Adam Schefter, Jenkins will visit the Seahawks on Monday and the 49ers on Tuesday after already checking in with the New York Giants yesterday.
Alex Smith was the first overall pick of 2005 draft, but struggled to find success in San Francisco until the 2011 season, when he led his team the NFC championship game under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh.
The 49ers have dealt Smith to the Chiefs but that the deal cannot be officially completed until March 12, when the new league year begins.
As San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was trying to sell reporters on the idea that the 49ers could keep quarterback Alex Smith, other members of his organization were quite clear about what is going to happen to Smith as they prepared to sign players.
Smith is going to get traded and probably sooner than later.
If Alex Smith is the new Drew Bledsoe, will the Jets copy the Buffalo Bills?
As if there was any question about Smith’s future with the 49ers beyond this season, Colin Kaepernick erased them with an exclamation point Saturday night with an epic, record-smashing performance in San Francisco’s 45-31 demolition of the Packers in the NFC Divisional playoffs.
Much like Tom Brady with Bledsoe in New England 12 years ago, Kaepernick took Smith’s starting job after a midseason injury and won’t be giving it back — to Smith, at least — after Kaepernick’s stunning display against Green Bay.
He broke the previous record of 173 yards set by Michael Vick on a 56-yard TD scamper. It came on a read-option play fake to LaMichael James that sprung him and electrified his team by putting them ahead.
The play couldn’t have come at a better time, too. The Packers had just tied the game at 24 with a field goal only a mere one minute before the play.