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San Francisco 49ers 2019 Off-Season Review

Leila Rahimi, Sports Writer, 49ers.com

SANTA CLARA, CA. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers are coming off the 2019 season on a rather positive note this time around. Last off-season saw some changes in coaching personnel which paid off in their 12-4 season which is their best season since the inception of the GZL and the first winning season under the current general manager.

The first move of the 2020 off-season was to extend the contracts of all the current coaching staff. Next was to secure some of the players that were close to hitting the market such as MLB Rodney Kates, HB Charles Sims and LT Chuck "The Wall" Kaufman.

There were many positive notes last season such as Left tackle Chuck Kaufman posting his 4th consecutive season without letting a defender get to his QB. He also issued the Kaufman Challenge to his fellow linemen, but apparently they are were not ready for the challenge. WR Josh Gordon was once again a factor in the offense, posting 1444 yards on 80 receptions and scoring only 7 touchdowns on the season. Newcomer to the offense Terrance Williams and former team mate of Gordon at Baylor posted 1126 yards on 71 receptions and finished with 11 touchdowns.

"It's a breath of fresh air" said GM Heard during a phone conference. "While this year was the first of many milestones, we still have a long way to go. We need to stay focused and more importantly we need to stay consistent"

Off -Season Team News

The 49ers released veteran defensive linemen Pernell McPhee and Jerrel Powe in a cap related move.

The team restructured the contract of Chuck Kaufman and signed him to a 7 year deal worth $48mil with a bonus of $13m guaranteed. HB Charles Sims who was the multi-purpose player of the offense, was injured for just about the entire season, but the team hoping that he can return to his rookie and sophmore form gave him a 5 year $25m deal with a $5m bonus. MLB Rodney Kates also received a contract extension in which he received $33m over 5 years with a $8M bonus.


Notable Losses

DE Pernell McPhee (released); DT Jerrell Powe (released); WR Nico Kellogg (traded, Chiefs)

San Francisco 49ers 2019 Draft Selections

This year the 49ers draft didn't start until later in the 4th round, but somehow management forgot to set their clocks so they really didn't have time to scout any players, so most of the picks were roster fillers and not worth noting.

San Francisco 49ers 2019 Off-season Training & Conditioning

The focus of this years Off-season Training & Conditioning was on the secondary. CB Hunter Hill and SS Gerod Hollimon will be this year recipients for the training program. They will be working with olympic class sprinters to increase their overall speed.

Hill and Hollimon will participate in the conditioning program as requested, with Hill working on his resistance to injury, while Hollimon work the bikes to improve his stamina.

San Francisco 49ers 2019 Training Camp

The 49ers will send the following players for mandatory workouts in order to prepare for the upcoming season. FS Gabriel Giordano and MLB Eric Kendricks. Giordano will participate in speed & acceleration drills, while Kendricks is working on boosting his acceleration times.

San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart - 2020
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRJosh Gordon #12Terrance Williams #83Willie Williams #80Nico Kellogg #84
TEMaxx Williams #84Dorian McDonald #85
LTChuck Kaufman #67Desmond Lang #68
LGBrian Winters #70Muhammad Jenkins #64
CFernando Wilson #60Earl Wilson #62
RGRyan Kowalski #74Thunder Brooks #79
RTDarrell Freeman #75Jordan Stone #66
QBGeno Smith #10Brett Hundley #17
FBMichael Castle #27TBA
HBCharles Sims #34Ernie Gillespsie #27Bernard Pierce #25
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEWhitney Mercilus #94Tyson Mitchell #93
DTJerrell Powe #95Mike Daniels #91Joe Spence #99Taylor Knudsen #98
RDEMichael Estevez #92Pernell McPhee #90
WLBJeremiah Joseph #57Sio Moore #55Tyler Yates #59
MLBRodney Kates #52O.J. Berry #50Michael Mauti #53
SLBLarry Pittman #58Sean Porter #51
CBJamar Taylor #28Hunter Hill #21Alfonzo Dennard #37Casey Hayward #36
SSGerod Hollimon #32Michael Graham #46
FSGabriel Giordano #31Rodney McCleod #49Allen Sanchez #20
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KTriton Janikowski #14
PDeShaun Smith #18
PRWillie Williams #80Charlie Sims #34
KRCharlie Sims #34Willie Williams #80
LSEarl Wilson #77


San Francisco 49ers 2020 Season Outlook

The 49ers has had a taste of the post season, their first taste in over 8 seasons . Whether or not that will be their first and last trip remains to be seen, but with much of the same team coming in from last year the 49ers are hoping for another trip to the post season and possibly beyond.
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49ers 2019 Off-season


San Francisco 49ers 2019 Off-Season Review

Leila Rahimi, Sports Writer, 49ers.com

SANTA CLARA, CA. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers are coming off of their 7th consecutive losing season (6th under GM Heard) finishing the 2018 season with a dreadful 2-14 record which is the worst loss in franchise history. While there was some bright moments such as offensive tackle Chuck Kaufman completing a 3rd year without giving up a sack, and Charlie Sims posting another 1000 yard rushing season (though his touchdown numbers were only half of what he scored in his rookie season),a majority of the season were filled with mishaps and downfalls (as if they could fall any further).

Team owner Jed York sat down with General Manager Maurice Heard to discuss the current affairs and to try and come up with a game plan to break the losing streak and get back on the path to success. One of the questions were how Josh Gordon who received numerous awards just a year ago after posting 91 receptions, 1652 yards and 16 touchdowns during his rookie season, was basically invisible during his sophomore year. Or how defensive end Whitney Mercilus has been a non factor since he posted double digit sacks in 2014 and 2015. Consistency is what the 49ers need to focus on going forward, on both the offensive and defensive fronts.

First order of business was to scrap the entire coaching staff once again and start from square one. The 49ers hired Donnie Henderson to take over as Head Coach. Donnie Henderson isn't afraid to turn up the volume on the field. He also likes to be aggressive on defense, stating that he'd rather give up a quick touchdown pass than a grinding 15 play scoring drive.

Former Colts Center of 13 seasons, Jeff Saturday was hired as the 49ers new offensive coordinator. Saturday is a leader with good motivation (ability to get players riled up) and solid work ethics (how hard players are worked by the coach). Saturday will also work closely with the offensive line and assist in their development.

Out of the list of candidates for the defensive coordinator position, Head Coach Donnie Henderson picked out former Pro Bowl Safety Chuck Cecil to be part of his staff. Cecil was known for being one of the toughest hitting safeties in the history of the NFL. In recent times he's been with a number of teams as a defensive assistant, defensive back coach, and defensive coordinator.

And finally Brad Seely was hired to serve as the Special Teams coordinator.

Off -Season Team News

With QB Geno Smith's rookie contract coming to it's conclusion at the end of the upcoming season, the 49ers had to decide whether they were going to keep the QB they've invested a lot of time and money into, or allow him to seek a trade elsewhere. The decision was quick and simple, and it took no time to negotiate a new contract for Smith. He was restructured to a 7 year, $106 million dollar contract with a whooping $42.49M signing bonus.

After releasing Veteran offensive guard Mike Iupati, the 49ers were left with a gaping hole in their offensive line. They would go on to complete a deal with the Oakland Raiders, sending G Clinton Newton and their 3rd round pick (3.1) for G Darrell Freeman. Freeman who has only given up 9 sacks in his 3 year tenure will line up opposite Chuck Kaufman.

The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos agree to terms on a deal that would send LG Oliver Zebedee to Mile High in return for the 1.29(in which they would draft WR Willie Williams.

The 49ers initiate a controversial deal with the Dallas Cowboys, trading their future 1st and 3rd round pick in exchange for pick 1.22. The 49ers were well aware of the risk they were taking and knew well beforehand (even mentioning it to the Dallas GM) that the deal could very well be rejected due to the Niners current track record, but the deal passed and the Niners would go on to select offensive guard Ryan Kowalski.

Off-season Additions

LG Darrell Freeman (via trade w/Raiders); OG Ryan Kowalski (22nd overall draft pick); WR Terrance Williams (via trade w/Buccaneers); WR Willie Williams (29th overall draft pick); CB Hunter Hill (11th overall draft pick); FS Gabriel Giordano (27th Overall Draft Pick; LE Whitney Mercilus (2nd Round Pick); MLB Eric Kendricks (33rd overall draft pick), HB Ernie Gillespie (3rd Round Pick); QB Brett Hundley (3rd Round Pick); WR Nico Kellogg (3rd Round Pick); DE Taylor Knudsen(4th Round Pick)

Notable Losses

RG Mike Iupati (released); WR Ronyell Conway (traded, Seahawks); FB Daryl Harvey (traded, Lions); LG Oliver Zebedee (traded, Broncos); LG Clinton Newton (traded, Raiders); TE Greg Little (traded, Redskins)

San Francisco 49ers 2019 Draft Selections

1.11 CB Hunter Hill - The 49ers traded down from the 1.1 pick to acquire the 1.11, 1.27 and WR Terrance Williams. And with the 11th pick in the draft the 49ers selected defensive back Hunter Hill. Hill brings another speedy CB to the secondary, not much of a tackler but he more than makes up for it with his ball hawk ability. The Niners will be starting him day 1 with Revis agreeing to sit on the sideline this year as a mentor for the young corner back.

1.22 OG Ryan Kowalski - Having traded offensive guard Oliver Zebedee to the Broncos for 1.29, the 49ers were minus a member on the offensive line. They gambled their 2020 first round pick and 3rd rounder to acquire the 1.22 and selected offensive guard Ryan Kowalski. Kowalski is very athletic and can definitely reach the second level in the run game which has been an eyesore for the Niners for some seasons now.

1.27 FS Gabriel Giordano - The safety out of UCLA was definitely on the 49ers radar as they were looking to upgrade that position for quite some time. Giordano is the complete safety with good size, athleticism and is not afraid to put his head down or dive for that tackle.

1.29 WR Willie Williams - The 49ers brought in help for Geno with the acquistition of Terrance Williams, but they didn't stop there. The team selected WR Willie Williams out of Arkansas to bring yet another weapon for Geno to utilize. Williams is that speedy deep threat that the 49ers need to compliment the bookends in Gordon and the taller Williams.

2.1 MLB Eric Kendricks - The 49ers went back to the defense with their first pick in the second round and selected linebacker Eric Kendricks out of UCLA. The 49ers needed a reliable #2 middle guy and out the box Kendricks is that guy, though he could be more with the proper guidance.

3.10 HB Ernie Gillespie - The HB out of Clemson will come in as the #2 HB behind the multi-purpose Charlie Sims. Gillespie not known for his strength does have the ability to shed tackles once he gets moving, so the Niners hope that he can be that 3rd down back.

3.13 QB Brett Hundley - The 49ers decided to go offense again and select QB Brett Hundley out of UCLA. Hundley is almost identical to current starter Geno Smith minus the strength and throw power, but he should still be a suitable stand-in just in case of injury. But for now, he will be hitting the books hard and be mentored by none other than Geno himself.

3.29 WR Nico Kellogg - The 49ers selected WR Nico Kellogg out of USC. Kellogg has good size and can be an adequate depth receiver

4.25 DE Taylor Knudsen - The 49ers were looking at Knudsen as that guy to eventually man the right side as a starter, unfortunately things didn't turn out as well as expected. But at least he fills in the void as a backup to McPhee.

San Francisco 49ers 2019 Off-season Training & Conditioning

The focus of this years Off-season Training & Conditioning was on the offensive line. Center Fernando Wilson, and Guards Darrell Freeman & Ryan Kowalski. Both Wilson and Kowalski will participate in the strength training program as well bulk up as requested by the offensive coordinator Jeff Saturday.

Freeman and Wilson will participate in the conditioning program as requested, with Freeman working on his overall toughness and resistance to injury, while Wilson work the bikes to improve his stamina.

San Francisco 49ers 2019 Training Camp

The 49ers will send the following players for mandatory workouts in order to prepare for the upcoming season. CB Hunter Hill, FS Gabriel Giordano and MLB Eric Kendricks. Hill and Giordano will participate in speed & acceleration drills, while Kendricks is working on boosting his acceleration times.

San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart - 2019
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRJosh Gordon #12Terrance Williams #83Willie Williams #80Nico Kellogg #84
TEMaxx Williams #84Dorian McDonald #85
LTChuck Kaufman #67Desmond Lang #68
LGBrian Winters #70Muhammad Jenkins #64
CFernando Wilson #60Earl Wilson #62
RGRyan Kowalski #74Thunder Brooks #79
RTDarrell Freeman #75Jordan Stone #66
QBGeno Smith #10Brett Hundley #17
FBMichael Castle #27TBA
HBCharles Sims #34Ernie Gillespsie #27Bernard Pierce #25
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEWhitney Mercilus #94Tyson Mitchell #93
DTJerrell Powe #95Mike Daniels #91Joe Spence #99Taylor Knudsen #98
RDEMichael Estevez #92Pernell McPhee #90
WLBJeremiah Joseph #57Sio Moore #55Tyler Yates #59
MLBRodney Kates #52O.J. Berry #50Michael Mauti #53
SLBLarry Pittman #58Sean Porter #51
CBJamar Taylor #28Hunter Hill #21Alfonzo Dennard #37Casey Hayward #36
SSGerod Hollimon #32Michael Graham #46
FSGabriel Giordano #31Rodney McCleod #49Allen Sanchez #20
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KTriton Janikowski #14
PDeShaun Smith #18
PRWillie Williams #80Charlie Sims #34
KRCharlie Sims #34Willie Williams #80
LSEarl Wilson #77


San Francisco 49ers 2019 Season Outlook

The 49ers has had a few successful drafts in the last few years, and with putting next years future 1st on the line. The time is now to show what the team has been developing in the shadows of the NFC West.

With Geno Smith as the clear future of this team, GM Heard buckled down and did what he had to do to make sure that Geno has plenty of options to work with. The offense is the best it has looked in years with Gordon and the Williams', a restructured offensive line and a multi purpose player in Charlie Sims.

The defense got a major upgrade to it's secondary by adding Giordano, and Hill to the mix. Hollimon who was drafted last year will start over Michael Graham. The team also acquired DE Michael Estevez who add another pass rusher to the line.

Special teams got a boost with the addition of WR Willie Williams. Williams will take over as the primary punt returner though he will return some kickoffs over the course of the season.

On paper the teams looks as if they are ready to play in the big leagues, but the reality is that the team hasn't had a winning season since 2011. Finding a game plan and the team playing to the best of it's ability will be the difficult part. Again consistency is the key to this team being successful and with the future gambled away, the 49ers need to pray that they find consistency sooner than later.
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49ers 2017 Offseason


San Francisco 49ers 2017 Draft & Offseason Review


Leila Rahimi, Sports Writer, 49ers.com

The 2017 GZL draft is officially in the books and we will take a look at the new class of players joining the 49ers.

1.02 - The 49ers had received plenty of good offers for the second pick in the draft, but they decided to hold on and pick the player that would have an immediate impact on the team. There were only 2 players that GM Heard would of selected with this pick and that was CB Richard Sherman (if in some odd chance Clowney would of been selected 1st overall) and Josh Gordon. Gordon is just that type of player to hopefully get Geno Smith playing at another level. He has a perfect blend of height, speed and athleticism.

3.02 - The 49ers wouldn't pick again until the top of the 3rd round where they selected HB Charles Sims. GM Heard considered trying to acquire a 2nd round pick to get Sims, but he is quite happy where he got him (less money). Sims turned out slightly better than the initial scouting reports indicated(+1SPD,+3STR,+1CTH,+1CAR). Sims has a quick burst and has the downhill speed to go all the way, but probably his best attribute is his soft hands.

3.24 - OG Clinton Newton - a decent find late in the 3rd, has good core stats though his RBK took a slight hit.

3.29 - TE Dorian McDonald - Good height, good hands and is a solid blocker. Has a good quick burst off the line, but lacks the speed to outrun pursuers.

4.02 - OLB OJ Berry - Good strength, semi athletic has good hands, he provides the 49ers an option at inside linebacker should the team decide to play a 3-4.

5.11 - FS Rodney McCleod - Solid find in the 5th round. He will need to hit the books, but he can definitely contribute should a starter goes down.

5.17 - FB Daryl Harvey - Not sure why they selected a FB when they have Castle, but the team will find a use for him.

6.2 - DT Mike Daniels - a very solid gem for the Niners late in the draft

6.11 - LE Tyson Mitchell - Depth player to fufill a position need. Nothing more to add.

6.31 - CB Loyal Lee-Heyward - Depth player to fulfill a position need. Nothing more to add.


Off-season Training & Conditioning

Last years second round pick WR Ronyell Conway will take part in this years offseason conditioning program. He had a mediocre season in his debut with 40 receptions for 765 yards, but only managed 3 TDs. If he is to be the clear cut #2 receiver he needs to work on his initial burst and downhill speed. (+1 ACC/ +1 SPD)

HB Charles Sims will also take part in the conditioning drills this year, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison wants Sims to bulk up (+10lbs) if he is to take on multiple roles on the offense. Sims will also be sent to Alternative Medical where he will participate in various programs to help increase his durability (+5TGH) and resistance to injury (+5INJ)

DT Mike Daniels will also be sent to Alternative Medical to participate in the "bulk up" program (+10lbs)

Training Camp

The 49ers will send the following players for voluntary workouts in order to prepare for the upcoming season. WR Josh Gordon, CB Jamar Taylor, HB Charles Sims. Gordon will participate in speed & acceleration drills, HB Charles Sims will train with Gordon on the days that he is not working out at Alternative Medical also working on his speed & acceleration, while CB Jamar Taylor will work on his speed only.


San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart - 2017
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRJosh Gordon #12Stedman Bailey #13Tommy Streeter#83
TEDorian McDonald #81Greg Little #89
LTChuck Kaufman #67Eric Pears #78
LGClinton Newton #61TBA
CFernando Wilson #60Earl Wilson #62
RGMike Iupati #77TBA
RTJoe Staley #74Sam Young #66
WRRonyell Conway #17Tevin Reese #83TBA
QBGeno Smith #10Brandon Weeden #3
FBMichael Castle #27Daryl Harvey #32
HBCharles Sims #34Bernard Pierce #25Chris Rainey #33
Base 4-3 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDEWhitney Mercilus #94Scott Wilkinson #92
LDTJerrell Powe #95Mike Daniels #91
RDTCam Thomas #76Joe Spence #99
RDEPernell McPhee #90Tyson Mitchell #93
WLBJeremiah Joseph #57Sio Moore #55Tyler Yates #59
MLBRodney Kates #52O.J. Berry #50Michael Mauti #53
SLBLarry Pittman #58Sean Porter #51
CBJamar Taylor #28Alfonzo Dennard #37Jayron Hosley #24Loyal Lee-Heyward #21
SSMichael Graham #46Don Byrd #48
FSJosh Evans #38Rodney McCleod #49Allen Sanchez #20
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KTriton Janikowski #14
PDeShaun Smith #18
HBranden Weeden #3
PRCharles Sims #34Chris Rainey #33
KRCharles Sims #34Chris Rainey #33
LSEarl Wilson #77


49ers 2017 Outlook

The 49ers in the recent years have shown glimpses of promise but when the ship starts sinking, there is no pause it just goes straight to the bottom. Slowly but surely the 49ers are coming up whether they are coming up fast enough is the big question, but all eyes will be on Geno Smith and his new weapon in Josh Gordon. WR Stedman Bailey must return to his rookie season form and last years second round pick WR Ronyell Conway also needs to step up. Hopefully the 49ers can utilize TE Greg Little more than they have. Charles Sims is definitely the jack of all trades and the 49ers will attempt to use him where ever they can place him.[/b]
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2013 San Francisco 49ers Off-Season Review


San Francisco 49ers 2013 Off-Season Review


Leila Rahimi, Sports Writer, 49ers.com

SANTA CLARA, CA. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers were looking at contending for the division and making a playoff run with veteran QB Donovan McNabb behind center. A freak accident which sidelined McNabb in the week 1 and put him on injured reserve for the remainder of the season drastically changed the outcome of the season for San Francisco. Through the combined efforts of QB's Levi Brown and Hunter Cantwell, the 49ers would eventually finish the season with a 6-10 record.

Despite the public outrage for change in the coaching staff, 49ers GM Maurice Heard decided to keep Mike Singletary as Head Coach of the team. He would then hire Mike McCarthy to replace the fired Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator and hire J. Taylor to fill the empty defensive coordinator position.


Off-season Additions

LT Matt Light (via Pre-Draft Free Agency); TE Rob Gronkowski (via Pre-Draft Free Agency); CB Adam “Pacman” Jones (via Pre-Draft Free Agency); HB Trent Richardson (4th Overall Draft Pick); QB Brandon Weeden (7th Overall Draft Pick; LE Whitney Mercilus (2nd Round Pick);
CB Chase Minnifield (3rd Round Pick), CB Alfonzo Dennard (3rd Round Pick); SS Allen Sanchez (3rd Round Pick)

Notable losses

TE Vernon Davis (traded, Chargers); DE Everson Griffen (traded, Colts); WR Roy Williams (released); HB Frank Gore (released), HB Brandon Jacobs (released); WR Jerrel Jernigan (released); WR Malcolm Kelly (released); OG Adam Snyder (released); MLB Patrick Willis (traded, Jaguars); CB Chevis Jackson (released); CB Carlos Rogers (released)

San Francisco 49ers 2013 Draft Selections

The San Francisco 49ers went into the draft with basically 3 contingency plans in case their expected targets at 4th and 7th overall were taken from the board. The Carolina Panthers time on the clock ran out and it was then time for the Atlanta Falcons to make their move, they too hesitated to make their pick.

Meanwhile the 49er draft coordinators, were anxiously eyeing the draft clock. As the clock was winding down, the 49ers were ready to take the California born QB Matt Barkley with their 4th overall selection, but as it drew closer to the Falcons time clock expiring a chain of events happened which shook the 49ers draft plans.

The Panthers would select QB Barkley, followed by the Falcons taking DB Dre Kirkpatrick which the 49ers were going to select with the 4th pick. That was when contingency plan number 2 went into affect and they selected HB Trent Richardson.

With Richardson in hand, the 49ers were patiently waiting to take QB Robert Griffin III, with their 7th pick, but they had not noticed that the Buffalo Bills had snuck their way back into the top 6. The 49ers draft team knew at that moment that RG3 would be taken despite claims from the Bills GM about not wanting to go through the labors of a rookie QB. At that moment the 49ers draft team had 2 choices, trade down from 7th or keep the pick and take Weeden who was their 3rd ranked QB on their board.

Was Weeden worth being selected at 7th, probably not, but the 49ers didn't want to take anymore chances on losing out on one of their draft choices.

1.04 - HB Trent Richardson – It was official when the 49ers made this selection that the Frank Gore era was over. With Gore getting up in age and being in the last year of his contract, he would have been an expensive re-sign. With similar attributes to Gore in his early days, but with even greater potential, Richardson will be the new face carrying the ball on the offense.

1.07 - QB Brandon Weeden - The QB out of Oklahoma St will most likely be the talk of the draft reviewers, but statistically, Weeden isn't a bad QB. Obviously, being the 7th overall pick, he'll have to start day 1 in order to grow in ability and he has plenty of help around him to assist in that goal. One thing for certain, it will be interesting to see how the madden engine handles a rookie as old as Weeden.

2.32 - LE Whitney Mercilus - The 49ers acquired this pick in the Vernon Davis trade with the Chargers. They selected the 6'4 defensive end out of Illinois Whitney Mercilus. Aside from a cool last name, the Niners are hoping that Mercilus will be merciless against opposing quarterbacks.

3.03 - K Triton Janikowski – The 49ers picked Guadalupe Todd last year to take the role of kicker and has not been impressed. Janikowski is big, fast and strong for being a kicker, and has a great kick power.

3.06 - LG Gabe Jackson - With the release of offensive guard Adam Snyder, the 49ers needed another able body on their offensive line. Jackson is big, powerful, has a good initial burst and has good core blocking ability.

3.07 - CB Chase Minnifield - The 49ers secondary was old and slow. Minnifield is young, strong and agile. He isn't a big tackler or have great hands, but he still should be useful if a starter goes down.

3.26 - SS Allen Sanchez - Sanchez has starter potential and the ability to play at either free safety or strong safety, but may never see the light of day unless SS Taylor Mays or one of the free safeties somehow finds their way onto the injured list.

3.31 - CB Alfonzo Dennard - Alfonzo Dennard is another one with possible starter ability despite not having the height most people covet. He's strong, has decent catching ability and is not afraid to attempt the big hits.

3.32 - HB Chris Rainey - Initially drafted to be the teams special teams return man, but after reviewing his performance at the college all-star game the coaches may find a way to get Rainey some carries come regular season.

5.26 - CB Alfonzo Dennard - Alfonzo Dennard is another one with possible starter ability despite not having the height most people covet. He's strong, has decent catching ability and is not afraid to attempt the big hits.

San Francisco 49ers 2013 Off-season Training & Conditioning

Defensive linemen Pernell McPhee and Jerrell Powe have been workout partners since they played at Mississippi State. Both men were drafted last year and both men participated in last years off-season program where they focused on building up their strength. This year is no different as both return to the program to continue taking advantage of the weightlifting regiment to improve their overall strength.

McPhee was requested to add on an additional 10lbs and after seeing some fatigue in Jerrell Powe's game, he was requested to participate in aerobic classes to increase his overall stamina. Offensive lineman Mike Iupati was also requested to add on some more pounds to his frame.


San Francisco 49ers 2013 Training Camp

The following players will be the primary focus of this years training camp:

LE Whitney Mercilus +1 SPD/+1 ACC
CB Chase Minnefield +1 ACC
CB Alfonzo Dennard +1 ACC
K Triton Janikowski +1 KAC

Making sure that Mercilus is able to get to the opposing quarterback is the defense's priority, he will take part in the speed and acceleration program at Livelihood Training. Defensive backs Chase Minnifield and Alfonzo will also head to Livelihood, but will just focus on their acceleration since they were actually faster than the initial combine numbers had indicated. Kicker Triton Janikowski will be working hard at improving his accuracy over the next couple of seasons.


San Francisco 49ers 2013 Projected Lineup

Offense

QB Brandon Weeden
HB Trent Richardson
FB Chris Gronkowski
TE Rob Gronkowski
LT Matt Light
LG Gabe Jackson
C Earl Wilson
RG Mike Iupati
RT Joe Staley

Defense

LE Whitney Mercilus
RE Pernell McPhee
DT Cam Thomas
DT Jerrell Powe
MLB Michael Williams
LOLB Ashlee Palmer
ROLB Raymond Turner
CB Adam Jones
CB Brandon Ghee
FS Dashon Goldson
SS Taylor Mays

Special Teams

K Triton Janikowski
P Andy Lee
KR/PR HB Chris Rainey

San Francisco 49ers 2012 Season Outlook

The 49ers will be praying that defensive back Nate Clements will finally decide to retire after the upcoming season freeing up much needed cap space. Other than that, the team is hoping to improve on the 6-10 record they held last season via the combined efforts of QB's Levi Brown & Hunter Cantwell. Weeden is better than the both of them, so that should count for something. The 49ers are especially looking for Richardson to carry a bulk of the load this year, so much that they traded TE Vernon Davis to make the room for TE Rob Gronkowski who is a much better blocker.

The team did well last year within the NFC West winning 4 games out of 6, if they can keep that going and find a way to win games outside the division, the sky would be the limit for this young team.


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49ers 2012 Week 8 Report


49ers Win Against former 3rd Round Pick


Leila Rahimi, Sports Writer, 49ers.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP) -- It's been 8 weeks since Hunter Cantwell took over as QB for the injured Donovan McNabb, and the 49ers sit and quite an interesting position. The team sits at 3-5 and while not completely out of playoff contention just yet, whether they make it or not depends solely on Cantwell's play. Within the division the team is sitting at 2-1.

When former Niners QB Howard Christensen came to town with the Indianapolis Colts looking to pick up a win against his former team, the combined effort of the offense and defense sent Christensen back to Indianapolis with his head hanging low as the 49ers would win 20-3

Offense

The offense which hasn't been real consistent to date played somewhat average this week, just enough to get the job done. Cantwell completed 14 of 28 for only 167 yards and a single touchdown.

Veteran Frank Gore who has yet to find his stride this season rushed for 85 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown. WR Michael Crabtree led the receivers with 6 receptions for 86 yards, but it would be Roy Williams who scored the teams' only receiving TD.

Defense

The 49ers defense played well against the Colts. The team registered 7 sacks against Christensen and managed to hold the team which average roughly 20 points a game to a mere 3 points.

The defensive ends had a field day on Christensen, with rookie DE Parnell McPhee sacking his former team mate 3 times, while RE Everson Griffen sacked him twice.

Next Week

The upcoming weeks for the San Francisco 49ers are important as they can make or break the teams' 2012 season. The 49ers will host the visiting Arizona Cardinals before going into their bye week in week 10. After the bye week, the 49ers will face the St. Louis Rams, followed by the final game with the Seattle Seahawks.


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At A Glance

49ERS FRONT OFFICE
GM M_Heard
Head Coach D.Henderson
Offensive Coordinator J.Saturday
Defensive Coordinator Chuck Cecil
Special Teams Brad Seely
Salary $161.38M
Cap Penalty $8.17M
Cap Room $4.45M

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH

NFC West
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#7 Rams Rams 1-0-0 1.00 1-0
#6 Seahawks Seahawks 1-0-0 1.00 0-0
#29 49ers 49ers 0-1-0 0.00 0-0
#24 Cardinals Cardinals 0-1-0 0.00 0-1

49ERS SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sun at Redskins Redskins #10
Lost 28-38
2 Sun at Cowboys Cowboys #28 TBD
3 Sun at Seahawks Seahawks #6 4:15pm
4 Sun vs Cardinals Cardinals #24 4:05pm
5 Sun vs Giants Giants #9 4:15pm
6 Sun vs Dolphins Dolphins #26 4:05pm
7 Sun vs Seahawks Seahawks #6 4:15pm
8 Sun at Lions Lions #16 1:00pm
9 Sun at Rams Rams #7 4:00pm
11 Sun vs Eagles Eagles #17 4:15pm
12 Sun vs Rams Rams #7 4:05pm
13 Sun at Cardinals Cardinals #24 8:30pm
14 Sun at Patriots Patriots #8 4:00pm
15 Sun vs Panthers Panthers #4 4:05pm
16 Sat vs Bills Bills #20 4:15pm
17 Sat at Jets Jets #5 8:00pm

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