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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Reggie Bush Lobbying Hard to Return Punts for 49ers This Year

Reggie Bush was once the most electric football player in America, and he would love to prove he still has the ability to break games open with his open-field abilities. The former Heisman Trophy winner is trying to convince the San Francisco 49ers to let him return punts this season to showcase those skills, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area: “I told the coaches I wanted to return...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 »
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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick injures rookie’s thumb with power pass

There are many fair criticisms of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s game. Arm strength is definitely not one of them. Earlier today 49ers rookie running back Mike Davis learned the hard way just how powerful Kaepernick’s arm really is… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL teams that need to relocate QB Rankings: Rating each NFL QB based on the investment quality...
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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...
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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...
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49ers Reggie Bush talks up Colin Kaepernick, role as receiver

Reggie Bush is excited about Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers offense this upcoming season. Speaking with KNBR on Wednesday, Bush raved about Kaepernick’s work ethic and upside (h/t CSN Bay Area): “I’m just getting to know Kaepernick, but from what I’ve seen since Day 1, since I stepped foot in this facility, he’s been the hardest working guy on the team. He’s...
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Justin Smith says Jim Tomsula is more than a 'meathead D-line coach'

Recently retired defensive end Justin Smith wanted to let everyone know that new San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula has his full support.  Smith made an appearance on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday where he mentioned that he was aware that the media 'had fun' at the expense of Tomsula's introductory press conference.  “They kind of lit into him. I felt bad for Jimmy T,” Smith...
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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
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the 49ers Defense?

View image | 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...
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Jarryd Hayne and his mysterious San Francisco 49ers future

As the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp ended on Tuesday, and former rugby all-star Jarryd Hayne still has an unclear future with the team. “He’s a neat dude.  All that stuff’s great.  He’s running around and learning his stuff,” said head coach Jim Tomsula in a recent interview with Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.  “He’s dedicated and committed.  He’s...
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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...
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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...
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San Francisco 49ers’ projected starters on offense for 2015

Now that the NFL draft is over and minicamps are in full swing, it’s time to turn our attention to the 2015 season.The San Francisco 49ers are team that went through a lot of change during the off-season. Here’s a look at what the offensive depth chart might look like this fall: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert Although Gabbert signed an extension during the off-season...
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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...
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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 — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) May 01, 2015...
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