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49ers unit less special without CostanzoUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share Tweet
49ers unit less special without Costanzo [...] that chip has grown during the undrafted everyman's four-team, six-year NFL career, a journey during which he's been waived three times and was largely ignored by the 49ers after his one-year contract expir…
Share Tweet49ers Alex Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday. And while it’s unclear whether he’ll be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action on Monday night against the Bears, a league source tells PFT that Smith is seeking a second opinion.Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetWeek 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …Source: CNNSI.com
Following bitter breakup with Al Davis and Raiders, Mike Shanahan gets a measure of revenge with Steve Young and 49ersUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetMike Shanahan had not been given much of a chance by Al Davis, which didn't necessarily make him unique, although it did make him bitter.Source: nydailynews.com
NFC West QB play mostly on rise latelyUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThe past few weeks have been mostly better ones for NFC West quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith completed 18 of 19 passes with three touchdowns in Week 8. Seattle Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson has seven TD passes with one interception ov…
Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mailUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetIn the wake of the Week 10 news:Source: CNNSI.com
Outside the Game: Vernon Davis is finally following his artistic heartUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetGrowing up as he did in a tough Washington D.C. neighborhood, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis had artistic interests and talents that were sidetracked by the pressures and prejudices of the inner city. Davis avoided art classes in high school…Source: yahoo.com
Awaiting tests for 49ers QB Alex SmithUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers won't know their quarterback situation until later in the week. Coach Jim Harbaugh, speaking Monday in the video above, was vague regarding Alex Smith's prospects for playing against Chicago in Week 11. Initial indications sugges…Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers seemed like a natural candidate for the "falling" category in our weekly NFC West Stock Watch scheduled for later Tuesday. Akers missed a 41-yard attempt in overtime against St. Louis on Sunday, after all…Share TweetHarbaugh inspires high school coaches Harbaugh inspires high school coaches Jim Harbaugh impressed two dozen high school football coaches Monday at 49ers headquarters not with vast knowledge or high energy, but with his authenticity and honesty. A 45-mi…Source: sfgate.com
NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On SidelinesNov 13Stephania Bell discusses NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith's call for the league to hire "concussion specialists" to man the sidelines.
Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11Nov 13The Philadelphia Eagles managed the near-impossible Sunday: They out-dumbed America's Dumbest Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…Nov 13Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mailNov 13In the wake of the Week 10 news:
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 10Nov 13The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.