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49ers say they won't underestimate Rams

49ers say they won't underestimate Rams

sfgate.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 29, 2012
49ers say they won't underestimate Rams 49ERS In Week 10, underdogs grabbed 2-TD lead before S.F. rallied to tie On Thursday, 49ers backup nose tackle Ricky Jean Francois shook his head as he recalled the sleepy start. After the Niners eventually awoke …
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  • Whitner says “coach made a decision and we’re gonna roll with i…

    Whitner says “coach made a decision and we’re gonna roll with it”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 29, 2012
    Now that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has announced that quarterback Alex Smith no longer is the starter and Colin Kaepernick no longer is the backup, the question becomes whether the other 51 players will support the move. One of the team’s defensive leade
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  • For 49ers' Smith, season took cruel turn

    For 49ers' Smith, season took cruel turn

    sfgate.com Nov 29, 2012
    For 49ers' Smith, season took cruel turn Or that Jim Harbaugh does not have the prerogative of picking the player he feels will best win games. About a player who has done his best: prepare well, work hard and - over the past two seasons - win games, on…
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  • 49ers' Smith wondering how he lost starting job

    49ers' Smith wondering how he lost starting job

    ESPN.com Nov 29, 2012
    Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers a month after being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
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  • Alex Smith says demotion “sucks”

    Alex Smith says demotion “sucks”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 29, 2012
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s first two seasons with the team have provided a twist on the time-honored formula for a big-screen love story.  Instead of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again, it’s been boy meets girl, boy publicly professe
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  • Aldon Smith's November for the ages

    Aldon Smith's November for the ages

    Aldon Smith's transition from situational pass-rusher to full-time outside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers has given him additional responsibilities -- and opportunities. Aldon Smith Sack Numbers Smith, who needs one sack to break Reggie White's …
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  • Jim Harbaugh's decision to start Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smi…

    Jim Harbaugh's decision to start Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith has GIANT intentions for the San Francisco 49ers

    It's not that Colin Kaepernick gives the 49ers the best chance to beat the Rams Sunday. It's that he gives them the best chance to beat the Giants. That's why Jim Harbaugh is making the bold move with his young quarterback.
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  • Players who are passing on contract offers should know the risk…

    Players who are passing on contract offers should know the risks

    profootballtalk.com Nov 29, 2012
    Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Tuesday’s news that 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has signed a long-term deal is that few players have signed long-term deals this season. Perhaps more should. As we understand it, teams are making offers to their
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  • Akers has pelvis injury

    Akers has pelvis injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 29, 2012
    Well, now we know why the 49ers were looking at kickers this week. Their current kicker, David Akers, was limited in practice on Wednesday with a pelvis injury.  (Brandon Marshall has a suggested treatment plan for that.) Though the Niners have yet to s…
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  • Video - Kaepernick Has The Right Stuff 01:57

    Kaepernick Has The Right Stuff

    Nov 29
    Ron Jaworski talks about why he agrees with Jim Harbaugh's decision to start Colin Kaepernick
  • Video - Smith upset with QB situation 02:12

    Smith upset with QB situation

    Nov 29
    San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith expresses his dissatisfaction on being demoted as the team's second signal-caller.
  • Video - RG3 Tops NFL Jersey Sales 01:35

    RG3 Tops NFL Jersey Sales

    Nov 29
    Colin Cowherd examines the list of top-selling jerseys in the NFL.
  • Video - Snap Decision: Top 5 NFL Teams 03:28

    Snap Decision: Top 5 NFL Teams

    Nov 29
    Jerry Rice goes up against the viewers on Facebook to rank the top five teams in the NFL.

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