Gold Mine: San Francisco 49ers News

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  1. Ninersfan80

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    Early Trade Rumors Flying Around in San Fran

    With the season fast approaching and having one of the best rosters in the league the 49ers have had multiple calls about players, mainly CB Chris Culliver. As of right now there has been one rumor gaining some speed between the 49ers and Browns that would involve Culliver and another player for draft picks. We will see if this rumor turns into a reality in the next week or so.

    It seems though the 49ers have CB's to spare with the signing of Eric Wright and the drafting Marcus Cooper who is showing a lot in camp. They also have a lot of WR's that could be traded as well, with the front office planning on only keeping 5 WR's.

    Stay tuned for more to come!!
     
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    2013-14 San Francisco 49ers Team Preview-

    Coming off a tragic Super Bowl lost the 49ers changed ownership bringing in a life time fan, Alex Richards to get them over the hump. The 49ers are facing tough odds to make it back to the big game. Today we will take a look at previews for the offense, defense, and special teams for the upcoming season.

    Offense-
    QB- Colin Kaepernick will be coming off a Super Bowl run in his sophomore campaign after only starting 9 games before it. Now Kaepernick gets a full year to work with the offense, the whole preseason to work with the first team and this should help him out a lot. Kaep has a strong arm and his accuracy continues to get better. Look for him to have an MVP type year Another player to watch is back up rookie BJ Daniels. Running QB's have a tendency to get hurt so Daniels could get a shot at some point this year.
    HB- 49ers have tons of depth at RB with Gore, Hunter, Lattimore, James, and Dixon. Gore is getting older and this could be his last good year starting for the 49ers. He is still a .top 10 back in the league and will continue to strive. A player to watch is rookie Marcus Lattimore. After coming off a terrible knee injury he fell to the Niners in the 4th round and San Fran is planning to groom him to be the next big starting RB.
    WR- This group will only have 2 returning players from last year's team, Crabtree and Williams (who is coming off ACL surgery). Anquin Boldin was the big get this offseason for the 49ers and will look great as a number 2 option at WR this year. After that it is all up in the air. The #3 WR spot is up in the air between rookie Quinton Patton, Ricardo Lockette who has looked great this offseason, and returner Kyle Williams. The player to watch out of this group is Patton who came from LA Tech a school that doesn't play difficult opponents and Patton's draft stock was hurt because of it, look for him to prove naysayers wrong!
    TE- All you have to say Vernon Davis, stud. And him and Kaep are looking to have a big year together. 49ers also drafted a TE in the 2nd round, Vance McDonald out of Rice. He will play a big part in the offense with the 49ers playing a lot of 2 TE sets
    OL- Arguably the best in the NFL but have some weakness at Center and RG. Daniel Kilgore is looking to take over the snapping duties from Goodwin but the competition is tough right now.

    Defense-
    DL- In most packages the 49ers only will have 2 true linemen on the line and 2 pass rushing linebackers. Lining up left to right on the line will be, Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Justin Smith, and Aldon Smith. When the Niners go into a 3-4 UDFA from 2 years ago Ian Williams is slated to play at NT.
    LB- Arguably the best linebackers in the game is led by team captain and All-Pro Patrick Willis and lining up next to him is another All-Pro Navarro Bowman. The MLB tandem is the best in the NFL and is a force to be reckon with. The OLB are pretty good themselves. at ROLB, Aldon Smith who had a team leading 19.5 sacks and is considered one of the best pass rushers in the game. On the opposite side is Ahmad Brooks who has been a consistent part of the defense for the past couple of years.
    Secondary- After recently trading Culliver the starters at corner back are slated to be Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown. The 3rd CB is a proven stud in the past but the last couple years have been bad for him, Nnamdi Asomugha. Starting at SS for the 3rd year in a row for the Niners is hard hitting, Donte Whitner who has been criticized for his coverage skills. Starting at the free safety position is first round draft pick is Eric Reid who the 49ers thought was the best safety in the draft. He will be replacing pro bowler Dashon Goldson so Reid has big shoes to fill.
    The 49ers defense is one of the best in the league and they will be tough to score on all year long.

    Offensive MVP- Colin Kaepernick, after breaking out last year after being the back up expect him to have an even better year with all the first team reps.
    Defensive MVP- Navarro Bowman, he is quickly becoming just as good as Patrick Willis and is ready to have his best season of his career.
    Offensive Player to look out for- Marcus Lattimore, he would of been a first round pick if it wasn't for his terrible injury last year, he will eventually be the number 2 back this year and will be looking to get the torched past to him by Frank Gore in the upcoming years.
    Defensive Player to look out for- Ian Williams, he was undrafted out of college but Coach Harbaugh loves what he has shown the past 2 years and he will take over the NT position this year. He might have a short leash though so watch for that.
    Offensive ROY- Quinton Patton- The 49ers WR corps is slim after Crabtree and Boldin and Patton has shown in camp that he can step up and be the #3 receiver and put up good numbers.
    Defensive ROY- Eric Reid- First round draft pick this year is a hard hitting safety and is slowly becoming a good coverage safety as well. He will be an important part of this defense and if he plays well this defense will be the best in the league
     
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    49ers update later tonight!
     

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