As the 49ers look back on this season, it will not be positive. The team almost had a losing record, and missed the playoffs after 3 straight NFC Championship games. However, the teams awful season has to do with injuries than anything else, and a problem that shouldn’t haunt them next season.
San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith acknowledged Tuesday that he visited Ray McDonald’s home for a short time the day the ex-49ers defensive lineman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
Two years ago they were within five yards of winning a Super Bowl. They had been to three straight NFC Championships and were considering Super Bowl favorites. Today, they are 7-7, not going to the playoffs, and imploding in every aspect imaginable.
The 49ers offense again struggled against an inferior team at home Sunday, but came from behind to beat Washington 17-13. “Winning is hard,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The 49ers have lost All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis for the season. He announced Tuesday he’ll have surgery on his injured big toe after missing the last three games.
It has been said that Aldon Smith’s suspension was not reduced because he didn’t comply with all the requirements of his suspension. But both he and the NFLPA disagree, and they appear to be the ones who are right.
For the 49ers to make the playoffs they will need a strong finish to the regular season. With the return of some key players and a favorable schedule, the 49ers are poised for a strong finish.
The 49ers have just started their bye week and have already gotten enough news to last the entire week. While some of it’s bad, most of it’s good and San Francisco will be a dangerous team coming off their bye week.
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.
The NFL has suspended San Francisco 49er sack specialist Aldon Smith for the first nine games of the 2014 season.