Harbaugh Will Rely On Akers For Remainder of Post SeasonWhen Billy Cundiff was released this week, the 49ers made it clear that they have confidence in David Akers to makes kicks for the rest of the playoffs. Or it could be that they have less confidence in Cundiff. Either way, the team did the right thing by letting go of Cundiff prior to the team's flight to Atlanta, letting Akers relax and focus on the game and not about being replaced.
Cundiff Inactive For 49ers Vs. PackersKicker Billy Cundiff is inactive for the San Francisco 49ers playoff game against Green Bay after being brought in to challenge incumbent David Akers.
Harbaugh Sticking With Akers As Starting KickerJim Harbaugh made the announcement after practice Thursday, two days ahead of the 49ers' NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at Candlestick Park.
Mum's The Word On Kicker For Saturday, But Billy Cundiff Is Best OptionOne of the major concerns for the 49ers as they prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers Saturday is the kicking game. For a team that has such a sound defense, three points can go a long way, and more times then not playoff games are decided by a last second field goal. As David Akers has regressed this season, the team signed Billy Cundiff to evaluate the teams kicking options, yet with the game less then a week away there has still been no decision made. This in camp battle doesn't figure to have a winner declared until right before the game, but with no clear favorite, the best option for the team is to deactivate Akers and go with the new guy.
Cundiff Hoping For Another Playoff Shot With NinersThere's no questioning how badly Billy Cundiff wants another chance in the playoffs after the way last season ended.
Daily Madden: A Disappointing BCS Title GameAlabama steamrolled previously undefeated Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS title game Monday night.
KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers Desperately Seeking KickerThe 49ers approach Saturday's NFC Divisional playoff game against the Packers with a real problem: they don't know who'll be their placekicker.
Akers, Cundiff Both Could Be On 49er Playoff RosterCoach Jim Harbaugh said there's a "good chance" both kickers will be on the roster for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, though he didn't specify whether each would be among the 46 active players but did say "that's conceivable." Harbaugh indicated one of the two has already earned a lead for the job but wouldn't say who it is.
Daily Madden: What's Wrong With Akers?David Akers and Billy Cundiff began their kicking competition at the 49ers practice facility Thursday as the team prepares for next weekend's playoff game.
Nothing But Good News From Practice As 49ers Wait On Next OpponentAs the 49ers sit back and wait for the rest of the NFC to duke it out in the first round of the playoffs, they can continue to focus on getting healthy and figured out what to do with David Akers. Although there is still a lot to be determined, both of these issues are being addressed, and the team will have a little over a week to determine what direction they want to go in the kicking department, and the status of Justin Smith.
Daily Madden: The 49ers Need Competition At The Kicker SpotTroubled by the inconsistency of field goal kicker David Akers, the 49ers signed former Redskin Billy Cundiff to compete with Akers.
San Francisco 49ers Turn Attention To Kicking Game WoesDavid Akers wrapped up a regular season that he would like to forget. Unfortunately, with the playoffs around the corner and a team that needs contributions from all phases, the team can't forget. The result is that with time to prepare for their eventual playoff game, San Francisco is working out kickers to make sure that specials teams is not again the downfall of this team in the postseason.