Will new “points of emphasis,” which may limit how defensive backs defend receivers, affect the physical Seahawks? Check back at midseason for an answer. For now, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks will surrender the top spot.
A jury has found an Antioch gun owner not guilty in a landmark “Stand Your Ground” case happening exactly eight months to the day after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida.
“At some point you have to give credit to defense,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “I know that’s a lot tougher in basketball because it’s the same guys playing offense and defense. But if that were football you’d give a lot of credit to defense.”
When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.
Among the biggest reasons Jim Harbaugh’s Niners (4-2) are on a nice roll again and riding a three-game winning streak into Sunday’s game at Tennessee is because a once-dominant defense challenged itself to return to top form after several sub-par weeks. And that means forcing turnovers all over the field.
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The San Jose City Council has approved an increase in the legal budget for defending Measure B.
Coach Madden said he didn’t see the same “dirty play” that was referenced by Mark Jackson after the game, that it was just playoff basketball.
John Madden said he expected better efforts by both defenses in Baltimore’s 34-31 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
The Falcons have seen enough in San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s eight starts to respect the versatile quarterback with the long stride and strong right arm.