For years, NFL fans have feared the “Madden Curse” – the appearance of their big star on the popular video game’s cover. In the past, some of those cover shoots have been followed by poor performances and injuries, leading to the curse rumors.
After donning pads for the first time in nearly 19 months to start training camp, he is questionable to play in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Houston Texans, head coach Jim Tomsula said Thursday.
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.
While nobody denies that the 49ers were outplayed by their opponent this Sunday, few will say that the roughing the passer call against Nick Moody had something to do with Seattle winning. A bad call won’t bring back the 49ers season, but it should at least get the NFL to change the rule and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
The thought that Navorro Bowman could return to help the 49ers out this season does not appear likely. The only real impact he could have would be if the team makes the playoffs and that’s a big if. When you put it all together, the best thing for Bowman and the 49ers is to call it a season and let him come back next year fully recovered.
Rumors are flying that the San Francisco 49ers might trade Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the Oakland Raiders, and that’s just the icing on the cake for this Bay Area rivalry. The 49ers need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Silver & Black just need something to forget that beating they just took from the St. Louis Rams. The Sunday game at the Coliseum promises to be quite interesting.
First up for the 49ers after their bye is the St. Louis Rams. After beating them less than a month ago, San Francisco should have no problems doing it again in front of their own home crowd.
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.
Few 49er fans know the name Chris Borland. This will change Sunday Night as he will be asked to fill in for Patrick WIllis and help contain the Denver Broncos offense.
There’s no post-season holiday for San Francisco 49ers coaches following the loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship game. “They usually get right to work,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.