NaVorro Bowman was never viewed as a dominant player, but after waiting for his chance he has made a name for himself. The young linebacker has quickly become one of the best to play the position, and can one day be as good as the man he plays next to, Pro Bowler Patrick Willis. Either way, the two form a duo that is second to none and has led to the 49ers dominance against opposing teams’ running backs.
The news this week around 49er camp is the naming of Patrick WIllis as NFC Defensive Player of the Week. However, he has had to share the headlines with Brandon Jacobs, who has announced that he is ready to get back on the field.
NFL fans who are up to date will know that Patrick Willis has been the best inside linebacker in the league for the last three or four years.
The 49ers and Patriots each placed eight players on the 2012 Pro Bowl rosters, followed by the Ravens and Packers, who had eight players selected.
Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis has undergone an MRI exam on his injured right hamstring and his status for Sunday’s game at Arizona is unclear.
The Thanksgiving food drive got off to an early start in Silicon Valley today with several 49ers players on hand to help kick things off.
Not since Bill Walsh has a coach been the face of the San Francisco 49ers franchise. But this isn’t Alex Smith’s team or Patrick Willis’ team, or Frank Gore’s team. This is Jim Harbaugh’s team and they’re all drinking his Cool Aid.
San Francisco ranks fourth overall in defense and third against the run. The Niners have not allowed an opposing runner to gain more than 100 yards in 25 straight games.
The San Francisco 49ers open the preseason at New Orleans on Friday night, and even though it’s just an exhibition, the defense couldn’t be happier to have recently resigned veteran defender Dashon Goldson against Drew Brees and the Saints’ high-scoring offense.
The Oakland Raiders’ Nnamdi Asomugha and Shane Lechler made the 2010 NFL All-Pro first-team, and the San Francisco 49ers are represented by Patrick Willis.