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Ask Teddy Football: Week 7

Posted by Taylor Price on October 22, 2010 – 9:14 AM

Have a 49ers question for team broadcaster Ted Robinson? Leave it in the comments section of this blog post or on our official Twitter page and it could be selected in our weekly “Teddy Football Q&A.” Robinson will answer your questions prior to the 49ers road contest against the Carolina Panthers.

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On the Phone with Fox and Moore

Posted by Sam Good on October 20, 2010 – 3:46 PM

Carolina Panthers coach John Fox finds himself in the same position Mike Singletary was in last week.

His team is winless, 0-5, and at the bottom of its division.

And like Singletary, Fox isn’t looking at his situation as an insurmountable obstacle; he sees it as a challenge. He said his team still believes it can turn the season around, and now it’s just a matter of improving every day.

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49ers Re-sign FB Caulcrick to Practice Squad

Posted by Taylor Price on October 20, 2010 – 10:45 AM

After signing S Chris Maragos to the 53-man roster on Monday, the 49ers have filled his place on the practice squad with a familiar face, FB Jehuu Caulcrick.


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Gore Up for FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Posted by Taylor Price on October 19, 2010 – 10:53 AM

After rushing 25 times for 149 yards last week against the Oakland Raiders, Frank Gore finds himself in familiar territory.

The 49ers running back was just named as one of three finalists for the Week 6 FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

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49ers Place S Taylor on IR, Promote S Maragos

Posted by Taylor Price on October 18, 2010 – 4:14 PM

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have placed S Curtis Taylor on the Injured Reserve List. The team has promoted S Chris Maragos from the practice squad to the active roster. Taylor suffered a torn quadriceps muscle against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 10.

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Monday’s Locker Room Talk: Oct. 18

Posted by Taylor Price on October 18, 2010 – 4:00 PM

Alex Smith and the entire 49ers offense has matured over the course of the 2010 season. It just took a win to truly manifest itself.

On Sunday, Smith was patient with the football, often throwing the ball away when pressured instead of trying to force throws that weren’t there. As a result, the 49ers didn’t commit any turnovers for the first time this season in their 17-9 win over the Oakland Raiders.

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Postgame Analysis: 49ers vs. Raiders

Posted by Scott Kegley on October 17, 2010 – 6:48 PM

Shawntae Spencer summed it up the best following the 49ers 17-9 win over the Oakland Raiders.

“The mentality in practice, the locker room and throughout our building is that we can’t lose any more games,” the seven-year veteran cornerback said. “We have 10 left and we’re behind. We take them one at a time, but it’s a different sense of urgency that we have to continue to have.”

That urgency showed in the second half of Sunday’s win over Oakland as Alex Smith connected with Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis on touchdown passes that helped the 49ers win their first game of 2010.

Here’s a closer look at some of the highlights from the win.

Highlight Reel: The offensive play of the game was Smith’s 32-yard touchdown to Michael Crabtree. The unit had just been hit with an intentional grounding penalty, but Smith responded with a perfect pass to Crabtree on second-and-20.

“I feel like the sky’s the limit for us,” Crabtree said. “All we have to do is take one step at a time and that game right there is evidence. I’m looking forward to next week.”

Linebacker Manny Lawson deserves the honors for best defensive highlight for his diving interception in front of tight end Zach Miller. Lawson made a great play to turn and defend the deep route and laid out to prevent the long completion and give the ball back to the 49ers offense.

Standout Stat: In two red zone possessions, the 49ers defense was able to hold the Raiders to two field goals. The missed opportunities to score touchdowns proved costly as the Raiders failed to visit the end zone at any point of a game they lost by eight points.

“That’s something that we pride ourselves on,” Spencer said. “If we can continue to do that, we’ll always be in the ballgame.”

Put it in Perspective: Getting the first win under their belts has given the 49ers even more confidence. It is also encouraging to see Frank Gore have his best game of the season with 149 yards rushing on 25 carries after he fumbled twice against Philadelphia.

After last week’s game against the Eagles, Mike Singletary said the toughest opponent for his team was the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers didn’t beat themselves on Sunday as they were able to protect the football and forced two turnovers on defense.

“If you don’t turn the ball over, you’re going to give yourself a chance to win,” linebacker Takeo Spikes said on a day in which he led the 49ers with six tackles.

“We’re going to have a 24-hour rule with the win as well as we had with the losses. We ain’t looking back. There’s no looking back, none.”


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Live Game Blog: 49ers vs. Raiders

Posted by Scott Kegley on October 17, 2010 – 10:51 AM

It’s a rainy day at Candlestick for the “Battle of the Bay” between the 49ers and Raiders. The 49ers will be wearing pink today to support breast cancer awareness.

The 49ers should be fairly healthy for the game as only TE Delanie Walker and S Curtis Taylor are listed as out on the official injury report.

Stay tuned for the inactives at 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

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49ers Wear Pink with a Purpose

Posted by Taylor Price on October 15, 2010 – 3:45 PM

For many of the 49ers who will wear pink cleats, gloves and sweat bands this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, the opportunity to spread breast cancer awareness was something too good to pass up.

For defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, it’s a chance to honor his late grandmother.

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Gore Receives Crystal Inspiration Award

Posted by Lisa Goodwin on October 15, 2010 – 3:02 PM

During Friday’s practice at the 49ers facility in Santa Clara, the team hosted Tyre Shamir, an 18-year-old native of San Francisco diagnosed with cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia, and his family to fulfill one of his life-long dreams.

The visit came as a wish from Tyre to meet his hero, 49ers running back Frank Gore, and present him with a Crystal Inspiration Award through the When U Dream A Dream Foundation.

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