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Morning Tailgate: Feb. 15

Posted by Taylor Price on February 15, 2012 – 10:34 AM

Fitting that a center would lead the 49ers in snaps played in 2011.

That was the case this season as Bobb McKittrick award winner Jonathan Goodwin played in all but four of San Francisco’s 1,026 offensive snaps according to data obtained by Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. Goodwin, however, wasn’t alone in the honor. The Pro Bowl alternate shared the honor with second-year guard Mike Iupati.

That same snap count information was used in our story about the growth of undrafted 49ers defensive linemen Demarcus Dobbs and Ian Williams. Both players are eager to build off memorable rookie seasons in San Francisco.

Now for more on the player’s snap counts, NBA comparisons and more 49ers news, check out the best team-related headlines after the jump.

Barrows has the complete rundown of the 49ers participation in 2011. Both Goodwin and Iupati led the way in offensive snaps, and also played 90 snaps of special teams.

Who doesn’t love to check out mock drafts at this time of the year? If you’re one of those in search of draft projections, the National Football Posts has the 49ers taking Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu in its latest mock. Draft analyst Wes Bunting writes, “Sanu is a monster with good quickness for his size and a real physical dimension to his game. He offers the ability to run after the catch and can contribute inside from day one.”

Lastly, San Jose Mercury News writer Dan Brown tweeted information on where donations can be made to the Freddie Solomon Scholarship Fund.


Donte Whitner ranks high in terms of San Francisco’s most passionate players. It appears Whitner is already counting the days until training camp.

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6 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Feb. 15”

  1. By AJ on Feb 15, 2012 | Reply

    RE: Whitner’s tweet, that’s the attitude the Niners need going into the off-season. Hopefully it’s contagious in that it affects the outcome of next season’s goal to win it all!

    RIP Freddie Solomon!

  2. By Bob Bohlman on Feb 15, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve also been observing Sanu since two or three mock drafts have had him as a 49er first round pick. Having read up on him the scoop seems to be that he has great hands, ability to pick up yards after chatching the ball and is also a superb blocker. Can’t ask for much better comments I’m thinking.

  3. By LEW on Feb 15, 2012 | Reply

    I am with D whitner I hope everybody else on the team has his same idea!! Also we need to draft the reciever out of LSU , start c-kap and keep getting better on defense and we can do something in 2012-13 like win a superBowl, heck if the Giants can pick it up in mid season and win it all anybody can.

  4. By fogdaddy49 on Feb 16, 2012 | Reply

    Do like the Rutgers kid, but think the NINERS should go after Vincent Jackson. I think that would be a great fit….GO NINERS

  5. By jerry lewis on Feb 16, 2012 | Reply

    Jackson or Bowe in FA and a speed receiver with hands in the draft. “Depth” the rest of the way through the draft.

  6. By rjdniner on Feb 16, 2012 | Reply

    We all know it depends on the the situation with Alex . Thats what am waiting on.

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