Some say it’s a gift, and some say it’s a curse.
But still, finding out which player will grace the cover of EA Sports’ Madden football video game remains a time honored tradition of the NFL offseason.
Some see it as a means to jinx yourself with a poor season or in some cases falling victim to injury. Others look at it as great recognition for a football player, his team and region of the country.
It just all depends on who you’re talking to.
This year, the folks at EA have taken it to a whole different level. Instead of fans voting on individual players in a bracket-style tournament like last year, they’re having fans vote between two players from each team first. Then, those selected 32 will take part in this year’s fan vote tournament.
Representing the 49ers is none other than five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis (who advanced to the final eight last year) and famed postseason tight end Vernon Davis, who probably won’t receive many votes from the Bayou but from many other places as he’ll be remembered for some time for his game-winning touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff round.
Find out how to vote for Willis/Davis (tough call, I know), the latest on the upcoming free agency season and more team news after the jump.
I wonder if Willis and Davis could move on in tandem. It seems like a duo on the cover of Madden would be well-received. But in any case, here’s the link to the Madden Play-In Round, maybe vote twice, once for each player to be safe.
With free agency set to begin on March 13, ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando offers a free agency primer for each team in the division, highlighting where the clubs stand and what to potentially expect for each team.
ProFootballFocus.com ranks their top 75 free agents, which includes 49ers Pro Bowl cornerback Carlos Rogers as the 13th-ranked player and third cornerback behind Cortland Finnegan of the Tennessee Titans and Brandon Carr of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Speaking of potential 49ers free agents, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com writes there’s a strong possibility that wide receivers Ted Ginn Jr. and Joshua Morgan will test the free agent market next week.
Lastly, if you missed the latest player to be profiled in our #49in49 series, No. 47 on the list happened to be LSU wide receiver Rueben Randle who’s been slotted to the 49ers in numerous offseason mock drafts.
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Cullyinthehouse… Chris Culliver sounds eager to get back to football.
Tags: Carlos Rogers, Chris Culiver, Joshua Morgan, Patrick Willis, Ted Ginn Jr., Vernon Davis
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