Looking for an unsung hero on the San Francisco 49ers defense? Look no further than sixth-year cornerback Tarell Brown.
The 5-foot-10, 193-pound cornerback continues to be one of the key contributors on a 49ers defense that stands one win away from reaching the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl.
Brown recorded a career-high 59 tackles in the regular season to go with 14 pass breakups and two interceptions.
Quietly, Brown has come up big all season for the 49ers. The fundamentally-sound defensive back intercepted a pass in San Francisco’s Week 17 win and followed it up two weeks later with an impressive interception in the 45-31 Divisional Playoff win over the Green Bay Packers.
For a second consecutive postseason, Brown turned in a key interception.
Brown’s efforts, however, aren’t going unnoticed. ProFootballFocus.com reviewed the 49ers dominant victory over the Packers and singled out Brown’s performance. According to PFF, Brown was thrown against on four different occasions by Green Bay’s high-powered passing attack. In the end, Brown allowed two receptions for 16 yards. His interception, a quality over-the-shoulder reception of a deep Aaron Rodgers throw, was also returned 39 yards.
With the NFC title game just around the corner, the 49ers defensive back will be counted on once more against Atlanta’s impressive passing arsenal.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports wrote a compelling feature story on Colin Kaepernick
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times shared details on Jim Harbaugh’s latest motivational tactic involving high school photos.
Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News looked at the comments of safety Donte Whitner who sees a better 49ers team entering this year’s NFC title game.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com continued his matchup series with a look at Patrick Willis’ challenge of covering Tony Gonzalez.
Maiocco also shared a transcript from former 49ers coach Mike Nolan, Atlanta’s defensive coordinator.
Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the striking contrast between Kaepernick and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News examined Atlanta’s challenge of defending Kaepernick.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News caught up with CEO Jed York to discuss his social media presence on Twitter.
CSNBayArea.com recently aired this video on a Los Angeles Bar being filled with 49ers Faithful watching the win over Green Bay.
49ers.com caught up with Vernon Davis to discuss the upcoming NFC title game, plus looked at LaMichael James’ confidence towards big games and the defense matching up with another elite quarterback.
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