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MT: Donte Whitner Remains Hungry

Posted by Taylor Price on April 12, 2013 – 11:01 AM

In his second season with the San Francisco 49ers, Donte Whitner totaled his second-most tackles in seven years in the NFL.

Whitner, who joined the 49ers as a free agent in 2011, recorded 119 tackles in his first ever Pro Bowl season. The hard-hitting safety was a key member of last year’s NFC Conference championship club and sounded eager to get back to work in 2013. In fact, Whitner only took two weeks off at the end of Super Bowl XLVII.

“We had a taste of it,” Donte said of the team’s Super Bowl appearance in 2012 which followed a loss in the NFC title game in 2011. “The third time’s the charm.”

Whitner shared some of his thoughts on the upcoming season in a Friday morning appearance on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” show.

“We feel like we’re the best defense in the NFL,” Whitner said. “We have pass rushers. We have a tremendous front seven.”

Whitner praised his inside linebacker tandem of Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman as two of the best in the league.

Asked how the 49ers would replace outgoing safety Dashon Goldson, Whitner explained that the 49ers front seven would help whoever steps in as a replacement. In Whitner’s mind, pressure from the defensive front can really help the back end of a defense.

“We have a bunch of possibilities,” Donte said. “When we step out on the field we’ll be ready.”

More 49ers headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reviewed San Francisco’s pre-draft depth on offense and defense.

Maiocco also examined the best 49ers draft of the past 10 years.

49ers.com shared the pre-draft comments from ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.



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9 Responses to “MT: Donte Whitner Remains Hungry”

  1. By tanglung on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply


  2. By 11yearswithalex on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    yeah witner wants to make it happen …he still has a sour taste …and i still say with six days to go before the superbowl alex has to run his mouth and say he wants out …..nice distraction there dude well he got his wish and showed everyone how he can make it about himself …….our division is not a lock and at least the team now looks like it will be able to make a run and not just hope that alex can maybe do anything besides dump the ball off i still say he blew it in 2011 on purpose he knows he was not wanted after 8 years of mediocrity he milked the niners for millions and wasted a lot of their time and careers of their best guys on a never gonna happen …..nice one alex have fun in KC i say he is out of the league in 2 years ……just a opinion and not based on stats and or personal beliefs of others or even a polished rant for those who need not be named …simple and to the point for those whom need to have it that way or just a way to set it up for a mockery and or thrust of humor or a goal of many yet few have achieved…………

  3. By ace on Apr 12, 2013 | Reply

    rofl relax 11 hes gone now

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  8. By ace on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply

    good article from niner nation about hbacks/tes

  9. By ace on Apr 13, 2013 | Reply


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