If it wasn’t for the color of jerseys they wear, you might not be able to distinguish the 49ers linebackers from some of the 49ers pass catchers.
At least that’s Patrick Willis’ opinion.
Willis, along with NaVorro Bowman and Ahmad Brooks competed with wide receivers and defensive backs in the gauntlet drills at Wednesday’s Football School session. Similar to what receivers are asked to do at the NFL Combine, the players catch a total of seven passes from alternating sides while sprinting from one sideline to the other.
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It’s hard to miss Randy Moss. The tallest 49ers receiver certainly stands out in a crowd and is a welcome addition to a talented receiving corps.
“You see him running around and he’s got a big dart board as quarterbacks like to say,” Alex Smith remarked about the 6-foot-4, 210-pound veteran wideout on Tuesday. “He’s got a big target and it really makes you look good.”
Tags: Alex Smith, Mario Manningham, Randy Moss
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Colin Kaepernick can’t wait to join his new teammates. Communicating via Twitter can only last so long.
After the draft, Kaepernick couldn’t even wait one night to come to team headquarters, instead choosing to make the 90-minute drive from his hometown of Turlock, California.
Kaepernick took that same approach this week, telling Pro Football Talk Live that he is planning on meeting up with the rest of the 49ers veterans very soon.
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On the night of Monday, Nov. 15, Alex Smith, Patrick Willis and a host of current and former 49ers will serve as celebrity waiters in a special charity event at Morton’s Steakhouse in San Jose.
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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 Kansas City Chiefs.
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Building a good football team is a process. It takes time.
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley knows this, and although his team is 2-0 this season, he said that process is far from complete.
And when he looks across the NFL at where other teams are in that process, one of the teams he believes he’s chasing is the 49ers.
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Before Mike Singletary could highlight the positives (offensive line, Alex Smith, Frank Gore) and explain the negatives of Monday night’s game (four turnovers and a safety); he thanked the 49ers Faithful first.
“It was great to see the fans excited for the game,” Singletary said in his opening comments. “They were effective with the loud noise they made.
“They gave us energy.”
Singletary also praised the contributions of many of last night’s key participants, most notably, his coordinators, his quarterback and his offensive line.
Tags: Alex Smith, Chilo Rachal, David Baas, Eric Heitmann, Frank Gore
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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 home opener against the New Orleans Saints this Monday night!
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Instead of stewing about Sunday’s 31-6 frustrating road loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the 49ers are attacking Week 2 with an even greater sense of urgency.
Tags: Alex Smith, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Patrick Willis, Tarell Brown
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Back to Football Friday is offically underway at the 49ers Santa Clara facility. The staff is dressed in 49ers attire as we’re getting geared up for the 2010 NFL season.
We’ll be uploading pictures of our fired-up staff to this blog throughout the day, and if you send your Back to Football Friday photos to BTFPhoto@NINERS.NFL.COM your picture can be on 49ers.com too.
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