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Morning Tailgate: Nov. 7

Posted by Taylor Price on November 7, 2012 – 10:34 AM

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a mid-season awards list without members of the San Francisco 49ers.

Several 49ers were listed on mid-season awards released earlier in the week and continue to be named on recently released All-Pro teams from various media outlets.

ESPN.com’s respected NFL writer John Clayton took a break from rocking out to heavy metal music in his parents house and listed three 49ers among his mid-season All-Pro team, naming Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati and Patrick Willis on his first-team unit.

Davis and Iupati were also selected by NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah and ESPN.com’s Mike Sando’s All-NFC West team (along with several 49ers teammates). Sando listed four members of the 49ers offensive line on his first-team unit, with Jonathan Goodwin being left out. The 49ers center, however, received praise from Yahoo! Sports.

More on that in today’s Morning Tailgate.

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Photo Blog: Offseason Strength Program

Posted by Taylor Price on April 24, 2012 – 5:54 PM

Take one look at San Francisco 49ers five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis and it should come as no surprise that the All-Pro player takes an extreme interest in strength and conditioning.

In fact, Willis said he’s been fascinated with the methods installed by 49ers head strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama.

“He won’t just give you something right out of a book, or give it to you because it’s something he’s seen,” Willis explained to 49ers.com on April 16, the first day of the team’s nine-week offseason strength program. “He actually goes through it and does the workout himself to get a feel for it. He applies it to each guy. He doesn’t force every guy to do the same thing or do it the same exact way.”

Variety is a big part of Uyeyama’s teachings with the 49ers.

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