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QB carousel continues in NFC West as Matt Flynn, Colt McCoy and Carson Palmer find new homes

Apr 3, 2013

For those keeping tabs on the backup quarterback situations out in the NFC West (and I know there are plenty of you), Monday turned out to be a pretty interesting day. Not only did the Seattle Seahawks deal backup Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional 2014 selection, the San Francisco 49ers acquired backup Colt McCoy from the Cleveland Browns. The 49ers reportedly sent 2013 fifth-and seventh-round picks to Cleveland in exchange for McCoy and the Browns’ sixth-round selection. In San Francisco, McCoy will likely compete with Scott Tolzien to back up third-year signal-caller Colin Kaepernick. Whoever earns the…


Letting Phil Dawson walk is first big mistake of new Browns regime

Mar 19, 2013

The shroud of secrecy surrounding longtime Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson has finally been lifted. After 14 memorable seasons, Dawson is no longer a Brown. According to the Mercury News, Dawson has agree to terms on a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers, though the team has yet to confirm the move. Dawson himself tweeted the news on Tuesday, saying ”I am humbled & thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my career with my new team, the SF 49ers!” Adding Dawson is a solid move for the 49ers, who often saw former starter David Akers (29 of 42) struggle on field goals…


Former 49ers safety Dashon Goldson signs with Bucs’

Mar 13, 2013

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the first team to get a crack at former 49ers safety Dashon Goldson. After being flown down to Tampa via private jet, the Bucs’ made their pitch and woo’d Goldson to the point he felt didn’t need to visit anywhere else. Soon after, the hard-hitting safety inked a five-year worth $41.25 million, with $22 million guaranteed according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Adding Goldson is a big step forward  to improving what was by far the league’s worst secondary in 2012. Along with 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, Goldson makes one of the best young safety…


Ravens agree to trade WR Anquan Boldin to 49ers

Mar 11, 2013

Well, Joe Flacco can tell Anquan Boldin to “stick to his guns” all he wants now without anyone in the Ravens organization giving a hoot, because Boldin was just traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Just one day prior to the start of free agency, the Ravens dished Boldin out west for a 2013 sixth round draft pick, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore clearly could not afford to pay Boldin the $6 million he is due in the 2013 season, and San Francisco can; it’s that simple. [RELATED: Ravens’ Joe Flacco says Anquan Boldin should “stick to his…


Patriots, 49ers among teams reportedly interested in Josh Cribbs

Mar 10, 2013

It appears that the Josh Cribbs era has come to an end in Cleveland. According to a report by NFL.com‘s Marc Sessler, as many as five teams–none of them the Browns–have shown interest in the dynamic kick returner/wide receiver since the “legal” tampering period got underway at 12 a.m. Saturday. Cribbs has spent his entire eight-year career with the Browns, but has been vocally disappointed about his lack of offensive snaps over the last two seasons. With the new regime of CEO Joe Banner and head coach Rob Chudzinski seemingly prepared to move on, he might finally have the opportunity to make an offensive…


49ers agree to trade quarterback Alex Smith to Chiefs

Feb 27, 2013

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will be leaving the NFC West for the AFC West after the Kansas City Chiefs, as first reported by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer on Twitter, paid a handsome price to bring the 28-year-old former No. 1 overall pick in 2005 to KC. While the deal cannot officially be processed until March 12, the price Kansas City paid to acquire Smith’s services was apparently hefty enough to get the deal locked in place until it can be processed in just under two weeks. Despite already having 14 draft picks in the upcoming draft, according to…


Ray Lewis’ swan song ends on a high note as Ravens knock out 49ers

Feb 3, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII was hyped up to be one of the best games in NFL history; a game between the NFL’s top two gridiron titans that would go to the final bell. Thanks to the stellar play of both the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens and the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, the game would prove to be as good as advertised. Two teams. Two high-flying offenses. Two stout, hard-hitting defenses. Two different flavors of quarterback. Two brothers. One Game. One Winner. One legendary player’s legacy forever cemented in NFL lore. In the final game of Ray Lewis‘ Hall of Fame…


Second half surge not enough as Niners lose to Ravens

Feb 3, 2013

The final score was 34-31 in favor of the Ravens. And make no mistake, the game was as close as the score says it was … in the second half. Baltimore sprung to an early lead Sunday, leading the Niners at halftime 21-6. Then, to start the second, Jacoby Jones took the kickoff back 108 yards to put the Ravens up 28-6. Game over, right? Well, not so fast. In stunning fashion, the Niners put together 17 unanswered points in just over four minutes in the third quarter. Just like that, we had a game on our hands. There will…


Ravens hold on to beat 49ers in perhaps the wildest Super Bowl ever

Feb 3, 2013

From a pair of young gunslingers to a legendary veteran playing in his final game, from a bit if sibling rivalry on the sidelines to a series of hard hits and high intensity on the field, Super Bowl XLVII had it all. It even had a fake field goal, a record-setting kickoff return, and an intentional safety. And a monumental power outage. Perhaps the only thing Super Bowl XLVII lacked was a miraculous come-from-behind victory, as the Baltimore Ravens managed to hold off the San Francisco 49ers for a 34-31 victory. The Ravens and 49ers traded scores early, with Baltimore taking…


Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens lead 49ers 21-6 at halftime, Flacco having huge game

Feb 3, 2013

The wait is over; Super Bowl XLVII is underway. At halftime, the Baltimore Ravens lead the San Francisco 49ers 21-6. As evident by the lopsided score, things are not going well for the 49ers. Head coach Jim Harbaugh‘s team turned the ball over two times in the first half, a LaMichael James fumble and a Colin Kaepernick interception; both of which led to points. Baltimore’s defense has had an answer for everything Kaepernick has thrown at it. The run game, too, as Frank Gore and James have been stymied for just 53 yards on 15 carries. Related: Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens, 49ers…