Category Archives: NFC WEST

San Francisco #49ers: Could Frank Gore and Justin Smith Be Gone After the 2013 Season?

Good morning everyone. Seems we’re lacking in news again, but there’s a few things that are worth checking out today. For one, there was the piece from Matt Barrows regarding Justin Smith and Frank Gore, and whether or not this could be the final season of these two players wearing a San Francisco 49ers uniform.

Source: Niners Nation

St. Louis #Rams: A Look at How the Rams Offense Has Progressed in OTA’s

Trying to predict how the Rams offense is going to be run – at least this early in the year – would be difficult. The only thing consistent about the team’s offensive productivity – for the better part of a decade – would be it’s inconsistency. But even in early June, there’s a sense that things could be vastly different in the upcoming season.

Source: Turf Show Times

Seattle Seahawks: A Breakdown on How the Seahawks Protect Russell Wilson

Seahawks’ sophomore quarterback Russell Wilson recently told ESPN’s Bob and Groz what he’s most concerned about improving on in year two:

“I think the biggest things are footwork and protection. Those are the two most important things in terms of playing the quarterback position. You know, how can we get protected? Learning that, understanding that as best as I can, and then also on the footwork side of it, the better your feet, the more plays you can make.”

Protection. How can we get protected?

Source: Field Gulls

San Francisco 49ers: WR Michael Crabtree Had the Stitches Removed from His ACL Surgery on Monday

Michael Crabtree had the stitches removed from his torn right Achilles’ tendon Monday.

Sacramento Bee

Seattle Seahawks: DE Michael Bennett the Seahawks “Treat You Like a Man”

“Obviously, it’s the atmosphere, the players, the coaching staff and the way they treat you,” Bennett said. “They treat you like a man as long as you act like a man, and I appreciate that. The game is fun here, so I love everything about this organization.”

-Michael Bennett

Is this a shot at the Bucaneers organization, especially Greg Schiano?

Source: Tacoma News Tribune

San Francisco 49ers: 49ers Sign Safety Ray Ventrone

More evidence the 49ers weren’t happy with their coverage units in 2012: The team today signed Ray Ventrone, a special teams standout most recently in Cleveland, to a one-year deal.

Ventrone got his NFL start with the Patriots in 2005 and played the last four seasons in Cleveland, two of them with current 49ers special teams coordinator Brad Seely. He appeared in 12 games last season and recorded seven special teams tackles. Ventrone also is familiar to newly hired 49ers consultant Eric Mangini, who has been a head coach with the Jets and Browns.

San Francisco 49ers: 49ers Hiring Eric Mangini As Offensive Consultant

The 49ers will hire former Cleveland Browns and New York Jets coach Eric Mangini as a senior offensive consultant, a league source confirmed Saturday.

It may be a little confusing as first to read that Mangini will be an offensive consultant when his career as an assistant was spent mostly on the defensive side of the ball.  He will be brought in to give a defensive perspective to the coaches as they prepare for that week’s game. 

Source: Sacramento Bee