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Corey Lemonier: The rookie, third-round pick likely would be used strictly as a pass rusher. He hasn’t had any snaps on defense, but 24 on special teams. He had two sacks in the exhibition season. “There’s adversity. There’s an opportunity to stare it in the face and whip it,” Harbaugh said. Smith had no sacks Sunday against the Colts.
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Anquan Boldin was a great acquisition, but he’s not a true No. 1 receiver. Kyle Williams , the nominal No. 2 receiver, has 87 yards this season. The rest of the 49ers wideouts have one catch for six yards combined. As we mentioned on our Week 3 recap podcast , this is a group that just can’t appear to get open. Defense no longer a difference-maker The Chronicle notes that the 49ers have given up more rushing yards in consecutive games than any Niners team since Dennis Erickson’s 2-14 squad in 2004. The 49ers miss Williams.
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“RB Frank Gore was angry at Jim Harbaugh at the end of the game. For good reason. He had only 4 touches in the second half.” “Just for clarity, RB Frank Gore had choice words for Jim Harbaugh near the end of the game, as Gore was heading out to the field.” In the game, Gore had 11 carries for 82 yards to go along with two receptions for 21 yards. His season stats don’t show much more than that as he’s only totaled 41 carries for 142 yards and one touchdown. The past two games, both losses for San Francisco, the 49ers have been outscored 56-10, and that is just an even bigger problem. Should this trend continued, the 49ers are going to have a lot more anger coming from more than just Frank Gore.
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He certainly looked the part, leading this team to a Super Bowl and flaunting a skill set that was enough to send Alex Smith packing for Kansas City . Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports After blowing up the box score in Week 1, roaring past Aaron Rodgers and the Packers , Kap has since endured a bit of a statistical regression. Yet, despite the recent dip in his performance, his talent hasnt diminished, nor has the staffs belief in his ability to succeed. So, to pinpoint where the problem lies Apart from not being utilized properly by offensive coordinator Greg Roman, the 49ers quarterback has been overly fearful of making a mistake, which has led to hesitation and general indecisiveness on his part. As a dual threat with inherently more options, this becomes an even bigger problem. He has more to think over, with data receptors in his brain firing and telling him to do all different sorts of things. At times, he is running scared or overly fidgety in the pocket, often bailing on the play with his legs before it has a chance to develop. And when he is out in the open, and there is room to run, he hasnt asserted himself for fear of getting hit or wanting to prove that he can win with his arm. Overall, the killer instinct hasnt been there. The difference in 2013 is that Kaepernick is not playing to win; he is trying not to lose.
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That indefinite leave of absence officially began on Monday when the 49ers placed Smith on the team’s reserve/non-football injury list. As previously reported by CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Smith Colin Kaepernick Jersey will head to a rehab facility for counseling and inpatient rehabilitation. “I am taking a leave of absence to address my health,” Smith said in a statement. “I am sorry that I have affected my team, my family and the organization. I will do everything in my power to handle this situation the best way possible. I appreciate the support of the 49ers and our fans.” General manager Trent Baalke also released a statement, “Aldon Smith is taking a leave of absence to address a personal matter,” Baalke said. “The 49ers organization both respects and supports Aldon’s decision and commends him for taking responsibility for his actions. The long-term well-being of our players is paramount and we will stand by Aldon as he works toward addressing this issue. Due to the private nature of the matter, we will have no further comment.” York has already confirmed that Smith will miss the 49ers Week 4 game on Thursday against St.
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I’m sure Jim Harbaugh has high hopes for his prodigy, but Kaepernick seemed overwhelmed and antsy in the last two losses. In these first three games, the 49ers are throwing the ball over 31 times a game. Last season, the 49ers threw the ball a shade over 27 times a game. That’s an increase by over four attempts. In these first three games, the 49ers are averaging a shade under 26 rushing attempts on the ground. Last season, the 49ers averaged nearly 31 rushing attempts on the ground. Do you see the gap? The 49ers are built to run the ball, but it seems this offense is fixated on proving that they can sling the ball with the best of them. While many would salivate at thought of having a passing offense similar to the Packers or New Orleans Saints , the 49ers are more dangerous when they have a more balanced approach. The 49ers have been anything but balanced to start this season. According to Kevin Lynch , Frank Gore was angry at Jim Harbaugh at the end of the 49ers 27-7 loss to the Colts. Should we be surprised, especially since this was still a one-possession game in the fourth quarter? Stopping the Run Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The 49ers are ranked No. 29 against the run thus far in the season. No.
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Injuries Harbaugh said linebacker Patrick Willis (groin) and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) had MRIs Monday, and both are unlikely to play against the Rams. If Asomugha’s injury is serious, cornerback Eric Wright likely would be activated at the earliest possible point, which is before the team’s Week 7 game at Tennessee. Davis was listed as a limited participant after Monday’s walk-through. The 49ers filed a rare Monday injury report because this week’s game is Thursday. Order Reprint About Comments Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the “Report Abuse” link below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned.
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Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 49ers place Aldon Smith on Reserve/NFI; team, player release statements By David Fucillo SBNation.com The San Francisco 49ers have officially placed Aldon Smith on the Reserve/NFI (non-football injury) list. Smith reportedly departed for an in-patient rehab facility earlier today. The length of his absence is unknown at this point. The 49ers will make a subsequent roster move at some point in the coming days. Considering the team is playing this Thursday, I imagine it could happen today or first thing tomorrow. Trent Baalke and Aldon Smith both released statements on the matter.
Gordon is a talented receiver who is reportedly on the trading block. The 49ers have a big hole at the position and a surplus of draft picks. So, is a deal possible? Well, yes, anything in the NFL is possible. But I would say it isn’t likely.
49ers place LB Aldon Smith on reserve/non-football injury list
“I am sorry that I have affected my team, my family and the organization. I will do everything in my power to handle this situation the best way possible. I appreciate the support of the 49ers and our fans.” An NFL spokesman said there is no minimum or maximum time Smith can be on the non-injury list. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Smith is expected to be away from the team about a month. The 49ers will fly to London after playing at Tennessee on Oct. 20, then have their bye week after playing the Jaguars. An NFLPA source said the union is working with Smith so that he gets the help he needs.