The fall from NFL grace is like that of an apple from a tree; hard, bruising, and suddenly there’s the feeling of no longer being wanted. That’s what’s happened to Nnamdi Asomugha, who came into the league green, then ripened into the league’s best cornerback, and he’s since has been bruised by the league’s best receivers on a weekly basis. That is as long as he was active, which isn’t the case any longer.
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Posted by Alen Dumonjic under Nnamdi Asomugha, San Fransisco 49ers, The Tape Never Lies on Oct 25, 2013
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under 2013 previews, San Fransisco 49ers on Aug 29, 2013
Colin Kaepernick has legs that can move quickly, but he’s lost his primary wide receiver who also has crazy legs. Panic? No, don’t panic.
Posted by Alen Dumonjic under San Fransisco 49ers, The Tape Never Lies on Jun 21, 2013
Two years ago, Brandon Lloyd sat on-screen and introduced the NFL’s 18th best player: Nnamdi Asomugha, cornerback of the Oakland Raiders. He immediately spoke of Asomugha’s attention to detail, mainly how he knew when and what routes were coming before and after the snap. In short, he was praising the Raider’s intelligence and discipline, two things he’d long been known for.
Two years and two teams later, Asomugha, now with the San Francisco 49ers, lacks discipline and wouldn’t even make the list of the NFL’s Top 100 players. His “game” has fallen off dramatically since 2011, when he was arguably the best cornerback in the league, and he was shutting down diva receivers weekly. What’s fascinating about his decline, though, is that it’s come at the expense of his discipline and technique, both traits that were previously strong points.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under News-ish, San Fransisco 49ers on Apr 05, 2013
The 49ers have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. And when you have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL along with a promising young quarterback, keeping one asset in place to protect the other is a pretty serious priority.
So congrats, Anthony Davis. You are skilled at being both very large, and impressively mobile for a man with said girth, and now you’re getting paid.
After 14 seasons as a member of the Cleveland Browns, kicker Phil Dawson is heading west to San Francisco. The kicker announced through Twitter that he will be joining the Super Bowl runners-up for the 2013 season.
Phil Dawson tweeted he’s joining the 49ers. So San Franciso now adds top kicker on the market.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2013
Dawson is the only player in the NFL that has been on the Browns’ roster every season since the franchise returned to the NFL in 1999. Dawson has made over 300 field goals in his career and, last season, hit 29 of his 31 field goal attempts, including a perfect 7 for 7 on field goals longer than 50 yards.
Posted by Jake Goldsbie under San Fransisco 49ers on Mar 13, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers have reached an agreement with defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey. Dorsey was drafted fifth overall by the Chiefs in the 2008 NFL Draft and signed a five-year, %51 million contract with the team. The former First-team All-American missed only one game in the first four years of his NFL career.
And 49ers have reached agreement with former Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Last season, however, Dorsey suffered a calf injury in week 3 before being placed on IR in November, ending his season. In four games, he had four tackles. He has a career 159 tackles in 66 games.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Ed Reed, San Fransisco 49ers on Mar 12, 2013
Anquan Boldin went from the Super Bowl champs to the team he beat in the Super Bowl with a Monday trade from the Ravens to the 49ers, and now it sounds like Ed Reed may soon follow.