Tag Archives: Calvin Johnson

Do the 49ers really need a speed receiver?

The 49ers need a third receiver. That is clear. Most draft gurus agree that the Niners need a burner, someone who can “take the top off the defense,” someone who runs a 4.3 40-yard dash or a low 4.4. Someone like Brandin Cooks or Odell Beckham. I agree, the 49ers need a deep threat. The […]

I'll never forget the 49ers faithful souring on Lloyd after he alligator-armed a would-be completed pass over the middle... - AES

Lions-49ers matchups: Part III

Part III of the Lions-49ers matchup series. Calvin Johnson vs. the 49ers secondary: Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver and Dashon Goldson. It’s almost impossible for any secondary to match up with Calvin Johnson, perhaps the best athlete in the NFL. He puts you in a bind. How many snaps can you afford not to […]

Fangio on the Lions: “This team will run the ball out of the gun.”

SANTA CLARA – The transcript of Vic Fangio’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. Facing another team that likes to throw the ball around, is there much carry over from last week to this? “Well, there is in the sense that they play a lot of the similar personnel groupings, and they have some […]

Greg Cosell breaks down the matchup with the Lions

Yesterday on the Murph and Mac show, NFL films analyst Greg Cosell broke down the Niners upcoming Sunday matchup with Lions. Here’s the transcript of what he said. Q: That 48-3 win was the Niners’ biggest win since 1987. What stood out to you? COSELL: Believe it or not, I was really impressed with their […]

Vic Fangio on the Lions offense: “They’re a single back team.”

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the transcript of Vic Fangio’s week 6 Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. What kind of challenges does Lions RB Jahvid Best present for your defense? “A lot. He’s extremely fast, he’s quick, he’s very elusive. He’s got deceptive strength, also. He’s a hard guy to tackle. Any time he […]