Tag Archives: Dashon Goldson

49ers Week 15 grades: Defense and special teams

FOXBORO, Ma. – The 49ers beat the Patriots 41-34 and clinched a playoff berth. Here are the grades for the 49ers’ defense and special teams. Defensive line: B. Justin Smith did not play particularly well, and then he left the game with an elbow injury. On the other hand, Ray McDonald played his best game […]

Cosell: “Did you know the Patriots run the ball more than the 49ers?”

Greg Cosell spoke on KNBR Thursday morning. Here’s what he said about the 49ers. Q: What stood out to you in the 49ers win over the Dolphins? COSELL: The 49ers ran 17 snaps in the pistol formation. 31 percent of their offensive plays were in the pistol. I think that’s indicative of the fact that […]

Belichick on the 49ers offense: “They’re good in the run game.”

SANTA CLARA – Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick just spoke to Bay Area reporters on a conference call. Here’s what he said about the 49ers. Q: When you watch the film of the 49ers, what leaps out at you? BELICHICK: They’re a real physical team They’re good in the run game. They average almost two […]

49ers Week 14 grades: Defense and special teams

SAN FRANCISCO – The 49ers beat the Dolphins 27-13. Here are the grades for the 49ers defense and special teams. unable to get the football to the best tight end in the NFL. Not good. Defensive line: B. Justin Smith had five tackles, a QB hit and a leaping pass deflection at the line of […]

Fangio calls Goldson and Whitner landmines, and more

SANTA CLARA – Here is what Vic Fangio said about the 49ers defense at his Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   How much is it a luxury for you to have all four linebackers locked up for at least three more seasons after this one? “I think it speaks well for the organization […]

49ers Week 12 grades: Defense and special teams

NEW ORLEANS — The 49ers just beat the Saints 31-21. Here are the grades for the 49ers defense and special teams. Defensive line: B+. Justin Smith had 1.5 sacks – he’s coming on at the end of the season, just like he did last year. Ray McDonald almost sacked Brees on the first play of […]

49ers Week 10 grades: Defense

SAN FRANCISCO — The 49ers tied the Rams 24-24. Here are the grades for the 49ers defense. Defensive line: D. Isaac Sopoaga was a liability at nose tackle. He actually got planted on his back by Steven Jackson in the first quarter. Sopoaga was briefly benched for Ricky Jean Francois. Ray McDonald was flagged for […]

Fangio says Goldson is “right up there” with Ed Reed

SANTA CLARA – Vic Fangio spoke in the 49ers media tent Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said about Dashon Goldson.   Obviously Dashon Goldson was very good last year. But, have you seen significant strides in certain areas this year? “I don’t know that they’re significant. But, he’s made little strides in all areas. And […]

Rams-49ers matchups: Part I – Amendola vs. Rogers

The 49ers play the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Candlestick Park. In the meantime, I’ll break down a couple of key matchups every day. WR Danny Amendola vs. CB Carlos Rogers This is the key matchup for the Rams. Amendola has missed the past three games with a shoulder injury, but he’s going to play […]

Rogers not concerned about 49ers defense forcing fewer turnovers this season

SANTA CLARA – Carlos Rogers spoke in the media tent Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said about the 49ers defense. Q: You guys are ranked No.2 against the pass right now. How have the defensive backs stepped up this season? ROGERS: It’s our second year in the system. Guys are stepping up and taking on […]

Midterm report card: Dashon Goldson

Dashon Goldson is the best safety in the NFC and the MVP of the 49ers secondary this season. The 49ers were reluctant to give Goldson a five-year contract extension before the season. He played well in 2011, but did not play well in 2010. The Niners wanted Goldson to become more consistent, so they gave […]