Tag Archives: Justin Smith

Training camp report: Eric Reid’s breakout day

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me at Sunday’s padded practice. THE GOOD 1. Eric Reid – He was the best free safety on the field by far. In 11-on-11 team drills, Reid knocked away a Kaepernick pass intended for Anquan Boldin running a slant. Also, Reid intercepted a Scott Tolzien pass intended […]

Fangio on Justin Smith: “He looks fine.”

SANTA CLARA – Vic Fangio spoke to Bay Area reporters Friday morning. Here’s what he said. Q: How does it feel to start training camp and have everyone back? FANGIO: It’s good. All offseason we didn’t have Ahmad, Justin and Aldon out there. It was limited what Ray did, so it’s nice to have them […]

Justin Smith on the read option: “I think we’re going to be ready to stop it.”

SANTA CLARA – Justin Smith spoke to Bay Area reporters Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: Given the defense’s struggles when you got hurt last year, what did you learn about how important your role is and what you mean to this defense? JUSTIN SMITH: I think we want to look to 2013. Q: […]

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49ers facing a summer of questions

This is my Monday column on the top-five questions the 49ers face this summer. Even though the 49ers are among the odds-on favorites to win the Super Bowl, like any other team, they confront certain issues. Two of their best players – Justin Smith and Frank Gore – are in their 30s and declining. The […]

Who is the most important player on the 49ers this season?

I say Justin Smith is the most important player on the 49ers this season. He is the engine that makes that defense go. The 49ers’ defense was terrible without Justin Smith last season, and until Michael Crabtree is 100-percent healthy, the 49ers are going to have to win games with their defense. Who do you think […]

Report: Justin Smith signs two-year extension

Matt Maiocco just tweeted Justin Smith has signed a two-year extension, keeping him a 49er through the 2015 season. The 49ers are taking a leap of faith by extending Smith, who tore a ligament in a his elbow late last season. They’re betting he can fully recover and dominate the line of scrimmage until he’s 36 […]

Fangio on Carradine, Reid, Asomugha, Rogers and more

SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Vic Fangio said Wednesday afternoon, courtesy of the 49ers.   So, offensive coordinator Greg Roman had said yesterday, obviously he’d been through two offensive installs already and it was more for him about execution. What is it about for you during this mini-camp with the defense? “Well, the mini-camp is […]

Projecting the 49ers’ DL depth chart in 2013 and 2014

What will the 49ers’ DL depth chart look like in 2013 and 2014? Here’s my best guess, and I’m interested to read yours as well. 2013 BASE ROLB, or “Leo” or standing rusher – Aldon Smith (although Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio could choose to play Parys Haralson here to keep Aldon Smith fresh for the […]