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- Disproving That a Screen Game Doesn't Fit the San Francisco 49ers
- Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:00:02 -0500
Mothballing options doesn’t seem like the M.O. of a team vying for a Super Bowl, but the San Francisco 49ers have done just that, going against the grain by depriving their offense of a screen game. It’s not killing their chances, but with what they have, why neglect it?
- 49ers Fans Plan to Take Shot at Seahawks with Billboard in Seattle
- Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:38:05 -0500
The NFC West is starting to heat up, but this time it is because of what the fans, not the players, are doing.
- San Francisco 49ers: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 16
- Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:57:14 -0500
- 5 Players 49ers Shouldn't Bring Back Next Season
- Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:07:40 -0500
The San Francisco 49ers (10-4) are in prime position to once again compete for an NFL championship. That elusive sixth championship would tie the 49ers with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Lombardi trophies in NFL history.
The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most popular franchises in the NFL. They have achieved this well earned position by playing in some of the most important games in the league, by having some of the best players of all time and also by being a successful franchise in the National Football League. They have debuted in the pro football in 1946 being a member of the All American Football Conference.
Covering seven full NFL seasons, from 1977 to 1983, the San Francisco 49ers had seven consecutive victories lead by: O.J. Simpson, Delvin Williams, Earl Cooper, Paul Hofer, Jeff Moore, Wendell Tyler and Ricky Patton.
Bill Walsh, considered as one of the best NFL head coaches of all time, brought the "west coast offense" to the 49ers, reason why he is also known by the nickname of "The Genius". Regardless of his major accomplishments for this team, he is not considered as being the most successful head coach, but the coach that immediately followed him, George Seifert. He lead the 49ers through 98 victories over 8 years, while Bill Walsh achieved only 92 victories over 10 years.
Also, the San Francisco 49ers traded their first round pick for the aging running back O.J. Simpson, before the 1978 season, to the Buffalo Bills. Making this draft pick they made the number one overall pick in the 1979 NFL draft, and had the worst record in the league.
The San Francisco 49ers have also redesigned the logo from the sides of their helmets just before the 1991 NFL season. This logo had a block letter design of the team's name along with a shadow effect (49ers). This was cancelled the next day due to the bad reactions from the fans.
The overall team success was mostly accomplished due to the major contribution of players like Joe Perry, Y.A. Tittle, John Brodie, Hugh McElhenny, Gene Washington, Freddie Solomon, Steve DeBerg, Steve Young, Terrel Owens and many other players which did their best and lead this team to its success.
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