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Brian Westbrook lands in San Fran


Brian Westbrook has been searching for a new NFL sidelines since being released by the Philadelphia Eagles in February following an injury-plagued season in 2009. Well the Eagle has finally landed; in San Francisco.

Westbrook signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers and with Frank Gore on the roster is expected to lace up the cleats in a back-up role for the team.

Losing out on Westbrook were the St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.

ESPN was reporting that Adam Schefter obtained details pertaining to the deal and the numbers are in the vicinity of $1.25 million guaranteed with another $1.25 million in incentives.

The 49ers ended last season with an 8-8 record but appears on the cusp of putting together a solid winning season and Westbrook’s decision to join the team may have a lot to do with that.

“My number one concern throughout the process was going to a winning team, a football team that was coached by a man I respect and a team that had a winning tradition and players that would be able to achieve that.”

San Francisco Coach Mike Singletary is the man Westbrook was referring to and commented on adding another Pro-Bowl running back to his roster.

“When I talked to Brian Westbrook, I just wanted him to know how much I respected him as a player,” said Singletary. “The more we talked and the possibility of that being able to work out, it was great. But the thing I wanted him to know about our team and about Frank [was] Frank Gore is the guy. Frank Gore is our running back.”

An eight-year veteran, Westbrook brings leadership and experience to the 49ers young locker room. He has 5,995 yards rushing on 1,308 carries 37 TDs in his career and has decent hands too with 426 receptions for 3,790 yards and 29 TDs.

The main question for Westbrook will be if he has fully recovered from the pair of concussions and ankle injury suffered last season, a year where he only found the endzone on two occasions.

“I am fully healthy. Last year was a tough season for me,” Westbrook said. “I spent the whole offseason rehabbing. This year, I’ve been able to spend my whole offseason preparing for a football season. Now that my body is completely healthy, I’m ready to go out there and perform.”

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LaGarrette Blount this year’s sleeper of the NFL draft


Oregon Ducks running back LeGarrette Blount may be the sleeper of this year’s draft, literally.

lagarrette blount sleepingWhile still waiting for his name to be called during the final rounds of the NFL 2010 Draft, Blount was caught by ESPN cameras taking a nap.

Last season, Blount instantly became a member of the Hall of Shame when he sucker-punched an opposing Boise State Broncos player after being taunted after his team’s loss.

Before cold-cocking that player, Blount was projected by many draft analysts to go in the 3rd round.

Unfortunately, Blount never heard his name before the gavel hit and the draft was over.

But this story doesn’t end here.

Shortly after the draft, along comes San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary galloping in on a horse in shining armor, signing the undrafted player. This could prove to be a great move by the 49ers. Blount is a strong runner with talent and strong competitive nature with the ability to run over a few NFL linebackers if given the chance.

Though crucified by the public and many sports sites, including us after that incident, Blount deserves a chance to find a permanent spot on an NFL roster and is our hands-down pick for ‘sleeper’ of the draft.

Editor’s Note: Shortly after this article was written, LaGarrette jumped ship from the 49ers and instead signed with the Titans.

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NFL 2010 Draft 2nd round results


NEW YORK, N.Y. – The 2010 NFL Draft has been full of surprises. After much speculation about teams trading for the2010-nfl-draft-logo St. Louis Rams first pick in the 2nd round to land Notre Dame quarterback, Jimmy Clausen, the Rams kept the pick and Clausen dropped all the way down to 48th overall where he was selected by the Carolina Panthers.

Clausen’s drop in stock was one of the biggest surprises but he wasn’t alone. As Clausen squirmed in his seat, dropping 44 picks lower than the slot ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. had him in, Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy dropped all the way into the 3rd round. McCoy was selected 85th overall by the Cleveland Browns who threw in the towel on the Brady Quinn project, trading Quinn to the Denver Broncos in the off season.

NFL 2010 DRAFT SECOND ROUND RESULTS

33. St. Louis Rams: Rodger Saffold- offensive tackle, Indiana
34. Minnesota Vikings: Chris Cook- cornerback, Virginia
35. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brian Price- defensive tackle, UCLA
36. Kansas City Chiefs: Dexter McCluster- running back, Mississippi
37. Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Allen- safety, South Florida
38. Cleveland Browns: T.J. Ward- safety, Oregon
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Arrelious Benn- wide receiver, Illinois
40. Miami Dolphins: Koa Misi- linebacker, Utah
41. Buffalo Bills: Torell Troup- defensive tackle, Central Florida
42. New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski- tight end, Arizona
43. Baltimore Ravens: Sergio Kindle- linebacker, Texas
44. Oakland Raiders: Lamarr Houston- defensive tackle, Texas
45. Denver Broncos: Zane Beadles- offensive guard, Utah
46. New York Giants: Linval Joseph- defensive tackle, East Carolina
47. Arizona Cardinals: Daryl Washington- linebacker, TCU
48. Carolina Panthers: Jimmy Clausen- quarterback, Notre Dame
49. San Francisco 49ers: Taylor Mays- safety, USC
50. Kansas City Chiefs: Javier Arenas- cornerback, Alabama
51. Minnesota Vikings: Toby Gerhart- running back, Stanford
52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jason Worilds- linebacker, Virginia Tech
53. New England Patriots: Jermaine Cunningham- linebacker, Florida
54. Cincinnati Bengals: Carlos Dunlap- defensive end, Florida
55. Dallas Cowboys: Sean Lee- linebacker, Penn State
56. Green Bay Packers: Michael Neal- defensive tackle, Purdue
57. Baltimore Ravens: Terrence Cody- defensive tackle, Alabama
58. Houston Texans: Ben Tate- running back, Auburn
59. Cleveland Browns: Montario Hardesty- running back, Tennessee
60. Seattle Seahawks: Golden Tate- wide receiver, Notre Dame
61. New York Jets: Vladimir Ducasse- offensive guard, UMass
62. New England Patriots: Brandon Spikes- linebacker, Florida
63. Indianapolis Colts: Patrick Angerer- linebacker, Iowa
64. New Orleans Saints: Charles Brown- offensive tackle, USC

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Bears’ Jay Cutler Leads 49ers to Victory


SAN FRANCISCO – Jay Cutler is starting to hear it from the Chicago media and fans after throwing five interceptions last night, the final one coming in the San Fran end zone on the final play of the game, gift-wrapping a 10-6 win to the San Francisco Bears Quarterbacks49ers.

A disgruntled Cutler was obtained from the Denver Broncos for Kyle Orton and two #1 draft picks then was signed to a franchise quarterback-type contract. Cutler has not lived up to expectations to say the least.

The Bears organization should install a revolving door for their quarterbacks. Grossman, Orton, Griese, Quinn, Hutchinson.

How many slingers have Da Bears had over the recent years?

Here’s a funny video of that million-mile-per-hour fast-talking guy rattling off the laundry list.

 

Back to the Cutler experiment . . . the future is looking dim in the early stages.

The Bears may have felt they were dumping another dreadful arm by moving Orton but halfway through the season, Cutler leads the NFL with 17 picks while Orton has thrown just 5 all season.

Under Orton, the Broncos sit at the top of the AFC West with a 6-2 record while Da Bears are struggling at 4-5.

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NFL Coach Singletary drops his pants . . . Literally


And I thought I’d have to wait until next week for another Mike Singletary sound bite.

Silly me.

I believe he could be the NFL’s equivalent of that quote machine named Hank Steinbrenner if this last five days is an example of what we all have to look forward to.

For some reason, the San Francisco 49ers decided to confirm a report on an Arizona radio station that Singletary dropped his pants in front of his players during halftime of that ugly loss to the Seattle Seahawks. I cringed when I heard it at first but then I read the Singletary quote.

“I used my pants to demonstrate that we were getting our tails whipped on Sunday and how humiliating that should feel for us.”

OK, then. With that backdrop (no pun intended) I now more fully appreciate the rant he ripped off at the post game press conference. If revealing the color of your boxer shorts isn’t enough of an incentive for your players to make the supreme effort I guess you’re entitled to say what you want.

What’s next, Samurai Mike and MJ doing Hanes ads?

Come to think of it…

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