Running against the 49ers is tough. Passing isn’t any easier. And scoring is a huge challenge.
Unless, perhaps, when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots face them tonight.
“Brady’s going to make plays. His offense is going to make plays,” 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers said. “Our defense is going to make plays. We just want to make more than him at the end of the game.” Read More
Defense may have not led to the 49ers prevailing over the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants during this past season’s NFC Championship Game, but it kept San Francisco in the game.
It kept them in every game.
That was why, during this offseason, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke made every effort to retain the possible free agents that made up the vaunted squad of ball-snatchers and hard hitters. Read More
After watching the defense become the mainstay of the team last season, the 49ers aimed to keep it that way Tuesday by bolstering their secondary on the first day free agents could sign.
Cornerback Carlos Rogers, who tied for the team lead with six interceptions, is remaining in San Francisco with a reported four-year deal that could reach $34.1 million, according to NFL.com. Read More
Before Saturday, it had been six years since Carlos Rogers had been in a playoff game.
It was his rookie season, and the cornerback out of Auburn was just beginning what would end up being a long stint with the Washington Redskins.
And that stint is the reason why Rogers, the oldest man in the 49ers’ secondary at age 30, knows Sunday’s opponent so well. Read More