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  1. Antoine Bethea of San Francisco 49ers leaves game early with conc...

    Bill Williamson

    An already thin-San Francisco 49ers defense took another blow Sunday when starting safety Antoine Bethea departed early in Sunday's home game against Denver with a concussion. He will not return to the game, the team said.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  2. How Chris Cook could affect 49ers' defense

    Bill Williamson

    It's probably not accurate to believe the San Francisco 49ers are going all in with Chris Cook and the one-high safety scheme. After all, Cook signed a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum with no guaranteed money. If he was going to be the cen...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  3. Antoine Bethea eager to join 49ers defense

    Bill Williamson

    New San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea participated in a conference call with media on Wednesday. Some impressions: Bethea said he was attracted to the 49ers because of their winning culture. He called the defense "great" and it seemed, fro...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. 49ers fairly healthy going down stretch

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Speaking about the San Francisco 49ers' defense on Thursday, star inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman said the team is relatively healthy going down the stretch -- a big key to a run in the postseason. "For the most part we're h...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  5. Goldson's rookie replacement shines

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers' defense has been playing at a high level all season and a big reason for it has been the steady play of the secondary. A key member of the group has been rookie Eric Reid. The first-round pick (the 4...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. Angry 49ers defense is making a point

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - It seems to me the San Francisco 49ers have been playing with a purpose in the past two games. Don't get me wrong, this defense has played at a high level for virtually the entire season. But against Washington and St. Louis,...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  7. Justin Smith leading defense

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers defense has been playing at a high level most of the season. It's been dominant the past two weeks and they team has gotten back on the winning track. A key to the high level of play has been venerabl...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  8. 49ers' pass defense sags on third down

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers' defense has been strong this season. It played well enough to win in the past two games, losses to Carolina and New Orleans by a combined four points. However, there is an area the defense has strugg...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  9. Jerod-Eddie a key youngster on 49ers' D

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers' defense has evolved this season. In the recent past, the 49ers were famous for not rotating many players on defense. But injuries have given several young players a chance to play. The youngsters have...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. League honors Tramaine Brock

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Players of the Week play. And that's why Tramaine Brock will continue to be a big part of the San Francisco 49ers' defense. The league honored Brock as the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the 49ers...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  11. Upon Further Review: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- An examination of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 34-3 win against the Texans: Another defensive injury: The 49ers defense might have suffered another key loss as defensive tackle Ray McDonald went out with a r...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  12. How do 49ers replace Aldon Smith?

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Now that linebacker Aldon Smith is out for likely a month as he seeks treatment for a personal matter, where does that leave the San Francisco 49ers' defense? Smith is on the reserve/non-football-illness list. He can return ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  13. Anquan Boldin bolsters 49ers' offense

    Bill Williamson

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Donte Whitner remembers obsessing over Anquan Boldin just seven months ago. As Whitner and the San Francisco 49ers' defense prepared for the Baltimore Ravens prior to the Super Bowl, the task of covering Boldin kept coming up. ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  14. W2W4: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers (0-1) and Denver Broncos (1-0) play in the first game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. Three things to watch: The defense: 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said his unit was "pushed around" last week at Baltimore. The ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  15. What you're probably freaking out about

    Bill Williamson

    BALTIMORE -- The San Francisco 49ers were beaten down 23-3 by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Let's look at three areas that could be worry spots based on the outcome of the game: DEFENSE Why: The unit was "pushed around" in the words o...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  16. Observation Deck: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    BALTIMORE -- It is accurate to say the first players on defense for the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night did not play well. However, it's inaccurate to say the 49ers' first-team defense was torched in a 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The tea...

    Blog | August 07, 2014