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  1. James in spotlight after Hunter injury

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Thursday, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh noted the cheerful nature of his team as they began training camp. It didn't take long for the reality of an NFL camp to dampen the mood of the team. Saturday, the 49ers were ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  2. In the end, Vernon Davis couldnt stay away

    Bill Williamson

    The Vernon Davis holdout ended Wednesday just as I envisioned -- with him being welcomed jubilantly by his teammates. Davis, the San Francisco 49ers' star tight end, loves the spotlight. I just couldn't see him staying away from the 49er...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. Cornerback position remains in spotlight

    Bill Williamson

    With organized team activities in full swing for the San Francisco 49ers, the biggest on-field question the team must answer is at cornerback. The team is undergoing a major transformation at the position. Two of their top three cornerbacks last s...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  4. Harbaugh can relate to stricken coaches

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The health of NFL coaches is in the spotlight after two coaches had major medical problems over the weekend. Denver Broncos coach John Fox is away from the team after having heart surgery. Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak ha...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  5. John McVay gets his day in spotlight

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The behind-the-scenes hero of the 1980s San Francisco 49ers will be in the spotlight this weekend. Front-office star John McVay will be inducted into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame. There will be a celebratio...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  6. Lamarr Houston in spotlight for Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- One of the players the Oakland Raiders will count on in this year of transition is defensive end Lamarr Houston. Houston, a second-round draft pick in 2010, is moving away from being a young player to one of the most vital on the d...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. AFC West updates: While I was out

    Bill Williamson

    I wanted to circle back to a couple of the major AFC West storylines that occurred while I was on vacation: Denver arrests: The Broncos were in the national spotlight after the drunk driving arrests of executives Matt Russell and Tom Heckert. Both...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. Manti Te'o doesn't need protecting

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- I understand why the San Diego Chargers are trying to protect Manti Te'o from the media onslaught as the polarizing rookie begins his NFL career. However, after watching the kid handle the spotlight on Tuesday, I don't believe the org...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  9. AFC West pass-rusher checkpoint

    Bill Williamson

    The pass-rushing position has been in the spotlight in the AFC West this offseason. Let's take a look where each team in the division stands. Denver Broncos: The Broncos have a need here after the infamous Elvis Dumervil fax machine gaffe which co...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  10. Chargers' coach, GM hunt heating up

    Bill Williamson

    Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have hired Andy Reid, the coaching-search spotlight within the division is squarely on San Diego. Some interesting names are emerging. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports San Diego is one of several teams interested in ...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  11. How to perfect the art of the long snap

    Bill Williamson

    The unfortunate nationally televised deconstruction of Travis Goethel put the long-snapper position in the spotlight -- and has caused some NFL coaches to rethink their teams' situation at that position. Goethel, a reserve linebacker, made three b...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  12. Can Terrelle Pryor pass another test?

    Bill Williamson

    The most intriguing player on the field in any of the final preseason games of the summer is probably Terrelle Pryor. The second-year Oakland quarterback thrust himself into the spotlight with a dazzling performance against the Detroit Lions in th...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  13. Four WRs to keep an eye on

    Bill Williamson

    Let's look at a receiver from each four AFC West receivers who are currently in the spotlight and what to expect: Denver, Eric Decker Why the interest: New Denver quarterback Peyton Manning has said Decker is the leader of the Denver receivers....

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  14. Injured Ryan Tannehill still impressing

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS - While the focus is on Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III during the NFL combine, another quarterback who is expected to be taken in the first round of the draft must wait his turn. Still, expect the spotlight to shine on Ryan Tanneh...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  15. Eli Manning puts spotlight on Jim Plunkett

    Bill Williamson

    One of the biggest storylines of the Super Bowl week is that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has a chance to all but secure a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The general consensus is if a quarterback wins a second Super Bowl, he is...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  16. Pats benefit from former Oakland prospect

    Bill Williamson

    There was an AFC West connection to one of the biggest plays of championship Sunday. Sterling Moore's short NFL career started in Oakland. Moore put himself in the NFL spotlight Sunday when he knocked the ball out of the hands of Baltimore's Le...

    Blog | January 23, 2012