“I’ve been impressed that their offense hasn’t been reduced in any way,” he said. “They can change the pace on you, they spread you out, they personnel you. It speaks to their level of confidence in his preparedness. Willie Franklin watches his son, Missouri quarterback James Franklin during the second half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Missouri Tigers (MU) at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD.
It will work out how it is supposed to work out.”Santa Clara Police Department tweeted out that Smith was arrested Thursday night on hit and run, DUI and vandalism charges, More information will be provided later Friday.With the retirements of Justin Smith, Chris Borland and Patrick Willis and the departure of Ray McDonald due to legal issues, Aldon Smith was expected to play an even greater role for the 49ers defense this season.It was the 12th arrest of a 49ers player since 2012, the most in the NFL over that time span.Smith, who when at his best is one of the game top pass rushers, is entering a contract year after missing the first nine games of 2014 serving an NFL suspension for violations of the league substance abuse and personal conduct policies.In spring 2014, the 49ers exercised their 2015 option for Smith, but Baalke made it clear they would be no nonsense regarding his off field issues.Then this past March, Smith restructured his contract into a more incentive laden, team friendly deal that gives the 49ers room if he were to get in legal trouble again.Smith missed time the previous season to undergo treatment at an inpatient facility following his DUI arrest on Sept. 20, 2013. That November, he pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a June 2012 party at his home.Smith was arrested on April 13, 2014, at Los Angeles International Airport.
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Kurt Warner?s retirement means Matt Leinart must show he is ready to guide what can be a powerful offense, a big task for the left handed quarterback. At least he has Larry Fitzgerald to throw to, but he won?t have Anquan Boldin, who?s in Baltimore now. The running game needs to come through, particularly Beanie Wells..