No one expected the San Francisco 49ers to be in the 2019 Super Bowl. This book tells the gripping story of a a bunch of humble, hard-working and tough-minded overachievers who came together to form a brutal defense and explosive offense, through a 13-3 season and an astounding playoff run.
A collective of eight 49ers sportswriters looks at the team's history, roster building, offensive and defensive schemes, and the many characters and stories that these season featured. Nick Bosa planting the flag in Cleveland and skidding on his belly across a soggy Washington field. Kwon Alexander's dominating linebacker play, his torn pectoral muscle and "Legendary" recovery. Raheem Mostert's rise from a punt returner discarded by 6 teams to a dominating running back who gained 220 yards in a single playoff game. Cornerback Richard Sherman's return to his future Hall of Fame form, as he led a group of unknown defensive backs to form the the most dominant secondary in the NFL. Rookie Dre Greenlaw's heroics in both games against Seattle, intercepting Russell Wilson in overtime, then stoning tight end Jacob Hollister at the goal line on 4th down to win first seed in the playoffs. Playoff dominance, leading 27-0 against Green Bay at halftime of the NFC Championship Game, and rushing the Minnesota with six sacks on Kirk Cousins, who had been sacked only 26 times in the previous 16 games.
The stories are epic, funny, and unexpected. The 2019 49ers took a wild ride that fans will want to revisit again and again over the years. This book takes you along on that ride.
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About the Author
Eric Crocker is a former pro cornerback and writes about football.
Akash Anavarathan is a sportswriter based in Seattle, Washington.
Table of Contents
1. No Divas, No Stars, No Problem
2. Offensive and Defensive Schemes
3. Building the Roster
8. Divisional Playoff: Minnesota Vikings
9. NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers
10. Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs
11. The future