Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (51)during the blackout against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Why 49ers Should Consider Special Teams Ace Brendon Ayanbadejo


The San Francisco 49ers need to do a better job on kickoff coverage. Special teams ace now turned Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo is the one of the best in the game. The 49ers need to win now, so why not sign the 11-year veteran? The 49ers could be skeptical because of his age (36), however the Niners need to win now, and Ayanbadejo will not only become the leader of the special teams, but would breed competition with newly signed LB Dan Skuta. In addition, Ayanbadejo’s blue collar work ethic would fit right into the 49ers team culture.

I can not emphasize this enough, the 49ers need to win now! Not tomorrow, not next year, now. They are built to win today and the window is quickly closing on them, so why not sign a Pro Bowl talent like Ayanbadejo? He would be a great locker room presence and would be the second Baltimore Raven to jump on the 49ers ship, the other being WR Anquan Boldin.

The Tony Montana Squad aka Special teams, has been dying out of late, and the song has been hot and cold since LB Blake Costanzo left for the Chicago Bears last season. The 49ers need to bring that passion back and Ayanbadejo would be a great start. With the 49ers having limited cap space, they should make a calculated decision depending on Ayanbadejo’s asking price.

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  • Jay Haskins

    No thanx. We can get somebody who does what he does with one of our gazillion draft picks. Besides, the 49ers are in San francisco. Fans there don’t need to hear gay/same sex marriage advocacy everytime they put a mike in his face. Speaking of which, let’s see if a team even signs him. The NFL typically don’t take kindly to people who speak out, politically or otherwise They hold secret meetings and agree not to sign a particular player among all 32 teams. Collusion on the down low. Ask Terrelle Owens. Ayanbadejo could be done

    • Ryan Sakamoto

      Thank you for the feedback Jay.