"You know the level of respect I have for him, and he has earned the right to make the decision on his own terms," Tomsula said. "I told him that I will not try to talk him into anything or out of anything. I really do try to stay neutral on that, I really do."
Smith is a 14-year veteran who is mulling retirement. He finished the 2014 season with 43 tackles, five sacks and recovered two fumbles.
Smith is considering retirement after playing 14 seasons in the pros, racking up 87 sacks over his career. Tomsula said he's had a similar conversation with Smith at the end of the last three or four seasons. Smith, 35, posted 43 tackles, five sacks and recovered two fumbles in 2014.
Smith has played 14 seasons in the pros, racking up 87 sacks during his career. He rarely missed a contest, playing in at least 14 games every season. He was elected to five straight Pro Bowls from 2009 to 2013, and made the First-Team All-Pro list once. The 35-year-old has registered 43 tackles and five sacks in what looks like his final season as a professional.
Following the game, Smith would not confirm that he is retiring.
Crabtree came into the contest listed as probable due to a knee injury. The club will also have
It is the second straight game out for both Hyde and Johnson. Hyde finishes his rooke season with 83 carries for 333 yards and four touchdowns while Johnson had 35 catches for 435 yards and three touchdowns this year.
The 49ers are currently 6 1/2-point favorites against Arizona Sunday.
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||16||73||50.0||23||7||1||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||16||55||40.0||15||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||70||57.0||13||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||58||45.0||13||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||14||66||47.0||19||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||49||32.0||17||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||43||28.0||15||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2009||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||2||0||2||0||2||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
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