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Donte Whitners says 49ers have NFL's best defense

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01:34 PM ET 04.12 | San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner has seen the additions the Seattle Seahawks' defense made this offseason. He knows his tag-team partner at safety, Dashon Goldson, left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But Whitner doesn't believe the 49ers' defense has fallen off at all. "We feel like we're the best defense in the NFL," Whitner said on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Friday. "We have pass rushers. We have a tremendous front seven. Two of the best, if not the two best inside linebackers in the NFL." They didn't play like the best defense in the NFL down the stretch last season. Lost in all the conversation about the 49ers' last four offensive plays of the season: San Francisco's defense played lousy in the NFC Championship Game and in the Super Bowl. Their pass coverage largely was to blame. Whitner seems to understand that it's not the strength of the team.

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Whitner against the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Whitner against the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
April 12, 2013  03:57 PM ET

They are sitting pretty.

April 12, 2013  04:16 PM ET

>Donte Whitners says 49ers have NFL's best defense

Yeah not really going out on a limb here. When half their defense winds up on the super all star team you trade for in Madden mobile you know they are doing something right. Seriously Patrick Willis leads my team in tackles every single game.

April 12, 2013  04:16 PM ET
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>Donte Whitners says 49ers have NFL's best defenseYeah not really going out on a limb here. When half their defense winds up on the super all star team you trade for in Madden mobile you know they are doing something right. Seriously Patrick Willis leads my team in tackles every single game.

Lol because its Madden 12 or whatever the other half of my defense tends to be Ravens.

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April 12, 2013  06:18 PM ET

Material for a lot of teams' post boards...

April 12, 2013  07:43 PM ET

It's either one or the other as the rest of the division isn't close right now.

April 12, 2013  08:46 PM ET

Looks like Winfield is with the Hawks now. I think he's a smart man.

April 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Who?

April 13, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Who?

Antoine Winfield...formerly of the Norsemen.

April 13, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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Looks like Winfield is with the Hawks now. I think he's a smart man.

I am a Hawks fan and I approve this signing.

April 13, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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I am a Hawks fan and I approve this signing.

Great addition to the Legion of Boom!

 
April 13, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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Looks like Winfield is with the Hawks now. I think he's a smart man.

He alone raised the average age of the Seattle Secondary by 2 years.

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