Patriots make a deadline trade to sure up their thin defensive line. Bryan Souza analyzes how the deal helps the Patriots injury-riddled defense.
October 29, 2013

Issac Sopoaga

Travis looks back briefly at the career of Issac Sopoaga so far in the NFL and what could have been
June 18, 2013

Aggressive defenses mirror each other

It was as if linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Bernard Pollard and the rest of the Baltimore Ravens' defense set out to provide a quarter-by-quarter demonstration of how they do business.
January 29, 2013

This is their time: 49ers coming full circle

A season of rebirth has come full circle for the 49ers, who are hosting the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants on Sunday just one year after a six-win season. The Jim Harbaugh era has just begun and nobody knows how it ultimately will play out, but there's a sense the best is yet to come after a stunning turnaround season that almost defies description. And it's not done yet.
January 18, 2012

49ers/Browns: Thumbs up and thumbs down

Which way does the thumb turn for the 49ers after their 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns, including an unbeaten October, RB Frank Gore charging past Roger Craig, a perfectly balanced offense, LB Ahmad Brooks bringing the heat, QB Alex Smith, Joe Staley and Isaac Sopoaga catching passes, S Dashon Goldson and DT Justin Smith getting screwed on mean hits and much, much more? Check inside.
October 30, 2011

Staph infection has Sopoaga doubtful for Bucs

The 49ers have another dreaded staph infection scare with the news that nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga has contracted such an infection. The 49ers are mum on injuries, so no one's sure the extent of the situation, but Sopoaga was listed as doubtful on Friday's official injury report and is not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday's battle of first-place teams at Candlestick Park.
October 7, 2011

49ers training camp: 8 Poised for a Breakout

Now that the 49ers are digging in for their first training camp of the Jim Harbaugh era, we take a look down the roster at eight key veteran players who are poised for a breakout in 2011 under the tutelage of the team's new coaching staff.
July 28, 2011

Isaac Sopoaga: Just give me the ball

Late in Sunday's win over the Raiders, 49ers DT Isaac Sopoaga got a chance to be a lead blocker. Now he'd like to do it some more -- and maybe carry the ball.
October 19, 2010