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By Phil Walsh; Mar 20, 2015 at 8:11 AM; Share
Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. This week, we'll take a deeper look at new Defensive Coordinator Eric Mangini, as well as say goodbye to yet another Niner, Chris Borland. We'll also take a look at a few college players that might fit our team, given the recent subtractions. As always, be sure to check out our Hero of the Week. Let's get to it! The 'Mangenius'...
By Stewart M. Cockrell; Mar 18, 2015 at 1:10 PM; Share
Wow…What a crazy couple weeks. I had originally written this article as a "back off the ledge fellow fans" type of piece but it seemed I couldn't write fast enough to keep up with the unfolding drama. I feel like I need to at least say something about the recent developments. I once read a quote that stated, "Your strengths maximized become your liabilities". For the past four years, the...
By David Bonilla; Mar 17, 2015 at 9:36 PM; Share
For fans hoping for the San Francisco 49ers to trade up for a top tier player on April 30, you may need to re-examine what is best for the team. It's understandable to want to best player within reach, but that may not always be the most beneficial move for a team. You want that star power. That one guy that can come in and electrify and rejuvenate his position. However, the bigger picture should...
By Jesse Dumas; Mar 17, 2015 at 1:49 PM; Share
This is what happens when you cut the head off an organization. All hell breaks loose. It's well past time to stop lamenting the loss of the finest head coach this franchise has seen in the last 20 years, but holy-living-Christ, do the hits just keep on coming! I'll admit, I scoffed initially at the narrative that all the players were jumping ship due to the regime change. Losing Frank Gore,...
By Joseph Sarao; Mar 16, 2015 at 10:27 PM; Share
Next week, if Navorro Bowman retires due to his knee not feeling better, would you be shocked? I was watching TV when I saw my phone blink red with an ESPN alert. When I first read it, I thought it was some type of hack. I run upstairs to tell my wife and she was asking me what website did I see this on? She thought I was even being spoofed. Chris Borland is retiring at 24 years young, after...

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Seattle 12 4 0 .750 Won 6
Arizona 11 5 0 .688 Lost 2
San Francisco 8 8 0 .500 Won 1
St. Louis 6 10 0 .375 Lost 3
Thu, Aug 7 @ Ravens L 3-23
Sun, Aug 17 Broncos L 0-34
Sun, Aug 24 Chargers W 21-7
Thu, Aug 28 @ Texans W 40-13
Regular Season
Sun, Sep 7 @ Cowboys W 28-17
Sun, Sep 14 Bears L 20-28
Sun, Sep 21 @ Cardinals L 14-23
Sun, Sep 28 Eagles W 26-21
Sun, Oct 5 Chiefs W 22-17
Mon, Oct 13 @ Rams W 31-17
Sun, Oct 19 @ Broncos L 17-42
Sun, Nov 2 Rams L 10-13
Sun, Nov 9 @ Saints W 27-24
Sun, Nov 16 @ Giants W 16-10
Sun, Nov 23 Redskins W 17-13
Thu, Nov 27 Seahawks L 3-19
Sun, Dec 7 @ Raiders L 13-24
Sun, Dec 14 @ Seahawks L 7-17
Sat, Dec 20 Chargers L 35-38
Sun, Dec 28 Cardinals W 20-17
Who is the 49ers' biggest free agent loss so far?
CB Chris Culliver (WAS)
RB Frank Gore (IND)
G Mike Iupati (ARI)
OLB Dan Skuta (JAX)