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  • By Peter Panacy
    June 22, 2017 at 2:29 PM
    Despite a massive offseason turnaround, the San Francisco 49ers are still projected to be very bad in 2017. Looking at Vegas odds and the upcoming schedule, what's a realistic win total for the Niners this season? Well, anything better than a 2-14 record would be a major improvement for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. Niners...
  • By David Bonilla
    June 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM
    While many questioned the selection of quarterback C.J. Beathard in the third round, the general consensus among analysts and writers was that the San Francisco 49ers had a pretty good draft. In fact, if you consider that it was the first led by general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan, it appeared to be a great draft. Lynch didn't look...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    June 16, 2017 at 8:27 AM
    If I'm going to watch the Cleveland Browns, then it might as well be a history-making comeback victory, complete with the ingredients of a Shakespearian drama. The...
  • By Al Sacco
    June 14, 2017 at 8:33 AM
    In many ways, the current state of the San Francisco 49ers roster is the perfect storm for overlooked college prospects who may have been snubbed on draft day. Every year teams whiff on securing the services of some very talented prospects because an injury, poor workout, or some other short-sighted reason clouds their judgment. While it's frustrating not...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    June 9, 2017 at 3:03 PM
    As the final gun echoed from the glassy suite tower at Levi's Stadium, speculation on the 2017 quarterback roster for the San Francisco 49ers shifted into hyperdrive. We knew it was possible that the position would have all new faces, but it became a question of whom. The rumor mill spilled over with theories, though many leaned toward Kirk...
  • By James LeBreton
    June 5, 2017 at 3:13 PM
    Last year the 49ers defense ranked dead last. With a new coordinator and a new scheme, the team will attempt to get back to its winning ways. Here's why the addition of Reuben Foster pulls it all together. Admit it, you loved this pick. In fact, you loved this pick so much that if you were skeptical on Solomon Thomas with pick number three,...
  • By Al Sacco
    June 5, 2017 at 8:02 AM
    I find it interesting, or maybe the better word would be perplexing, that so much emphasis is put on the NFL Scouting Combine. The former collegiate players who are invited to participate in the event already have years and years of game tape available and, to me, what's on the film is a better indication of that which someone is actually capable. I'm not...
  • By James LeBreton
    June 3, 2017 at 10:12 AM
    Starting over is never easy, but it beats the alternative of coming in second to last in the conference year after year. Here's why the 49ers are banging on the door of competition and ready to leave the basement in a hurry. Here we are again, knee-deep into the offseason and the excitement is already beginning to build. Every year it's the...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    June 2, 2017 at 5:36 AM
    On April 24, 1987, the Bill Walsh traded two draft picks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for quarterback Steve Young. Walsh may have had a multitude of reasons for landing Young, such as Joe Montana's bad back or maybe he saw the talent Young had that the Buccaneers apparently missed. Walsh went as far as benching Montana during the 1987 divisional playoff loss...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 28, 2017 at 5:13 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers are experimenting with a variety of changes along their offensive line this offseason. And it remains the lone unit with the most question marks heading into 2017. Yes, the San Francisco 49ers offensive line was much better in 2016 than it was the year prior. Fans didn't have to deal with watching former...
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    May 26, 2017 at 3:13 PM
    During the 2013 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers were in a back-and-forth battle with the New Orleans Saints. Late in the 4th quarter, Ahmad Brooks came off the left edge, nearly unblocked, with a clear shot on Drew Brees. Brooks knocked the liquid Tide from Brees' uniform, causing a fumble that the 49ers recovered. The 49ers crew at R Bar,...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 26, 2017 at 9:09 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers brought in a number of undrafted free agents following the 2017 NFL Draft, and let's look at those with the best chance of making the 53-man roster this season. Undrafted free agents are almost always roster fillers, and rarely do they get the chance to make a regular-season roster. At best, some wind up...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have added some competition at running back behind presumed No. 1 Carlos Hyde. With additions like rookie tailback Joe Williams from the NFL Draft, how will the depth chart look in Week 1 of the regular season? Despite boasting the NFL's fourth best rushing offense in 2016, the San Francisco 49ers certainly weren't...
  • By James Darnell
    May 16, 2017 at 4:17 PM
    Let's engage in an exercise in futility, shall we? Close your eyes and think about the last time the 49ers had a shutdown cornerback. A guy who not only was relied upon to defend the opposing teams' top wide receiver but actually got the job done consistently. Keep thinking. The last notable contributor at that...
  • By Al Sacco
    May 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM
    Anyone who watched the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 knows just how badly the franchise needed an upgrade at wide receiver. Because the position group was largely ignored by the previous regime, the depth chart was littered with players who would have a hard time cracking the roster on most other teams. With a lack of talent came a lack of production, and the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 12, 2017 at 3:22 PM
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent, yet he's still among the hottest of topics in heated debates between fans and analysts alike. Colin Kaepernick is the most divisive quarterback in San Francisco 49ers history. Maybe even the NFL. The 29-year-old is, of course, no longer with the 49ers....
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 9, 2017 at 6:59 PM
    With a slew of changes this offseason, the 2017 San Francisco 49ers are both better and worse than you might think. The 2017 San Francisco 49ers will be a vastly improved team compared to last year's product. And yet the changes brought in by general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan aren't going to turn the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 9, 2017 at 5:17 AM
    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead hits the 2017 season in a new pass-rushing role -- one in which he'll either thrive or struggle. 2017 will be a make-or-break year for San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead. Both general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan have made it clear they won't let...
  • By Al Sacco
    May 4, 2017 at 8:01 AM
    Brick by brick. That's the slogan invoked by new San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch as the rebuild of the talent-starved roster he inherited begins. With so many holes throughout the position groups, improving the personnel isn't something that can be done in one offseason, which is why the methodical one brick at a time mantra seems so on...
  • By Al Sacco
    May 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM
    The 2017 NFL draft is in the books, and a new era of San Francisco 49ers football is set to begin. John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan and the rest of the new regime were both aggressive and poised in their first go-round, and came away with an impressive haul. Obviously, fans want to know how the new players will fit it, and what roles they might fill. Even while...
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