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  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:02 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. This week we'll dive into part one of our draft special and look at some offensive studs that could help our team. As always, be sure to check out our Hero of the Week! Let's get to it! 2015 Draft: Offense Edition The NBA took away...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9:09 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. This week we eat some humble pie, laugh at baseball a little bit and then look ahead to next year with a little player preview. As always, be sure to check out our Hero of the Week. Before we get to it I just have to say, I've been having a really hard time getting an interview with...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:00 PM
    Sometimes it is really fun to be part of the Niner Faithful. After a big comeback victory or a playoff win for example. It fills you with a sense of pride. Maybe this feeling comes about when you are celebrating with the fans around you at Levi's Stadium after a 49ers touchdown. However, when it is all said and done, none of that really matters in the grand...
  • By Al Sacco on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:33 AM
    During the majority of the Jim Harbaugh era, the 49ers managed to maintain a level of success few franchises could compete with. Harbaugh's Niners went 36-11-1 from 2011-2013, and appeared in three straight NFC Championship games as well as Super Bowl XLVII. They did this in a very different manner than most teams would in the NFL during this...
  • By D.C. Owens on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:20 PM
    Let's give Baalke's last two drafts the benefit of our doubts. Let's say all the previous draft picks and free agents come to the fore, and, further, that the medical redshirts stay healthy. Let's say that the sage one has, indeed, already accumulated the necessary ammunition to, as he said last winter, "reload." Let's say, just for kicks, that we will...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:12 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. This week, we'll dive deeper into some expected changes to our offense this year, as well as review some interesting comments coming out of Arizona concerning our franchise QB. As always, be sure to check out our Hero of the Week. Let's get to it! Three Yards and...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:11 AM
    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...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:10 PM
    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...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:36 PM
    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...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 1:49 PM
    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...
  • By Joseph Sarao on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:27 PM
    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...
  • By Joseph Sarao on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:13 PM
    I actually have been a fan of the 49ers moves so far. There are however, two moves that make me question that sanity. When I read that Craig Dahl restructured his contract, I was excited. The veteran minimum with 7-9 years is $870,000. So why are we paying more? In essence Dahl was going to be paid $1.7 million this year, and now...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:33 PM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. This week we'll dive into the roller-coaster of player movement that went down, as well as look ahead to some brighter days in Free Agency. We must try to remain optimistic. This is our favorite team, and while it hasn't been pretty, most of what happened was to be expected. It's the unexpected...
  • By Andre Tameta on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:36 AM
    Yesterday was simply known as "Black Monday" for the San Francisco 49ers after a multitude of reports ranging from an early retirement to an arrest on suspected spousal battery. After Jim Harbaugh's departure, many wondered if matters could get any worse and apparently they have. Despite the bleak off season that is just beginning, is it...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:04 AM
    There is no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers roster will look different than its 2014 counterpart, but how different will be determined by the next few days and the NFL Draft. The team is getting ready to dive into free agency and is hopeful to fill in some of the gaps and add some depth. After all, the team was devastated by injuries last...
  • By Al Sacco on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:35 AM
    When I went to bed on Sunday night, I was hopeful. Sure, Frank Gore was on his way out but it's not like the team is losing the 26-year old version. Gore still looks to have juice left in the tank but a multiple year contract with $7 million guaranteed for a 32-year old running back? The 49ers had to let him walk. Besides, rumors were flying...
  • By David Bonilla on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:09 AM
    San Francisco 49ers fans were hit with a shocker as they woke up Monday morning. For a while now, there has been speculation that defensive lineman Justin Smith would be retiring. Many hoped that it would not happen, including the new 49ers coaching staff, but the team was moving forward as if Smith would not return. The real shocker was that...
  • By David Bonilla on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:14 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers front office has been greatly criticized in recent months and the new coaching staff hasn't been given much credit either. All we have seen so far was a egotistical front office and a downgrade among the team's coaches. On Thursday however, the 49ers management and coaching staff made a bold early impact on the upcoming 2015 season...
  • By Phil Walsh on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3:42 PM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. Every week, we'll get into all the pertinent information regarding your favorite football team and the NFL at large; be sure to also check out our 'Hero of the Week'. If there's time for world peace, we'll explore that too. Let's get to it! Analytics and...
  • By David Bonilla on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:35 PM
    Earlier in the week, it was speculated that the San Francisco 49ers might look to restructure the contract of Stevie Johnson or even release the wide receiver in order to create more room under the salary cap. The final numbers for the salary cap have not been announce, but it is estimated that it would be set at about $143 million for each team, which much...