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  • By Aaron Erickson
    April 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM
    The NFL Draft starts two days from tonight, and the 49ers are positioned to inject some desperately needed talent into a roster that limped to a 2-14 record in 2016. New General Manager John Lynch and Head Coach Kyle Shanahan already kicked off the remodel with far more activity in free agency than the 49er Faithful have seen in years. After the March...
  • By Al Sacco
    April 20, 2017 at 7:48 AM
    The last San Francisco 49ers quarterback to make a Pro Bowl was Jeff Garcia following the 2001 season. In the years since, only two other teams (Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins) have failed to have a signal caller chosen for the honor. That's kind of hard to believe when you consider all the alternates and injury replacements who are routinely added to the...
  • By Al Sacco
    April 18, 2017 at 7:09 AM
    As the 2017 NFL Draft approaches, no one really knows what to expect from the San Francisco 49ers new regime. General manager John Lynch has no track record to look at when considering past tendencies, and with Kyle Shanahan being a first-time head coach, all bets are off. Still, there are some facts and trends to look at as we move forward, and it's...
  • By David Bonilla
    April 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have had some atrocious drafts in recent years, which have contributed to the downfall of a once-stacked roster. Former general manager Trent Baalke did some real damage to that roster and fans are hoping new general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan can correct that during their regime. Still, in even the...
  • By Richard Madrid
    April 11, 2017 at 1:17 PM
    It has been a wild two years for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The once fan favorite quarterback has turned into a sort of pariah among the football world over the 9 months since he chose to exercise his right to protest in a way most deem inappropriate. It's over a month into free agency and he still remains unemployed, despite, as this...
  • By David Bonilla
    April 5, 2017 at 2:39 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of needs as the team rebuilds its talent-depleted roster. You could rattle off any number of positions as needs and not be incorrect. Andy Benoit of TheMMQB listed quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, and defensive back as the...
  • By David Bonilla
    March 20, 2017 at 10:21 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers family, which includes those currently within the organization, those who once played for the organization, and the fans worldwide, are still in shock over Dwight Clark's announcement on Sunday. "After months of tests and treatment, I got some bad news," the 49er legend said via a statement. "I was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral...
  • By Al Sacco
    March 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM
    It's been a long time since the San Francisco 49ers fanbase has been excited about anything the franchise has done in recent years, but it seems like times are changing by the bay. The team's aggressive (and smart) approach to adding new talent this offseason shows that the new regime has a plan and isn't shy about executing it. There's still a long way to...
  • By Richard Madrid
    March 10, 2017 at 11:56 AM
    In an earlier post, I covered the outside zone and the play-action variants that 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan uses in his playbook. Today we'll look at another variant to the play-action Shanahan uses that builds off the running game: the "split zone" and "yankee"...
  • By Richard Madrid
    March 5, 2017 at 3:22 PM
    The 49ers' newly acquired head coach Kyle Shanahan brings with him an explosive offense that ranked 7th all-time in points per game...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    February 28, 2017 at 1:36 PM
    Josh Gordon is a name forgotten by most NFL fans, but one that has almost certainly come up in nearly every front office in the NFL at some point this offseason, even if only to dismiss the possibility of signing him. To dismiss him though, you must first acknowledge him. He is still under contract with the Cleveland Browns, but reports have indicated that...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    February 28, 2017 at 10:39 AM
    John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have taken over the 49ers with the tough task of rebuilding a dynasty. While conventional wisdom says that this is a multiple year project for the 49ers, there are ways that the 49ers could jumpstart their rebuild with a smart use of draft capital and the huge amount of cap space the team currently has at its disposal. With the...
  • By Jason Bertolucci
    February 25, 2017 at 8:46 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have several holes to fill across their entire roster. Years of neglect by ousted general manager Trent Baalke have left more than a few positions very thin. However, the neglect has also resulted in having the second most cap room available in the NFL. This will enable the new regime of John Lynch and his crew to not only use the...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    February 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM
    There are a lot of people with significant public platforms trying to convince anyone who'll listen that regarding Colin Kaepernick, don't believe your own eyes and don't believe your own ears. Michael Lombardi of The Ringer is the latest to join the circus. On the latest episode of "The NFL Show" on The Ringer, Lombardi said,...
  • By Al Sacco
    February 20, 2017 at 5:01 PM
    Fans of the San Francisco 49ers have a lot on their minds these days, as excitement about the new regime is reaching a fever pitch. With that in mind, we opened the first of many mailbags to the fans, and got some great questions about the quarterback situation (specifically Kirk Cousins), free agency, and the upcoming draft. Enjoy. Q:...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    February 20, 2017 at 6:25 AM
    Now that Robert Saleh's hiring has (finally!) become official, it seems appropriate to look at his 4-3 under defensive scheme and the personnel the 49ers have on hand to fill the specific roles. A couple of 49ers writers have already offered their take on how well the 49ers' personnel fit their new scheme, but I'd like to spend a little more time discussing...
  • By Jeff Kaplan
    February 12, 2017 at 4:16 PM
    It all began with Shanahan. He'd just finished directing one of the greatest offenses in the history of the game, taking it all the way to the Super Bowl. More importantly, he'd done so by taking the West Coast Offense—the Niners' glorious identity—to heights that Bill Walsh would've never imagined. He thus was the perfect choice to...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    February 9, 2017 at 4:54 PM
    Newly hired 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan held their introductory press conference on Thursday, and quickly dispelled the popular notion that it is a foregone conclusion that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not be on the team during the 2017 season. "Colin reached out and we plan on visiting, that's something...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    February 6, 2017 at 12:45 PM
    Kyle Shanahan is taking the blame for the Falcons' collapse last night in the Super Bowl, reportedly telling people at the team hotel that he, "blew it." While his offense didn't produce its customary 30+ points, it's hard to imagine that they are responsible for surrendering a 25 point lead. Having re-watched the Super Bowl, I think Shanahan called an...
  • By David Bonilla
    February 5, 2017 at 10:09 AM
    Prior to the NFL Honors ceremony on Saturday, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York revealed that he would be unsurprisingly rooting for the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI. So will a lot of 49ers fans. After all, it's one thing to say that your new head coach was part of a Super Bowl. It's another thing to say that he has won one – and against a team...
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