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  • By Phil Walsh on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 7:39 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal'. A lot has happened since I saw you last. Tom-Tom got in trouble for his balls. Ray-Ray got arrested again. And again. But the biggest news of all has to be the official start to Ron Jimsula's coaching career. Or is it Steve Bobsula? Hold that… that can't be right. Let me check the media guide here… ah yes,...
  • By Al Sacco on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:28 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to hold their rookie minicamp May 16th-18th, and the team will finally be able to have their 2015 draft class (as well as any undrafted free agents) at the team facility for an extended look. If you're like me, you're excited to see what this new group of players can bring to the table, but skeptical at the same...
  • By Joseph Polisena on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:23 PM
    Despite all of the offseason hoopla surrounding the team, the projected starting lineup boasts a lot of familiar faces. San Francisco 49ers Projected...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:56 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal'. This week is all about the Draft baby! I'm glad I waited to write this. I've been up, I've been down, I've hated it and now I'm coming around. Before we even get into this draft manifesto I'd just like to commiserate with the rest of you out there. We all know the draft is an inexact science. But if we're going to fail,...
  • By Joseph Polisena on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:25 PM
    The 49ers have a plethora of guys coming back from injury this year. Year after year, we as 49er fans always seem to have a rash of injuries that hamper our starters. It's time to take a look at some impact players returning this year who were forced to miss substantial time last season. The list is in order from most impactful to least impactful returns....
  • By David Bonilla on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:22 PM
    The 2015 NFL Draft is complete and the San Francisco 49ers have 10 new players that will compete for roster spots during the offseason. Once again, general manager Trent Baalke went with the best players available according to his draft board. The team had many needs to fill, including cornerback which was...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:07 AM
    For the first time since the 2011 draft the 49ers find themselves with a pick in the top half of the first round due to their 8-8 record in 2014. Trent Baalke enters Thursday night with a number of holes to fill on both sides of the ball, and the following is how he will look to fill those holes. Round 1, pick 15 - Dorial...
  • By D.C. Owens on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:11 PM
    For the first time since he officially assumed the GM mantle, Trent Baalke must face the draft with a 49ers team in decline. Whether last year's .500 record represents an aberration, or the beginnings of a more dismal trend, we will not know until the new season plays out. Meanwhile, the manner in which Baalke manages this year's draft may provide us with...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:49 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal'. This week we'll dive into part two of our draft special and look at some defensive studs that could help our team. We're getting close and rumors are flying. It seems like everyone has an opinion on the draft. I hate you NFL. I hate how much I love you. This will be a long 6 days. As always, be sure to check out our...
  • By Al Sacco on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:20 AM
    In his first five seasons as the San Francisco 49ers' general manager, Trent Baalke made six selections in the first round of the NFL draft. Those picks were: Anthony Davis (2010), Mike Iupati (2010), Aldon Smith (2011), AJ Jenkins (2012), Eric Reid (2013), and...
  • 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...