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  • By Bret Rumbeck
    July 18, 2017 at 9:43 AM
    San Francisco 49ers fans who watched Joe Montana and Steve Young are forever spoiled when it comes to who is barking signals behind center. Our expectations are higher than any other fan in the NFL; we expect greatness, MVP awards, perfect three-step drops from feet in LA Gear cleats, passes that hit slant routes in stride and hanging 55 points on all Super...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    July 17, 2017 at 4:23 PM
    I know that sounds like an ironic question and in reality many of us would likely wonder why it is even a question worth asking. However, as we are close to the eve of training camp, the idea of the comparison might be a fair one. As most of us 49ers fans will recall, going into the 2011 season there was a lot of uncertainty about Alex Smith and his future...
  • By David Bonilla
    July 11, 2017 at 4:17 PM
    There are a lot of new faces on the San Francisco 49ers roster. No team has had as much turnover as the 49ers this offseason. With a few exceptions like wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and defensive tackle Chris Jones, the 49ers allowed most of their unrestricted free agents to walk. New head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch are...
  • By James LeBreton
    July 10, 2017 at 7:18 PM
    It's time to give credit where credit is due. Too often in history we forget the important players who do the dirty work inside the trenches. How many times have you heard a fan compliment the offensive line after the offense scored a touchdown? Sure there's recognition when someone pulls off a magnificent block that absolutely levels a defender in pursuit....
  • By Bret Rumbeck
    July 7, 2017 at 5:47 AM
    We are, Gentle Fan, but mere weeks away from the actual start of the 2017 NFL season. Right now, we all trudge through the hot doldrums of July; bored with baseball, overheated from summer backyard projects and skin slathered in thick 110 SPF sunscreen. And Canadian football? Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the person who allowed...
  • By James LeBreton
    July 4, 2017 at 11:32 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have had some of the greatest players of all time suit up for the franchise. Members of the offense have put up record-breaking numbers, while the defense has stymied opposing offenses to the point of frustration and tears. But what if you could take the best players from different positions, no matter the era, to make one super...
  • By Peter Panacy
    June 30, 2017 at 11:48 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers are going through a major roster overhaul this offseason, which opens up the door for trade possibilities before the start of the 2017 season. Here are three players the Niners should consider moving before Week 1. San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has already turned over...
  • By Chris Wilson
    June 28, 2017 at 3:38 PM
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan coached the NFL's best offense in 2016. We dig into the statistics, which tell us that in Shanahan's offense, first down is the most important down. When the San Francisco 49ers signed head coach Kyle Shanahan to a...
  • 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...
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