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  • 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...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:02 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. I know what you're thinking. Is this Bill's 4th cousin? Maybe. Maybe. 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...
  • By David Bonilla on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:27 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers reportedly have just $1.577 million of space within the NFL's estimated salary cap. However, that number may be slightly higher depending on who you ask and may change based on the final salary cap figure announced by the NFL, which is estimated to be somewhere between $140-143 million. There are only four NFL teams that have less...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:09 PM
    Forget the dismissal of Jim Harbaugh. Yes, that should factor into the conversation, but that has already been discussed to death. This is not yet another piece about Harbaugh. It is a piece about the men that could not coexist with Harbaugh. It is a piece focusing on San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke. We are going to take...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:19 AM
    Despite the mounting evidence to the contrary, Jed York really isn't an idiot. He was smart enough to know, for example, that Jim Harbaugh's departure would be wildly unpopular with his faithful customers. After all, Harbaugh had done more than drag the Niners out of the wilderness. In a way, he'd also sold—at outrageous prices—the...
  • By Brandon Graham on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    Once the reality of separation set in for most 49ers fans, it was too late. Jim Harbaugh was on on a plane. Jed York was planning a press conference. Jim Tomsula was trying on ties. The argument for/against Jim Harbaugh's coaching tenure is moot. He's been gone for five weeks (longer depending on who...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM
    "All of this is part of why I'm so proud to be a part of this and what's built. Joan in payroll. She's not only in payroll, Joan's my financial advisor. Joan's making sure I've got enough money in my 401K. You go on and on and on. Vilma at the front desk. You've got all of these wonderful people in the building. The boys downstairs making that great...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:31 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers' coaching search may be coming to an end as team general manager Trent Baalke and possibly others are in Denver right now for a second interview with Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Team CEO Jed York and president Paraag Marathe were in the first interview alongside Baalke on January 2 in Denver. The team's next...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:12 PM
    January's have been rough for 49er fans the past four years and 2015's version has been no exception. This is a different kind of anxiety obviously, but thanks to the departure of the 49ers most successful coach in roughly two decades, the fans are predictably on edge. There's a lot of questions to be answered after a disappointing 8-8 season, none of which...
  • By D.C. Owens on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM
    Well, he's gone, gone, gone. Gone, gone, gone. Cryin' won't bring him back. Adieu, Gentleman Jim Harbaugh. We hardly knew ye. And, now, 49ers' head honcho Jed York says he wants someone like Bill Walsh as his next head coach. Who wouldn't, other than, occasionally, Jed's Uncle Eddie? But, before the dust settles completely on...
  • By Al Sacco on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM
    Frank Gore defied age again in 2014, and bucked the trend of running backs over the age of 30 struggling to play at a high level. Despite an inconsistent workload and an inept passing game, the 31-year old Gore still managed to gain 1,106 yards on the ground and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. It was the eighth time in 10...
  • By AJ Bolino on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM
    Some of you are likely stewing right now...be it for the 49ers stunning lack of offense in the 2014, your belief that Greg Roman is the sum of all things wrong with the game of football, or perhaps because Colin Kaepernick is never going to become the player you want him to be. To those of you stewing: there are reasons that the 49ers have struggled...and...