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  • By Earl Myers on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:37 PM
    Now that the divorce between Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers seems inevitable, it's hard to tell which narrative fans accept more. The one that portrays Harbaugh as a two-time Super Bowl champion, who built the 49ers from the ground up. Or, the one absolving him of blame for Colin Kaepernick's regression, and this season's offensive...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:56 PM
    Jim Harbaugh is a builder. Every offseason Harbaugh makes a pilgrimage to Peru where among other things he helps build homes for those less fortunate. This isn't all that different from what Harbaugh does in his day job as a head football coach. Whether the location has been the University of San Diego, Stanford University or now...
  • By Brandon Graham on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:44 PM
    Is firing Greg Roman going to solve this team's offensive woes? Yes. Wait, no. Maybe? Greg Roman is a "trusted agent" of Jim Harbaugh. The game plans, the play calling, the 2014 offensive strategy as we've seen unfold has Harbaugh's fingerprints all over it. It could be argued that Harbaugh and Roman may be the...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM
    I still believed. Despite what I saw, I truly believed. Against the Giants' abysmal D, we'd scored 16 points despite 5 interceptions, only the last of which put it away. Against the Redskins' demoralized D, we'd scored 17 points, needing another near-miracle finish. And Seattle's D, having survived the first round of HGH testing, had quietly...
  • By David Bonilla on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:07 PM
    Over the course of the past two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers won ugly against some really bad defenses. On Thanksgiving night, the team left little for fans to be thankful for as the team lost ugly to a really good defense. The 49ers defense itself has been devastated by injuries this season. However, they have somehow kept things together...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:33 AM
    To say the San Francisco 49ers were defeated by the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving night by a score of 19-3 is an understatement. They were beat up in every phase of the game as Seattle left no doubt who the better team was. San Francisco struggled in every phase of the game. The offense could not get out of its own way, and a series right...
  • By Bee Vue on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:54 PM
    First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all 49ers Fans! Now that we got that out of way. Listen up, 49er fans, especially those attending the Thanksgiving game on Thursday. We all knew it would come down to this! This year, the NFL schedule favored us. Our big game did NOT happen in week 2. It happens on week 13 and the first game is at...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:02 PM
    With all due respect to the Arizona Cardinals, this is Round 1 of the NFC West Championship. It certainly feels that way at least, especially in light of Arizona seemingly getting punished for actually daring to lead the division at the hands of the defending champs in Seattle. Carson Palmer maybe could have won that game on the road,...
  • By Jack Hammer on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:22 PM
    On Thanksgiving night the best rivalry in the National Football League will fire up once again when the San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. They will bring identical 7-4 records into the game, and with Philadelphia taking on Dallas earlier in the day a 49ers victory will push them into a playoff position due to holding the...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM
    A hot topic coming out of the 49ers 17-13 win over Washington yesterday has been the defense giving up 125 yards to Alfred Morris on 21 carries. Morris is the third running back to go over 100 yards on the 49ers this season, and with Marshawn Lynch visiting Levi's Stadium on Thursday there is cause for concern. While Morris' numbers are...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers defeated Washington 17-13 on Sunday for their third win in a row and improve to 7-4 on the season. The game was a near carbon copy to the last game the 49ers played at Levi's Stadium when they lost 13-10 to the St Louis Rams. The difference was the offense made the plays down the stretch to pull out the victory which sets up a great...
  • By Jack Hammer on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:12 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers ride a two game win streak into their contest on Sunday against Washington. San Fransisco currently finds itself with a record of 6-4 and only one game out of a playoff spot. Washington comes into the game on the opposite side of the spectrum, having dropped their last two games and by virtue of their 3-7 record having no realistic...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:27 PM
    So the 49ers did what they were supposed to do and beat the Giants and have thus kept this desperate season alive. It's an ironic stretch of 14 days that has seen the team face two relatively-recent Super Bowl champions. The Giants and the Saints uniquely showcase just how fickle the NFL is when it comes to bestowing power upon franchises. The...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM
    The 49ers travelled across the country for a 10 a.m. start for the second week in a row, and just as they did a week ago came out on the positive side of a close game. Their 16-10 win over the New York Giants, combined with old pal Alex Smith leading the Chiefs passed Seattle vaulted the 49ers into second place in the NFC West and sets up two very big games...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM
    I am scrapping my normal 5 Burning Questions piece this week. Instead I am dedicating this to my father. Growing up my dad was a tremendous athlete. He loved baseball, Mickey Mantle was his hero growing up, and he played it every chance he got. As he was nearing the end of high school he was good enough to have scouts from the Philadelphia...
  • By David Bonilla on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM
    It's been four days since the San Francisco 49ers' 27-24 overtime victory against the New Orleans Saints. It was a must-win for the two 4-4 clubs. After all, the difference between 5-4 and 4-5 is historically huge when it comes to a team's playoff chances. Since 2002, 49% of teams that have started the season 5-4 have made the playoffs. That percentage...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:31 PM
    Once again, Ahmad Brooks sacked Drew Brees. Once again, Brooks went high, grabbing Brees around the shoulders. Once again, Brees fumbled. Once again, the Niners recovered, clinching the game. And in that split-second, you had to wonder if once again, the refs would agree, as Brees whined last year: "That's got to be a flag." But...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers 27-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday may have gone a long way toward keeping their playoff hopes alive. With the season on the line in overtime, two of the young guns on the 49ers defense came up huge. First up was Quinton Dial with a sack of Drew Brees, and on the very next play it was Chris Borland making a...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:28 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers loss last Sunday to the St Louis Rams has put them in a nearly do or die situation. The 49ers are currently in the eighth spot in the NFC playoff picture, not the best place to be in when travelling to take on the New Orleans Saints in the Mercedes Superdome. The 49ers defeated New Orleans in 2012 when Sean Payton was serving a...
  • By Jack Hammer on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM
    In the wake of the 49ers loss to the Rams last Sunday the grumbling among those calling for the dismissal of offensive coordinator Greg Roman has turned into a roar. That's understandable. The 49ers find themselves with a record of 4-4 and teetering on the edge of elimination from the playoff race. Fans look at the run to pass ratio and point to that as the...