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  • By Anwar Jamison
    September 13, 2016 at 6:34 AM
    Coming into Monday's opening tilt vs. the Los Angeles Rams, the San Francisco 49ers came into the 2016 regular season confident that they had significantly upgraded their roster from the group that went 5-11 last year under Jim Tomsula. One notable exception was the wide receiver position. The 49ers allowed Anquan Boldin, their leading receiver...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    September 12, 2016 at 5:34 PM
    By now, if you're a 49ers fan, you've probably combed the internet and read every San Francisco 49ers season preview that you could possibly find. With that in mind, there's very little that I could write that you probably haven't already read regarding the upcoming season from a broad perspective. However, I'll bet no one has rapped it to you...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    September 11, 2016 at 10:31 AM
    On the eve of the 49ers first regular season game of 2016, the team faces more questions than it has answers. We can only hope that this season will prove those answers. This season will be different for the 49ers - that's what we're telling ourselves. It can't be worse than last year's debacle. The team went 5-11 last year but was clearly...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    September 8, 2016 at 1:27 PM
    Can a week one game be a "must-win" game for an NFL team? By definition, of course not. For the 49ers, however, it just may be the case. For the second year in a row, the 49ers face the worst possible scenario for their first two games of the season. They open up against the Los Angeles Rams in the second game of the traditional Monday Night...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    September 8, 2016 at 12:19 PM
    In our latest Round Table, our staff makes their predictions on the San Francisco 49ers' 2016 record and share their reasoning for their predictions. Stewart M. Cockrell The 5-11 2015 49ers stole a couple victories that inflated their record a bit and while I don't think this team will contend against top tier teams, this team...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    September 2, 2016 at 9:58 AM
    On 3rd and 8, from the 15 yard line, in the first quarter of Thursday Night's San Francisco 49ers preseason game vs. the San Diego Chargers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took the snap, dropped back, and fired a 14-yard pass to wide receiver Dres Anderson in between three Chargers defenders, who all flailed helplessly at the ball as it struck Anderson in the...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    August 31, 2016 at 10:31 AM
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been protesting what he calls "unjust" actions in this country by refusing to stand during the pre-game National Anthem. And his protest will continue. "I'll continue to sit," said Kaepernick on Sunday. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    August 31, 2016 at 8:20 AM
    I do not pretend to speak for all veterans. I was never one of the troops who aspired to retire after a full and lengthy career in the Army. I enlisted following the 9/11 attacks because I was angry that our country and its civilians had been attacked, and I had every intention of being part of the effort to ensure that a subsequent attack would not occur....
  • By Anwar Jamison
    August 30, 2016 at 1:42 PM
    Along with the offensive line, the 49ers' wide receiver group as a whole has been arguably the most criticized unit on the team since the end of the Jim Harbaugh era. Now, with the sudden influx of talent on the offensive line, the wide receivers find themselves standing alone as the perceived weak link, and the group most likely to prevent a return to...
  • By Al Sacco
    August 30, 2016 at 8:52 AM
    Colin Kaepernick started his career under ideal circumstances. The second-year signal caller was inserted midseason into a stacked San Francisco 49ers roster that was under the instruction of a top-notch coaching staff. Operating in a league that didn't know how to defend him, the initial results were astounding as Kaepernick used his...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    August 27, 2016 at 11:35 PM
    The 49ers lost 21-10 to the Packers in their dress rehearsal for the regular season. It was a rough game for the 49ers in all phases. The offense was particularly bad, as the Niners really only had one sustained drive where quarterback Blaine Gabbert hit wide receiver Quinton Patton for a touchdown (statistically, it was a run). On a night that was much...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    August 26, 2016 at 9:57 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers wide receivers have absorbed their fair share of scrutiny in discussions regarding the team's potential this season. Many expected general manager Trent Baalke to draft a wide receiver early in this past April's draft, but that did not occur. The team waited until the 6th round to grab Aaron Burbridge from Michigan State, and also...
  • By Al Sacco
    August 26, 2016 at 8:39 AM
    The hot button topic surrounding the San Francisco 49ers has been (and continues to be) the starting quarterback controversy between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. While the competition may be heading to an end in terms of who will start the season opener, it's almost a certainty that the debate won't go away. Given...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    August 26, 2016 at 6:44 AM
    WHAT HAPPENED? In 2015, the 49ers offensive line was terrible. The quarterback had little protection and running lanes were consistently difficult to find. After firing Jim Tomsula, the 49ers hired Chip Kelly, a highly regarded offensive strategist with a demonstrated desire to run the ball, who also demands a great deal from his offensive...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    August 24, 2016 at 10:43 AM
    First of all, let's be clear: the projections are bad. A perusal of the power rankings of most major publications makes it clear that pundits are predicting that the 49ers will be a really bad team. ESPN has the 49ers ranked dead last at #32 in their power rankings. Sports Illustrated has the 49ers ranked #30, and USA Today has the 49ers ranked #31. So,...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    August 23, 2016 at 2:44 PM
    Once it became clear that Colin Kaepernick would indeed be a San Francisco 49er in the 2016-2017 season, a large contingent of personalities from both print and television media cast him in the role of long shot for the starting quarterback position, and some insisted that it would not really be a competition at all. Not yet medically cleared to practice...
  • By Al Sacco
    August 17, 2016 at 9:44 AM
    Anyone who follows the San Francisco 49ers on a regular basis knows that their general manager, Trent Baalke, is stubbornly old school when it comes to building his football team. Baalke, who's an unapologetic Bill Parcells disciple, seems married to the notion that running the ball and playing stout defense is the only way...
  • By Jesse Dumas
    August 15, 2016 at 2:25 PM
    Preseason football is so difficult to extract information out of. Teams are playing bland schemes with unusual combinations of personnel and that makes for an ambiguous measuring stick to judge your own team's performance. That being said, it was good to finally see the Chip Kelly-edition 49ers take the field and at least give us a feel for what this will...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    August 15, 2016 at 6:30 AM
    Parity is the grim reality of the NFL. With the salary cap preventing talented teams from keeping all of their best players and the NFL draft order allowing the least successful teams to pick first, it is remarkably difficult for any one team to maintain a roster that can win games without employing superior strategy. More than those in any other sport,...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    August 12, 2016 at 6:20 AM
    Joe Staley is the most decorated and longest-tenured player on the 49ers offense. He is also quite easily the most candid source of information. He's been around long enough to see five coaching staffs, and he's honest enough to give his assessment of the team. On Wednesday at Kezar, Staley made several comments to Eric Branch and I before the rest of the...
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