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  • By D.C. Owens on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:57 AM
    In the all-encompassing spirit of Texas Football, where the game itself sometimes plays second fiddle to the surrounding hoopla: AT&T Stadium The letters "AT&T" stand for "Arlington, Texas, Texas." That's right, the Cowboys claim "Texas" as their country, not the USA. Most Texans do not claim allegiance to the...
  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:39 PM
    When the 49ers take the field this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the beleaguered 49er faithful will finally be able to put behind them a preseason that featured far more bad than good, and almost as much ugly as bad. The product on the field has been less than stellar, save for a few bright spots...and the product off the field has spent entirely too...
  • By D.C. Owens on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:50 PM
    Imagine, as a thought experiment, the following bit of historic revisionism: 2011 – The 49ers hire Jim Harbaugh, and the new coaching staff, by efficiently melding the existing talent with an influx of youngsters, improves the team's record from 6-10 to 8-8. 2012 – The 49ers, despite switching quarterbacks mid-season,...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:42 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers had quite the offseason. They had four players arrested and two others involved in an investigation into a suspicious incident and with each the 49ers have given the same boilerplate statement, only the name of the player being changed. Through all of this, one voice has been missing leading to the question: Where's Jed...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM
    Now that the preseason is officially behind us let's get ready for the 2014 season. We'll use this open thread for a discussion of the team as cut-down day approaches. Any and all football related questions are fair game. A few questions to kick it off: Which rookie(s) are you most excited to see in the regular...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers finished their preseason slate Thursday night with a 40-13 victory over the Houston Texans. Let's take a look at the bad and the good. Bad: Jack Hammer – I need to start with an apology for not being able to host the live blog as...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM
    The growing dilemma of Alex Boone seems to be a central story line of the offseason and as the 49ers near the end of training camp there has been no real progress made. There were reports that a contract offer was made to Boone that would have made him one of the top 15 paid guards, but this was rejected. Meanwhile, Pro-bowl guard Mike Iupati is entering a...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have averaged 12 wins per season since 2011. Each year has featured several games that defined the season. In 2011 it was come from behind wins early on in Philadelphia and Detroit. In 2012 there was the Thursday night victory over Seattle, Colin Kaepernick's debut against Chicago, and a stunning defeat of New England in Foxboro....
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:32 AM
    For the most part, the 49ers have done a great job of drafting over the past few years. There have been some head scratchers (A.J. Jenkins?) and some that just haven't panned out, but that is life in the NFL. Find me a team that hits 100% on every pick every year and I will buy you a steak dinner. What the 49ers have been doing over the past few seasons in...
  • By Al Sacco on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:24 PM
    Make no mistake about it, the NFL has evolved into a passing dominant league. The rule changes that have gone into effect in recent years make it easier than ever to throw the ball, and we've seen quarterbacks and receivers put up numbers like never before as stat sheets look more and more like those you'd see in video games rather than real...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:52 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers picked up their first win of the 2014 preseason with a 21-7 defeat of the San Diego Chargers. Let's take a look at the bad and the good: Bad: The starting offensive line - This group really struggled through the first three series today in...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:47 PM
    Welcome to the live blog for preseason week 3. 12:49 - According to multiple reports, the new sod that was put down on Thursday has provided improved footing. There is still a few divots coming up here and there, but there is not as much sand coming up as there was during the open practice during the week. 12:50 - It looks like...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM
    So I had gotten pretty well into writing a "Don't Freak Out" piece after the Pre-Week 2 hammering at the shiny new stadium. It was becoming more like a diary-entry of me trying to rationalize what had just taken place on my TV screen, and it was sounding whiny so I slept on it for a night. Lo-and-behold my esteemed colleague, Jack Hammer, wrote a thoughtful...
  • By Jack Hammer on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to take on the San Diego Chargers in the penultimate tune up for the 2014 season on Sunday. Here are five things to watch for: 1) The wide receiver rotation: When the 49ers traded for Stevie Johnson during the draft the assumption by many...
  • By Jack Hammer on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM
    Through the San Francisco 49ers first two preseason games the team that many considered among the best in the NFL has been outscored by a combined 57-3. Today a report surfaced in which the writer stated that these losses have caused frustration to surface among players due to contract situations and a demanding practice schedule. Members...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9:35 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers opened Levi's Stadium with a 34-0 loss to the Denver Broncos. Let's take a look at the bad and the good: Bad: The backup quarterbacks - When asked about the play of the backup quarterbacks in his post game press conference 49ers...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM
    12:45 - Welcome to the live blog for the week 2 preseason game between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. 12:46 - The 49ers will be making history today as they play the first football game in the history of Levi's Stadium. 12:50 - The only 49ers not in uniform today are LaMichael James, Anthony Davis, Glenn Dorsey, Justin...
  • By Jack Hammer on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to take on the Denver Broncos in the first football game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. Here are five things to watch for: 1) Middle of the defensive line - Mike Purcell started against the Baltimore...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:38 AM
    For the first time in the Harbaugh/Baalke era the team's defense is in a bit of flux, particularly the secondary. Sure there were a lot of question marks leading into Harbaugh's first season with the additions of Carlos Rodgers and Donte Whitner. However, Rogers and Whitner for the most part were acceptable contributors to their previous teams. Now as the...
  • By Diego Del Barco on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM
    Celebrity chef Michael Mina, a 23-year 49ers season ticket holder, has his own playground at Levi's Stadium and if you are appreciative of mouth-watering food you should visit it. Bourbon Steak & Pub at Levi's Stadium, which will be open to the public as of tomorrow (August 11th), is not your typical stadium restaurant and I say that with...