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  • 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...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have added some competition at running back behind presumed No. 1 Carlos Hyde. With additions like rookie tailback Joe Williams from the NFL Draft, how will the depth chart look in Week 1 of the regular season? Despite boasting the NFL's fourth best rushing offense in 2016, the San Francisco 49ers certainly weren't...
  • By James Darnell
    May 16, 2017 at 4:17 PM
    Let's engage in an exercise in futility, shall we? Close your eyes and think about the last time the 49ers had a shutdown cornerback. A guy who not only was relied upon to defend the opposing teams' top wide receiver but actually got the job done consistently. Keep thinking. The last notable contributor at that...
  • By Al Sacco
    May 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM
    Anyone who watched the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 knows just how badly the franchise needed an upgrade at wide receiver. Because the position group was largely ignored by the previous regime, the depth chart was littered with players who would have a hard time cracking the roster on most other teams. With a lack of talent came a lack of production, and the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 12, 2017 at 3:22 PM
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent, yet he's still among the hottest of topics in heated debates between fans and analysts alike. Colin Kaepernick is the most divisive quarterback in San Francisco 49ers history. Maybe even the NFL. The 29-year-old is, of course, no longer with the 49ers....
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 9, 2017 at 6:59 PM
    With a slew of changes this offseason, the 2017 San Francisco 49ers are both better and worse than you might think. The 2017 San Francisco 49ers will be a vastly improved team compared to last year's product. And yet the changes brought in by general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan aren't going to turn the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    May 9, 2017 at 5:17 AM
    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead hits the 2017 season in a new pass-rushing role -- one in which he'll either thrive or struggle. 2017 will be a make-or-break year for San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead. Both general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan have made it clear they won't let...
  • By Al Sacco
    May 4, 2017 at 8:01 AM
    Brick by brick. That's the slogan invoked by new San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch as the rebuild of the talent-starved roster he inherited begins. With so many holes throughout the position groups, improving the personnel isn't something that can be done in one offseason, which is why the methodical one brick at a time mantra seems so on...
  • By Al Sacco
    May 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM
    The 2017 NFL draft is in the books, and a new era of San Francisco 49ers football is set to begin. John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan and the rest of the new regime were both aggressive and poised in their first go-round, and came away with an impressive haul. Obviously, fans want to know how the new players will fit it, and what roles they might fill. Even while...
  • By Jason Bertolucci
    April 27, 2017 at 7:11 AM
    During free agency nearly every impact player the 49ers signed was on the offensive side of the ball. They totally overhauled (at least for the time being) the quarterback position. They added receivers, a fullback, running back depth, a blocking tight end and traded for a veteran offensive lineman. The only defensive player they signed who isn't expected...
  • By Patrick Tulini
    April 26, 2017 at 10:08 AM
    There have been a plethora of changes made in Santa Clara since the end of the 2016 season. As we know, the 49ers have essentially hit the reset button from top to bottom. Chip Kelly has been replaced by Kyle Shanahan, Trent Baalke has been replaced by John Lynch, and we've seen the additions of Broncos Personnel Executive Adam Peters, along with former...
  • By Michael Fitch
    April 26, 2017 at 7:03 AM
    When the 49ers announced John Lynch as general manager in February, it offered more questions for fans than answers. This isn't a surprise since the same can be said of any new general manager, but Lynch was different. He had no background as a talent evaluator and no real front office experience on his resume. Yet the keys to the kingdom were...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    April 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM
    The NFL Draft starts two days from tonight, and the 49ers are positioned to inject some desperately needed talent into a roster that limped to a 2-14 record in 2016. New General Manager John Lynch and Head Coach Kyle Shanahan already kicked off the remodel with far more activity in free agency than the 49er Faithful have seen in years. After the March...
  • By Al Sacco
    April 20, 2017 at 7:48 AM
    The last San Francisco 49ers quarterback to make a Pro Bowl was Jeff Garcia following the 2001 season. In the years since, only two other teams (Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins) have failed to have a signal caller chosen for the honor. That's kind of hard to believe when you consider all the alternates and injury replacements who are routinely added to the...
  • By Al Sacco
    April 18, 2017 at 7:09 AM
    As the 2017 NFL Draft approaches, no one really knows what to expect from the San Francisco 49ers new regime. General manager John Lynch has no track record to look at when considering past tendencies, and with Kyle Shanahan being a first-time head coach, all bets are off. Still, there are some facts and trends to look at as we move forward, and it's...
  • By David Bonilla
    April 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have had some atrocious drafts in recent years, which have contributed to the downfall of a once-stacked roster. Former general manager Trent Baalke did some real damage to that roster and fans are hoping new general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan can correct that during their regime. Still, in even the...
  • By Richard Madrid
    April 11, 2017 at 1:17 PM
    It has been a wild two years for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The once fan favorite quarterback has turned into a sort of pariah among the football world over the 9 months since he chose to exercise his right to protest in a way most deem inappropriate. It's over a month into free agency and he still remains unemployed, despite, as this...
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