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  • By Al Sacco
    December 21, 2015 at 9:04 AM
    The year was 2007, and the San Francisco 49ers were knee deep in the worst offensive season in the team's illustrious history. Set back by a bad scheme, a poor line and underwhelming quarterback play, the Niners finished last in the league in points scored (with 219) for the first time in the modern era. Fast forward to 2015, and it seems as if...
  • By John Croston
    December 13, 2015 at 7:43 PM
    This was it. This was the 'statement' game for the Jim Tomsula regime. Good and great teams dominate bad ones. Teams that are on the corner of becoming relevant again beat the bad ones. A team takes on the identity of its coaching staff. I truly believe that, especially having played myself. I remember what it was like to have a coach who had...
  • By David Bonilla
    December 9, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    On Monday, writer John Croston wrote a piece that asked if San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula deserved to return in 2016. While he personally would like to see a new coaching staff come aboard, for numerous reasons, he doesn't believe that will happen. On...
  • By John Croston
    December 7, 2015 at 8:53 PM
    Brace yourselves. Winter is coming. By that, I mean that year two of the Tomsula era could soon become a reality. I know a lot of 49er fans, myself included, have this wonderful fantasy about an end of season firing bonanza of Tomsula & Co. and having them replaced [insert your fantasy coaching lineup here] for 2016, but based on the last...
  • By AJ Bolino
    December 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM
    When last Sunday's game kicked off at Levi's Stadium, about half of the seats were occupied...an indication that not even the 49er faithful held out hope that the home team would put up much of a fight. But after an afternoon of "Three Stooges" style antics from the officials and marginal play from both teams, the 49ers found themselves locked up in a 13-13...
  • By Al Sacco
    December 1, 2015 at 9:48 AM
    You could make the argument that Jim Tomsula was dealt a losing hand. After all, the San Francisco 49ers had one of the most disastrous and bizarre offseasons in the history of the NFL, and not many coaches could succeed with that kind of roster turnover. Okay...I guess that's valid. The thing is, the cupboard wasn't exactly bare. There...
  • By Diego Del Barco
    November 25, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    The season is over. We all know that. So a lot of our time nowadays is spent looking forward to next season: How will we fix our godawful offensive line? Who will be under center? How do we get a real pass rush? The questions seem endless. Specifically when trying to figure out how we will improve the offensive line a lot of fans point out that...
  • By T.H. Lawson
    November 20, 2015 at 8:51 AM
    The television broadcast view may not always show what happens in the defensive backfield with the camera framing so tight on the the pocket. Using the coaches film that shows all 22 players, we can dissect the coverage used by the defense and the route concepts used by the offense to get a better understanding of how a play unfolded. Blaine...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    November 19, 2015 at 10:59 AM
    Good news: the 49ers didn't lose last week. Excuse the bad joke but I'm still jet-lagging. Regardless of that I have re-joined AJ on our video podcasts this week as we look forward to this Sunday's game on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. In here we discuss key matchups against the Seahawks, we what expect out of Blaine...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM
    Colin Kaepernick's rise to stardom was meteoric. He replaced a concussed Alex Smith and never looked back, leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012. For all intents and purposes, his future seemed assured. Fast forward to 2015. The 49ers are coming out of their bye with a 3-6 record, little real hope of a playoff berth...and Blaine Gabbert...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 12, 2015 at 11:36 AM
    On Sunday, the 49ers pulled off a surprising upset of the Atlanta Falcons. Almost immediately, talk of "turning the season around" began...with some going so far as to say that Blaine Gabbert could lead the 49ers to wildcard berth. Not so fast, kids. The 49ers played a complete game, and actually demonstrated that they can play football...but...
  • By Jesse Dumas
    November 6, 2015 at 3:40 PM
    I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Colin Kaepernick should sit down for at least a few games and he of course promptly went out and beat the Ravens. I was happy to be my own jinx in that situation, but eventually my opinion became a reality. Kaepernick returned to his low-form and now we're looking at a new starter for the matchup against the...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 5, 2015 at 8:40 AM
    Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes you start your Sunday football ritual with a fist of the best scotch you can find...because you know you're going to need it. This week, we take a deep dive into the dumpster fire that is the 49ers' 2015 season...and look ahead to this week's showdown with the 6-2 Atlanta...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    November 2, 2015 at 4:16 PM
    With reports circulating that the 49ers are trading Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for 3 late-round picks, it appears as though 49ers brass have called "time of death" on this season in Week 8 (though many fans had called it weeks ago). I'm not surprised that it took...
  • By Al Sacco
    November 2, 2015 at 8:59 AM
    By now, I would imagine anyone who has any vested interest in the San Francisco 49ers has seen the play. Backed up on their own 3-yard line, the Niners had an opportunity for a big gain when the St. Louis Rams' defense seemed to make a mistake in coverage, leaving Torrey Smith wide open. Somehow, Colin...
  • By Joseph Polisena
    October 29, 2015 at 1:05 PM
    Did anyone expect it to be this bad? Now, more than one quarter of the way through the season, the Niners seem to be destined to finish the year in the NFL's cellar along with the likes of the Bears, Jaguars, Buccaneers, and Browns. When a team struggles this mightily, fingers are pointed all across the board. It's clear that the 49ers have one of the worst...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    October 29, 2015 at 5:16 AM
    Last week, the 49ers got smoked like a cheap cigar...again...by the Seattle Seahawks. In their own house. On a Thursday night. On national TV. Ugh. This week, AJ is flying solo, answering your questions and providing what insight he can into the 49ers (many)...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    October 28, 2015 at 6:31 AM
    Heading into the Thursday night showdown with the Seahawks, the stakes appeared to be clear: win, and the season becomes a hard fight to chase down the front-running Cardinals for a division crown that seemed impossibly out of reach just weeks ago; lose, and any hopes for a postseason berth would effectively be dashed, as the 49ers take sole possession of...
  • By David Bonilla
    October 27, 2015 at 12:59 PM
    It feels like QB Colin Kaepernick is being set up to be the fall guy for the San Francisco 49ers' 2015 season as Jim Harbaugh was in 2014. The 49ers, who are sitting at the bottom of the NFC West, are in disarray right now. It was expected. It was predicted. However, for the Niner Faithful, there was still hope that a coaching reboot would revitalize this...
  • By Al Sacco
    October 23, 2015 at 7:06 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers will take the field nine more times this season. During those games, there will inevitably be some bright spots that will have you wondering if things are finally starting to click. The team may even be able to put enough of these magic moments together to get them back into the win column one, two...maybe even three more times. When...
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