1,487 articles listed
  • By Zain Naqvi
    July 16, 2015 at 8:40 AM
    This has probably been the worst offseason that the 49ers have ever had – and it's most definitely the worst offseason the majority of 49ers fans have experienced. We're hearing the same thing from the likes of ESPN, ProFootballtalk.com, NFL.com, SI, and the other "Big Boys": it's all gloom and doom for the 49ers this year. The losses the Niners have...
  • By David Bonilla
    July 15, 2015 at 11:37 AM
    When considering the potential production of the San Francisco 49ers' top two wide receivers in 2015, there are numerous factors to consider. For years, the team has tried to put together a receiver duo that would be threatening to opposing defenses — a big and strong possession receiver and a deep threat that could stretch the field. They tried to...
  • By David Bonilla
    July 2, 2015 at 12:35 PM
    Once training camp kicks off, there will be an interesting competition at running back for the San Francisco 49ers. Carlos Hyde is currently the starter and it would be tough to imagine the youngster not being in there with the first team offense when the 49ers open up the season against the Minnesota Vikings on September 14. There has been a lot of hype...
  • By David Bonilla
    June 22, 2015 at 11:47 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers' OTAs and the team's mandatory minicamp are well in the books. Training camp looms and - along with preseason - will be the final barometer for coaches to determine team roles on offense and defense prior to the start of the regular season. The 49ers had a number of losses during the offseason. We've already heard about...
  • By K-Ross Kovington
    June 19, 2015 at 7:55 PM
    The 49ers have a number of players that have been thrust into starting roles due to losses. Here is a list of the players most likely to succeed in their new starting roles as well as why they will succeed and flourish at that position. In this writer's of opinion, backed by 32 years as a 49er fan and 49er family dating back to John Brodie and...
  • By David Bonilla
    June 12, 2015 at 10:23 AM
    Minicamp for the San Francisco 49ers ended yesterday. Offseason practices have given general manager Trent Baalke an opportunity to observe key players and that will continue during the team's training camp in July, preseason, and even into the regular season. He's not just looking at the youngsters and new faces on the team. Baalke and his staff will also...
  • By John Conti
    June 11, 2015 at 4:14 PM
    Every person or organization has their own version of success. The actual definition of success is the accomplishment of an aim or a purpose. In sports, the ultimate goal is to win the big game or series. In the NFL all 32 teams are aiming to win the Super Bowl. Since we can only crown one champion, does that mean the remaining 31...
  • By Al Sacco
    June 11, 2015 at 11:38 AM
    Well, you can say one thing about being a San Francisco 49ers' fan, there's never a dull moment. Just when most thought this offseason couldn't get any more bizarre, the Niner Faithful were hit with two bombshells over the weekend as Anthony Davis abruptly retired and Andy Lee was traded. While the...
  • By David Bonilla
    June 10, 2015 at 9:39 AM
    His Alabama teammates cheered for him as he sprinted down the field at the team's indoor practice facility during the team's Pro Day back in March. Wide receiver DeAndrew White had just clocked in a 4.34 time in the 40-yard dash. He stood out during the Pro Day, improving upon his NFL Combine numbers in numerous drills. White did not hear his...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    June 8, 2015 at 2:29 PM
    It certainly has been an eventful off season for our beloved 49ers hasn't it? New coach, newish staff, unimpressive draft, payers retiring in exodus and the media experts singing from any available website or microphone about the massive change that is happening in Santa Clara. The real question that has been bugging me is…Are we really any...
  • By David Bonilla
    June 6, 2015 at 8:04 AM
    It has become trendy to blame San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke for each offseason mishap that befalls the team, even things are are seemingly out of their control. There has to be a limit though. At some point, placing complete blame on management becomes a bit ridiculous. In the 49ers' long and storied...
  • By John Conti
    June 5, 2015 at 7:15 PM
    A few years ago as 49ers fans, we had little doubt that we could hoist the Lombardi Trophy on our home field. If we fast forward to 2015, we are now a team looking for our identity and leadership. We do not need to rehash the players and coaches that have departed or retired. We don't even have to note the sudden retirement/sabbatical for Anthony Davis. We...
  • By Jesse Dumas
    June 5, 2015 at 6:18 PM
    There's a stench in Santa Clara, and it's got players leaving in droves. It would be unfair to pin this trend of rapidly-retiring players on Jim Tomsula, who's got to be just as dismayed as any of the 49ers suddenly-tortured fans by this exodus of talent. It would also be an oversimplification to say that if Jim Harbaugh had been retained after...
  • By Phil Walsh
    May 31, 2015 at 7:39 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal'. A lot has happened since I saw you last. Tom-Tom got in trouble for his balls. Ray-Ray got arrested again. And again. But the biggest news of all has to be the official start to Ron Jimsula's coaching career. Or is it Steve Bobsula? Hold that… that can't be right. Let me check the media guide here… ah yes,...
  • By Al Sacco
    May 14, 2015 at 9:28 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to hold their rookie minicamp May 16th-18th, and the team will finally be able to have their 2015 draft class (as well as any undrafted free agents) at the team facility for an extended look. If you're like me, you're excited to see what this new group of players can bring to the table, but skeptical at the same...
  • By Joseph Polisena
    May 13, 2015 at 9:23 PM
    Despite all of the offseason hoopla surrounding the team, the projected starting lineup boasts a lot of familiar faces. San Francisco 49ers Projected...
  • By Phil Walsh
    May 8, 2015 at 9:56 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal'. This week is all about the Draft baby! I'm glad I waited to write this. I've been up, I've been down, I've hated it and now I'm coming around. Before we even get into this draft manifesto I'd just like to commiserate with the rest of you out there. We all know the draft is an inexact science. But if we're going to fail,...
  • By Joseph Polisena
    May 5, 2015 at 2:25 PM
    The 49ers have a plethora of guys coming back from injury this year. Year after year, we as 49er fans always seem to have a rash of injuries that hamper our starters. It's time to take a look at some impact players returning this year who were forced to miss substantial time last season. The list is in order from most impactful to least impactful returns....
  • By David Bonilla
    May 2, 2015 at 10:22 PM
    The 2015 NFL Draft is complete and the San Francisco 49ers have 10 new players that will compete for roster spots during the offseason. Once again, general manager Trent Baalke went with the best players available according to his draft board. The team had many needs to fill, including cornerback which was...
  • By Jack Hammer
    April 30, 2015 at 11:07 AM
    For the first time since the 2011 draft the 49ers find themselves with a pick in the top half of the first round due to their 8-8 record in 2014. Trent Baalke enters Thursday night with a number of holes to fill on both sides of the ball, and the following is how he will look to fill those holes. Round 1, pick 15 - Dorial...