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  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    July 28, 2016 at 9:05 AM
    In our latest Round Table, we asked our team of writers about San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke's job security. Would he need to win a specific number of games to retain his post within the organization or is he on the hot seat? 49ers beat writer Chris Biderman from partner site Niners Wire of USA TODAY Sports...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    April 14, 2016 at 8:56 AM
    Thanks to the Los Angeles Rams, I have to rethink the whole article that was in my head. This morning, the Rams pulled off a blockbuster trade to move from the 15th spot in the upcoming 2016 draft to number one. The rumors are that the Rams will be looking to take a quarterback with the first overall pick and all signs are pointing to...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    January 21, 2016 at 9:03 AM
    I'll go on record to say I am on the fence about the Chip Kelly hire as the 19th head coach of the 49ers. On one hand, I have a little excitement like I had when Harbaugh was hired. On the other, it is hard to ignore the dumpster fire of the 2015 season Kelly had in Philadelphia. Top that with rumors about his personality and you can see where there can be...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    January 4, 2016 at 8:31 AM
    Well, it is official. The Jim Tomsula era is over in San Francisco and if we are perfectly honest with ourselves, did we ever think it would make it much past this year anyway? At least this way, the 49ers do not have to fire him in the middle of next season, deal with a stopgap, and possibly miss a really good candidate this off-season. While...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    October 5, 2015 at 2:08 PM
    Well this season got ugly pretty quick didn't it? After watching the 49ers hand Minnesota a convincing loss, the team is now coming off three straight losses and sits at an abysmal 1-3 record. Most fans probably knew going into the season that the first quarter of the season was going to be a bit rough for our beloved 49ers. Three out of the four teams have...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    September 4, 2015 at 10:34 AM
    Now that the preseason is officially in the books, the 49ers can finally turn to getting back to real football. Most of us can agree that this has been one of the craziest offseasons for the organization in at least a decade and that is the biggest reason that nearly the entire sporting world is not expecting much out of our beloved 49ers. I...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    August 7, 2015 at 9:38 AM
    I was hoping my first commentary of this year's training camp would be a bit more positive. I was hoping to praise the defensive line for being a force through the first week of practice. I was hoping to see comments on how the new tempo of practice will translate into game management improvements. Sadly, Aldon Smith robbed me of that pleasure this...
  • 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 Stewart M. Cockrell
    March 18, 2015 at 1:10 PM
    Wow…What a crazy couple weeks. I had originally written this article as a "back off the ledge fellow fans" type of piece but it seemed I couldn't write fast enough to keep up with the unfolding drama. I feel like I need to at least say something about the recent developments. I once read a quote that stated, "Your strengths...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    December 8, 2014 at 10:10 AM
    Dear Jed York, Rumors are swirling around that Jim Harbaugh and Company are quickly on their way out the door after the 2014 season. Tales of dysfunction and turmoil seem to fill up my news feed on a daily basis with stories of discontent with Harbaugh. Allegedly Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh don't see eye to eye on personal decisions at times....
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    November 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM
    Rather than breakdown the latest meltdown by our beloved team, I think an honest and frank look at the organization at this very moment just feels right. Look, I bleed Red and Gold like the rest of you. I've loved this organization for more than two decades and through the ups and downs I have given my honest support. The key word in that last sentence...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    September 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM
    Every fan approaches game day a little different, especially game day when you know you are going to the stadium. For most of us, going to see our favorite team is something we only are able to do once or twice a year because geography, timing, and even escalating ticket prices make it hard for the average fan to go to games week in and week out. Either...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    September 22, 2014 at 2:19 PM
    You might recall that after our week one victory over the Cowboys, I declared that the 49ers might not be as bad as preseason led on, unfortunately for the second year in a row, the 49ers have opened the season at 1-2. This year, much like last year featured a thrilling victory...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    September 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM
    All of that preseason talk of the demise of the 49ers might have just been a bit premature don't you think? True, we only have a small one week sample to look at and the matchup was favorable, but the 49ers were clearly the better team on Sunday. A few thoughts can be offered after re-digesting the game, which should give fans a bit more...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    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 Stewart M. Cockrell
    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 Stewart M. Cockrell
    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...
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