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    August 27, 2017 at 8:21 PM
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    August 5, 2017 at 5:36 PM
    The 49ers held their annual open practice for fans today and the turnout was large - an estimated 25,319 fans attended the practice held at Levi's Stadium. This definitely wasn't anything like last year at Kezar Stadium, which was neat in its own right because of the location, but the football played there that day was downright awful. This...
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    February 2, 2017 at 4:27 PM
    It looks like Jed York has pushed all of his chips to the center of the table with the hiring of former All-Pro safety John Lynch as general manager - who has no previous front office experience - and the decision to pair him with incoming rookie head coach Kyle Shanahan by offering them matching 6 year deals. The question is: Did he do the...
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    January 1, 2017 at 10:18 PM
    The 49ers and Jed York had no choice. Trent Baalke had written his own ticket out of town after numerous bad drafts, failures to bring in impact free agents and generally poor performance as the team's general manager. The Niners concluded arguably their worst season in franchise history with a 25-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks today and the...
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    October 21, 2016 at 7:50 AM
    Everyone believes that San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is on the hot seat. In our latest Round Table, our staff was asked when they believe Baalke might get fired. The 49ers are off to a 1-5 start and riding their first five-game losing streak since starting the 2010 season 0-5. Zain Naqvi The organization seems...
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    October 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM
    Barely a month into the NFL season, with everything hanging in the balance, the 49ers needed to change something to try and provide some sort of spark. Well, here goes nothing... Colin Kaepernick has been named the starter at quarterback for Sunday's game...
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    September 27, 2016 at 4:14 PM
    In our latest Round Table, our staff was asked if San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert should be benched following three weeks of play. Gabbert has completed 55.2-percent of his passes and averaged 177.3 yards, a touchdown, and an interception per game. That's an average passer rating of about 69.4. Zain Naqvi Bench...
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    September 25, 2016 at 10:48 PM
    It was another game in the Pacific Northwest, and it was another embarrassing loss for the 49ers. The theme has become all too common in the past few years when going up to Seattle: unprepared team, bad defense, really bad offense, blowout losses and Pete Carroll joyfully giggling and skipping down the Seahawks' sideline. The last time the 49ers won in...
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    September 13, 2016 at 2:51 PM
    The 49ers began the Chip Kelly Era by pitching a 28-0 shut out against the Los Angeles Rams. Kelly became the 6th straight 49ers head coach to win the season opener in his first season with the team. The Niners have now won their last 6 regular season openers, the longest current streak in the NFL. No one really knew what to make of the Chip...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    September 11, 2016 at 10:31 AM
    On the eve of the 49ers first regular season game of 2016, the team faces more questions than it has answers. We can only hope that this season will prove those answers. This season will be different for the 49ers - that's what we're telling ourselves. It can't be worse than last year's debacle. The team went 5-11 last year but was clearly...
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    August 31, 2016 at 10:31 AM
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been protesting what he calls "unjust" actions in this country by refusing to stand during the pre-game National Anthem. And his protest will continue. "I'll continue to sit," said Kaepernick on Sunday. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that...
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    August 27, 2016 at 11:35 PM
    The 49ers lost 21-10 to the Packers in their dress rehearsal for the regular season. It was a rough game for the 49ers in all phases. The offense was particularly bad, as the Niners really only had one sustained drive where quarterback Blaine Gabbert hit wide receiver Quinton Patton for a touchdown (statistically, it was a run). On a night that was much...
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    August 11, 2016 at 12:19 AM
    For the first time since 2004, the 49ers held a training camp practice at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. For those who don't know, Kezar was the 49ers' first home and the team played there until 1970, after which they moved to Candlestick Park. It is a place with the type of character and quirkiness that one would expect out of a structure that resides in...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    August 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM
    In our latest Round Table, our team of writers was asked who they thought would start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers during Week 1 at home against the Los Angeles Rams. Alex Pedregon Week 1 starter: Blaine Gabbert This is a tough call since Kap and Gabbert seemed fairly evenly matched heading...
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    August 1, 2016 at 11:17 AM
    Chip Kelly's first Training Camp as 49ers head coach has started, with Day 1 in the books and Day 2 in progress. While it's widely known that the 49ers roster is lacking talent, storylines are still abundant. There are questions on whether Kelly has changed his attitude towards his players and ownership. There are questions about his play...
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    May 5, 2016 at 1:40 PM
    It's been almost a week since the NFL Draft started in Chicago and draft "grades" for teams have been steadily rolling in. While these grades don't mean anything when it comes to what actually happens on the field, they give an interesting perspective as to how teams are perceived from an outsider's point of view. Thus far for the 49ers, it's been a mixed...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    February 14, 2016 at 12:44 PM
    Everything goes dark. Then the lights come on. You pull yourself up off the turf and head back to the sideline and silently take a seat on the bench. Your mind starts moving a million miles a minute... "Should I say anything to anyone? What if I lose my job? I have to be strong for my teammates. We have to win this game." You have a choice: speak up and...
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    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 Zain Naqvi
    October 22, 2015 at 1:25 AM
    Being a lifelong 49ers fan and having spent a portion of my life living in the Pacific Northwest, I have seen my share of things when it comes to the Seahawks. I remember when they were in the old AFC West along with Denver, Kansas City, San Diego and Oakland. It's really the Houston Texans that made our paths cross. When the Texans came into the league in...
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