• By Bee Vue
    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:54 PM 0 comments
    First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all 49ers Fans! Now that we got that out of way. Listen up, 49er fans, especially those attending the Thanksgiving game on Thursday. We all knew it would come down to this! This year, the NFL schedule favored us. Our big game did NOT happen in week 2. It happens on week 13 and the first game is at home. We have Aldon back. We gave Lattimore, Dorsey, and Bowman a chance to come back. But now, this game is up to us. If you will be at the game on Thursday night, please do these 4 things: 1) Get to the game early and be obnoxious!! Yell as loud and as long as you can. Make the referees respect your presence. Do this throughout the game except for when the 49ers are on offense. 2) Get even louder...
  • By Bee Vue
    May 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM 3 comments
    Make no jokes about this draft folks. This is serious. We have been the recipient of high draft players accumulated from a decade of subpar coaching and lackluster QB play. To continue our streak as a returning playoff team, the San Francisco 49ers need to have a ROCK SOLID draft. The 49ers CANNOT have another 2011 draft, where all the prospects are virtually absent from the team, see below: A.J. Jenkins was traded to Kansas City Chiefs for Jonathan Baldwin LaMichael James was rumored to be on trade market, struggled to break the lineup as the starting Punt Returner Joe Looney did not break the starting lineup in 2 full seasons Darius Fleming was waived due to injuries and is no longer on 53-man team Trenton...
  • By Bee Vue
    Mar 13, 2014 at 1:56 PM 3 comments
    Below is Antoine Bethea's Contract Details for Comparison, below is Whitner's Contract Details ...
  • By Bee Vue
    Feb 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM 0 comments
    Without any contact, the majority of the position drills do very little to improve or reduce current draft projections. The NFL uses the combine to corroborate or trigger further evaluation for players. In my opinion, the most important part of the process (for the OL) is the interview, medical, and physical measurements. I've compiled the list of arm length measurements from the 2013 draft to help guide your evaluation of OL in this year's combine. Offensive Tackles These are compiled arm length results for OT taken in the 2013 draft. You can see in this limited sample that the Offensive Tackle drafted in round 1-3 have a 34"+ arm length, on average. 2013 ...
  • By Bee Vue
    Feb 15, 2014 at 8:32 AM 16 comments
    Expect San Francisco to be frugal in Free Agency and active in the NFL Draft. The salary cap today show the San Francisco 49ers with approximately $8M in spending money (this assumes a $128M 2014 salary cap). Here are three things I expect the San Francisco 49ers to do in the near future that will increase that cap space. 1. Cut Carlos Rogers-This will free up 6.6M in cap space This will likely not happen until SF is able to resign Eric Wright for at least a 2 year deal. 2. Cut Jonathan Baldwin-This will free up 1.4M in cap space 3. Extend Frank Gore's Contract-This will free up as much as $3M in cap space With these transactions, SF will have approximately $16M of cap space. Knowing that...
  • By Bee Vue
    Feb 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM 6 comments
    As Free Agency looms on the horizon, that same ray of light will shed on Isaac Sopoaga's future with the 49ers. Isaac Sopaga who turns 32 years old in 2013 will be a Free Agent on March 12th, unless the San Francisco 49ers offer the long time red and gold Defensive Tackle a new contract. Given the depth of talent at DT in Free Agency and NFL draft coupled with Isaac's age and limited versatility in Vic Fangio's 3-4 defense, it is highly unlikely Isaac will play football in 2013 as a 49er. There is the possibility that Isaac will be accept a low offer to remain with the 49ers, but San Francisco will still need to reinforce the defense line with football players that can play all three positions in the 3-4 scheme. After several hours of watching film, I have developed a list of top 5...
  • By Bee Vue
    Feb 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM 24 comments
    Before I start examining 49ers' Salary Cap situation, I'd like to congratulate the 49ers' players, coaching staff, and loyal fans on a great season. There is no easy way to transition into the off-season after such a close and poorly officiated game, so I will just jump right in. First, I'll cover SF's salary cap situation as it stands today. Next, I will project how a few likely events will help our current financial situation. Then I will go into SF's Free Agents. SF 49ers Salary Cap Situation Today As it stands today, the San Francisco 49ers are set to accrue ~$123.3 Million in the 2013 season against a predicted salary cap of ~121 Million. The approximated $123.3M includes committed money and dead money in...
  • By Bee Vue
    Nov 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM 3 comments
    After a well-played first half of the regular season (6-2 record), Alex Smith sat down with 49erswebzone for a rare and exclusive interview. The interview was coordinated by Visa as a part of the "Make it Epic" campaign used to promote more ways to bring the NFL closer to the fans. I took this opportunity to get the 49er QB's opinion on several issues regarding the progression of the 49ers and the NFL. As many articles have already reported, Alex Smith was present at the SF Giants World Series parade, where he drove Pitcher Matt Cain through the streets of San Francisco. When asked about the experience, Alex gladly commented, "It was a great experience, I'm so glad that the SF Giant's organization invited me to do this…our two ball clubs have a lot of mutual respect...
  • By Bee Vue
    Jul 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM 2 comments
    In an upcoming season where the San Francisco 49ers are facing all 5 of the top passing teams from last year, the cornerback position will be paramount for getting into the playoffs in 2012. In an exclusive interview with Tramaine Brock, I learned a lot about Tramaine Brock, the football player and the person. Below is a summary of the Question and Answer phone interview. Q: First off, thanks for doing this interview. How are you feeling physically and what have you been doing in the offseason before minicamp to stay in shape? A: I'm doing good physically. I'm doing rehab on my hand.It's not 100% yet, I broke it earlier last season. As far as workouts go, I'm doing a lot of conditioning: 20 yard and 60 yard sprints. Q: Speaking of the...
  • By Bee Vue
    May 2, 2012 at 9:49 AM 30 comments
    Round 1 Pick 30th Overall - AJ Jenkins(6'0" 190 lbs) WR, Illinois On Film: PROS AJ Jenkins is a smooth route runner who has above average top-end speed running the 40 yard dash in 4.39 secs. More importantly is that Jenkins has good body control and maintains his speed while getting in and out of his breaks. Jenkins has good concentration and natural catching ability always hauling the ball in with his hands and has ran multiple routes from the X, Z, and slot positions during his tenure at Illinois. He was the focal point of Illinois offense in the passing game catching 40% of all thrown passess in the 2011 season. (For reference, Justin Blackmon and Colby Fleener caught 28% of all thrown passes in 2011) Jenkins...
  • By Bee Vue
    Apr 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM 19 comments
    ROUND 1 Peter Konz Center from Wisconsin Why SF should draft him: Konz provides depth and versatility on the O-Line. He will start at RG and move in to the Center position as Jonathan Goodwin's contract slowly wicks away. Konz is a natural center with tremendous production. Why SF should NOT draft him: In front of SF in the draft order are the Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers. Both these team have aging Centers and will likely draft Peter Konz before SF (Baltimore moreso than GB). I don't see SF giving up future picks to move up to 27 (New England). Coby Fleener Tight End from Stanford Why SF should draft him: Fleener is a matchup...
  • By Bee Vue
    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM 7 comments
    The 2012 off-season for the 49ers thus far has been plagued with questions and speculation concerning the 49ers needs for a big receiving target. The showing from the senior bowl and NFL combine has multiple mock drafts having the 49ers picking a WR at #30. However, with the recent acquisitions in free agency at the WR position, there's a reduced chance SF lands a WR in round 1. Outside of the WR position are other 49er needs. A good measuring stick for determining off-season positional needs is to look at individuals as it pertains to 1) their age and 2) their production/contribution in prior years. Since positional needs change from year to year, it is also important to consider the years a player has left (contractually) when evaluating needs. Using this...
  • By Bee Vue
    Mar 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM 5 comments
    One of the big unknowns for the San Francisco 49ers this off-season was their strategy for retaining Carlos Rogers, a valuable and key contributor in Vic Fangio's 3-4 trap defense. Initially a band-aid for a supposed rebuilding season, Rogers signed a humble contract with the storied west coast franchise for a chance to play cornerback in a off-season-less league. Statistically, Rogers co-lead the 49ers with 6 INTs, and led the 49er CBs with 41 solo tackles. Though, the 49ers would love to hold on to Rogers, the static salary cap and the demand for productive defensive backs along with Rogers age (31 years old) have resulted in the CB being a potential free agent come 1pm PST on March 13th, 2012. There is a strong possibility that Rogers will not return to San Francisco wearing red and...
  • By Bee Vue
    Mar 6, 2012 at 8:13 AM 17 comments
    The term "underwear olympics" was mentioned often in NFL Network's coverage of the 2012 NFL combine. Though a quarky and unfitting description of any NFL event, the overused phrase made sense within the confines of the various drills held at the combine. For example, a football player neither runs in a straight line for 40 yards in a game unperturbed by a defender nor rarely catches a football unchallenged by a defensive back. Though many of the drills held at a combine are a reflection of an individuals physical skill set, work ethic, and star potential, it does not always represent on-field success. It is important to remember that the combine is complimentary and hardly ever the answer when it comes to assessing prospective pro football players. During the NFL combine...
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