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  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Aug 31, 2020 at 6:00 AM 0 comments
    On Aug. 27, the San Francisco 49ers signed former Chicago Bear receiver Kevin White, which teams him up with fellow former West Virginia Mountaineer alumni, Tavon Austin. Both players have a chance to resurrect their careers after being drafted high but not playing up to the expectations. Though they both played for West Virginia, White transfered from Lackawanna College to Morgantown for the 2013 college season, and just after Austin made his jump to the NFL. With the 49ers coming into training camp, their receiver position was slim due to Emmanuel Sanders signing with the New Orleans Saints. Travis Benjamin, who the 49ers signed during the offseason, decided to opt-out of the season because of COVID-19. Then you have injuries to Deebo Samuel, rookie Brandon...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Jun 3, 2020 at 5:01 PM 3 comments
    Colin Kaepernick was only with the San Francisco 49ers for one season while kneeling in protest of the social injustice during the national anthem before games. Over the weekend, in the wake of recent horrific events, team CEO Jed York pledged $1 million toward organizations fighting for change, just as he did in 2016 after Kaepernick started kneeling. The 49ers also participated in the #BlackoutTuesday social media campaign this week. A few NBA players are less than impressed by the Niners' recent actions, saying it is too little, too late. Now you wanna......
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:41 AM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers will play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game for the right to face the winner of the AFC Championship Game in Super Bowl LIV. These two historic franchises, who have nine Super Bowl Championships between them, have playoff history like the 49ers and Cowboys of the '90s, Steelers and Raiders of the '70s, and Patriots and Colts of the 2000s. This will be the eighth time the 49ers and Packers will meet in the playoffs since the 1995 season. The series features losses to the Packers in the playoffs four out of seven games, including a home loss to the defending Super Bowl champions in the 1997 NFC Championship Game at then-3Com Park (Candlestick Park). During the 1997 season, the 49ers would be two years removed...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Dec 25, 2019 at 9:35 PM 2 comments
    The NFC West, the number one seed, and a first-round bye are on the line as the San Francisco 49ers travel to Century Link Field and attempt to win in a stadium where the team has not been able to do so in the past seven seasons. This "House of Horrors" has been a nightmare for the 49ers, where they have lost for the past eight straight games, including a 23-17 loss in the 2013 NFC Championship game. The Niners will be like "The Losers Club" of Stephen King's "It," encountering Pennywise the Dancing Clown at the house on Niebolt Street and facing their fears to overcome the monster. A 42-13 loss on a Week 16 Sunday night game against the Seahawks in the 2012 season was the first game that started the losing streak. In this game, the...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Dec 12, 2019 at 10:19 AM 4 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers' passing game has come alive for the past seven games. When 49ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle broke Rob Gronkowski's receiving record by a tight end last season, it put him in the discussion of being the best tight end in the NFL. Since the team made the trade for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in Week 8, and the emergence of Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne, we could be witnessing the start of the NFL's version of "The Four Horsemen" or "The 49er Horsemen". This would not be the biblical or Marvel Comics version of "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," but the wrestling faction which consisted of arguably the greatest heavyweight wrestling champion of all-time — "The Nature Boy," Ric Flair, "The Enforcer" Arn...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Nov 20, 2019 at 8:36 AM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers might have struck gold with their rookie receiver, Deebo Samuel. In the Week 11 win against the Cardinals, Samuel had another 100-yard receiving game. One of his eight receptions was an acrobatic 26-yard reception. Samuel said he catches the ball with his eyes and hands. "I never lost focus of the ball and went in and made the play," Samuel said while reflecting on the moment. Samuel hurt his shoulder on the same play but would remain in the game. One analyst on NFL Network yelled, "My ball punk!" when the network showed the highlight. Deebo finished the game with 134 yards receiving. During Monday's press conference, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Samuel continues to improve by...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Nov 11, 2019 at 7:14 AM 0 comments
    Here are five key San Francisco 49ers players in this Week 10 match up against the Seattle Seahawks. Jimmy Garoppolo - Could last week's game against the Cardinals be an omen to Niner fans? When the world questioned if this team was a possible Super Bowl contender, all questions centered on whether Jimmy G and was the weak link of the team. Garoppolo answered those questions with a 317-yard passing performance with four touchdowns and zero turnovers against the Cardinals. This week the 49ers will go against division rival Seattle Seahawks and face their 29th ranked pass defense. This game will be another opportunity for Garoppolo to have a big game and to continue to prove his doubters wrong. As what Stephen A. Smith said on First Take, "Keep...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Oct 30, 2019 at 9:36 PM 0 comments
    Here are five key San Francisco 49ers players to watch during the Week 9 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Tevin Coleman (Running Back) - With a four-touchdown performance against the Carolina Panthers, Coleman had his signature game as a 49er. Tevin "Can we talk" Coleman signed with the team this past offseason to either backup Jerick McKinnon or be the starting running back. In five games, Coleman has racked up 332 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns and is showing no long-term effects from his Week 1 ankle injury. This week, the 49ers offense, which ranks second in the league with 181 yards per game, goes up against a Cardinals defense, which is giving up an average of 131 yards rushing yards per game. In other words, Coleman...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Oct 26, 2019 at 12:02 AM 0 comments
    Here are five key San Francisco 49ers players to watch in the Week 8 match up against the Carolina Panthers. Kwon Alexander (Outside Linebacker) - The way Alexander has played in the first seven games, you would not have known he tore his ACL last season. The former LSU star, who is second on the team with 30 total tackles has not shown any setbacks from his season-ending injury last season with his sideline-to-sideline hustle. The 49ers have not gone up against a running back like Christian McCaffrey."Run CMC" is a match up nightmare when a linebacker lines up on him in the open field and has dangerous breakaway speed. Though the two have played each other when Alexander was with Tampa Bay, the former Stanford star is playing on an MVP level...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Oct 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM 1 comment
    In Week Seven's matchup against the Washington Redskins, these players could be key for a San Francisco 49ers victory: Jimmy Garropolo – The 49ers are 5-0 but not because of their $137.5 million dollar quarterback. He is currently 16th in passer rating at 95.2. He is below quarterbacks such as Derek Carr (96.7), Gardner Minshew (97.5), Teddy Bridgewater (98.4), Mason Rudolph (102.7), Kyle Allen (106.7) and Kirk Cousins (108.4). The former Eastern Illinois Panther is 19th in average passing yards with 232.6 per game and has thrown seven touchdown passes and five interceptions with three of them on Garoppolo. I understand he has 15 starts under his belt but at this point, Garoppolo is an overpaid "game manager." This week against the...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Sep 30, 2019 at 2:55 PM 5 comments
    When Terrell Owens was inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame on September 22, in the induction video, 49er great Jerry Rice said players who were blessed to play the wide receiver position knew they had an obligation which is to follow in the footsteps of the pass catchers before them. "If you played wideout and had that 'SF' on your helmet, there was an expectation," Jerry Rice said in a video. The Niners have a history of many pass-catchers who lived up to the standard, so I decided to make a list of the top 49ers wide receivers of all time who played for the scarlet and gold. The list is not about numbers and accolades but their impact on the game and how they were for the Niners. The tight end position did not make the list. 1) Jerry Lee...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Sep 19, 2019 at 3:11 PM 3 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers running game is relying on undrafted running backs Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. Running backs Jerick McKinnon and Tevin Coleman were two of the 49ers' significant signings after the arrivals of general head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch. McKinnon has not played a down for the team and has spent the past two seasons on injured reserve after an ACL injury in 2018. Coleman has been week-to-week with an ankle injury since the Week 1 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Breida signed with the 49ers in 2017 out of Georgia Southern and was a capable backup behind former 49er running back Carlos Hyde. He was thrust into starting last year but was hobbled by an ankle...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:02 AM 1 comment
    Fans of the San Francisco 49ers in the city of San Antonio got together to watch their favorite team beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Native Bar and Grill during kick-off weekend. Just like when 49er fans invaded AT&T Stadium during the 2013 kick-off game against the Dallas Cowboys, the group filled the party room in the back of Native's in a sea of scarlet and gold while other parts of the restaurant had Cowboy and Giants fans watching the game. "This is awesome," Jesus Archuleta, the founder and president of the 49er Empire San Antonio chapter said about all of the fans who showed up to watch the game. "We have over 140-plus Niner fans here. We packed the house even though this is Cowboy country. We got a good response. I love it and we will keep...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Aug 31, 2019 at 7:11 AM 0 comments
    In the preseason finale, the San Francisco 49ers lost 27-24 to the Los Angeles Chargers. Though it was the final preseason game, many 49er fans would use Twitter to express how they felt about the game. Running back Jeff Wilson had 20 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown. Despite fumbling one time, fans loved what they saw from Wilson. If the 49ers cut Jeff Wilson I'm going on a twitter rant and blocking hella people— 1st Team All Common Sense (@MrRoscoes) August 30,...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Aug 25, 2019 at 9:31 PM 3 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers franchise's starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, pulled an Aaron Rodgers: R-E-L-A-X. Relax. Me realizing that tonight is the first time in 330 days that I will Jimmy Garoppolo on the field again🤩🤩 #SFvsDEN pic.twitter.com/v0wvg04Aur— Victoria Van (@VictoriaVan15) August 19,...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Aug 20, 2019 at 3:52 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert is making a strong case to remain on the roster. In the preseason win against the Denver Broncos, he had six carries for 58 yards and a touchdown to go along with his two receptions for 42 yards. On his touchdown run, Mostert said he saw the defense flowing to the left and saw nothing but green grass. [email protected]_8Ball taking matters into his own hands. @49ers tie it up at...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Aug 15, 2019 at 6:45 PM 0 comments
    On a third-and-five in the third quarter, Dallas Cowboy quarterback Mike White threw a slant pass to wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, who was laid out by San Francisco 49ers safety Adrian Colbert. As Colbert and 49ers linebacker Azeer Al-Shaair celebrated the hit, the back judge threw a flag for it. The 49ers would win the game 17-9, but the former Miami Hurricane was ejected from the game for leading with his helmet, which was not a good welcome back to the NFL after finishing last season on injured reserve. During a press conference on August 13, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said the team is fortunate to have safeties like Colbert vying for a roster spot. "There are legitimate safeties all over the place in that...
  • By Sasha D. Robinson
    Aug 8, 2019 at 9:25 AM 0 comments
    During a break in Wednesday's practice, San Francisco 49ers veteran cornerback Richard Sherman left a stern message for the defense. "Sherm is an outstanding leader and his message was that we're getting to a point in camp where it's easy to feel sorry for yourself," 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said during the August 7 press conference after the practice. "But, if you want to be a champion, champions rise to every occasion. So, he wanted to see the team finish strong and that was basically the message." Saleh said Sherman was visibly upset after the defense gave up four red-zone touchdowns. "Obviously, with confidence in yourself you feel like you can hold other people accountable," Saleh said. "Sherm has nothing to prove when he speaks....
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