Why 49ers prioritized pass rush over coverage in free agency

Mar 14, 2019 at 9:00 PM--


The 49ers' emphasis on the front seven instead of the secondary in free agency wasn't an accident.
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Why CBS Sports says the 49ers had the fourth-best offseason in the NFL

By David Bonilla
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How do you think the San Francisco 49ers offseason has gone from a personnel perspective? The team lost a few veteran leaders in defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and offensive tackle Joe Staley. The first was traded away, so it wasn't the player's decision to leave. The second opted to sign with the New Orleans Saints in free agency. The third retired. For any other team, these losses might have been significant. But the 49ers own a deep roster, an embarrassment of riches at certain positions. That helped the Kyle Shanahan-led squad reach the Super Bowl in year three of a massive roster overhaul. As for the losses themselves, Shanahan and general manager John Lynch worked diligently to fill the voids. With the first

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Rich Eisen passionately explains why the 49ers had the best offseason in the NFL

By David Bonilla
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CBS Sports recently listed the San Francisco 49ers as having the fourth-best offseason in the NFL. Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports recently gave the team a C- when grading it's offseason moves. Rich Eisen of NBC Sports believes general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan did a lot better. In fact, he feels the 49ers had the best offseason in the NFL. Schwab's grade dumbfounded Eisen as he jokingly wondered if the writer was a cousin of Charles Schwab. Chris Brockman didn't agree that Eisen should even consider the

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Kendrick Bourne says Brandon Aiyuk part of the reason why the 49ers will return to the Super Bowl

By David Bonilla
Jul 1, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for their "Legendary Revenge Tour," and rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk will be part of the show. In fact, fourth-year wideout Kendrick Bourne believes Aiyuk will be a big reason why the 49ers will make their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. Hopefully, this time, key offseason moves will be enough to lift the team to a victory in the big game. San Jose-area photographer Pierre Whitsey snapped some fantastic photos of Bourne working out with others at San Jose State on Tuesday, according to the date on the gallery. Aiyuk was among the group, and some of those photos showed Bourne talking to the rookie, perhaps offering up some

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