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San Francisco 49ers’ Quarterback Problems with Colin Kaepernick

The San Francisco 49ers are in deep trouble. They are not proficient enough on offense to get to the playoffs without going through the Wild Card Round. A Super Bowl appearance in 2013 is becoming a distant and almost unattainable goal. The ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers Look Human vs. Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts

The high-flying San Francisco 49ers have come down to earth and are looking human again. For two seasons they have been winning more than two-thirds of the games they play, often looking unbeatable. Talented players, a magical quarterback, a genius coach—oh, ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49er vs. Seattle Seahawk Game: For Real?

After watching the San Francisco 49ers badly lose a game to the Seattle Seahawks for the second time, I’m struck by the incompetency of the strategic play calling against a beatable team. Seattle is a good, solid and tough team, but ... (Continue reading)

NFL San Francisco 49ers and the Church of Football

In the already-classic film, "Bull Durham," (1988), the actress Susan Sarandon playing Annie Savoy delivers a stirring monologue on "The Church of Baseball." To this day, it is the most quotable monologue about any sport. Annie was voicing a dirty little secret ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers in 2013: Impertinent Questions That Need Answers

The 49er personnel picture is a lot clearer now that free agency and the draft have passed. Now we can look at problems other than the “filling of holes” on the 49ers. It is true that some changes are still ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers Force a Fair-Weather Fan to Eat Crow

I never did like crow. Even during the below-poverty-level times of my youth, I avoided the delicacy (ugh), even though it was readily available around the ranch. Crow is stringy, a tough bird who will eat almost anything and often tastes ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers Will Miss the 2012 Super Bowl

The Super Bowl at the end of the 2012 season will not feature the San Francisco 49ers. Reality bites, and we all try to duck it, but it is there in our faces and we must acknowledge it. That is ... (Continue reading)

49ers-Dolphins Aftermath: Are the 49ers Ready for Prime Time?

The 49ers-Dolphins game gave something for everyone to cheer and to groan about. It is clear that Colin Kaepernick, as leader of the team, is not yet ready for prime time, yet he shows flashes of what the team hopes ... (Continue reading)

49ers Alex Smith: NFL’s Completion Percentage Leader Replaced by Kaepernick

The mid-season benching of Alex Smith could not have come at a worse time for him. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback's level of play was at the highest point of his career. His 70 percent completion percentage led the entire ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Controversy Is Real

The Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers introduced a valid and soon to be raging quarterback controversy into the Baghdad By The Bay area. My initial response was to pooh-pooh the possibility that ... (Continue reading)