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49ers Doing Little to Quell Concerns About Retooled, Injured Defense

Over the last three years, the San Francisco 49ers have had one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. In 2011, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio guided the fourth-best defense in the NFL. In 2012, he coached the No. 3-ranked ... (Continue reading)

How Chris Cook Can Impact the San Francisco 49ers Secondary

When the San Francisco 49ers cut cornerback Carlos Rogers, the natural assumption was that fourth-year cornerback Chris Culliver would step in and assume Rogers’ role at right cornerback.  The notion made a ton of sense considering Culliver registered 47 combined tackles, ... (Continue reading)

Vernon Davis’ Holdout Is Justified, but He Has No Leverage in This Situation

Over the course of Vernon Davis’ eight-year career, the San Francisco 49ers' tight end has shown that he is capable of playing at a high level annually. In 119 career games, the All-Pro pass-catcher has amassed 397 receptions, 5,201 yards receiving, ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers Making a Mistake Moving Jonathan Martin Inside to Guard

When the San Francisco 49ers acquired offensive lineman Jonathan Martin from the Miami Dolphins for a conditional seventh-round pick, general manager Trent Baalke was hoping Martin’s collegiate coach, Jim Harbaugh, could help rehabilitate his image and boost his ego.  After three ... (Continue reading)

What Carlos Hyde Brings to the 49ers Backfield in 2014

Even though the value of the running back position is at an all-time low in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers have made it a point to add talent to their backfield on an annual basis. Over the course of the ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers’ 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

With the 2014 NFL draft in the books, we will be taking a look at all 12 of the San Francisco 49ers draft picks. Some were good, some were bad and some were downright baffling. But that's the beauty of the NFL. General ... (Continue reading)

49ers Have Ammo to Trade Up, Who Should They Target in a Draft-Day Jump?

When you have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, as the San Francisco 49ers do, there’s no way 11 fresh faces make the 53-man roster. At best, it looks like five to six rookies will have a ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco 49ers Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

The much anticipated 2014 regular-season schedule was just released for the San Francisco 49ers and 31 other NFL organizations. Even though the 49ers' regular-season opponents have been known since January, the dates, times and network coverages were released Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Here ... (Continue reading)

Poor Fit Makes LaMichael James Expendable for 49ers

After two underwhelming seasons in the Bay Area, running back LaMichael James may have played his last down as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.  Ever since he was drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft, pundits questioned ... (Continue reading)

49ers’ Pursuit of Vertical Threat at WR Will Extend to 2014 Draft

The San Francisco 49ers have had one of the most interesting offseasons in recent memory. First it was the Jim Harbaugh-Trent Baalke dilemma, then it was the Harbaugh-Cleveland Browns fiasco and lastly it was the DeSean Jackson trade rumors.  Coincidentally enough, ... (Continue reading)