1. Harbaugh vs. Singletary: 49ers' 2011 Season of Overnight Success Is a Myth

    The San Francisco 49ers put on a show over the 2011 season and followed it with a strong playoff run against not one, but two very difficult opponents...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 3 years ago 2,482 reads 6 comments

  2. Vernon Davis: 49ers TE Talks CBA, Alex Smith, New System, and More

    When I told the editing staff at Bleacher Report I'd be stepping away in light of a career change, they gave me a truly great reward for the time spent: an assignment...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 1,579 reads 11 comments

  3. Vernon Davis: 49ers TE Talks About Gridiron Grunts, Painting Scholarship, Africa

    Vernon Davis is one of the most electrifying players on the football field today. Off the field, however, he can be even more admirable. In a brief interview with VD#85, Vernon talked about some of his recent off-field activities...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 869 reads 4 comments

  4. 2011 NFL Draft Grades: How Many Clubs Earned a Failing Grade in Round 1?

    The first round of the NFL Draft saw some big winners Thursday, but not every team scored perfectly with fans and the media...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 1,808 reads 0 comments

  5. Gideon Yu: San Francisco 49ers Find Front Office Financial Phenom, Football Fan

    San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York has brought in some serious Silicon Valley financing firepower. Gideon Yu may not hold the same head-turning prestige as Larry Ellison, but the guy is for real...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 1,411 reads 0 comments

  6. 2011 NFL Draft: Last-Minute First-Round Mock Draft

    Counting down the hours until we get this thing going, there's no better way to kill that time than with a mock draft. I'm assuming no trades...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 271 reads 3 comments

  7. NFL Lockout Lifted, San Francisco 49ers' Draft Needs Unchanged?

    A federal judge temporarily ruled in favor of the NFL players union Monday, lifting the owner-imposed lockout...for now. More a clue than an answer, this ruling raises plenty of questions...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 1,650 reads 23 comments

  8. NFL Draft 2011: Jim Harbaugh's Sights Set on San Francisco 49ers Needs

    The 49ers needs are mostly obvious, but things aren't always what they seem. In a year in which the CBA has ground free agency and trades to a halt, the draft has started to seem more and more important for clubs looking to fill holes on their teams...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 7,173 reads 11 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Cam Newton Plus Tim Tebow a Double Trouble Pipe Dream

    Can you imagine having Cam Newton and Tim Tebow on the field at the same time? It is perhaps the most unlikely scenario this offseason, and it makes very little sense considering ...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 895 reads 10 comments

  10. NFL Draft 2011: 7 Blue-Chip Players for San Francisco 49ers To Watch

    There are no sure things in this world...or are there? The NFL draft is right on top of us, and there are several players guaranteed to make a big splash sooner than later in the NFL...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 11,418 reads 20 comments

  11. 49ers 2011 NFL Draft: 12 QB Prospects Who Could Fall Through the Cracks

    There are too many quarterbacks in the 2011 NFL draft. Although none of them are named Andrew Luck, talents like those of Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Mallett, Christian Ponder ...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 8,050 reads 18 comments

  12. 2011 NFL Draft: 49ers' QB Search Packs a Punch

    What does Wladimir Klitschko have to do with the 49ers drafting a quarterback? Nothing. Seriously. Well, almost nothing...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 102 reads 7 comments

  13. Plaxico Burress: San Francisco 49ers Seek Jump-Ball WR, Is He an Option?

    Plaxico Burress is set to be released from prison this summer. A few weeks back, his agent Drew Rosenhaus said the troubled pass catcher intends to play in the 2011 season. Via profootballtalk...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 1,799 reads 13 comments

  14. 2011 NFL Draft: Seven First-Round Considerations for the San Francisco 49ers

    The NFL draft doesn't exactly sneak up on insatiable football fans. It is, however, inching closer and closer this month...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 4,906 reads 20 comments

  15. 49ers 7 Round Mock Draft: April Fools Edition

    The 49ers might get crazy with it this year. Moves that may even get booed by fans on draft weekend are not out of the realm of possibility...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about over 3 years ago 1,676 reads 4 comments

  16. 49ers 2011 Mock Draft: Complete with Trade Speculation and Contingency

    Mock-mock! Who's there? Seven rounds of time-wasting, headache-inducing, nearly laughable speculation. That's who! It's mock-draft season, and since there's only still another whole ...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 6,901 reads 47 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers' Quarterback Search: What's David Carr, Chopped Liver?

    The San Francisco 49ers have one quarterback on the roster currently, and his name is David Carr . I'm sure you've heard of him, and chances are what you heard wasn't great...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 3,246 reads 45 comments

  18. Avoiding the Next Alex Smith: San Francisco 49ers Must Play Hand They're Dealt

    Alex Smith's hands measure 9.375" long. Although this isn't a ridiculously tiny measurement, it has ( at times ) been blamed for the first overall pick from 2005's tendencies to fumble over the years, as well as his inaccuracy...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 9,881 reads 89 comments

  19. 49ers 2011 NFL Draft: Blaine Gabbert Might Not Be Bad Target After All

    To be wise, a man needs to be able to admit his faults. I have given Blaine Gabbert a bad rap, and I have judged him before I knew all the facts...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 3,263 reads 113 comments

  20. 49ers Pre-Combine Mock Draft: 7 Rounds Of Fantasy and Reality

    Because the NFL draft can't get here soon enough, many itchy fans are keeping tabs on the draft's latest risers and fallers. The 49ers Faithful might be some of the most edgy fans this year however...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 5,784 reads 35 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers' 2011 Draft and the QB Hunt: The Big Four and the Other Guys

    The three wise men shown here will be charged with finding the next 49ers quarterback. Specifically, Jed York promoted Trent Baalke to general manager in order to land Jim Harbaugh, ...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 3,679 reads 63 comments

  22. San Francisco 49ers: 7 Solid Choices for Their 2011 NFL Draft 1st Round Pick

    The San Francisco 49ers have the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft this April. Red-and-gold fans everywhere have already voiced opinions on how they should spend this selection, ...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 16,620 reads 72 comments

  23. 49ers: An Abridged Red and Gold Guide To Scouting the 2011 Draft Class

    The NCAA's 2010 season is over. The bowls are empty and a champion has been crowned. The East-West Shrine Game concluded this weekend, and the Senior Bowl is right around the corner...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 2,518 reads 17 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers: Why Nnamdi Asomugha Could Turn the 49ers into a Contender

    Nnamdi Asomugha's contract was voided by Oakland Raiders over the weekend, essentially rendering the star cornerback a free agent...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 7,399 reads 61 comments

  25. Jim Harbaugh San Francisco 49ers: The 5 Biggest Challenges He's Facing

    Jim Harbaugh will coach the San Francisco 49ers next year, according to various sources. The 49ers have scheduled a press conference for 3:30 pm this afternoon, and according to CSN's Matt Maiocco, Harbaugh is in the building...

    Joseph Burkey Written by Joseph Burkey about almost 4 years ago 1,317 reads 16 comments