1. San Francisco 49ers: Take the 49er Coach IQ Test!

    Want to coach for the San Francisco 49ers? Well, it's not easy. It involves a lot of game planning and film study. You have to know every facet of how an NFL team is built and what exactly is required to get the edge on Sundays...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 933 reads 6 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Nate Clement's Fumble Gives Mike a Voice To Sing

    If Nate Clements held onto that interception against the Atlanta Falcons , the 49ers would have celebrated a close victory. But in the NFL , you don't “Win to just win it...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 1,467 reads 31 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Giant Myths and Forgotten Gold

    Late last season, when the 49ers were discovering a revitalized Alex Smith and a new identity, I wrote several articles about the benefits of the spread offense...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 445 reads 8 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers: There Is Only One Team in the NFL That Can Beat the 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers are new at this. They are uncomfortable in this type of unfamiliar territory. Although they played a home game against the New Orleans Saints, the 49ers were in a far away land...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 942 reads 9 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers Vs. New Orleans Saints: It's Time To Double Up Or Bust

    Over the course of a 16-game NFL schedule, lots of strange things can occur.Every team has one game where everything goes right. Every team also has one game where everything goes wrong...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 787 reads 10 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers' Sequel: The Phantom, the Menace, Jar Jar, and The One

    The show was ugly, bizarre, and downright embarrassing. There was no large cane to pull the players off the stage. There was no gong to bong, to cut short the farce and save some face...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 125 reads 8 comments

  7. Bird Dogs: The San Francisco 49ers Need to Stuff the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday

    The San Francisco 49ers used to own the NFC West division. The division was almost like their own personal practice ground, to sharpen up their skills, freshen up, and get ready for those season determining contests with serious NFC threats...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 1,491 reads 2 comments

  8. San Francisco 49ers: In 2010, They Must Fire Their Engines, or Watch Them Rust

    The Jeff Garcia era had ended just as quickly as it had begun. Garcia's play was declining, just as his contract was expiring...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 4 years ago 1,266 reads 9 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers Breaking the Mold

    Since the 49ers lost to the Seattle Seahawks on the road, they have been on a mission. They have made a commitment to build back what they have wanted all along; and what they want is not centered around the shotgun “spread” offense...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about over 4 years ago 1,006 reads 7 comments

  10. 49ers-Seahawks: San Francisco in Bloom

    The 49ers were coming off one of their best, most complete games in years, after their victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. They came into Seattle with a new identity and a new attitude...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about over 4 years ago 277 reads 2 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: The 11th Hour

    In the 11th month of the year, during the 11th game of the 2009 NFL season, something important happened for the San Francisco 49ers. Bill Walsh's ghost has stopped rolling around...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about over 4 years ago 647 reads 1 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: Mike Singletary's Vision, Deferred

    After Sunday's game in Green Bay, the reality has not only become concrete, but it has set in, hard and firm. The only problem now becomes, who's going to tell Mike Singletary? Singletary's ...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about over 4 years ago 542 reads 13 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: The Season in the Stone

    The 49ers had to deal with a very tough loss last Sunday versus the Titans. This was a tough loss for many reasons, but I think what is most important, is what was lurking just beneath the surface of this last tidal wave...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about over 4 years ago 239 reads 3 comments

  14. Weary San Francisco 49ers Bent Double

    “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, ...” -- Wilfred Owen 1918 There are some things that are hard to describe with words...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about over 4 years ago 766 reads 8 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers: A Very Very, Moral Victory, Right?

    This will be a funny week in 49er land. Everyone will say all the proper things. There will be lots of half-answers and poetry. No one involved with the 49ers organization will want to speak the truth...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about over 4 years ago 584 reads 2 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers: Dumb and Dumber and Dumberest

    Everyone knows that there have been some dumb actions on NFL football fields throughout the years. One of the all-time classics, and actually THE all-time classic, involved Jim Marshall of ...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 1,589 reads 12 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: Rhythm 'n Soul

    The 49ers expected to beat the Rams last Sunday, but more importantly, they took it a step further, they HAD to beat the Rams...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 895 reads 2 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers: The Good Teams, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Just about every NFL coach and player would endorse the idea that "it doesn't matter how you win, as long as you somehow get the win." This is the stance they must take.   After all, you can't argue with a win...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 444 reads 3 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers: Preseason Observations, Game Two

    Certain things are really jumping out strong this year in preseason. When watching the game the first time, its obvious we have some ability in the running game, although we don't ...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 420 reads 2 comments

  20. Eugene, Have Some Sympathy for Michael Crabtree

    My last several articles have related to the Michael Crabtree fiasco, but luckily for the 49ers, I am not the only one. Crabtree is being torn a new one, all over the media...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 599 reads 0 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers: Fry Em

    Turn up the heat on Michael Crabtree and Eugene Parker. Turn it up. Oh no, you misunderstand, don't be shy... I mean turn it up! Way up...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 373 reads 3 comments

  22. NFL First Round Draft Picks: Nobody Wants to Take the Bullet

    Are NFL first round draft picks paid what they are worth? Some would argue that they are certainly paid what they are worth, because the market makes no mistakes and accounts for value...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  23. San Fransisco 49ers: A Done Deal, But Its Far From Over

    Darius Heyward Bey (DHB) got his deal done, but considering the ludicrous contract demands that Parker has already made, I am not sure that even if the 49ers succumb and pay Crabtree the SAME money as DHB, Parker would be satisfied...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 434 reads 4 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers: Eat Contract Cake and Have Easier Games, Too

    Some teams seem to be a little frustrated about the No. 10 overall pick in the draft. They say he is holding up the entire signing process. They say he is stunting and screwing with the rest of the NFL...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 5 years ago 847 reads 4 comments

  25. Eugene Parker's Madoffer to the San Francisco 49ers

    I'm sure Eugene Parker was very happy with himself when he landed Michael Crabtree as his client. Because in his mind, he was GAURANTEED to hit on a top-five contract...

    Brian O'Flaherty Written by Brian O'Flaherty about almost 6 years ago 2,110 reads 9 comments