1. Can the San Francisco 49ers Count on Glenn Dorsey at Nose Tackle?

    San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey is on the verge of a career-altering opportunity, just not the way that he probably hoped to find it...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 6,437 reads 28 comments

  2. Winners and Losers from San Francisco 49ers' Week 1 Win vs. Green Bay Packers

    The Green Bay Packers stopped the read-option, but they just couldn't stop the San Francisco 49ers . The 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 34-28 in Sunday's much-hyped rematch of the 2013 Divisional Round matchup...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 2,984 reads 40 comments

  3. 5 San Francisco 49ers Players Facing Make-or-Break Seasons in 2013-14

    The San Francisco 49ers are near the top of nearly every preseason power ranking you can find entering 2013, an expectation that matches the team's collective mentality: Super Bowl or bust...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 1,421 reads 2 comments

  4. Updated Outlook for the San Francisco 49ers Offense in 2013-14

    After mustering just 21 combined points in the first two preseason games, the San Francisco 49ers finally came out of their offensive shell on Sunday night with a 34-point effort against the Minnesota Vikings ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 3,097 reads 8 comments

  5. 5 Key Players to Watch in San Francisco 49ers' 3rd Preseason Game

    The San Francisco 49ers enter Week 3 of the preseason with a few questions left to be answered. Up to this point the starters have not seen a lot of action in exhibition play, especially ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 4,866 reads 20 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick Will Thrive Despite Weakened WR Corps

    All Colin Kaepernick did in 2013 was take away the starting job from a quarterback who had a 104.1 passer rating and lead the San Francisco 49ers all the way to Super Bowl XLVII ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 5,630 reads 14 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers: Injury Updates Entering Preseason Week 2

    The San Francisco 49ers managed to escape Thursday night's 10-6 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos without a major injury to a key player, which is always a point of priority...

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  8. San Francisco 49ers: Winners and Losers in Preseason Week 1 Loss to Broncos

    After months of anticipation, the 2013 San Francisco 49ers finally took the field Thursday night to kick off the final season at Candlestick Park...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 5,604 reads 34 comments

  9. Ranking the 5 Greatest Head Coaches in San Francisco 49ers History

    Before Jim Harbaugh came to town, the San Francisco 49ers had been plagued by poor coaching for the better part of a decade...

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  10. San Francisco 49ers: What Matt Ryan's New Contract Means for Colin Kaepernick

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan just became the latest in a long list of signal-callers to secure a new contract this offseason, inking a five-year deal worth $103.5 million (Source: NFL...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 9,797 reads 27 comments

  11. Vernon Davis Is San Francisco 49ers' Best Bet to Replace Michael Crabtree

    When training camp opens on July 24, quarterback Colin Kaepernick will enter without an eager backup breathing down his neck, a luxury that you could argue hasn't been afforded to a 49ers starter since before Alex Smith's shoulder injury 2007...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 3,606 reads 24 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: Looking Back at the Top 10 Plays of the Jim Harbaugh Era

    For football fans, July is always a dark time. It’s the month on the NFL calendar when hats, magazine photo shoots and long snappers can dominate the headlines just so we have something to talk about before training camp begins...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 3,378 reads 7 comments

  13. Colin Kaepernick's Hat: A Lesson in Immaturity and Bad Public Relations

    By now, you've probably heard that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused a stir on Fourth of July weekend by wearing a Miami Dolphins hat...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 9,137 reads 72 comments

  14. NFL Training Camp: Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Sign Brandon Lloyd

    The phrase, “Next Man Up,” gets thrown around a lot in today’s sports culture. Naturally, when San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree suffered ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 4,874 reads 36 comments

  15. Power Rankings: Seven Most Interesting Behind-the-Scenes Organizations in Sports

    We've all wanted to be a fly on the wall at one time or another. Certain people and situations just seem so interesting, especially when you can't know what's going on behind closed doors...

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  16. San Francisco 49ers: Was Bill Walsh the Best Head Coach in NFL History?

    In honor of what would have been Vince Lombardi's 100th birthday, ESPN has spent the last few weeks counting down the " Greatest Coaches in NFL History ," according to the network's panel of experts...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 4 years ago 3,434 reads 14 comments

  17. Kansas City Chiefs: Why Alex Smith Is More Than the Next Matt Cassel

    Tell me when the scenario sounds familiar: the Kansas City Chiefs have traded an early second round selection to land the league's hottest back-up quarterback commodity, hoping he can be the leader to turn the franchise around...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about almost 5 years ago 2,797 reads 21 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick Must Learn from RG3's Knee Injury

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has now undergone reconstructive knee surgery and is en route to recovery, a six-to-eight month process that is not expected to cost the star rookie any regular-season action in 2013...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 years ago 3,354 reads 2 comments

  19. Vernon Davis Is San Francisco 49ers' X-Factor Against the Green Bay Packers

    This time last year, the 49ers entered the playoffs in an eerily similar situation. The No. 2 seed in the NFC, San Francisco came off a first-round bye to face a former Super Bowl MVP quarterback in the Divisional Round...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 5 years ago 4,283 reads 20 comments

  20. Brandon Jacobs: Is He Missed by 49ers or Giants?

    When the San Francisco 49ers brought running back Brandon Jacobs into the fold this off-season, many envisioned a solid niche role for the former New York Giant...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 5 years ago 1,224 reads 1 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers: Who's Under Pressure to Perform Against the Jets?

    After taking some time to let last week's debacle in Minnesota sink in, the 49ers must travel even further from home to take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium...

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  22. San Francisco 49ers: Which Remaining Games Present the Biggest Challenges?

    Despite going 4-1 against playoff teams during the 2011 season, there was a sizable amount of speculation that a more difficult schedule would be the San Francisco 49ers ' undoing in 2012...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 5 years ago 2,733 reads 26 comments

  23. New Jersey Devils: Top 7 Post-Lockout Performances of All Time

    New Jersey Devils fans and hockey fans across the country have feared the worst throughout the recent NHL labor dispute, especially with some key negotiations taking place over the past few days...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 5 years ago 818 reads 5 comments

  24. 49ers vs. Texans: 3 Things to Look for in San Francisco's Second Preseason Game

    The San Francisco 49ers had a successful 2012 preseason opener by most accounts and will look to keep moving forward against the Houston Texans this Saturday at Reliant Stadium...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about over 5 years ago 2,700 reads 9 comments

  25. NFL Preseason 2012: What to Make of Robert Griffin III's Post-Game Comments

    After months of anticipation, Robert Griffin III finally made his NFL Preseason debut Thursday night in the Washington Redskins ' 7-6 win over the Buffalo Bills ...

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