1. Identifying Best Possible Replacements for 49ers' Impending Departures

    Valentine's Day has come and gone, but San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke still has plenty of time to play matchmaker in this young offseason...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 7 months ago 15,638 reads 79 comments

  2. Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Move on from Donte Whitner in 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers won't have an easy answer for safety Donte Whitner 's contract. For three seasons now, the 49ers have been able to count on Whitner's veteran presence in the secondary...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 7 months ago 14,544 reads 69 comments

  3. Can the San Francisco 49ers Feel Comfortable Giving Aldon Smith a New Contract?

    Under a normal set of circumstances, the San Francisco 49ers would be jumping at the opportunity to renegotiate with star linebacker Aldon Smith ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 7 months ago 9,603 reads 38 comments

  4. What Should We Expect from Erratic Colin Kaepernick in 2014?

    For the second straight year, the San Francisco 49ers ' championship hopes were dashed by a misjudged pass in the end zone...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 8 months ago 20,269 reads 131 comments

  5. Ranking San Francisco 49ers' Top 5 Draft Needs

    The 2013 NFL season ended about four quarters and one confetti shower earlier than the San Francisco 49ers had hoped...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 8 months ago 23,972 reads 72 comments

  6. Why Eddie DeBartolo Absolutely Deserves Hall of Fame Induction

    Of all of the 15 finalists on for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014, there may not be a more complex case than that of former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Jr ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 8 months ago 4,690 reads 21 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers Free Agency: Keep, Walk or Tag Options for Every Free Agent

    The San Francisco 49ers are in the thick of the NFC playoff picture, but general manager Trent Baalke likely has his mind occupied with other critical issues...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 8 months ago 15,269 reads 68 comments

  8. 5 Players Who Will Carry the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl

    This time last season, the San Francisco 49ers were enjoying a well-earned bye week on the way to a sixth Super Bowl appearance...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 9 months ago 13,403 reads 43 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Will Greg Roman Finally Earn a Head Coaching Job?

    As the aftershocks from the headlines of "Black Monday" continue to roll out, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman could soon find himself on his way out of town in a different light...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 9 months ago 10,620 reads 89 comments

  10. 5 New Year's Resolutions for the San Francisco 49ers

    The New Year is a great chance for rebirth and change; you can better yourself with a fresh start. While many Americans will look to lose weight or save money, the San Francisco 49ers should look to set a few goals of their own in 2014...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 9 months ago 3,884 reads 7 comments

  11. Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in 49ers' Week 16 Contest with Falcons

    When the San Francisco 49ers announced their schedule before the start of the season, a Week 16 tilt with the Atlanta Falcons had all the makings of a classic...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 9 months ago 5,827 reads 20 comments

  12. 7 Candidates Who Could Replace Greg Roman as 49ers Offensive Coordinator

    There may not be a position coach in football in a more precarious position than 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 9 months ago 22,388 reads 72 comments

  13. How the San Francisco 49ers Can Build on Loaded 2013 Draft Class This Offseason

    As the college football season nears its end, several NFL teams will be looking to the future with only four games left to play in 2013...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 10 months ago 13,213 reads 67 comments

  14. NFL Week 13: Why Time for Talk Is over for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers have played through the majority of the 2013 season with a forward-thinking mantra. Remain competitive and get healthy, and then the whole picture will finally come together...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 10 months ago 1,851 reads 6 comments

  15. Fantasy Football: 10 Stars Who Should Remain on Your Bench in Week 13

    Just as NFL teams are scrambling for playoff position, plenty of fantasy owners are down to the wire for their own playoff push...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 10 months ago 364 reads 0 comments

  16. Breaking Down Mario Manningham's Impact in First 2 Games with 49ers in 2013

    Remember when the San Francisco 49ers ' beleaguered passing attack was supposed to be saved by two ailing wide receivers? Mario Manningham 's recent return should represent half ...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 10 months ago 3,668 reads 16 comments

  17. Fantasy Football Week 12: 10 Stars You Can't Afford to Start

    The middle of November is crunch time for fantasy football players, and YouTube clips of Jim Mora have surely started to populate your news feed...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 10 months ago 4,140 reads 0 comments

  18. Reassessing the San Francisco 49ers' Draft Shortcomings at Wide Receiver

    When the final book is written on the 2013 San Francisco 49ers , the story will ultimately boil down to shortcomings at wide receiver...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 10 months ago 6,225 reads 26 comments

  19. Why Michael Crabtree's Imminent Return Will Revitalize 49ers' Passing Attack

    Bye-week bliss continues to blossom for the San Francisco 49ers , as top wide receiver Michael Crabtree is finally returning to the practice field. According to Taylor Price of 49ers...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 11 months ago 7,299 reads 10 comments

  20. Projecting What the San Francisco 49ers Would Look Like at Full Strength

    The San Francisco 49ers are riding high into this Week 9 bye, carrying a five-game winning streak and boatloads of momentum after 42-10 thrashing of the Jacksonville Jaguars across the pond...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 11 months ago 3,742 reads 15 comments

  21. What to Expect from Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers Offense in Week 8

    The San Francisco 49ers have now powered their way through four consecutive victories with smashmouth football...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 11 months ago 6,672 reads 22 comments

  22. Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in 49ers' Week 7 Contest with Titans

    On the surface, the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans are two teams moving in opposite directions. After a rocky start, the 49ers (4-2) have rebounded to win three straight games, posting at least 32 points in each victory...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 11 months ago 2,415 reads 1 comments

  23. 5 X-Factors for San Francisco 49ers in Week 6 Matchup vs. Cardinals

    After Week 3, questions swirled around a 1-2 San Francisco 49ers team that lacked both production and an identity...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 11 months ago 2,692 reads 4 comments

  24. Why Colin Kaepernick Is Primed to Break out Following 49ers' Subpar Start

    After Week 1, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the NFL 's hot commodity, showing off an arm to match his feared speed...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 12 months ago 17,068 reads 84 comments

  25. How the San Francisco 49ers Saved the 2013 Season with Win over St. Louis Rams

    The San Francisco 49ers needed to go into Week 4 with a must-win attitude. Entering with a shocking 1-2 record, the 49ers traveled to St...

    Tom Smeaton Written by Tom Smeaton about 12 months ago 3,460 reads 67 comments