1. San Francisco 49ers: How Can Geep Chryst Get Most out of Offense in 2015

    The San Francisco 49ers raised eyebrows when they promoted Geep Chryst from quarterback coach to offensive coordinator, handing the keys to an offense that struggled markedly in 2014 to a coach who could not guide the San Diego Chargers above No..

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  2. 5 San Francisco 49ers Destined to Fill Shoes of Departing Fan Favorites

    Who will fill the void left by a string of departed fan favorites? That is the question facing the San Francisco 49ers after an offseason defined by the loss of key players...

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  3. Why Pass Rush Is Pivotal to Success of San Francisco 49ers' Defense in 2015

    Pressure. Offenses hate it, and all defenses want to create it. In 2015, it is crucial to the success of the San Francisco 49ers that they are able to generate a pass rush as they aim for a bounce-back year under new head coach Jim Tomsula...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers Players Most Likely to Be Cut Before Start of 2015 Season

    The San Francisco 49ers, like every NFL team, will have difficult roster decisions to make at the end of preseason...

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  5. Is DeAndrew White the San Francisco 49ers' Next Great UDFA Find?

    The San Francisco 49ers have had great success with undrafted free-agent signings in recent years, striking gold with the likes of Alex Boone, Ian Williams, Tony Jerod -Eddie and Tramaine Brock...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 year ago 29,452 reads 45 comments

  6. Why Ian Williams Is the San Francisco 49ers' Best Fit at Nose Tackle

    Nose tackle has been a position of intrigue for the San Francisco 49ers for the past two offseasons . Ian Williams has long been considered to be the guy to anchor the defensive ...

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  7. Breaking Down San Francisco 49ers' 2015 Offensive Line After Anthony Davis Exit

    Just when the San Francisco 49ers thought they had a settled roster, they were hit by another surprise departure...

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  8. Why Improved Backfield Will Bolster San Francisco 49ers Offense

    The San Francisco 49ers backfield is in a better position than it was last year. That may strike some as an odd statement following the loss of all-time leading rusher Frank Gore ...

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  9. 9 San Francisco 49ers Under Most Pressure to Deliver in 2015

    Until last year, the San Francisco 49ers had thrived under pressure on their way to three straight NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl appearance...

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  10. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise After OTAs

    With the San Francisco 49ers having endured an offseason of upheaval including changes to the coaching staff and roster, building chemistry will be the main priority at OTAs...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 year ago 21,833 reads 26 comments

  11. Why 2015 Season Is Make-or-Break Opportunity for 49ers' 2013 Draft Class

    The San Francisco 49ers have had some pretty good drafts under general manager Trent Baalke . Since he took over as general manager, the Niners have acquired the likes of NaVorro ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about over 1 year ago 11,723 reads 32 comments

  12. Why Quinton Dial Is the San Francisco 49ers' Most Underrated X-Factor in 2015

    After an offseason in which the San Francisco 49ers have lost a number of key players both to retirement and to rival teams, it is more important than ever that lesser-known players step up and make an impression in 2015...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about over 1 year ago 9,173 reads 25 comments

  13. Why the 49ers Offense Will Be More Versatile and Unpredictable in 2015

    It was all too predictable —t hat was the main criticism of the San Francisco 49ers offense in 2014, and it was well founded. In going 8-8 last season, the Niners rarely scared opposing defenses and averaged just 19...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about over 1 year ago 15,354 reads 38 comments

  14. Early Projections for the San Francisco 49ers' Final 53-Man Roster

    The San Francisco 49ers ' offseason is in the books, and attention will now switch to the long process of evaluating the talent on the roster with a view to whittling the squad down to 53 for the opening weekend of the NFL season...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about over 1 year ago 12,854 reads 18 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers Draft Is Show of Faith in Bruce Ellington and Quinton Patton

    The San Francisco 49ers were widely anticipated to select a wide receiver in the early rounds of the 2015 draft, but once again general manager Trent Baalke subverted the expectations ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about over 1 year ago 27,791 reads 118 comments

  16. How Jaquiski Tartt Pick Will Allow 49ers to Combat Inside Linebacker Shortage

    After the San Francisco 49ers lost inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement in the offseason, most assumed general manager Trent Baalke would address the position in the draft...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about over 1 year ago 17,783 reads 85 comments

  17. Identifying the Ideal Fit at Each Position of Need for San Francisco 49ers

    With the 2015 NFL draft finally upon us, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke will have finalized his draft board and will be ready to select the players he believes ...

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  18. San Francisco 49ers: Most Valuable Draft Options at Each Position of Need

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke knows that the NFL Draft is as much about finding value throughout the rounds as it is about hitting on your team's specific needs ...

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  19. Should San Francisco 49ers Draft Arik Armstead in 1st Round of NFL Draft?

    One of the most important San Francisco 49ers drafts of recent history is just over a week away, and speculation is mounting over whom general manager Trent Baalke will take with the franchise's first-round pick...

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  20. 5 Realistic Trade Partners for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015 NFL Draft

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is known for being one of the better manipulators of the NFL draft board and is regularly among the movers and shakers in terms of trades...

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  21. Making the Call on 6 Controversial Draft Prospects for the 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers have had to deal with their fair share of off-the-field issues in recent times, with the likes of Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver and Ray McDonald all attracting headlines for the wrong reasons...

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  22. Trading Back Would Be Best Solution for San Francisco 49ers' Draft Needs

    The San Francisco 49ers are in an interesting position in the 2015 NFL draft . Picking at No. 15 in the first round, it is fair to suggest that one of the best players in the class could fall into their lap...

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  23. Need vs. Value Is Biggest Challenge Facing 49ers GM Trent Baalke in 2015 Draft

    San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is just four weeks away from what is the biggest draft of his career with the franchise. Events during the offseason have placed a mountain of pressure on Baalke to get this year's draft right...

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  24. Mid-Round WR Prospects Who Can Contribute Immediately for San Francisco 49ers

    There had been a consensus opinion that the San Francisco 49ers ' biggest draft need was wide receiver. Offseason departures may have changed that. The Niners now have a hole at inside linebacker and a lack of quality depth at the cornerback position.

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  25. Who Will Be the San Francisco 49ers' Most Improved Player in 2015?

    The San Francisco 49ers will need some players to step up and improve after losing a number of key pieces in free agency...

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