1. 49ers; How Peyton Manning Will Change the San Francisco 49ers on the Field

    It will be announced Monday or Tuesday whether Peyton Manning will play for the 49ers or not. My guess, made without any verification, is that he will. I would be surprised if he made any other choice...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 2,257 reads 7 comments

  2. NFL Games on iTunes: A Viewer's Opinion

    I found a few NFL games from several seasons at the iTunes Store and decided to try them to see how they worked. iTunes is a great system, as are other available sites for legally downloading TV shows...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 6,275 reads 0 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers Draft and Trade Plan for 2012 Season, Part II

    The San Francisco 49ers have few personnel needs for the 2012 season. They have a unique opportunity to make significant improvements in the teams’ performance with just a few personnel changes...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 4,234 reads 16 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers: Fine-Tuning the Squad to Make Them Even More Scary

    Fine-tuning. Like a piano tuner perfecting the sound before a concert. A few jangling sounds then a clear, perfect tone. That is the offseason for the San Francisco 49ers . Fine-tuning...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 38 reads 2 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers: Why I'm So Very Proud of the 49ers

    When the lockout ended this last spring I was hopeful for a season that would show some promise for my beleaguered San Francisco 49ers ...

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  6. Resurgent San Francisco 49ers Have Fans Walking on Air

    Their walk is a wry smile, a bit eerie, cocky, cheerful, bordering on arrogant. Look closely and you will see a couple of inches between the soles of their shoes and the ground. San Francisco 49ers fans are walking on air...

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  7. San Francisco 49ers Draft and Trade Plan for 2012 Season, Part One

    The San Francisco 49ers have some gaping holes to fill in their roster. The 2011 season has been a pleasant surprise for gold-seeking squad, but it also has revealed major personnel holes...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 3,356 reads 20 comments

  8. Waking on a Sunday in the San Francisco 49ers' Neverland

    On Sunday mornings these days, I awake with the feeling of being in a Neverland where the 49ers are playing way above my expectations...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 2,868 reads 17 comments

  9. Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers: Care Which Team Wins?

    The vaunted Thanksgiving game between teams coached by brothers—for the first time in NFL history—has developed into a stellar conflict that will be on national TV. All the pundits are calling the game...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 869 reads 0 comments

  10. “COLD GOLD” Defense Makes San Francisco 49ers Glitter

    The 2011 San Francisco 49ers are on a tear through the NFL . After week nine they are the second rated team in the NFL. Led by Alex Smith the offense has been very good at avoiding the mistakes that often rob a team of its chance of victory...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 592 reads 6 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati Solidify the Offensive Line

    The two 2010 first-round draft picks have solidified one of the best offensive lines in the NFL . Those first-round picks were Anthony Davis, 11 th , a tackle out of Rutgers, and Mike Iupati , 17 th , a guard out of Idaho...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 850 reads 2 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers New Prima Donna Assoluta Receivers Shock Cleveland Browns

    The San Francisco 49ers have two brand new prima donna assoluta receivers— Joe Staley and Isaac Sopoaga. Each caught their first passes, both first downs, during the 20-10 win over the Cleveland Browns ...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about over 2 years ago 2,810 reads 8 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Turned Alex Smith Around How?

    The fans of the San Francisco 49ers have watched Alex Smith ’s progression from community pariah to his now near hero-hood...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 1,407 reads 39 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Meet an Insanely Great San Francisco 49er Team

    Watch the Sunday game tapes, Mogadishu. This is how America treats pirates. In a slide show a couple of days ago I compared the statistics of San Francisco 49ers with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the season through the fourth game...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 683 reads 12 comments

  15. Tampa Bay Bucs vs. San Francisco 49ers: Who Is Favored?

    One of the games to watch this Sunday will be when the San Francisco 49ers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . Both teams sport a 3-1 record, and the winner will jump ahead in reputation and in the standings in their division...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 1,352 reads 10 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers Coach Harbaugh Has Team on the Right Path

    I always love the fourth and fifth weeks of the NFL season because that is when teams begin to show their season's personality. Every team has a different personality, year to year...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 497 reads 14 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers' Harbaugh Bests Philadelphia Eagles with Huge Comeback

    After the last win on the road, most commentators had the 49ers losing to the mighty, if stumbling Eagles . But then the teacher kept the class in after school—for a whole week...

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  18. San Francisco 49ers: A Team Building Brick by Brick

    "I think we're in a process of finding our identity," Harbaugh said at the start of Monday's news conference. ( SF Gate ) That is the most cogent statement of the current condition of the San Francisco 49ers made to date...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 439 reads 5 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers vs. the Dallas Cowboys: Ted Ginn Finds His Mojo

    In past years Ted Ginn sometimes was criticized by fans and media types alike for dropping balls, not being in sync with the quarterback and, as one wag put it, ‘overrated and unproductive’ as a speedster...

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  20. San Francisco 49ers' Coach Jim Harbaugh's Strategy

    The first week of the 2011 season is now history, and the performance of the San Francisco 49ers was bland but effective. This was almost as I expected it to be. It was a plain vanilla game, with a few standard plays being used over and over...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 1,089 reads 10 comments

  21. The San Francisco 49ers-Oakland Raiders Preseason Series Should Still be Played

    What boggles my mind is that The Candlestick Park shootings, according to the San Jose Mercury News ' Tim Kawakami, will signal the end of a whole series of preseason games between the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers ...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 358 reads 5 comments

  22. 2011 San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Controversy! Oh, Boy!

    Great news! San Francisco 49er fans can now bask in the glory of a genuine quarterback controversy! Every NFL boy and girl of fall knows that great times are here when they can ...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 1,599 reads 11 comments

  23. NFL Arranges San Francisco 49ers' Mentoring by the New Orleans Saints

    The NFL did coach Harbaugh and the 49er organization a solid favor by scheduling them to play the New Orleans Saints in the first preseason game. The "game" was, after all, only the 13th practice session since the NFL lockout ended...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 662 reads 6 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh 2011 Strategy

    I was not blessed with ESP—darn it—but I think I am getting a glimmer of the 49ers front office strategy for the team in 2011...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 2,195 reads 39 comments

  25. San Francisco 49ers' Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh 2011 Strategy

    I was not blessed with ESP—darn it—but I think I am getting a glimmer of the 49ers front office strategy for the team in 2011...

    Keith Mathews Written by Keith Mathews about almost 3 years ago 248 reads 3 comments