1. Have 49ers Made Smart Use of Their Money in Free Agency?

    As expected, with such limited cap space, the San Francisco 49ers made little noise on the free-agent front. However, they did acquire two young prospects in quarterback Blaine Gabbert and offensive tackle Jonathan Martin...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 6 months ago 14,614 reads 35 comments

  2. 4 Veterans 49ers Must Part with Before 2014 Season

    As expected, the first few days of free agency have become quite chaotic. The San Francisco 49ers usually hang back while the chaos ensues, but for the first time in quite a few years, they were rather active in the opening of free agency...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 6 months ago 11,037 reads 12 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers Blueprint for Winning Free Agency

    Minus the development that Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke are on bad terms, the 49ers' offseason has started rather smoothly...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 7 months ago 5,351 reads 5 comments

  4. Updating 49ers' 1st-Round Big Board Post-Combine

    Every NFL draft tends to have a theme. Last season, it was the year of the offensive lineman. In 2014, the throne goes to the receivers and defensive backs. Luckily for the San Francisco 49ers , they have needs in both areas...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 7 months ago 20,130 reads 47 comments

  5. Breaking Down 49ers Franchise Tag Decisions

    In 2015, core players like Colin Kaepernick and Aldon Smith will be expecting shiny new deals for their help in turning the San Francisco 49ers into perennial contenders...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 7 months ago 5,293 reads 10 comments

  6. Setting Odds for 49ers Signing Their Top Free Agent Targets

    Much to the dismay of San Francisco 49ers fans, the Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champs. With the season concluded, the focus will shift to the daily grind of the NFL offseason, including free agency...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 7 months ago 9,888 reads 37 comments

  7. 49ers' Free-Agency and Draft Wish List

    The San Francisco 49ers' disappointing end to the 2013 season is all but forgotten. Sunday's Super Bowl was hard to watch for both 49ers players and fans, but like the rest of the 29 teams watching at home, help is on the way...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 7 months ago 12,230 reads 19 comments

  8. 7 Late-Round Sleepers Who Would Be Perfect for 49ers

    With the San Francisco 49ers' NFL season coming to an abrupt end at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks , it's time for Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke to look toward the draft...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 8 months ago 5,784 reads 4 comments

  9. 49ers: A Position-by-Position Primer to Free Agency

    After a disappointing loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers will have to start from scratch once again...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 8 months ago 17,724 reads 54 comments

  10. 49ers vs. Seahawks: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    The Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers , 23-17, in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. After an excellent first half, the 49ers just couldn’t avoid key turnovers in this tightly contested game...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 8 months ago 9,354 reads 94 comments

  11. 5 2014 NFL Draft Prospects Guaranteed to Interest 49ers

    In the middle of a thrilling postseason for the San Francisco 49ers , it's nice to sit back and wonder what exciting talent will join this team in the upcoming offseason...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 8 months ago 15,694 reads 30 comments

  12. 49ers vs. Panthers: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    In Bank of America Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers , 23-13. On the strength of Frank Gore and a ferocious defense, the 49ers were able to secure their second straight road victory in this year's postseason...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 8 months ago 15,209 reads 115 comments

  13. 5 49ers Who Will Be on the Roster Bubble in 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers just came off a thrilling Wild Card victory over the Green Bay Packers , but for a moment, I want to shift focus to the trials and tribulations of the upcoming offseason...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 8 months ago 12,152 reads 38 comments

  14. 49ers vs. Packers: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    In a thrilling matchup in the Wild Card Round, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers , 23-20. With this victory, the 49ers will travel to the Bank of America Stadium to play the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 8 months ago 15,478 reads 155 comments

  15. Dissecting Best Individual Matchups to Watch in 49ers' Showdown with Packers

    After just squeaking by the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17, the fifth seeded San Francisco 49ers (12-4) get a belated Christmas present in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the postseason...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 3,917 reads 15 comments

  16. 49ers vs. Cardinals: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Arizona Cardinals , 23-20. On the leg of Phil Dawson and two crucial turnovers, this 49ers win gives them a 2-0 record against the Cardinals this season...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 9,674 reads 71 comments

  17. How Will Loss of Bruce Miller Affect 49ers' Running Game in Playoffs?

    In defeating the Atlanta Falcons (4-11) on Monday Night Football , the San Francisco 49ers (11-4) have secured their third consecutive playoff appearance...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 2,193 reads 6 comments

  18. Falcons vs. 49ers: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers (11-4) defeated the Atlanta Falcons (4-11), 34-24. In a game that was closer than many expected, the 49ers, on the strength of a spectacular fourth-quarter ...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 4,714 reads 30 comments

  19. 5 Players 49ers Shouldn't Bring Back Next Season

    The San Francisco 49ers (10-4) are in prime position to once again compete for an NFL championship. That elusive sixth championship would tie the 49ers with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Lombardi trophies in NFL history...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 21,016 reads 88 comments

  20. 49ers vs. Buccaneers: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers (10-4) defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10), 33-14. Despite the discrepancy in the score, this game was far closer than many expected...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 9,521 reads 26 comments

  21. Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in 49ers Week 15 Contest with Buccaneers

    The San Francisco 49ers (9-4) will travel to Raymond James Stadium to face off against the scorching Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9). Wait, what? Yes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking the league by storm...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 5,618 reads 24 comments

  22. Seahawks vs. 49ers: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    In this heavyweight slugfest, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks , 19-17. Despite a subpar day on the ground, Frank Gore and a stingy 49ers defense delivered the 49ers their third straight win...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 9 months ago 15,508 reads 120 comments

  23. Why Week 14 Matchup with Seahawks Is Make or Break for 49ers' Super Bowl Hopes

    The San Francisco 49ers (8-4) will host the Seattle Seahawks (11-1) in what should be the highlight game of Week 14. Now, this game won't be as flashy as the Week 2 matchup between these divisional rivals...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 10 months ago 13,954 reads 223 comments

  24. Rams vs. 49ers: Live Grades and Analysis for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers defeat the St. Louis Rams , 23-13. The spotlight was on Michael Crabtree 's return, and rightfully so, but it was the 49ers defense that secured this victory...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 10 months ago 8,888 reads 11 comments

  25. 5 San Francisco 49ers Players Poised for Breakout Week 13 Performances

    After a dominating performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 12, the San Francisco 49ers will want to continue their excellent play against the St. Louis Rams this week...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 10 months ago 6,217 reads 22 comments