1. 8 San Francisco 49ers Who Could Drop Down Depth Chart in 2012

    The word is "competition" and the modus operandi is bringing in a bunch of players and letting them settle it during training camp. That’s the way it is under general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Jim Harbaugh...

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  2. 8 San Francisco 49ers Flying Under the Media's Radar Heading into Camp

    For all intents and purposes, the San Francisco 49ers are set. Now that the first offseason team activities (OTAs) are about complete, of the top 24 positions (11 starters offense ...

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  3. 10 Best Late-Round Draft Picks in Recent SF 49er Franchise History

    It is a testament to the information age that, if you play college football and you meet certain physical specs, there’s a good chance you’re going to get scouted...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers' Best and Worst Moves of the 2012 Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers had an eventful offseason. When your first free-agent signing is a receiver who will be 34 this season and had last played a meaningful game in November 2010, the ripples resonate throughout the league...

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  5. San Francisco 49ers: 10 Players Most Responsible for Success or Failure in 2012

    As we proceed with the offseason team activities (OTAs, otherwise known as “let the coach see that you’re in shape” time), it’s safe to say that the San Francisco ...

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  6. Top 8 Position Battles to Watch in SF 49ers Training Camp

    Even the most casual observer of the NFL has to know that the San Francisco 49ers , those noted upstarts of 2011, seem to have loaded up for bear in 2012...

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  7. 5 Reasons the 49ers Could Field an All-Time Great Defense in 2012

    Consider the best defenses in the recent history of the NFL , teams like the 1976 Steelers (28 points allowed over their last nine games), the ’85 Bears (10 points allowed ...

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  8. 4 Scheme Adjustments the SF 49ers Should Consider in 2012

    Looking back over the 2011 season, the San Francisco 49ers were limited in scope on offense but effective nonetheless. The offense struggled on third downs and in the Red Zone, yet finished 11th in scoring...

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  9. The 20 Most Overrated San Francisco 49ers (1960-Present)

    The San Francisco 49ers go back 65 years. They were the first professional team on the West Coast. Care to guess the team’s first-ever draft choice (anyone, anyone?) Glen Davis, the famous halfback out of Army...

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  10. San Francisco 49ers: 10 Reasons the Niners' Record Will Improve This Season

    No team surprised NFL fans more in terms of success during the 2011 season than the San Francisco 49ers ...

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  11. San Francisco 49s: Preliminary Position Breakdown of Final 53-Man Roster

    Now that the draft has passed and rookie camps and OTAs are coming around, it’s possible to try to size up the San Francisco 49ers 53-man roster...

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  12. NFL Draft 2012: How New 49er Picks Will Impact Team's Future

    When a mock draft "expert” assigns a grade of C or D to a team's draft, as listed here , my eyes start to water from pain...

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  13. San Francisco 49ers 2012 NFL Draft Report Card: Grades for Every Pick

    The San Francisco 49ers surprised many in the two players they took in the first two days of the 2012 NFL draft. To wit: here’s Mel Kiper ’s reaction to the Niners first-round selection...

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  14. San Francisco 49ers Draft: 5 Things That Must Happen in Final Rounds

    By the time the San Francisco 49ers got to the stage with their 30th pick, Trent Baalke, the San Francisco 49er general manager, had many options. Coby Fleener was there. Cordy Glenn was there...

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  15. San Francisco 49ers 2012 Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Predictions

    There are always surprises in the draft. Justin Blackmon seems destined for St. Louis at No. 6, but could find himself a Brown as the fourth pick. Seven years ago, Aaron Rodgers thought he'd be a top-five pick no sweat...

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  16. 2012 NFL Draft: The Best Fit for the San Francisco 49ers at Every Position

    Forty-Niner general manager Trent Baalke said last week in his pre-draft press conference with the local media that he felt a specific player will be available with the team’s 30th selection...

    Ted Johnson Written by Ted Johnson about over 2 years ago 5,694 reads 17 comments

  17. SF 49ers 2012 Schedule: Power Ranking the 49ers' Games, Easiest to Toughest

    The San Francisco 49ers knew that the 2012 schedule was going to be much different than their 2011 slate. That’s what happens when you make the playoffs in the NFL . You get to play the other conference playoff teams...

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  18. SF 49ers 2012 NFL Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    The San Francisco 49ers had the second-easiest schedule by record in the 2011 season. Only New England had it easier. The Niners capitalized with a 13-3 regular-season record and a strong playoff showing...

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  19. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions

    Quietly, ever so quietly, the San Francisco 49ers have set themselves up in a rather easy position when it comes to the 2012 NFL Draft . They have re-signed every free agent off the defense, so that means every starter is on the roster...

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  20. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Position Battles Shaping Up This Summer

    The draft on April 26-28 surely will bring more changes to the San Francisco 49ers roster, but the team’s high level of activity in free agency has ratcheted up the interest in several position battles...

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  21. SF 49ers 2012 Mock Draft: Grading the B/R Community Mock Draft

    After I read about the San Francisco 49ers selections in this mock draft , I immediately went to CNN to see if there were any reports of hallucinatory drugs being found in the South Florida water supply...

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  22. 5 Players Alex Smith Would Most Love for the 49ers to Draft

    The 49ers draft 30th, 61st and 93rd in the first three rounds of the 2012 NFL draft. That means two days’ worth of waiting to find out who will most likely have the best chance of making the team...

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  23. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Grading Matt Miller's Latest Picks

    No team has been more active in the free agency period than the 49ers . Look at the additions: Randy Moss , Mario Manningham, Perrish Cox, Josh Johnson, Rock Cartwright and then Brandon Jacobs ...

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  24. Grading Strength of Every San Francisco 49ers Positional Unit, Pre-Draft Edition

    It has to be said that though Jim Harbaugh is the face of the San Francisco 49ers , it’s really Trent Baalke’s team...

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  25. Exploring Every Need the 49ers Must Address in the 2012 NFL Draft

    Here we are two weeks into the free-agency period and four weeks from the NFL Draft. The 49ers have made several big moves in the former, and now that the latter looms it is time to assess the needs of this striving team...

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