1. NFL Draft: 4 Potential Draft-Day Trades the San Francisco 49ers Should Consider

    Now that the San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Randy Moss , the team’s biggest need in the NFL draft is for a first-rate offensive lineman...

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  2. Time for Roger Goodell to Act, Before NFL Descends into Barbarism

    I have just finished reading Peter King’s Sports Illustrated article and associated sidebars by Jim Lawrence, Andrew Trotter and Tim Layden about the latest revelations of calculated violence in the NFL ...

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  3. 2012 NFL Draft: 2 Biggest Positions of Need for San Francisco 49ers

    As I wrote the headline to this column, I mistyped and spelled “409ers.” It immediately reminded me of the old Beach Boys hit, “409,” one of the great car songs of the 1960s...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,947 reads 15 comments

  4. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Others: What Does the NFL Combine Tell Us?

    All this talk of who scored what at the NFL Combine is missing the point. Sure, it’s nice to know Dontari Poe from the University of Memphis led defensive linemen with 44 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press...

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  5. Buying or Selling Every San Francisco 49ers Free Agent

    Keep or cut loose? That’s the question the San Francisco 49ers front office faces for 19 roster players who are now free agents. Safety C.J. Spillman was the 20th, but he was re-signed last Friday...

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  6. 3 Reasons to Believe Colin Kaepernick Can Beat out Alex Smith in 2012

    What if the old Alex shows up? Thus reads one of the comments to my column last week about the San Francisco 49ers ’ tougher schedule next season. It’s a question that’s probably hiding in the backs of the minds of many fans...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 4,816 reads 71 comments

  7. Perils of NFL Parity: Can 49ers Flourish with Tougher Schedule in 2012?

    The NFL hasn ’t yet released the dates of next season’s games, but opponents at home and away were announced last month. The San Francisco 49ers will have a few tough matches coming up...

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  8. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Starters Who Must Go in 2012

    A team that came within an overtime loss of playing in the Super Bowl wouldn’t seem in need of replacing many starters. And so it is with the San Francisco 49ers . Out of 22 starting players, eight were named to the Pro Bowl...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 2,565 reads 51 comments

  9. Will San Francisco 49ers New Stadium Be Good for Santa Clara?

    Let’s assume the city council of Santa Clara, acting as the city’s stadium authority, has its numbers right and the city will get its $850 million back through naming ...

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  10. Will Frank Gore Have a Breakout Year for San Francisco 49ers in 2012?

    Perhaps overlooked in all the discussion of the San Francisco 49ers ’ near-miss, quarterback Alex Smith’s resurgence and head coach Jim Harbaugh’s selection as Coach of the Year has been a singularly important item...

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  11. San Francisco 49ers: Can These Key Starters Get It Done in 2012?

    With the Super Bowl wrapped up, it’s time to riffle my deck of tarot cards and predict what the San Francisco 49ers will do next year—not as a team, but as individuals...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,310 reads 2 comments

  12. Super Bowl 2012: Lay off Gisele Bundchen

    Gisele Bundchen, the stunning spouse of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady , has been taking a lot of heat for her intemperate remark about the Pats’ receivers following the Super Bowl...

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  13. Physical Fitness: Top 5 Reasons to Stop Exercising

    Humor—It’s February, and your New Year’s resolution to exercise more should have worn off by now. Let’s hope so...

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  14. Super Bowl Commercials 2012: The Dog in the Gray Flannel Suit

    I’m a sucker for commercials with dogs. If you put a dog in an advertisement for a nuclear bomb, I’d buy it. Especially if I could drop it on the Los Angeles Dodgers...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 441 reads 0 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Son for Sale to Pay for Seat License at New Stadium

    Like a lot of San Francisco 49ers fans, I was in sticker shock when I saw the $80,000 price tag for the best seats at the new stadium in Santa Clara. Then I realized I had the perfect solution...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,391 reads 13 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers: Why Alex Smith Has Earned Another Year

    Let me get this right. Quarterback Alex Smith just turned in the season of his life, taking the San Francisco 49ers to a 14-4 record and missing the Super Bowl by a whisker...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 4,128 reads 26 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: 2 Turning Points in a Fantastic Season

    The sting of the loss to the New York Giants is wearing off, and it’s time for some reflection. Namely, how did this season happen? In my title today, I used the word “fantastic” judiciously...

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  18. NFC Playoffs: Go Ahead, Blame Kyle Williams (But You'd Be Wrong and Here's Why)

    Sunday night’s storm kept waking me up. Against my bedroom window, precipitation clattered as if shot from a power washer...

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  19. NFL Playoffs: Vernon Davis and the Rise of the Tight End

    Tight end Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers turned in a pretty good day’s work last Saturday against the New Orleans Saints : two touchdowns, 180 yards and seven catches, including two spectacular gains of over 40 yards...

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  20. 2012 NFL Free Agents: 5 Wide Receivers San Francisco 49ers Should Target

    Wes Welker and Deion Branch of the New England Patriots . Marques Colston and Robert Meachem of the New Orleans Saints . Mike Wallace and Jerricho Cotchery of the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

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  21. NFL Playoffs 2012: Alex Smith Gets the Intangible He Needed to Lead 49ers

    In a post late last month, I wrote that Alex Smith had become a competent role player but questioned whether he could inspire confidence in his teammates. San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis answered that on Sunday...

    Scott Dailey Written by Scott Dailey about over 2 years ago 1,101 reads 5 comments

  22. Saints vs. 49ers: Live Reaction, News and Analysis

    In a few hours, it’ll be time to abandon the hype, the predictions and the posturing. It’ll be time to print out a roster sheet from the websites of the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers ...

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  23. NFL Playoff Picks: Gore and Akers and Martini Shakers

    San Francisco's bartenders will be busy on Saturday night. Let’s hope North Beach doesn’t get trashed the way it did following the 49ers ’ first Super Bowl victory...

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  24. NFL Playoffs: 49ers' Most Important Defensive Strategy vs. Saints

    As a reader of my last 49ers - Saints post commented, the New Orleans offense offers a sumptuous buffet called “Pick Your Poison.” Start with a heady serving of quarterback Drew Brees ...

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  25. College Football: What Barry J. Sanders Means for Stanford and Other Schools

    Think about it. Stanford just signed a blue-chip recruit who picked Palo Alto over his Heisman-trophy-winning father’s alma mater, which just happened to have beaten the Cardinal in the Fiesta Bowl a few days before...

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