1. Matching San Francisco 49ers' Defensive Needs with Top 3 Picks in 2015 NFL Draft

    So after declaring why the San Francisco 49ers must select a wide receiver with their first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, why not turn right around and argue why the Niners must ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 3 months ago 12,482 reads 63 comments

  2. Despite Recent Misses, San Francisco 49ers Must Draft a Wide Receiver in Round 1

    Wide receivers, first-round draft picks and San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke share one of those relationships where each party increasingly resents the other. Well, not exactly...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 3 months ago 15,621 reads 85 comments

  3. Will San Francisco 49ers Draft Another Running Back for 7th Straight Year?

    What do the San Francisco 49ers and their last six draft classes have in common? If you answered “seven rounds,” then, well, we recommend that you start thinking outside the box just a bit more...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 4 months ago 4,419 reads 14 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers Offensive Line Poised for Huge Rebound in 2015

    Declaring that the San Francisco 49ers offensive line will rebound in a huge way in 2015 might seem as more of a trite statement rather than bold assertion...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 4 months ago 16,502 reads 22 comments

  5. Why 49ers Have Yet to Earn Respect Back with Free-Agent Picks

    Don’t let the San Francisco 49ers ’ free-agent pickups fool you—they’re far from sufficient in earning back the respect of this franchise’s distraught fanbase...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 4 months ago 6,313 reads 66 comments

  6. Breaking Down Corey Lemonier's Renewed Importance to 49ers' Linebacker Corps

    With one gone and another tenuously contracted, outside linebacker Corey Lemonier must realize the renewed importance he now holds to the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 11,651 reads 15 comments

  7. Why 49ers Wide Receiver Quinton Patton Faces Make-or-Break Year in 2015

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton has been accustomed to a background role since being selected in the fourth round (No. 128 overall) in the 2013 NFL draft...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 9,369 reads 30 comments

  8. Why Cornerback Is San Francisco 49ers' Top Non-WR Draft Need

    The San Francisco 49ers , wide receiver and team needs comprise one of those pre-draft trios that everyone knows and is likely tired of hearing about...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 3,909 reads 20 comments

  9. Top 10 NFL Free Agents San Francisco 49ers Must Sign

    After covering the various NFL free agents that the San Francisco 49ers should avoid and the pipe-dream candidates who will simply land elsewhere , dissecting more realistic offseason additions is the logical progression...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 5 months ago 3,461 reads 3 comments

  10. 5 Free Agents Who Won't Be Signing with the San Francisco 49ers

    If the eternal truism “you always want what you can’t have” applies to the NFL , then the San Francisco 49ers technically want every single free agent on the market...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 15,874 reads 25 comments

  11. 5 Free Agents San Francisco 49ers Should Avoid This Offseason

    Anyone discussing free agents that the San Francisco 49ers should avoid this offseason must approach the subject with a rather large grain of salt. Like one the size of the Niners’ own contract-needy left guard Mike Iupati...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 30,553 reads 21 comments

  12. Team-Building Lessons 49ers Can Learn from Budding Seahawks Dynasty

    Say the words " Seattle Seahawks " and "dynasty" in the same sentence to any San Francisco 49ers fan, and watch as some combination of outrage, resentment and nostalgia spew forth in return...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 6 months ago 9,050 reads 78 comments

  13. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Make Defensive Line Top Priority Under Jim Tomsula

    Saying that the defensive line is the San Francisco 49ers ’ top offseason priority under new head coach Jim Tomsula would seem a rather trite declaration in these present circumstances...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 5,781 reads 23 comments

  14. How Much Can San Francisco 49ers Realistically Afford to Spend in Free Agency?

    Not since the pre -Jim Harbaugh era have the San Francisco 49ers materialized as big spenders in free agency...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 6,097 reads 15 comments

  15. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Hire Darrell Bevell as Their Next Head Coach

    Outside of a miraculous return by Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers ’ ideal choice for the franchise’s 19th head coach currently works for a division rival...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 17,246 reads 50 comments

  16. What Can San Francisco 49ers Do to Clear More Salary-Cap Space in 2015 Offseason

    As presently constituted, the San Francisco 49ers rank in the bottom three when it comes to salary-cap space in 2015...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 11,651 reads 32 comments

  17. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Focus on Defense as No. 1 Priority in 2015

    Considering how the San Francisco 49ers ' season just ended, labeling defense as the No. 1 priority in 2015 must sound rather preposterous. (Feel free to invoke any other descriptor that conveys general outrage...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 13,560 reads 80 comments

  18. Predicting San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Roster Moves This Offseason

    Combining the San Francisco 49ers with predictions of the biggest offseason moves isn ’t something that would normally inspire much attention or controversy...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 25,303 reads 110 comments

  19. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Select an Impact Wideout in 2015 NFL Draft

    With the San Francisco 49ers ’ 2014 campaign all but decided, let us now welcome the season of articles, analyses and breakdowns of their draft-related needs in 2015...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 7 months ago 8,596 reads 83 comments

  20. What San Francisco 49ers Can Do to Salvage Rest of 2014 Regular Season

    The San Francisco 49ers found themselves officially eliminated from the 2014 playoffs following their Week 15 loss. Falling 17-7 on the road to their division rival Seattle Seahawks , the 49ers now have two meaningless games left on their schedule.

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 8 months ago 7,936 reads 80 comments

  21. Why Colin Kaepernick Has Been Reduced to 49ers' Least Valuable Offensive Player

    For reasons more than just the obvious, Colin Kaepernick has been the San Francisco 49ers ’ least valuable offensive player in 2014. And it isn ’t all his fault...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 8 months ago 1,836 reads 29 comments

  22. Why Ray McDonald Is Having Career Year for Banged-Up 49ers Defense

    A show of hands please for how many times the words Ray McDonald , career year and San Francisco 49ers defense have graced the headlines in 2014...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 8 months ago 4,792 reads 15 comments

  23. San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick and an NFL Story of Unrecognized Success

    The San Francisco 49ers made Colin Kaepernick their starting quarterback midway through the 2012 season. Kaepernick’s promotion also came a mere two weeks after his 25th birthday...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 8 months ago 41,478 reads 267 comments

  24. What to Expect from Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers Offense in Week 12

    Formulating expectations for Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers offense has proven a fool’s errand more often than not in 2014...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 8 months ago 3,416 reads 4 comments

  25. San Francisco 49ers: Why Three-Headed Running Game Must Emerge in Week 11

    Ask someone about the San Francisco 49ers ’ running game this season and expect a reaction laced with much frustration and doubt...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 9 months ago 1,299 reads 2 comments