1. Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick's 2014 Failures Leave Both Futures Up in Air

    They were the hottest head coach-quarterback tandem at the end of the 2012 season. Now, they're both at risk of being let go by the San Francisco 49ers ...

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  2. Pete Carroll, Seahawks Looking for Knockout Blow of Jim Harbaugh's 49ers

    It was January 19, 2014. The CenturyLink Field crowd was buzzing, but not at its usual pitch. The Seahawks faithful were nervously cheering for their defense as Colin Kaepernick picked it apart play after play...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 10 days ago 8,637 reads 48 comments

  3. What Positions Should 49ers Target in 2015 NFL Draft?

    The San Francisco 49ers have many needs going into the offseason, though most are on the offensive side of the ball. They'll undoubtedly look to fill some of those voids in the 2015 NFL draft...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 13 days ago 10,972 reads 45 comments

  4. Who Is Most to Blame for the 49ers' Rushing Issues?

    The San Francisco 49ers ' running game is trending down. And I'm not just talking game by game. I'm talking year by year. In 2012, the 49ers averaged the fourth-most rushing yards per game in the NFL with 155...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 16 days ago 5,301 reads 37 comments

  5. Breaking Down San Francisco 49ers' Late-Season Schedule

    With five games remaining, the San Francisco 49ers (7-4) have lots of work to do to make the postseason. Currently, the 49ers are in a three-way tie with the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions for the second and final wild-card spot in the NFC..

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 26 days ago 11,797 reads 22 comments

  6. Redskins vs. 49ers: What Are Experts Saying About San Francisco?

    The San Francisco 49ers (6-4) have been in the headlines all season, and the days leading up to their Week 12 clash against the Washington Redskins (3-7) have been no different...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 30 days ago 5,525 reads 9 comments

  7. Why Colin Kaepernick Is the NFL's Ultimate Enigma

    Colin Kaepernick is better than you think...and worse than you think. Yes, you read that right. In some areas, he's underrated. In others, he's overrated. Which is why articles like this one have a purpose: to inform readers so they can decide.

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 1 month ago 26,981 reads 142 comments

  8. What to Expect from Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers Offense in Week 10

    The San Francisco 49ers are approaching must-win territory, and to come out of the Superdome with a victory Sunday, they'll need a much better performance from their quarterback and offense...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 1 month ago 3,382 reads 16 comments

  9. Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in 49ers' Week 9 Contest with Rams

    Running the ball and stopping the run are staples of the San Francisco 49ers under Jim Harbaugh. To dominate the trenches against the St. Louis Rams in Week 9, they'll have to make some adjustments from their 31-17 Week 6 win in St...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 1 month ago 1,562 reads 1 comments

  10. Why Week 8 Bye Is Coming at Perfect Time for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers desperately need a bye week, and fortunately for them, it's coming at the perfect time.  Against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the 49ers were playing more shorthanded than usual...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 2 months ago 7,269 reads 28 comments

  11. What to Expect from Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers Offense in Week 7

    Colin Kaepernick was the best player on the field during the  San Francisco 49ers ' Monday night victory against the  St. Louis Rams .  Now comes the hard part: building off that performance against a superior defense...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 2 months ago 8,280 reads 42 comments

  12. 5 Bold Predictions for San Francisco 49ers' Week 6 Matchup

    Anquan Boldin will reach triple-digit receiving yards for the first time this season, while Austin Davis will have a big game against San Francisco's defense...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 2 months ago 15,322 reads 10 comments

  13. Why 49ers Made Right Decision Going with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith

    It's been nearly two years since Colin Kaepernick took the San Francisco 49ers ' starting quarterback position from Alex Smith.  OK, maybe the better word is "stole...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 3 months ago 13,937 reads 137 comments

  14. Why 49ers Must Establish Run Game to Turn Season Around

    Several issues have contributed to the San Francisco 49ers ' 1-2 start, but the one that must be corrected above all is their rushing offense. Specifically, rushing yards from running backs...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 3 months ago 2,137 reads 18 comments

  15. 49ers-Cardinals Game Could Prove Crucial to NFC West Hierarchy

    It's only Week 3 in the NFL , but Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers has a feel of extra importance to it. Especially for San Francisco.  The Cardinals are 2-0...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 3 months ago 1,138 reads 2 comments

  16. Breaking Down 49ers' Penalty Issues After Loss in Home Opener

    Head coach Jim Harbaugh put it best after the San Francisco 49ers ' 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night. It was a collapse from all angles...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 3 months ago 4,886 reads 42 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: Things You Probably Didn't Notice in Week 1 Win

    You know the San Francisco 49ers scored 21 points off first-half turnovers en route to a 28-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 3 months ago 6,258 reads 15 comments

  18. 49ers vs. Cowboys: Preview, Film Study, Stats to Know for Sunday's Showdown

    Starting Thursday night, the narrative for NFL teams changes. It's less about offseason off-the-field issues, position battles and contract rumors and more about wins and losses...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 8,891 reads 11 comments

  19. Most Important Preseason Takeaways for San Francisco 49ers

    Rookies Carlos Hyde and Jimmie Ward looked anything but shellshocked in their first NFL preseason. The way their talent translated to the professional gridiron were two my most important takeaways for the San Francisco 49ers over the last month...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 8,174 reads 15 comments

  20. Highlighting San Francisco 49ers' Best Preseason Performers so Far

    Lost in the San Francisco 49ers ' two blowout losses in the preseason have been a few standout performers. And most have come from the defensive side of the ball...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 8,045 reads 17 comments

  21. Carlos Hyde: Breaking Down 1st Game and a Look at What's Ahead

    The San Francisco 49ers couldn't have asked for much more from Carlos Hyde in his preseason debut. The second-round pick out of Ohio State started for a resting Frank Gore and proved worthy of the role...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 14,182 reads 11 comments

  22. Which 49ers Players Are Destined for Pro Bowl Performances in 2014?

    You know the usual suspects are destined for 2014 Pro Bowl nods from the San Francisco 49ers . Of course I'm talking about Patrick Willis , Joe Staley and Justin Smith, who all have current Pro Bowl streaks to extend...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 5 months ago 7,747 reads 24 comments

  23. Evaluating Jim Harbaugh's Tenure as San Francisco 49ers Head Coach

    Back in January of 2011, the San Francisco 49ers were seeking a new vision. They wanted a forward-thinking offense, an invigorating locker room culture and, of course, sustained success...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 5 months ago 1,833 reads 14 comments

  24. What to Expect from San Francisco 49ers' Pass Rush Early in 2014 Season

    With a new-look secondary and a possible suspension to their best pass-rusher, the San Francisco 49ers naturally start the regular season against two of the most prolific passing offenses in the NFL ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 5 months ago 5,163 reads 18 comments

  25. 5 Moves San Francisco 49ers Should Have Made This Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers have had a productive offseason, highlighted by a strong NFL draft haul. However, it hasn't been perfect, even when looking past player holdouts. Inevitably, mistakes are made every offseason by each team...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 5 months ago 17,387 reads 28 comments