1. 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 5 days ago 6,923 reads 28 comments

  2. 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 10 days ago 8,137 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 18 days ago 15,167 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 24 days ago 13,053 reads 137 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 2,180 reads 18 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 1,191 reads 2 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 4,844 reads 42 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 6,170 reads 15 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 8,830 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 8,073 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 7,962 reads 17 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 14,121 reads 11 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 7,637 reads 24 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 1,668 reads 15 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 5,082 reads 21 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 17,363 reads 28 comments

  17. 5 Sleepers to Watch in San Francisco 49ers' Camp

    Inevitably, every season a sleeper or two surprises us and makes the San Francisco 49ers ' 53-man roster. Among the surprises last year were long-snapper Kevin McDermott and special teams ace Raymond Ventrone...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 13,858 reads 16 comments

  18. Which Areas Have the San Francisco 49ers Strengthened Most This Offseason?

    Back in March, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh stressed the need to find more dynamic receivers for their passing game. Naturally, they strengthened that area...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 9,111 reads 7 comments

  19. Ranking San Francisco 49ers' 10 Best Moves of 2014 Offseason

    In the 2014 offseason, the San Francisco 49ers re-signed a 1,000-yard wide receiver, drafted a highly rated center prospect and traded for an offensive threat from the AFC East. All three made the cut for San Francisco's 10 best offseason moves...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 17,582 reads 30 comments

  20. Identifying San Francisco 49ers' 5 Biggest Flaws Ahead of 2014 Season

    The San Francisco 49ers have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations for the 2014 season, but that doesn't mean they're flawless. Their flaws aren't as glaring as some of the NFL 's bottom-feeders, but they're issues nonetheless...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 4 months ago 26,336 reads 97 comments

  21. The 5 Biggest Issues Facing San Francisco 49ers as OTAs Near a Close

    Not all of the news surrounding the San Francisco 49ers organized team activities (OTAs) has been positive. Here, I focus on five of the biggest issues that have arisen since OTAs began two weeks ago...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 5 months ago 14,853 reads 51 comments

  22. Colin Kaepernick's Extension Is a Steal for the San Francisco 49ers

    When news broke that Colin Kaepernick had struck a six-year, $126 million contract extension with a record-breaking $61 million guaranteed, many responded by saying, "The 49ers overpaid...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 5 months ago 4,949 reads 22 comments

  23. An In-Depth Look at San Francisco 49ers' Most Intriguing Pick, Bruce Ellington

    At South Carolina , he averaged 22.7 yards per kickoff return, 15.0 yards per catch and 11.2 points per game...the latter on the basketball court...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 6 months ago 12,032 reads 13 comments

  24. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers will have some tough decisions to make in the coming months regarding their depth chart. At the time of this writing, the Niners have the rights to 93 players...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 6 months ago 15,315 reads 27 comments

  25. Final San Francisco 49ers' 1st-Round Big Board and 5-Round Mock Draft

    When the San Francisco 49ers are on the clock during the 2014 NFL draft, they'll have plenty of great options at positions of need. That's particularly true if they select at least once in the first round...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about 6 months ago 1,709 reads 1 comments