1. Craig Dahl Isn't 49ers' Long-Term Answer at Safety, so Who Is?

    Once Dashon Goldson chartered the private plane to Tampa Bay to pick up his $41.25 million lottery ticket from Greg Schiano, he left some big shoes to fill in the Bay Area ( via NFL...

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  2. The San Francisco 49ers' Top Remaining Offseason Priorities

    Even though their season ended in the Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers have been addressing needs as aggressively as any other organization...

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  3. 49ers 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions After Week 1 of Free Agency

    The 2013 free agent period is in full swing, with several impact transactions having been completed this past week. Though, as expected, the San Francisco 49ers have cruised steadily under the radar...

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  4. NFL Concussion Awareness: An Exclusive with Dorsey Levens

    The sport of football is an inherently dangerous game for anyone who engages in it at full capacity. Right now, the NFL faces the macabre reality that football can kill...

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  5. Exploring the Fit Between the San Francisco 49ers and Glenn Dorsey

    Amidst a wave of activity on Day 2 of free agency, the San Francisco 49ers patiently operated, spending much of their day hosting two potential signees...

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  6. Looking at Day 1 of Free Agency from the San Francisco 49ers' Perspective

    And just like that, the 2013 NFL free agency is off and running. There were plenty of impact moves announced once the clock struck 4 p.m. ET. A lot of the teams that were active early were the teams behind the eight ball...

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  7. The San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFL Draft Big Board: Real Time Updates and Analysis

    When it comes to the state of the franchise, the San Francisco 49ers are on another plain of existence. As we approach the floodgates of the 2013 NFL offseason, the belief is that the rich are about to get a whole lot richer...

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  8. The San Francisco 49ers' Blue Print for Winning Free Agency

    Despite the copious amount of press during free agency, Super Bowl teams are not built in March. In fact, teams habitually set themselves back with overly aggressive philosophies in the marketplace...

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  9. Pitfalls the San Francisco 49ers Must Avoid in Free Agency

    The 2013 NFL league year officially begins March 12, upon which time free agents are free to sign with other teams and trades can be completed...

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  10. How Much Should the 49ers Pay Dashon Goldson?

    In a day and age where the salary cap is flat and dynasties are all but a memory, NFL teams are forced to make sacrifices often referred to as cap causalities...

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  11. Predicting the San Francisco 49ers Free Agent Signings

    Across the NFL landscape, organizations are self-evaluating with the free-agency period on the horizon. The Baltimore Ravens made a splash by re-signing reigning Super Bowl ...

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  12. The 7 Moves the San Francisco 49ers Must Avoid in Offseason

    Alex Smith, a 2005 first overall pick, is not going to be a member of the San Francisco 49ers anymore. If that does not signal other teams that the offseason is underway, I am not sure what will...

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  13. Why Jim Harbaugh Needs to Employ Bill Walsh's 1981 Draft Strategy in 2013

    In order to make the best decision going forward, occasionally it helps to reflect on the past. For the San Francisco 49ers , who are entering a pivotal offseason, they cannot afford to stray off course...

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  14. 10 Things the San Francisco 49ers Hope to Learn at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

    From Feb. 23 to 26, thousands of gifted prospects will be competing in a rigorous four-day trial that is the NFL Scouting Combine...

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  15. Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers' Franchise Tag Decisions

    The San Francisco 49ers are in the midst of changing gears, preparing for an enduring trial of personnel decisions. With the upcoming draft and free agency, Trent Baalke will be looking to upgrade this roster once again...

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  16. How the 49ers Can Ensure Colin Kaepernick Develops into an Elite NFL Quarterback

    One of the more intriguing stories in the Bay Area this offseason is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his development...

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  17. Are the San Francisco 49ers Set Up for Another Dynasty Run?

    NFL dynasties — while rare — seem to perpetuate the league, and to several different magnitudes...

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  18. Grading the Strength of Each Position on 49ers' Roster Heading into Free Agency

    With a league-leading nine Pro Bowlers in 2012, the San Francisco 49ers are in excellent shape heading into free agency. This roster is loaded, and all of the big names are under contract for next season...

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  19. Players the San Francisco 49ers Absolutely Must Re-Sign This Offseason

    Behind Jim Harbaugh and this talent-laden roster, the San Francisco 49ers put together a spectacular run in 2012. Even though they did not bring home a sixth Lombardi Trophy, they had to be proud to return to the Bay Area as NFC champions...

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  20. San Francisco 49ers Justin Smith Undergoes Surgery, Faces Rehabilitation

    Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported that San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith underwent surgery this week...

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  21. A Full Timeline of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Season

    The 2012 San Francisco 49ers ended their season as NFC champions and Super Bowl representatives. It was a remarkable season for a team that fought tooth and nail to compete for a Lombardi Trophy...

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  22. NFL Draft Picks Who Would Be Instant Starters for the San Francisco 49ers

    It's Super Bowl week and the San Francisco 49ers will be competing for their sixth Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Nowadays, it's awfully hard for teams to repeat, or even earn a second consecutive trip to the big game...

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  23. Top Reasons Why Jim Harbaugh Is a Better Coach Than His Brother

    For a moment, disregard the Mannings and the Matthews and acknowledge that there is a new first family in the NFL . While only one percent of youths eventually grow up to play professional football, even fewer make it as head coaches...

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  24. Colin Kaepernick Quickly Becoming the Face of the San Francisco 49ers

    San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be the face of the 49ers franchise for the next decade, particularly if his progress and momentum remain steady...

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  25. Jim Harbaugh Deploys Motivational Device for San Francisco 49ers' Postseason Run

    Regardless of the sport or level of play, it is in a coach’s job criteria to motivate his players. Aside from drawing up the X’s and O’s, coaches must prepare the heart and mind of a player heading into a game...

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