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  • San Francisco 49ers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    San Francisco 49ers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The San Francisco 49ers have been rebuilding for a few years. They have some very good young players on their roster, but they now have a long-term starting quarterback. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has the best collection of players the 49ers have had in some time. There are still holes, but the pieces...
  • San Francisco 49ers 2018 team preview

    San Francisco 49ers 2018 team preview

    The San Francisco 49ers came into the offseason with some momentum after winning each of their last five games and six of the last seven. Losing their first nine games doomed their season, five of which were by single digits, including two in overtime. The 49ers acquired their starting quarterback...
  • Free agent preview: 2018 defensive backs

    Free agent preview: 2018 defensive backs

    Defensive backs in football are just like pitchers in baseball. Teams just can’t have enough. With offenses using more three and four receiver formations, teams have to have three or four cornerbacks and two safeties on the field. The two best defenses in the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars and...
  • Free agent preview: 2018 linebackers

    Free agent preview: 2018 linebackers

    The linebacker position has changed in the NFL. Teams are looking more for big athletes that can make plays in space as opposed to the big downhill, thumpers that stop the run. Teams have even started moving big college safeties to linebackers to get the matchup ability with the athletes the NFL has...
  • Free agent preview: 2018 offensive linemen

    Free agent preview: 2018 offensive linemen

    The offensive line is the most underappreciated and undervalued position group on the football team. Every team needs to add offensive linemen. Even the league’s best need to add depth. Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles had the best unit in the league. They may not need to add a starter, but...
  • The best games in the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry

    The best games in the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry

    The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks do not have a very long rivalry. In fact, they had met only six times prior to 2002 when the Seahawks moved from the AFC West to NFC West. The two teams will play the 38th meeting between the two teams, including the payoffs, Sunday afternoon at...
  • Three predictions for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017

    Three predictions for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017

    The San Francisco 49ers are a week away from their regular season opener against the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers really struggled last season and finished with an NFC-worst 2-14 record. They owned the league’s second worst record after the Cleveland Browns. Here are three predictions for the 49ers...
  • 10 best fantasy football players from the Bay Area to consider in your draft this season

    10 best fantasy football players from the Bay Area to consider in your draft this season

    The National Football League's exhibition season kicked off last night as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Arizona Cardinals in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Now, it's time to turn your focus to preparing for your fantasy football draft later this month (or in early September). One of the...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2017 offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers were the worst team in the NFC and second worst overall. Changes needed to be made from the top down. The 49ers hired a first-time general manager, John Lynch, and head coach, Kyle Shanahan. Lynch has begun purging the roster to find the right fits for Shanahan and improve...
  • If the San Francisco 49ers want to pack Levi's Stadium like they did in 2014, the team needs to draft well this week in Philadelphia. With s

    5 players the San Francisco 49ers should grab in this week's NFL Draft

    It's clear the San Francisco 49ers are at a major crossroads in franchise history, having hit relative rock bottom once again—just a few years after losing the Super Bowl in the final seconds. The 49ers have won just seven games in the last two seasons combined, and they now have the No. 2 overall...
  • Interview: NFL veteran turned hip hop artist, NaPalm, is bringing fans some Winter Vibes

    Interview: NFL veteran turned hip hop artist, NaPalm, is bringing fans some Winter Vibes

    Nathan Palmer, a four-year NFL veteran, is emerging from the indie hip hop scene out of Colorado, as NaPalm. Being an athlete with a love for music, he was torn between two worlds before he finally decided in Raiders camp this year that he was going to retire from the NFL to pursue music full time...
  • NFL Rumors: Chargers QB Philip Rivers pushing for trade to 49ers?

    NFL Rumors: Chargers QB Philip Rivers pushing for trade to 49ers?

    With the rumors floating around San Diego about the move to Los Angeles over the past few years, veteran quarterback Philip Rivers of the Chargers had expressed his disapproval on more than one occasion. Rivers wanted to stay in San Diego and talk of the longtime Chargers leader under center wanting...
  • Week 17 in the NFC West

    NFC West Week 17 viewer's guide

    The final regular season week of the 2016/17 National Football League season is set to get underway this Sunday. Older football fans may remember when the NFL scheduled Saturday afternoon games during December. But, the proliferation of college bowl games have squeezed the NFL aside. Who doesn't...
  • The Seahawks-49ers rivalry gains another chapter this week.

    Memorable moments from the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry

    When does a sports rivalry come into full flower? Does there have to be a cataclysmic event, or is mere proximity to one another enough to draw the wrath of one team (and their fanbase) to another? The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have both geographic and league placement proximity to...
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