Could fantasy football eventually lead to the decline of the NFL?

Team loyalty in the NFL is a sacred bond between fan and franchise that has, for decades, been unassailable for many Americans. The bond is growing weaker as a new generation emerges, however, and as player culture begins to dominate. Raised on the addictive sport of fantasy football, this new generation is learning that player loyalty offers more immediate satisfaction than...
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Look: This alternate Madden cover featuring 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is awesome

Last year was a rough one for San Francisco 49ers fans. In addition to finishing third in the NFC West, they had to suffer the indignity of seeing Richard Sherman’s face all over Madden 15. He was on the cover and the start screen along with Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Byron Maxwell (now with the Eagles.) It’s enough to make any gaming Niners fan throw up their hands in despair...
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Will the real Colin Kaepernick, please stand up

Colin Kaepernick is the San Francisco 49ers 27-year-old, electrifying, highlight-reel waiting to happen quarterback who may be taking on a new role in 2015. The role I am speaking of him becoming a LEADER because with the departures of Patrick Willis and Justin Smith each of whom retired, Mike Iupati who signed with Arizona and the 49ers as a whole taking on a new look and perhaps...
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San Francisco 49ers Hoping Colin Kaepernick’s Work with Kurt Warner Leads to Improvement

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Kurt Warner never played a single snap with the 49ers, in fact he often played the role of nemesis during his time with the St. Louis Rams. Despite his previous on-field relationship to San Francisco, Warner could prove to be one of the most important people to the 49ers franchise this year. After the future Hall of Fame quarterback worked with...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kaepernick the 49ers answer at quarterback?

Quarterback is unlike any other position in professional team sports. He is the general, leading his army into battle. He signifies that beacon of hope for a franchise.  The ball is touched by his hands on every offensive play. When you have a good one there’s a window, a chance to accomplish something great. When you have an average or bad quarterback, you’re searching for...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Martin ready to take next step in sophomore campaign

In an offseason filled with a number of roster changes, the San Francisco 49ers - and Colin Kaepernick - know they will have a familiar face along the offensive line.  That would be second-year player Marcus Martin. The USC product was thrust into the starting lineup midway through his rookie season because of an injury to starting center Daniel Kilgore, but met his own expectations...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Once highly regarded Colin Kaepernick now ranked 'Third-Tier' QB, according to league-wide poll

Colin Kaepernick burst onto the scene during the 2012 playoffs, when he led the 49ers to a 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers thanks to 181 rushing yards - an NFL single-game record for a quarterback - and another 263 yards through the air, plus four total touchdowns.  ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski praised the signal caller in the offseason saying "he could be one of the greatest...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players the San Francisco 49ers cannot afford to lose to injury

If you follow the NFL all year then you are probably aware that training camp is right around the corner. First practices for some teams start as early as this weekend. Some rookies have already reported for duty. The CBA has changed training camp quite a bit. There are far fewer padded practices than before and gone are the grueling “two-a-days” that used to define the NFL in...
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How does Nick Foles compare to Sam Bradford?

The Rams’ former quarterback Sam Bradford has had a rough couple years. He’s had to battle two consecutive torn ACL’s in the same knee, fresh new crops of doe-eyed wide receivers, a revolving door at offensive coordinator and no real talent to block for him. But it was his inability to stay healthy that ultimately forced the Rams to make a move for Nick Foles. The former Philadelphia...
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How the 49ers can beat each of their NFC West rivals this year

I have long been a proponent of the fact that I think teams, fans, and pundits are selling the San Francisco 49ers short this year.  I think this is a talented ball club.  One of the main criticisms I hear is that they can’t hang anymore in the NFC West. This is ridiculous. There are paths to victory against each team in the division and the 49ers have the tools to exploit...
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Watch: That one playoff game when Colin Kaepernick ran all over the Packers

Aaron Rodgers might be the best quarterback on the planet, but he’s had a heck of a time trying to beat Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. The main reason the Niners have had so much success against the Packers is their inability to contain Kaepernick, who is of course one of the most mobile quarterbacks in the NFL. Today we’re going rogue and sharing a Youtube video...
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Three great social media updates from 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

July is the longest month of the year. While having no football on is brutal, at least nowadays we can keep up with our favorite players all year round. It seems that everyone is on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram now and that includes the elite of the NFL. Let’s check in and see what San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been up to this summer on Instagram (aside...
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Monday roundup: San Francisco 49ers

Grant Cohn: Faces of the San Francisco 49ers franchise Hall of famers Rice and Montana are introduced before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago in Santa Clara, ... Darnell Dockett's Son Gets Haircut to Look Like Beckham The son of the San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman apparently decided to emulate the receiver's patented haircut after talking...
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Monday web roundup: San Francisco 49ers

Grant Cohn: Faces of the 49ers franchise Hall of famers Jerry Rice and Joe Montana are introduced before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, ... Darnell Dockett's Son Gets Haircut to Look Like Beckham The son of the San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman apparently decided to emulate the receiver's patented haircut after...
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Four Arizona Cardinals fans who are definitely not bandwagon jumpers

A recent university study concluded that the Arizona Cardinals have the most fairweather fans in the NFL. We could be wrong, but we’re pretty sure these four people are not that kind of fan… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the NFC South in 2015 First and 10: The 10 top candidates to win MVP in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier outside linebackers...
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Five funny memes mocking 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers may be the most athletic quarterback in the NFL, but he’s still really, really easy to make fun of. Maybe it’s his freakishly large nose or his penchant for throwing interceptions in the clutch. Whatever it is, people all over the internet just can’t get enough of Kaepernick memes. Here are five of the best mocking Mr. Squidward…...
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Is the 49ers’ Blaine Gabbert really the worst backup quarterback in the NFL?

What is the worst scenario that you can possibly imagine for the San Francisco 49ers to begin their 2015 campaign? For my money, it goes something like this: on the first snap of their first drive of the Monday Night Football season debut against the Minnesota Vikings, Colin Kaepernick drops back, reads the left side of the field and sees Torrey Smith streaking open… Kaepernick...
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Listen: Legendary QB Kurt Warner talks about Colin Kaepernick’s development

I was interested to learn a few months ago that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been taking lessons this offseason from one of the best to ever play the position: Kurt Warner. Along the way we have heard about some positive stuff, such as a tighter throwing motion and more touch on Kap’s passes. Now we’re getting the long version from the man himself. Listen...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Warner dishes on Kaepernick and what he expects from him

It has been well documented that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spent a good portion of the offseason working with Kurt Warner. Warner appeared on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday to discuss Kaepernick and the development he has gone through this offseason. Warner started off the interview by telling people what they should expect from Kap this upcoming season. "So when...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the 49ers Roster: Wide Receivers

View image | The 49ers offense struggled last season. Now, the 49ers are looking to bounce back from their 8 and 8 season. This season is make or break for Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers now more weapons for Kaepernick this season. For Colin, the Niner offense looks like it will be more pass friendly system now. With the departure of the leader of the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick on new-look 49ers: “I think the changes are for the good”

Going into the 2015 season, many believe that the San Francisco 49ers could finish last in the NFC South. With some much turnover from the coaches and players, the 49ers are in rebuilding mode. QB Colin Kaepernick has been quite as the organization cleans house but broke his slience on Friday. Kaepernick was asked about how he feels about all of the changes that have been going on...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick likes 49ers' offseason changes

To say that the San Francisco 49ers had a pretty tumultuous offseason would be an understatement. They lost head coach Jim Harbaugh to the Michigan Wolverines only to replace him with a guy in Jim Tomsula who has zero experience as even a coordinator in the NFL.   The team also saw the likes of Patrick Willis, Chris Borland, Justin Smith and Anthony Davis announce their retirements...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Spotlight: San Francisco 49ers backfield

An uncomfortably tragic offseason for the 49ers leave plenty of unanswered questions in San Francisco. Most of the loss comes on June defensive side of June ball but the offense will revolve around the development of Colin Kaepernick who appeared to have solidified himself as an elite scrambling quarterback until the 2014 season. I'll be talking about the backfield in this piece...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three quarterback prospects that could replace Colin Kaepernick for the 49ers

This offseason the fate of Colin Kaepernick has been discussed at length.  He was pretty good in the first half of most games and pretty bad in the second. Were teams figuring him out? Was San Francisco getting outcoached? Was Kaepernick just getting tired? There isn’t an easy answer. However, one of the great simplicities of football is that we don’t need to answer the question...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick tells kids 2012 was his best year

This next one is pretty funny. According to Jennifer Leechan at Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick answered a number of questions from kids at his ProCamp. The questions included who Kaepernick’s favorite receiver is (Anquan Boldin), who is the nicest 49er (Bruce Miller- no really) and if he likes his neighbors (he does.) For my money the best response...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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