After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more near misses. Especially after watching the rival Seahawks win it all last season following San Francisco's three-point loss at Seattle in the NFC championship game that could have gone either way. ''...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two-QBs system possibility for Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner has seen the two-quarterback system work in the NFL. With Johnny Manziel serving as the backup quarterback for the Browns, coach Mike Pettine has hinted at developing an offensive package for him. The idea is not unlike what the San Francisco 49ers did in 2012 with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. Whitner was on the 49ers at...
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San Francisco 49ers 2014 Betting Odds

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Colin Kaepernick will play in the 49ers preseason finale

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh stated on Sunday that Colin Kaepernick will play in the Niners final preseason game this Thursday. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will play in the exhibition finale, Harbaugh said. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) August 24, 2014 Even though the game is meaningless and most starters don’t play,  Kaepernick and the 49ers offense could use the work...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

First 49ers’ Preseason Touchdown Was Not Thrown by Colin Kaepernick

First 49ers’ Preseason Touchdown Was Not Thrown by Colin Kaepernick It’s a miracle! After three preseason games, the San Francisco 49ers have finally scored their first touchdown, and it was not thrown by quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. Really, this is the sad truth. The 49ers first touchdown was made in preseason … The post First 49ers’ Preseason Touchdown Was Not Thrown...
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Recap: 49ers earn first win of the preseason against Chargers

The long wait for a win has come. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers Sunday 21-7. Yes, the 49ers did score a touchdown. Two to be exact. There was definitely a lot to enjoy about this victory. The only down side was that the first team offense may need a little work. The backups still looked good, and improved since last week. Now lets go through this weeks awards...
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WATCH: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Gets Eaten Alive By San Diego DL Corey Liuget

The preseason is really just glorified practice. It means nothing. Teams often run a very vanilla form of their offense in order not to give away anything to their future opponents. That being said it still has to be a little concerning how bad the 49ers offense has looked over the first two (and most of a third) of San Francisco's preseason games.Especially the league's...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Levi’s Stadium STILL Isn’t Ready For Sunday (The Turf Is A Disaster)

Looks like the 49ers front office spent all their money on Colin Kaepernick’s fancy new deal, but didn’t leave any left behind to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

8 Injuries That Would Derail the NFL Season

There are many factors to include when looking at the most valuable players in the National Football League. For example, just because Adrian Peterson might be one of the best all-around players in the NFL, it doesn’t make him one of the most valuable. In order for that to be the case, a player must play on a contending team. At least, that’s one of the factors I take into account...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Projections 2014

QB Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco) In the 8 games Kaepernick played with Michael Crabtree last season, Kaepernick completed 59.2% of his passes for an average of 7.78 YPA, 10 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions in those 8 games, numbers more reminiscent of 2012. That’s as opposed to 56.7% completion, 7.41 YPA, 14 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions in their other 11 games. Now he has...
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Why the San Francisco 49ers should give Tim Tebow a call right now

He hasn’t been seen in awhile, at least on the football field. The only vision of Tim Tebow of late has been on the SEC Network, where he currently is filling the role of a college football analyst. While that gig helps pass the time, and brings in a paycheck, the former Heisman Trophy winner still itches to get back in the game. The quarterback who electrified the league with...
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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Michael Crabtree admits he wasn’t himself last season

49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree admits he wasn’t himself last season after missing the first 11 games after suffering a torn Achilles during the offseason. “I was fast enough to be on the field,” Crabtree said last week. “But I wasn’t me.” In order for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to continues to progress,  the Niners need Crabtree to return to his 2012 form. ...
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Report: 49ers Hope To Sign Michael Crabtree To Extension

A lot of guys on the San Francisco 49ers want new contracts.  Unfortunately, there’s a line and protocol to receiving one. Now that Colin Kaepernick and Glenn Dorsey are under contract, the 49ers are focused on getting a a new deal for No. 1 receiver Michael Crabtree, according to Ian Rapoport.  #49ers next contract target: WR Michael Crabtree. There is progress. Hope...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick played with a chip bone on his foot last year

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed that he played through a chipped bone on his forefoot and a ruptured capsule in the ball of his foot that he suffered in week two of last season. “It’s a non-factor,” Kaepernick told reporters. “It’s a year-old injury now.” “It was something that was always there,” Kaepernick told the Sacramento Bee. “Never spoke about...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are any San Francisco 49ers either of the biggest heroes or goats from the past week?

Despite the fact that the games didn’t mean anything in the standings, and will be long forgotten in a week or two, the second week of the preseason provided plenty of highlights and lowlights. There were reasons to be excited, causes for concern and everything in between. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see the “Heroes and Goats” from preseason...
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Colin Kaepernick says he played through injury last season

Remember when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick joked about having hangnails on his pinkie toes last season? It was one of the few times he got into the specifics of an injury that forced him to show up on the 49ers injury report for a couple weeks. In less-than-surprising news, Kaepernick wasn’t all too forthcoming when speaking to the media at that time. And now...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers tumble down preseason Power Rankings, check in at No. 7

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaepernick talks about foot injury that slowed him in 2013

The 49ers last year reined in Colin Kaepernick's running plays to save their starting quarterback from excessive wear and tear and because he suffered a significant injury to his foot. Kaepernick, who during the season joked that the issue was a hangnail on his pinkie toe, revealed the actual diagnosis in an interview with The Bee this week. He said he suffered a chipped bone...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the San Francisco 49ers Stunting Colin Kaepernick’s Growth

When the San Francisco 49ers benched Alex Smith in favor of then wide-eyed second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the 2012 season, skeptics concluded that the decision made little sense. Why bench a player that had led your team to the NFC Championship game the season prior, some said.  And I fell under that category. Kaepernick seemed far from being a starter-caliber quarterback...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Falcons, Jets, Panthers, Rams, & Saints

  49ers Bill Williamson of ESPN projects Blaine Gabbert to be Colin Kaepernick‘s backup this season. RB Marcus Lattimore is still not practicing and may not be activated until sometime during the season. (Bill Williamson) Standout special teams player Kassim Osgood may have a hard time making the 53-man roster. (Bill Williamson) Falcons The Falcons have moved rookie Jake...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blaine Gabbert’s days with the 49ers could soon be over

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear which quarterback he plans on holding onto to serve as Colin Kaepernick’s back up. Bad news, Blaine Gabbert: "Whoever doesn't turn the ball over will be the backup quarterback," Harbaugh said. — Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) August 17, 2014 The news for Gabbert is that he’s thrown the most interceptions of any of...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Reign of Dominance is Over

The San Francisco 49ers have been the most consistent team in the NFC since Jim Harbaugh took over in 2011. San Francisco has compiled a 36-11-1 record (76 win %) over that span, and has reached the NFC Championship Game each year. No other team in the conference has reached even two Conference Championship games in that span. En rout to those Conference Championships, the 49ers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: EA releases hilarious new Madden Season video

EA Sports looks to get you pumped up for it’s latest release of their annual Madden NFL.  This Madden 15 trailer features comedian Kevin Hart and actor Dave Franco, with several superstar appearances ranging from the Trailblazers’ Damian Lillard to the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick.  This game is set to drop on August 26th.  Are you buying Madden this year? WARNING: It is Madden...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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