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The San Francisco 49ers should not be written off

The San Francisco 49ers have had quite the nightmare off-season with numerous losses from several key contributors. Some of those players were Pro Bowlers and could be potential Hall of famers. Not many teams would know how to face the predicament of losing the talent the San Francisco 49ers have, but I am here to present reasons as to why they will compete and still be considered...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Face a Difficult Task of Replacing 7 Key Players

The San Francisco 49ers will have to play without 7 time Pro Bowl linebacker, Patrick Willis, who retired at the age of 30 this off-season. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) The San Francisco 49ers will definitely look different this upcoming season. The team will have to manage without current University of Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh, who took the 49ers to at least the NFC Championship...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: This tribute to 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is awe-inspiring

I still find it really hard to believe that we won’t see Patrick Willis in a San Francisco 49ers uniform next season. Of all their personnel losses this spring (except perhaps Jim Harbaugh) the Niners are going to miss Willis more than anyone else. This epic retirement tribute from Joseph Vincent will leave you awe-struck. Check it out: AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears need more than new schemes to be successful on defense

The Chicago Bears defense is in the middle of a restructuring with new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and hope is springing eternal, but without the proper supporting cast, that high spirit could quickly sink into despair. According to Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune, much has been made about Fangio's defensive mind, but there are only so much a coach can do drawing up brilliant...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears will need more than new schemes to be successful on defense

The Chicago Bears defense is in the middle of a restructuring with new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and hope is springing eternal, but without the proper supporting cast, that high spirit could quickly sink into despair. According to Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune, much has been made about Fangio's defensive mind, but there are only so much a coach can do drawing up brilliant...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers implosion will invevitably extend home Super Bowl drought

In case you haven’t noticed, the San Francisco 49ers are a mess. The team was already sliding after a shockingly poor 2014 campaign, but then defensive stalwart Patrick Willis retired, as did rising star Chris Borland. Top free agent Mike Iupati skipped town, as did head coach Jim Harbaugh. Frank Gore is gone and there are legitimate questions about the quarterback position. With...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers implosion will invevitably extend home Super Bowl drought

In case you haven’t noticed, the San Francisco 49ers are a mess. The team was already sliding after a shockingly poor 2014 campaign, but then defensive stalwart Patrick Willis retired, as did rising star Chris Borland. Top free agent Mike Iupati skipped town, as did head coach Jim Harbaugh. Frank Gore is gone and there are legitimate questions about the quarterback position. With...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Tarver experiencing deja vu with 49ers

Jason Tarver has been in this situation before with the San Francisco 49ers. Tarver started his coaching career in 2001 with the 49ers under head coach Steve Mariucci. Tarver saw the 49ers make back-to-back playoff appearances after not appearing in the playoffs the previous two seasons. Tarver thinks this season feels similar to his 2001 season, where some players have experienced...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the top five San Francisco 49ers players of all time?

Who are the five best San Francisco 49ers players of all time? Let’s count them down. 5.  Patrick Willis     The winner of the last vote: Patrick Willis Work has begun pic.twitter.com/NbNwjCyAEl — Joseph Brian Vincent (@BoredFilm) June 10, 2015 This recently retired, heavy hitting linebacker, fills the fifth spot as one of San Francisco’s  all time greats.  Willis might...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Anquan Boldin: If you’re not playing to win the championship, you don’t need to be in this locker room

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin is entering his 13th season in the NFL, but at the rate his teammates are retiring with Patrick Willis, Chris Borland, Justin Smith and Anthony Davis all calling it quits, he may grow too old before training camp starts. However, Boldin isn't thinking about hanging up the cleats and he not waving a white flag on the season despite...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Reid has considered retirement due to concussions

The San Francisco 49ers have seen a rash of early retirements over the past several months. It started with future Hall of Famer linebacker Patrick Willis calling it quits after eight NFL seasons. It then continued with fellow linebacker Chris Borland citing concussions as the reason he hung up his cleats after just one year. Then, earlier this month, right tackle Anthony Davis...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The State of the San Francisco 49ers After Another Surprising Retirement

Jim Tomsula speaks during a press conference as San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke (L) looks on at Levi’s Stadium on January 15, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers announced Jim Tomsula as their new head coach to replace Jim Harbaugh. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) After the San Francisco 49ers parted ways with Jim Harbaugh following...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Tomsula was not surprised by Anthony Davis' decision

Former San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis had been an intimidating figure on the team’s offensive line since being selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. In his five seasons with San Francisco, Davis started 71 of a possible 80 games. So it was a pretty big shock that the 25-year-old tackle announced on Friday that he was retiring from the game of football...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman and Michael Wilhoite are developing on-field chemistry

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite spent all of last season replacing all-pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Now that Patrick Willis has retired, Wilhoite and Bowman are playing together for the first time Bowman was so used to playing alongside Willis that they knew what each other would do, but now he is trying to develop that same sort of chemistry with Wilhoite. ...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The San Francisco 49ers defense will win with ‘confusion’

The San Francisco 49ers are a team in transition, with the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh, new coach Jim Tomsula has his hands full. The 49ers lost Justin Smith to retirement. They also lost young inside linebacker Chris Borland and their Pro Bowl caliber linebacker Patrick Willis as well. New additions Arik Armstead and Darnell Dockett should pick up the slack on the...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers’ Justin Smith announces retirement from NFL

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that DT Justin Smith will retire from the National Football League. “Tough. Physical. Durable. Hard-working. Dedicated. Selfless. Justin embodies each of those qualities and brought even more with him to work each and every day,” said 49ers CEO Jed York. “Whether it was chasing down a wide receiver...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers NaVorro Bowman ‘Looking Great’ After Recovering From Knee Injury

After losing both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland this winter, the San Francisco 49ers desperately need inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman at full strength for the upcoming season. To this point in the team’s offseason workouts, 49ers coaches couldn’t be more thrilled with what they are seeing. Remember, Bowman suffered a gruesome knee injury during the 2013 NFC Championship game...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Five reasons the San Francisco 49ers will finish last in the NFC West this year

Yesterday our own Michael Lococo wrote an article listing three reasons why San Francisco 49ers fans should feel good about this coming season. Today, I’m here to bring you back down to reality. The Niners are playing in the toughest division in football and I can’t see them finishing any higher than fourth place. Here are five reasons why… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers ‘remain interested’ in signing LB Lance Briggs

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers “remain interested in signing” seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs, reports CSNBayArea.com. Briggs, 34, is an unrestricted free agent who has spent his entire 12-year career with the Chicago Bears.  Beginning Wednesday, teams can sign any player and does not count against the NFL’s formula for awarding compensatory...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers draft DE Arik Armstead with the No. 17 pick

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers selected Arik Armstead with the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He showed a lot of talent as a defensive end with the Oregon Ducks, and is a massive body. There are some concerns about him, and quite a few believe that this pick was a bit too high for Armstead. That being said, he did end up recording 46 tackles, 2...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Draft Preview: Wide Receiver

For San Francisco 49ers fans, it has been a tumultuous offseason starting with the “mutual” departure of Jim Harbaugh after their final regular season game. Compounded with the unexpected retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, the departure of Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, and Michael Crabtree in free agency, and the uncertainty of Justin Smith’s future, the 49ers looks...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Vegas has a lot of people betting against the 49ers

It shouldn't really come as much of a surprise that not many people think the 49ers are going to do very well next year. The 49ers have had one of the roughest off seasons of all time. It started with losing their coach. They then lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement. They have moved on from their two starting cornerbacks in Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver. And they...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Train Like a Pro: Patrick Willis's Upper-Body Strength Workout

Patrick Willis, former linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, was known for his elite tackling ability—and his knack for striking fear into his opponents' eyes. Although Willis recently retired from
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman Getting in a Serious Leg Workout

After losing Patrick Willis and Chris Boreland the San Francisco 49ers are going to really need NaVarro Bowman to come back better than ever when he returns from a knee injury this coming season. His recovery must be going well for him to be lifting the weight that he was during a recent leg workout he posted videos online from.Not bad NaVorro. Not bad. God is good..... A video...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers to Host Lance Briggs for a Visit

Fresh off the stunning developments of both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retiring, the San Francisco 49ers are in desperate need of depth at inside linebacker. While many have focused on the draft as a medium for San Francisco to find a starter next to NaVorro Bowman, it’s more likely the team will go the veteran route. That’s where seven-time Pro Bowl performer Lance Briggs...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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