November 02, 20110

49ers’ newest sack trio aiming to become best in franchise history

Sacks are funny. People are always in awe of sacks when they happen, but they’re often dismissed as a vanity stat. It’s true, hurries, hits and other assorted forms of

November 01, 201145

Exclusive: Dan Dibley calls out KNBR on Twitter

When Dan Dibley worked for KNBR, one of the areas where he led the way was his early adoption of social media — especially compared to the rest of the

October 31, 20119

49ers film study: analyzing Alex Smith

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-10, and while most Niners fans were quite happy with the “10″ part of that equation, many complained about the team’s inability

October 30, 20117

49ers’ hot start leads to conservative finish

The way the San Francisco 49ers started on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Niners fans everywhere had visions of Tampa Bay in their heads. 48-3? Sure, why not? The Browns

October 30, 20111

49ers win on the run, drop magic number to 6

There will be plenty of time this week to focus on the finer points — why the San Francisco 49ers were unable to take advantage of some goal line situations,

October 28, 20115

NFL Picks, Week 8: which team(s) will go 0-16?

It’s been a pretty great season so far for the Detroit Lions. Sure, they’ve lost their last two games and their best (no pun intended) running back’s career looks like

October 27, 201113

Alex Smith is not a new quarterback, no matter what the media says

The latest story line coming out of the media for the 49ers seems to be that Alex Smith has turned some kind of corner. You know, that he’s finally figured

October 27, 20115

49ers to face shorthanded Cleveland Browns offense

So far in 2011, Pat Shurmur’s Cleveland Browns’ offense has been about as exciting to look at as their uniforms … uh oh, I think we have a tangent alert!

October 26, 20118

5 reasons why Terrell Owens is not coming to the 49ers

Terrell Owens has been sports talk gold for over a decade for plenty of reasons, not the least of which because he invented the phrase “throw under the bus.” (Wait,

October 25, 20113

49ers enjoy a very productive ‘improvement week’

The last time we saw the San Francisco 49ers on an NFL field, Jim Harbaugh upset Jim Schwartz when he followed exuberant handshake with a slap to Schwartz’s back. On

October 23, 20115

Stanford Cardinal football: they’re even better in person

Jim Harbaugh and the Stanford Cardinal football team still are very connected, which means the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford are connected. Nothing new there. Last night against the Washington

October 20, 20112

49ers game-winning TD drive, play by play

We talked about the San Francisco 49ers’ defense and special teams and their roles in Sunday’s 25-19 win over the Detroit Lions. But without Alex Smith’s touchdown pass to Delanie

October 20, 20113

NFL Picks, Week 7: rebounding from a shameful week

I got to watch the last four minutes of the 49ers/Lions game with my dad, who stopped by with my stepmom on Sunday before taking a flight to the east

October 17, 20111

All hail the 49ers’ special teams

In the next stop on our San Francisco 49ers Week 6 victory tour, we focus on a part of the team that almost went ignored in the franchise’s glory years

October 17, 201112

Here’s why Jim Harbaugh may have wanted to stick it to Jim Schwartz

Since as Stanford’s head coach Jim Harbaugh famously ran up the score on Pete Carroll’s USC Trojans, leading to the infamous “what’s your deal?” confrontation after the game during the

October 17, 20114

Harbaugh: 49ers with the “best defensive performance … I’ve ever seen!”

It’s impossible to look at the San Francisco 49ers’ 25-19 win over the Detroit Lions and pick one player or unit that drove them to victory. But if you HAD

October 16, 201111

Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz do not part as friends

Coaching fraternity? Jim Harbaugh don’t need no stinkin’ coaching fraternity! In a game where the Niners won in spite of an incredible amount of penalties, including an “unsportsmanlike conduct” flag

October 14, 20117

NFL Picks, Week 6: Tim Tebow, one prediction I got right

It’s widely agreed upon that fan favorite Tim Tebow doesn’t have the footwork, mechanics or experience of Kyle Orton. Tebow isn’t as polished as Brady Quinn either, but the fans

October 11, 20114

49ers’ biggest test (so far): the Detroit Lions

At first glance, these two teams seem like they arrived at this point in wildly different ways. The Detroit Lions are 5-0, led by Calvin “Evil Transformer Leader” Johnson, Matthew

October 11, 20114

If TMZ is to be believed, Terrell Owens may not be the 49ers’ best option

After Joshua Morgan went down with a fractured ankle yesterday, an injury which will require surgery and could possibly land Morgan on the injured reserve list, many brought up free

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