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Struggling 49ers host reeling Jets in game someone must win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The NFL's schedule makers have done what the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers haven't been able to do for more than a month: make sure one of those struggling teams doesn't pick up another loss. The Jets (3-9) take their four-game losing streak to the Bay Area on Sunday when they will face a 49ers team on an even longer skid. San Francisco (1-11) has...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

5 Areas in Which the 49ers Actually Improved in 2016

The 2016 NFL season might be one to forget for the San Francisco 49ers. Amid a terrible year under head coach Chip Kelly, there are some areas in which the Niners showed improvement. Let’s look at five of them.   One can probably cross off the 2016 campaign of the San Francisco 49ers as a […] 5 Areas in Which the 49ers Actually Improved in 2016 - Niner Noise - Niner Noise -...
Via Niner Noise
5 hours ago

How Two Service Trips Changed the Life of 49ers TE Vance McDonald

The San Francisco 49ers tight end gained an entirely new perspective on what it means to have, and what it means to have not.
Via 49ers.com
5 hours ago

Admiral rips Kaepernick during Pearl Harbor speech

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris took a moment during a speech Wednesday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor to take a shot at Colin Kaepernick and his practice of kneeling during the national anthem. “You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: 5 Key Storylines to Watch Down the Stretch of 2016

The San Francisco 49ers might want to forget the 2016 season ever happened. With four games remaining though, what are some key storylines to focus on as the team gears up for another crucial offseason?   2016 has been a lost year for the San Francisco 49ers. At 1-11, and riding the franchise’s worst losing […] San Francisco 49ers: 5 Key Storylines to Watch Down the Stretch...
Via Niner Noise
18 hours ago

What the 49ers could learn from the Raiders

The 49ers are where the Raiders were three years ago – drastically undermanned, in the midst of unrelenting losing, and with Fort Knox-like money under the salary cap. Obviously, the 10-2 Raiders have made the right moves in hiring coach Jack Del Rio, drafting players like Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, and acquiring players like
Via Niner Insider
18 hours ago

San Francisco 49ers: Week 14 Fantasy Football news

The San Francisco 49ers are continuing to show bad offensive production and an inability to stop the run. In a game where the 49ers had the best chance of winning against the Chicago Bears, they ended up losing by 20 points. Colin Kaepernick was replaced by Blaine Gabbert and Bears running back, Jordan Howard, had three touchdowns on his way to 29 points. Let’s take a look at who...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘To Try or Tank’: The 49ers and Implications for the 2017 NFL Draft

Should the San Francisco 49ers try to “tank” over their remaining four games of the season? Or should the Niners try to win games down the stretch, knowing it will impact their spot in the 2017 NFL Draft?   To “tank or not to tank.” That is the inevitable question for the 1-11 San Francisco […] ‘To Try or Tank’: The 49ers and Implications for the 2017 NFL Draft - Niner...
Via Niner Noise
1 day ago

49ers coach Chip Kelly returns after father's funeral

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Coach Chip Kelly returned to the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after being away for two days for his father's funeral and he got some hugs from his players as he walked out to the practice field. Paul Kelly died at age 87 last Friday, apparently of a heart attack. Chip Kelly flew to Maine to be with his family immediately following Sunday's game in...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

As A Position Coach, The 49ers Really Miss Jim Tomsula

It seems like a number of people like to make a joke out of former San Francisco 49ers HC Jim Tomsula these days, but to label him that way is unfair. Sure, Tomsula was over-matched as a head coach and had no business ever getting the job in the first place, but is that his fault? He should’ve never been put in that position, and all of the blame falls on the shoulders of CEO...
Via NinerFans.com
1 day ago

Colin Kaepernick shoots down report he’ll opt out: ‘It blew me away’

Based on everything we’ve heard about Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers, nobody batted an eyelash when a report came out over the weekend that the quarterback would opt out of his contract with the team after this season. Everyone but Kaepernick, that is. Speaking about the report on Tuesday, Kaepernick expressed shock and dismay, not only by the “false” report...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 49ers Super Bowl winner Larry Roberts dies at 53

Larry Roberts played for the San Francisco 49ers for a good portion of their glory years in the 1980s and 1990s. A part-time starter for the 49ers from 1986-93, Roberts was a member of two Super Bowl winning squads. Roberts passed away at the young age of 53 following a lengthy battle with diabetes, the team announced on Monday. “Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Larry...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly should leave the 49ers and go back to college football

If you didn't watch the 49ers-Bears game Sunday at Soldier Field, consider yourself lucky.The game was a sloppy mess in the snow between two teams that are terrible on clear, 68-degree days.Matt Barkley (seriously, he's still in the league) started for the Bears and with the help of three touchdowns from Jordan Howard, Chicago won 26-6.Just another loss for Chip Kelly's 49ers.His...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Colin Kaepernick ‘surprised’ by fourth quarter benching

The San Francisco 49ers benched quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, and he was a bit taken aback by it. Kaepernick, who had been playing very well coming into the game at Chicago, completed just one pass in the first three quarters on five attempts, worth four total yards. With his team down 22 in the fourth, Kaepernick was benched for Blaine Gabbert. “I was surprised. It...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Helfrich, Kelly spoke about possibility of Kelly returning to Oregon

In the rare event that Chip Kelly decides to leave the NFL and head back to Oregon, he has the blessing of the man he would be replacing. Mark Helfrich, who was fired by Oregon earlier this week following a 4-8 season, served as the offensive coordinator for the Ducks for three seasons from 2009 through 2012 while Kelly was the head coach. In an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Russillo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Report Card: Week 12

In heartbreaking fashion, the San Francisco 49ers narrowly conceded their franchise-record 10th straight loss on Sunday in a tight matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Here’s how the 49ers did this week: Offense Colin Kaepernick turned in another solid performance, this one arguably his best of the season. Kaepernick connected with nine different receivers for 296 yards, including...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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