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David Fucillo / Niner Nation 16 hours ago
Early 49ers-Vikings money is on Minnesota

Early 49ers-Vikings money is on Minnesota

Kirk Cousins is an upgrade, and the betting public probably likes that. The San Francisco 49ers open the 2018 regular season as a road underdog against the Minnesota Vikings. The 49ers opened as a 4.5 point underdog, not exactly a surprise given the Vikings strong 2017 season that came up just short of the Super Bowl. Oh, and they signed Kirk Cousins this offseason to replace Case Keenum. Cousins has his share of question marks, but that is an upgrade at the most important position on the field. It is no surprise then that offseason money is coming in on the Vikings. Oddsmaker William Hill...

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David Fucillo / Niner Nation 35 mins ago
Witherspoon learned key drills with some of the best cornerbacks in football

Witherspoon learned key drills with some of the best cornerbacks in football

This could be a key offseason for the 49ers second-year cornerback. Last month, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman organized a workout of some of the elite cornerbacks in the NFL, and he made sure to invite his new teammate, Ahkello Witherspoon. This “cornerback summit” follows in the trail of Michael Bennett’s pass rush summit or the wide receiver summits Larry Fitzgerald hosts. Sports Illustrated columnist Robert Klemko handled this week’s MMQB column, and in it he sat down with some of the cornerbacks who took part. There is a section on the cornerbacks they changed...
Niner Nation 2 hours ago
We might get a good look at the 49ers defensive front in Week 1

We might get a good look at the 49ers defensive front in Week 1

Week 1 isn’t the best time to guage things, but we can hopefully see some indications of improvement. When Pro Football Focus released the offensive line rankings and listed the San Francisco 49ers at 16 for 2018, it was a sign that things had improved exponentially. This line was having severe issues even when Jim Harbaugh was coaching. Look down that list and there’s actually several lines worse than the 49ers now. But there was one team that caught my attention. The Minnesota Vikings at 28. The 49ers will be playing the Vikings in Week 1 and while it will be a nice test for 49ers...
Niner Nation 4 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: High Expectations For 2nd-Year 49ers

Golden Nuggets: High Expectations For 2nd-Year 49ers

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Monday, July 16th, 2018 edition. Perhaps it’s a symptom of John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan completely overhauling the team in their image - only 11 players, including LS Kyle Nelson and P Bradley Pinion remain on the 90 man roster that they didn’t personally sign - but expectations seem to be very high for a large number of players returning for their second year in the system. Obviously, marquee names like Reuben Foster and Jimmy Garoppolo are the most likely to garner major national attention, but the rest of a team is getting a fair...
Golden Gate Sports 16 hours ago

San Francisco 49ers: Stacking up the running backs against the NFC West

The San Francisco 49ers made some big changes to their running game this offseason – but, where does that leave them against their division foes? San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan obviously has certain philosophies and ways he likes doing things. And, as he enters his second season at the helm, we’re starting to […] San Francisco 49ers: Stacking up the running backs against the NFC West - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Niner Nation 18 hours ago
Best case, worst case for 49ers rookie S Marcell Harris

Best case, worst case for 49ers rookie S Marcell Harris

What should the 49ers expect from their sixth-round safety? The San Francisco 49ers report for training camp on July 25th, at which point position competitions will work their way into focus. Training camp also means we finally get to see the youngest and newest members of the 49ers get into pads and engage in some real contact with the team for the first time. As training camp approaches, we thought it would be fun to take a look at each of the 49ers notable rookies, and consider the best and worst case scenarios for them this season. We are looking at draft picks and a handful of UDFAs....
Niner Nation 20 hours ago
Robbie Gould says biggest 49ers fanbase is in Seattle

Robbie Gould says biggest 49ers fanbase is in Seattle

On a recent KNBR appearance, the 49ers kicker had some words for the Seattle faithful. The San Francisco 49ers’ fanbase isn’t just contained to the Bay Area. Thanks to past successes, several deciding to move outside of California, as well as the allure of the NFL, you can find fans anywhere. I myself grew up in Boise, Idaho and became a fan thanks to Joe Montana being all over the place in the 80s and stuck around even when the hard times began. I definitely got even more into it when I moved to Seattle as I simply got tired of hearing about the Seattle Seahawks in the casino I worked...
Niner Nation Jul 15, 2018
One reason the 49ers will beat the Giants (and one reason they won’t)

One reason the 49ers will beat the Giants (and one reason they won’t)

It’s time for us to look at each matchup and give one reason why the San Francisco 49ers can succeed at each of their opponents and one reason why they cannot. It’s seven days until 49ers training camp-week begins! We want to look at each opponent and provide a reason for and against the 49ers beating them. We’ve included a poll for the community to vote on whether they expect a win or a loss. We’ll see what kind of prediction this provides at the end. Week 1 @ Minnesota VikingsWeek 2 vs. Detroit LionsWeek 3 @ Kansas City ChiefsWeek 4 @ Los Angeles ChargersWeek 5 vs. Arizona...
Niner Nation Jul 15, 2018
Could George Kittle emerge as a star tight end?

Could George Kittle emerge as a star tight end?

He’s getting some looks by the media and this latest piece helps his case. The San Francisco 49ers had themselves a draft in 2017 and it’s safe to say the first year of production was a success. Now we look to year two to see what members of that draft class can really separate themselves from the rest of the NFL. One of those positions the team would love to have with that separation is the tight end position. I’ve read some comments on the site where some think the position needs some upgrading, and some jumping up and down when Rob Gronkowski may become available. Personally, I...
Niner Nation Jul 15, 2018
Golden Nuggets: Important Dates Approaching

Golden Nuggets: Important Dates Approaching

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Sunday, July 15th, 2018 edition. Morning folks, and a happy Sunday to you all. As usual, not much is going on, so it’ll be a short and sweet edition this morning. However, we are in the home stretch of the dead zone of the offseason, so some important dates will be coming up within the next few weeks. July 25 - rookies report to training camp July 26 - everyone else reports, first day of training camp July 28 - first practice with full padding August 9 - first preseason game vs Cowboys August 18 - second preseason game @...

Shotgun formation? 49ers kicker Robbie Gould cheers on beer-chugging fan in Tahoe

49ers kicker Robbie Gould found himself in a tough spot after an errant golf shot left him out of bounds during the 18th and final hole Saturday, but then a …

Watch 49ers kicker Robbie Gould cheer on a beer-chugging fan during celebrity golf tournament

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould found himself in a tough spot after an out-of-bounds shot, but then a spectator told him he'd drink an entire beer all at once if he got out of it. …

Watch current, former 49ers’ players tee off at American Century Championship

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Steve Young, Alex Smith and current kicker Robbie Gould teed off to begin the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe. …
Niner Nation Jul 14, 2018
Marquise Goodwin is money on 3rd and 4th down

Marquise Goodwin is money on 3rd and 4th down

A 117.2 rating? That might have something to do with his Pro Football Focus rating skyrocketing, In just one year, the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver corps has gone from laughably bad to very underrated. Much of this can be attributed to the scheming acumen of head coach Kyle Shanahan, but also it goes to the depth and work of their players, most notably Marquise Goodwin. We’ve already talked about how his Pro Football Focus grade skyrocketed in 2017, but now PFF has another thing to look at: How Goodwin is money on 3rd and 4th down. PFF looked at the top wide receivers on 3rd and 4th...
Niner Nation Jul 14, 2018
What position battle do you want to watch in 49ers training camp?

What position battle do you want to watch in 49ers training camp?

A recent article on NFL.com indicates wide receiver is the position battle to watch. Do you have a different one? Training camp is just around the corner for the San Francisco 49ers and one of the many questions surrounding the team will be the position battles. Several positions are pretty much locked up (quarterback is shut tight) but then there’s other positions where it’s a wide open competion. Now that the 49ers have had a year under the Shanahan system and to revamp the roster, now they can start to see the prospects from 2017 really rise up. NFL.com’s Nick Shook put together...

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    Jimmy Garoppolo

    Golden Nuggets: High Expectations For 2nd-Year 49ers

  • 1 Richard Sherman

    Richard Sherman

    Witherspoon learned key drills with some of the best cornerbacks in football

  • 1 Reuben Foster

    Reuben Foster

    Golden Nuggets: High Expectations For 2nd-Year 49ers

  • 1 Robbie Gould

    Robbie Gould

    Robbie Gould says biggest 49ers fanbase is in Seattle

  • 1 Bradley Pinion

    Bradley Pinion

    Golden Nuggets: High Expectations For 2nd-Year 49ers

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