11:39 AM EDT, Tue May 21, 2019
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PFF lists the 49ers as a surprise playoff contender

PFF lists the 49ers as a surprise playoff contender

Somewhat where we have placed them as well, but it’s nice when others agree! San Francisco 49ers OTAs are getting going this week and while we’ll get a brief glimpse of the potential for the 2019 49ers, potential isn’t really the question. The question is can they get into the playoffs. The folks over at PFF put together surprise contenders for the 2019 season and kick the article off with the 49ers. With a disappointing 4-12 season now behind them, the 49ers’ faithful have every reason to be excited about the future, as the team has quietly been putting together an exceptionally...
3 hours ago
Buccaneers release DT Gerald McCoy

Buccaneers release DT Gerald McCoy

They free up some cap space and an intriguing defensive tackle is on the market. News came out Monday evening that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. The release was less about production and more about payment as McCoy was due a $13 million salary. If cut before June 1st, the Buccaneers would have no dead money. So now the question: Should the San Francisco 49ers go after him? The defensive line on its own is Dee Ford, DeForest Buckner, Solomon Thomas and Nick Bosa. One of those pieces is not like the others, meaning Solomon Thomas. When talking about...
6 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: Let the Roster Battles Begin

Golden Nuggets: Let the Roster Battles Begin

A collection of San Francisco 49ers related links for Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 Organized team activities (OTAs) began on Monday allowing the coaching staff their first real look at each position group, with backup QB, WR, CB, and Safety offering the biggest competitions this offseason. Not much news came out of the first day, but I am most eager to see how the wide receivers fare. Dante Pettis, Deebo Samuel, and Jalen Hurd are probably the only roster locks at this point, with Pettis most likely getting a starting spot. Marquise Goodwin is the only real deep threat on the team, so he’ll...
17 hours ago
Will that awful defense from the Bengals improve in 2019?

Will that awful defense from the Bengals improve in 2019?

It’s time to start scouting the 49ers opponents for 2019. Today it’s the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cincinnati Bengals are an interesting study. They had a decent draft, but not-so-decent free agency. They were able to keep several of their players, but they didn’t bring in much from the outside. They (finally) dumped Marvin Lewis as head coach but go Zac Taylor to replace him. Taylor was a hot candidate but he has only five games (yes games) experience calling plays at the NFL level. It’s clear the Bengals want to go the same route the Los Angeles Rams did with their hire, getting a...
19 hours ago
49ers 90-in-90: DL Arik Armstead

49ers 90-in-90: DL Arik Armstead

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is defensive lineman Arik Armstead. With OTA’s kicking off today, there will be plenty of eyes on all of the San Francisco 49ers latest acquisitions. From the speedy Kwon Alexander, to the technical Nick Bosa, the team has plenty of options. The players that were on the roster last year are equally as interesting. One of those players is Arik Armstead—who the team reportedly put on the trading block during the NFL Draft, and what he’ll be able to contribute in 2019. After Week 3 of last...
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Gambling lines for 49ers first 15 games of 2019

Gambling lines for 49ers first 15 games of 2019

CG Technology has the lines for Weeks 1-15 of the 2019 NFL season. They will change, but it provides a fun starting point. Training camp for the San Francisco 49ers isn’t for another two months or so. Then you have another couple of months until the regular season starts. That won’t stop us from talking about the team’s schedule. Gambling lines are a good talking point because it gives you an idea of how Vegas views the teams that are going head-to-head. The 49ers opened up as 2.5-point underdogs against Tampa Bay for the first week of the season. That line is already down a full...
22 hours ago
Former 49ers LB Reuben Foster leaves Washington OTA’s with apparent injury to his left leg

Former 49ers LB Reuben Foster leaves Washington OTA’s with apparent injury to his left leg

Foster was carted off the field with an air cast on his left knee During his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Reuben Foster battled plenty of injuries. It was evident that Foster didn’t look like his rookie self early last year. Monday, Foster and his injury luck followed him to Washington as he was carted off the field with an apparent injury to his left leg. Reuben Foster being carted away from practice field with an air cast on his left knee pic.twitter.com/ebWV0IpLTh— Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) May 20, 2019 Here’s some video of Foster with an air cast as he’s being...
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4 things to keep an eye on during 49ers OTA practices

4 things to keep an eye on during 49ers OTA practices

Football is back! Kind of... The San Francisco 49ers will begin the third and final phase of their offseason workout today. The team will hold practice May 20-21, and 23 of this week. Then will be back next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Finally, the 49ers will come back for three more days during the first week of June. Remember: these drills are designed to be non-contact (no pads allowed), so it’s not quite real football yet, but it’s still better than nothing. Here are four things to keep an eye on as the Niners kick things off this today. Don’t shrug off guys that are...
May 20, 2019
Kyle Shanahan illustrates his offense’s difficulty with one playcall.

Kyle Shanahan illustrates his offense’s difficulty with one playcall.

Just try being Jimmy Garoppolo and relaying that It’s an accepted declaration that Kyle Shanahan’s offense is one of the most difficult to learn in the NFL. It took Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan a year of crashing and burning before he had one of the best seasons of his career. We’ve gone over vernacular and lingo a few times as well as how learning it is like learning a new language. But just for further clarification. Imagine you’re Jimmy Garoppolo. Kyle Shanahan has your ear on the microphone, you’re in the huddle, and this very playcall comes out to your helmet...
May 20, 2019
What will be “good enough” for the 49ers in 2019?

What will be “good enough” for the 49ers in 2019?

2018 was a season from hell, what do you think the 49ers need to do to get back? The San Francisco 49ers had an awful, awful 2018. Jerick McKinnon going down before the season began proper was a bad sign and Jimmy Garoppolo tearing his ACL in Week 3 pretty much stuck a fork in everything before it even got started. . Well the 49ers are getting healthy, and the excuses are getting old. It was understandable how the 49ers played so bad in some games, but now with two seasons under his belt, Kyle Shanahan has to take them to the next level. The question now is what do we really need for the...
May 20, 2019
Golden Nuggets: Thank you, Keanon Lowe

Golden Nuggets: Thank you, Keanon Lowe

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, May 20th, 2019 Do the right thing. Something that seems so simple yet is such a tough concept for many to grasp. Over the weekend, two ex-49ers were on the opposite ends of this. Former 49ers assistant Keanon Lowe tackled a gunman, which prevented a school shooting on Friday. Lowe was a former football player at the University of Oregon. He is currently a football coach and security guard at Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon. Lowe is a real-life hero. He sacrificed his life for someone else. Lowe didn’t do it for publicity. He did it...
May 19, 2019
49ers 90-in-90: DT Sheldon Day

49ers 90-in-90: DT Sheldon Day

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is DT Sheldon Day The “1-technique” is a dying breed in the NFL. That’s why it was such a surprise to see the New York Giants select one in the first round. Last year for the San Francisco 49ers Sheldon Day played 25% of the snaps. Teams are going to take the “heavy” defensive tackle out for a quicker pass-rusher. That’s where the game has gone. The 49ers have a few different names to play the 1-technique position this year. Day will be leading the charge. The Jacksonville Jaguars...
May 19, 2019
Nick Mullens opens up about upcoming competition at quarterback with C.J. Beathard

Nick Mullens opens up about upcoming competition at quarterback with C.J. Beathard

OTA’s are on Monday, and both players will have a fresh start Monday kicks off OTA’s for the San Francisco 49ers. Monday will mark the first of 10-day practice period where no live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed. There will be plenty of players trying to carve out their role on the team in 2019. For Nick Mullens, he will try to maintain the role of a backup quarterback. In 2018, Mullens was thrown into the starting lineup after C.J. Beathard was injured. It’s not often you can be productive on offense when your third-string quarterback is...
May 19, 2019
Deebo Samuel: ‘You gonna punish anybody who gets in front of you’

Deebo Samuel: ‘You gonna punish anybody who gets in front of you’

The 49ers second round pick was a guest on Matt Maiocco’s 49ers Insider Podcast. We have some timestamps. I think a lot of us are going to throw style to the wayside when referring to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel. He’s just Deebo. I don’t care if I need to call him Samuel. He’s not Tyshun “Deebo” Samuel. Just Deebo. Turns out he did in fact get the name from the character on Friday. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, Deebo was the neighborhood bully who caused all sorts of chaos through various thefts and eventually gets his towards the end of...
May 19, 2019
Could the Jimmy Garoppolo/Jalen Hurd connection be a thing in 2019?

Could the Jimmy Garoppolo/Jalen Hurd connection be a thing in 2019?

In ranking veteran-rookie passing duos, Bucky Brooks has this as his No. 5 entrant. Jalen Hurd has been getting a lot of love. While Deebo Samuel was considered the best wide receiver in th 2019 NFL Draft by some and the praise is gushed on what he can do with Jimmy Garoppolo, Jalen Hurd has been entering conversations quite a bit. The third-round pick has so much to offer in terms of versatility him in Kyle Shanahan’s system will be something to watch. NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks thinks so and has Hurd and Garoppolo—not Samuel and Garoppolo—as his No. 5 entrant in top...