11:56 AM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
Niner Nation 1 hour ago
One reason the 49ers will beat the Broncos (and one reason they won’t)

One reason the 49ers will beat the Broncos (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 four days until 49ers training camp-week begins! We want to look at each opponent and provide a reason for and against the San Francisco 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....
Niner Nation 2 hours ago
Richard Sherman seen walking with limp after full day’s workout

Richard Sherman seen walking with limp after full day’s workout

No, it’s nothing to be concerned about for the time being. The San Francisco 49ers secondary has re-tooled in the 2018 offseason with the arrow pointing up in all aspects. This impressive potential is riding in part on the recovery of cornerback Richard Sherman, who tore his Achilles during the 2017 season. If we’re going by this week’s MMQB article on Sherman’s cornerback summit, you might immediately be alarmed. We’ve already talked about how fellow 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon attended this summit, but it also had some details on Sherman’s rehab and recovery. Sherman...
Niner Nation 4 hours ago
Brooks: ‘Reuben Foster is going to be the gold standard for linebacker play’

Brooks: ‘Reuben Foster is going to be the gold standard for linebacker play’

High praise from the NFL Network analyst. If Reuben Foster can just keep himself healthy and out of trouble, he could be the one everyone is compared to. Now that Reuben Foster’s legal issues have concluded, the sky is the limit for the San Francisco 49ers linebacker. Foster will have to serve out a two-game suspension to start the season, but after that it’s all about building on his 2017 season, which while marred by injuries, established him in the upper echelon of NFL linebackers. So much that people are calling him elite and Bucky Brooks now calls him the gold standard. He had a...
Niner Nation 6 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: Looking into the future

Golden Nuggets: Looking into the future

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet ESPN had a 3 person panel rank the NFL teams on their 3 year future outlook. The rankings included everything from the roster, coaches, and front office. The 49ers came in at #13 in the rankings. They were 6 and 3 spots behind their NFC West rivals the Rams and the Seahawks respectively. The Rams were ranked #7 and it is easy to see why. They have a young quarterback in Jared Goff, who progressed nicely last season. Todd Gurley looks to be a top running back, Aaron...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 15 hours ago
49ers make huge climb up ESPN ‘future’ power rankings

49ers make huge climb up ESPN ‘future’ power rankings

Trading for Jimmy Garoppolo, winning five straight with him as the starter, and then extending him will do wonders for expectations. Each offseason, ESPN releases something they call “future” power rankings, and it should be no surprise the San Francisco 49ers have made a major move up compared to a year ago. Mike Sando, Field Yates, and Louis Riddick go through all 32 teams and using a scale of 40-100, rate their quarterback position, roster excluding quarterbacks, draft performance, front office, and coaching staff. They average those results and weight them to come up with a final...