San Francisco 49ers: Answers to 5 key questions this upcoming season

Niner Noise takes a look at five key questions facing the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 and provides the answers that make the most sense.   The San Francisco 49ers have made a number of strides turning what was a 2-14 team a year ago into something respectable. That said, the 2017 Niners are still […] San Francisco 49ers: Answers to 5 key questions this upcoming season - Niner...
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2 hours ago

San Francisco 49ers: Who is safety Eric Reid?

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid is the focal point here in Niner Noise’s annual “Who Is?” series on the upcoming 2017 season. How will Reid adjust to his new strong safety position?   The San Francisco 49ers will bump Eric Reid from free safety down to strong safety this position — a move made […] San Francisco 49ers: Who is safety Eric Reid? - Niner Noise - Niner...
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13 hours ago

Bold prediction: The 49ers will have the most improved defense in 2017

A year after boasting a franchise-worst defense, the San Francisco 49ers may actually be on the verge of having one of, if not the most improved defense in 2017. And here’s why.   Here’s a thought for you — the San Francisco 49ers will boast the most improved defense in the NFL this season. For […] Bold prediction: The 49ers will have the most improved defense in 2017 -...
Via Niner Noise
16 hours ago

Jeremy Kerley ‘didn’t have a lot of respect’ for former Jets OC

Jeremy Kerley had his worst season as a pro with the New York Jets in 2015 before he became a key piece of the San Francisco 49ers’ offense last season. I guess that’s what happens when you have an offensive coordinator you respect.In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Kerley spoke about catching only 16 passes in 16 games back in 2015. He blamed former Jets offensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minicamp Mandatorio

Las prácticas del programa de offseason para los San Francisco 49ers ha terminado.
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21 hours ago

Kyle Shanahan, Brian Hoyer and the Art of Play-action

The 49ers head coach and quarterback explain how to properly execute a play fake and why it's so important to the team's offense.
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1 day ago

Ray Lewis questions Colin Kaepernick's desire to play football

Ray Lewis made waves at the onset of the 2016 NFL season by harshly criticizing Colin Kaepernick over his national anthem protest, saying in part the quarterback should “take the flag out of it.” The former Baltimore Ravens great, who was recently hired by FOX as an analyst, doubled down on his rhetoric by questioning whether or not Kaepernick really wants to play football.Lewis...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers DC takes shot at Chip Kelly's coaching staff

The San Francisco 49ers finished dead last in total defense during the 2016 NFL season. Needless to say, new defensive coordinator Robert Saleh has a tall task ahead of him to fix what was broken. However, he has one immediate fix in mind that, on the surface, seems like a no-brainer.Last season, rookie defensive lineman DeForest Buckner was on the field for over 1,000 snaps. In...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick speaks out about police brutality

Following the acquittal of a police officer charged in the death of Philando Castile in Minnesota, there’s definitely been a renewed conversation in America about police brutality and the justice system.After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury found Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all counts in the July 2016 shooting of Castile. The shooting took place in a suburb of St. Paul...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell disputes that Colin Kaepernick is blackballed

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is unsurprisingly disputing those who believe there is a concerted effort to keep Colin Kaepernick off an NFL roster.Speaking at a “Rams All-Access” event in Los Angeles, Goodell argued that teams passing on Kaepernick were making a football decision, and that the choice is not related to the quarterback's national anthem protests in 2016.“All...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice speaks to 49ers at minicamp

The San Francisco 49ers concluded their minicamp Thursday with a bang.Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, regarded by many as the best football player ever, spoke to the team, according to a tweet shared by GM John Lynch: Lynch has done some big things since taking over as the team’s GM, such as maneuvering well during the draft and making smart roster decisions. You can add having Rice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reuben Foster expected to be 'more than ready' for 49ers training camp

The surgically repaired shoulder that troubled some teams so much they took Reuben Foster off their draft boards is apparently just fine.The San Francisco 49ers weren’t concerned about the shoulder and potentially landed a top-three player with the 31st overall pick in the draft. Head coach Kyle Shanahan, speaking to reporters Wednesday, expressed confidence in Foster’s health...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: David West & Tristan Thompson call LoveLine

As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, NBA players have a hotline to call to complain about the work of NBA refs. And you bet it's still open for the playoffs. It's a place to dispute calls, plead down flagrant fouls, and advocate for yourself – like a small-claims court for very big men. We've provided some replies to these calls, which are about as authentic as the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh doubles down on his support for Colin Kaepernick

Count Jim Harbaugh as the biggest believer in Colin Kaepernick on the planet.Harbaugh has been steadfast in his defense and support of his former San Francisco 49ers quarterback despite the veteran’s polarizing nature and inability to find another job.Monday, Harbaugh took to "The Rich Eisen Show" and once again repeated his claims, according to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread:“I...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will The 49ers New 4-3 Defense Look Like?

It's no mystery why the 49ers went from defensive powerhouse a couple years ago to the worst overall defense, and dead last against the run last year. The awkward departure of Harbaugh and a plague of player turnover took the team from NFC contender to near bottom dweller. With a slew of new coaches and coordinators, the possibility of a much improved defense could return the 49ers...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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