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Jerry Rice: I would have had Richard Sherman’s head just spinning
Jerry Rice made an appearance at a KNBR session recently, and the G.O.A.T. has certainly not lost his trash talking skills. KNBR’s Kevin Jones got some video of the event, and in it, Rice is answering a question about what it would be like...
NFC West report, Week 3: Los Angeles Rams
The Rams hung on late for a win, improving to 2-1 for the first time in a full decade. Now that Week 3 action is in the books, Niners Nation takes a look around the NFC West. We started with the
Anthony Davis owes the 49ers some cash
The 49ers offensive lineman retired for a second time, and owes the team more money. The San Francisco 49ers announced Anthony Davis’ retirement four days ago, marking his second retirement in as many calendar years. Injury issues and hea...
Dez Bryant to miss Friday practice, but Cowboys will not rule him out for Week 4
Jerry Jones thinks Dez Bryant and La’el Collins can potentially play through the pain. Right, Jerry. The Dallas Cowboys will hit the practice field later this morning, and head coach Jason Garrett said the team...
Virginia basketball team joins Colin Kaepernick in kneeling against police brutality
The fall is fast approaching, and that means the NBA and college basketball are both about to get underway. NBA teams begin preseason play later this weekend, while college teams are beginning preseason preparations for a season that gets un...
Will the 49ers defense take the step forward we thought they would?
The San Francisco 49ers defense was expected to take a step forward in 2016. We saw positives in Week 1, but they took a step back in Weeks 2 and 3. Third down is one of culprits. Defense has been the prevailing theme of the NFL’s opening...
49ers-Cowboys preview: Dak Prescott, the injuries, and that defense
We sat down with Blogging The Boys, who answered five questions about the Dallas Cowboys. The San Francisco 49ers are back home in Week 4, facing the Dallas Cowboys. The rivalry is not anywhere near the level it was in the 90s, but a win ov...
49ers injury report: Vance McDonald improves, Jimmie Ward remains sidelined
We break down the San Francisco 49ers Thursday injury report. The San Francisco 49ers had a little bit of good news with their Thursday practice participation report. Tight end Vance McDonald returned to practice in limited fashion after mi...
Fantasy Football start/sit advice, Week 4
We take a look at the 49ers and Cowboys for Week 4, as well as other options around the league. The San Francisco 49ers square off against the Dallas Cowboys at 1:25 p.m. PST. This is the first bye week of the 2016 season and the Green Bay ...
49ers-Cowboys picks and predictions: Mixed opinions across the board
The San Francisco 49ers return home for Week 4, facing the Dallas Cowboys. We run down various picks and predictions for the game. We’re back for Week 4, and we had a stinker on TNF. The Cincinnati Bengals had little trouble with the Miam...
Golden Nuggets: The defense that never happened
Your San Francisco 49ers links for Friday September 30, 2016 Hi everyone! I will be handling the Golden Nuggets on Friday mornings. Hopefully I don’t bore anyone too much. The main thing is keeping those links going.
Can you imagine if ...
Chip Kelly on Aaron Lynch, preparing for Cowboys differently, defending zone read
The San Francisco 49ers head coach met with the media on Thursday. He talked about preparations for the Cowboys and defending a mobile quarterback. We have a transcript, courtesy of 49ers PR. You can watch video
Josh Gordon entering rehab a week before his NFL reinstatement
The Cleveland Browns will not be seeing Josh Gordon on the field next week when his NFL reinstatement was due. The team and Gordon announced on Thursday that he has decided to enter an in-patient rehab treatment center.
Cowboys injury report: LT Tyron Smith misses second straight day of practice
The Cowboys might be playing a backup on Dak Prescott’s blind side. The Dallas Cowboys posted their second practice participation report of Week 4, and while Dez Bryant remains a DNP at practice, there is another notable name on the list....
Tim Ryan on Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, 49ers offense
Ryan is one of the few media folks who gets to watch all of practice. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback position is a question mark for most of us. We find ourselves wondering when a change will be made. We’ve heard Chip Kelly mention C...
Chip Kelly discusses differences between read option, zone read, handoff
It was education time at Chip Kelly’s Thursday press conference. Chip Kelly wrapped up his media availability for the week on Thursday, and he was able to provide a little bit of education on the zone read, read option, and misconceptions...
Dolphins vs. Bengals, Thursday Night Football: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, odds
Thursday Night Football is back for Week 4, with the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Miami Dolphins. Here's all you need to know about the game. Welcome back for more Thursday Night Football! The Cincinnati Bengals host the Miami Dolphins to...
49ers vs. Seahawks: Looking at San Francisco’s sacks
The 49ers didn’t allow a sack, and they managed to notch two of their own. The San Francisco 49ers sacked Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson twice on Sunday, and they did not allow a sack to Blaine Gabbert. If we pretend that’s...
Chip Kelly offers sort of explanation about the S & 8 on his play sheet
Kelly would not say what the S and 8 stand ford, so it’s time to guess! Whenever we watch the San Francisco 49ers on television, head coach Chip Kelly is shown with the play sheet he uses each game. I’ve noticed in our photo tool that t...
Chip Kelly press conference updates, September 29
The San Francisco 49ers wrap up their media availability on Thursday, with Chip Kelly talking to the media at 10:20 a.m. PT. Practice will follow at 10:35 a.m., and then the team will have locker room availability. The team will release thei...
49ers-Cowboys TV schedule: Broadcast maps in the US, international
We take a look at where the 49ers-Cowboys game will be broadcast on television in the United States, Mexico, the UK, and several other spots around the globe. Let us know where else you might be watching the game around the world. The San F...
‘Low likelihood’ of 49ers-Rams in China for 2018 season
The NFL has a lot of issues to deal with, and it sounds like any game in Beijing might take a little longer to happen. Back in July, Sports Business Journal reported the NFL was ...
Bill O’Reilly badly wanted Donald Trump to say he’d fire Colin Kaepernick
Donald Trump made another appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program The O’Reilly Factor on Wednesday, and the subject of Colin Kaepernick came up. O’Reilly brought up Kaepernick’s comments about America never being great for people of ...
Dez Bryant MRI was delayed because Cowboys WR missed scheduled events on Tuesday
Dez Bryant seems unlikely to play following an odd series of events. This whole Dez Bryant thing just grows more and more odd by the day. The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver injured his knee in Week 3, and while he finished the game, he was se...
Blaine Gabbert on third down issues, Cowboys scouting report, home games
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback met with the media on Wednesday. He discussed the team’s third down issues, and preparing for a home game against the Cowboys. We’ve got a full transcript, courtesy of 49ers PR. You can watch video
NFL picks, Week 4: Straight up, and considering Survivor pool strategy
We’re back with more NFL picks, including Week 4 straight up picks, a Survivor pool, and a look at Thursday Night Football against the spread. Welcome back for another week of football! Thursday Night Football is back later this evening, ...
Golden Nuggets: At least it’s the Cowboys
Your San Francisco 49ers links for Thursday, September 29th, 2016 As annoyed as I am by what I’ve seen on the field last week with the 49ers, I still have to say this team is better than the Jim Tomsula team. At least this one has some so...
Better Rivals podcast: Seahawks recap, Cowboys preview
David and Oscar pull out the biggest takeaways from another embarrassing loss in Seattle, and give you three things to watch this week against the Cowboys. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we attempt to cope with...
President Obama discusses Colin Kaepernick National Anthem protest at CNN town hall
The President made his second set of comments on the NFL’s ongoing National Anthem protests. President Barack Obama took part in a CNN town hall with service members and their families on Wednesday, and he got a question about the Nationa...
LSU fired their head coach, and Chip Kelly is getting long odds for the job
I can’t imagine Chip Kelly leaving after one season, but I would not put anything past a football coach. Louisiana State University decided to fire long-time head coach Les Miles over the wee...
49ers-Cowboys injury report: Shoulder continues to nag Arik Armstead
Here is a full rundown of the 49ers and Cowboys practice participation reports for Wednesday. The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys released their first practice participation reports on Wednesday, and there are no real surprises. Vanc...
Chip Kelly on 49ers OL, Blaine Gabbert positives
The San Francisco 49ers head coach met with the media Wednesday, and discussed the team’s struggles, and preparations for the Cowboys. We’ve got a full transcript, courtesy of 49ers PR. You can watch video
Dak Prescott: 49ers were one of the teams he talked to least
It doesn’t matter now, but considering his strong start, it’s worth a note. The San Francisco 49ers face off this Sunday against a Dallas Cowboys team that could very well be making a big transition. The offensive line remains a huge st...
NFC West Report Week 3: Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals were a mess in Buffalo Now that Week 3 action is in the books, Niners Nation takes a look around the NFC West. We started with the Seattle Seahawks, and now w...
Vance McDonald not practicing on Wednesday
The 49ers tight end depth chart is thinning out. The San Francisco 49ers will likely be down at least one tight end when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Vance McDonald stretched with the team, but then worked on a side field once dr...
Dez Bryant has ‘slight’ hairline fracture in bone of one of his knees
The Cowboys think Dez Bryant has a chance of playing on Sunday, but this is not good news. Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett spoke with San Francisco 49ers media on Wednesday, and he offered up some interesting news. Wide receiver Dez...
A longer look at new 49ers wide receiver Keshawn Martin
We spoke with a Patriots blogger about the 49ers newest addition. The San Francisco 49ers signed wide receiver and returner Keshawn Martin on Tuesday, adding some depth to a much maligned unit. Martin plays wide receiver, and can handle bot...
Chip Kelly press conference updates, September 28
The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice Wednesday, and will release their first practice participation report later this afternoon. In the meantime, Chip Kelly will meet with the media at 10:20 a.m. PT. Practice will then take place at ...
Dez Bryant to miss Wednesday practice, awaits TBD MRI
This is a little confusing, but follow along. The Dallas Cowboys are returning to practice Wednesday morning, and will be without wide receiver Dez Bryant. He injured his knee against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter, and while he did...
49ers did make second half adjustments, but you may have been blinded by the score
It is difficult to do, but if you take a look at the 49ers stats in the second half alone, you can see some positives The Seattle Seahawks dominated the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3, and the scoreboard makes that very clear. However, if yo...
Colin Kaepernick acknowledges size, strength issues in return to QB
It offers a little clarity to the situation. San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly has spoken a couple times this week about Colin Kaepernick’s status as the No. 2 quarterback. He said Kaepernick is the No. 2 in part because
49ers vs. Cowboys: A prospector's guide
We take a look at pertinent facts, figures and history in the Week 4 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The San Francisco 49ers are back home in Week 4 after back-to-back road games. They host the Dallas Cowboys in a rivalry that has lost a l...
Golden Nuggets: Changing Starters
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet Colin Kaepernick’s time as a 49ers starting quarterback could be coming quickly now. After another poor offe...