Now that the draft has concluded, the 49ers roster has come into clear focus. There may be some tricks left up General Manager John Lynch’s sleeve, but we have a good idea of what this roster will look like when the season rolls around. With that said, I thought it would be a perfect time … [Read more...] about Making the Grade: Evaluating Each 49ers Position Group
Lately across the notoriously fickle Twitterverse, I’ve seen conversation that Jimmy Garoppolo is the third best, or even the worst, quarterback in his own division. Nobody should dispute Russell Wilson is the top quarterback in the NFC West and probably the conference. But Garoppolo has the inside … [Read more...] about In Defense of Jimmy Garoppolo: Why the 49ers were Smart to Stand by their Man
Out with the old; in with the new. Gone are star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders and Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Staley. In are 14th overall pick defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, 25th overall pick receiver Brandon Aiyuk, and seven time Pro Bowler, left tackle … [Read more...] about New Blood: How Kinlaw, Aiyuk, and Williams Replace Buckner, Sanders, and Staley
1993 “Drew Bledsoe was the #1 overall pick this year and a QB but…I am WILLING to trade!” In a time before fantasy football it was all about trading cards, at least for 12 year olds. A group of ten or so sixth graders crowd around a concrete platform in front their school before the bell rings … [Read more...] about Starter Jackets, Trading Cards and the 49ers Front Office!
In the words of the late, great Johnny Carson, that was some weird, wild stuff. The San Francisco 49ers had a roller coaster draft headlined by two first round picks, a trade for seven-time pro bowl left tackle Trent Williams, and on a related note, the retirement of long-time 49ers stalwart and … [Read more...] about Grading the 49ers Haul from a Wild Draft Weekend