Because of the way they’ve been run the last few years, the 49ers and Raiders will face very different scenarios in this year’s NFL Draft, which begins Thursday.
Adroit personnel moves have netted the 49ers extra draft picks, so they’ll have 13 to use or trade for future usage. Their first round pick is next-to-last, but trading Alex Smith to Kansas City netted them the Chiefs’ second-round pick, second in that round, so they’ll have two picks in four choices in that segment. Read More
As general manager Reggie McKenzie tries to resurrect the Raiders, he faces a double challenge, from the fans who believed the Al Davis legend and the local media who don’t seem to understand the situation. Read More
As significant player movement began at the start of NFL free agency, the good news is that the 49ers have general manager Trent Baalke, who knows what’s happening around the league, and an owner in Jed York who knows the importance of having that kind of man in charge. Read More
Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum are only five months apart in age — Lincecum will be 29 in May, Cain in October — but they are worlds apart in personality.
This was obvious five years ago when the Giants hosted a media lunch at a bar/restaurant across the site from where Seals Stadium had stood in 1958 when the Giants played their first season in San Francisco. Read More
In a cat-and-mouse game, John made the winning move at the end in the battle of Harbaugh brothers on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jim had rolled the dice earlier when he let the clock run down in the final two minutes, as the 49ers tried for the touchdown that would have likely won the game for them because there would be so little time left for the Baltimore Ravens. But a fourth-down pass from Colin Kaepernick sailed beyond the reach of Michael Crabtree. Read More
Only two of the 49ers five Super Bowl wins have been close. I think Sunday’s game will be the third and possibly the closest yet as they beat the Baltimore Ravens to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl wins with six. Read More
Check out what our staff and columnists predict will happen in this year's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
The first two selections on my baseball Hall of Fame ballot last month were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens because they were the best player and best pitcher of their generation. Performance has always been my sole criteria. Read More
Sunday night’s game for the 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks may be even more important than last week’s statement win over the New England Patriots because their postseason standing is at stake.
The 49ers have virtually clinched their division because they’d have to lose their last two games, including a home game against the Arizona Cardinals, to give the Seahawks a chance to slip in. They aren’t going to lose to the Cardinals. Read More
Will the 49ers run for the Super Bowl be aborted because of coach Jim Harbaugh’s ego? It will be if he continues to start young quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
When Alex Smith was medically cleared to play before the game against the New Orleans Saints, Harbaugh said he was sticking with the “hot hand,” because Kaepernick had an outstanding game in the Monday night defeat of the Chicago Bears. Read More