49ers Film Review; How San Francisco’s versatility was too much to overcome

The game plan created by Kyle Shanahan for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams was a master class in position less football. What made it so was the simplicity of it all, which was set up by the versatility of players such as Deebo Samuel, Kyle Juszczyk, and Jeff Wilson Jr. During his Wednesday press conference, Kyle Shanahan was asked what this versatility can bring to the offense,…

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49ers mailbag; Can San Francisco keep the intensity up the rest of this season?

The San Francisco 49ers (4-5) strength and identity are running the football, and they finally committed to it against Los Angeles. In what felt like a must win game if the 49ers were going to keep their playoff chances alive, Kyle Shanahan was able to get his groove back. Elijah Mitchell led a rushing attack that saw the 49ers relentlessly challenge the Rams defense on the way to 156 yards…

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49ers – Rams live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 49ers win 31-10. Who didn’t see this one coming? I’ll be back with my game wrap shortly. 7:55 The 49ers defense comes up big once again in the red zone as Nick Bosa sacks Stafford on 3rd down to…

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Rookie may get first start at right tackle on Monday night for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was tight lipped when asked who would be replacing Mike McGlinchey at right tackle for Monday night. Today, offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel may have let it slip. McDaniel was asked how rookie Jaylon Moore has done with getting some snaps on the right side as opposed to his usual spot? “No, it has been good to see him progress. He had a good…

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Kyle Shanahan clarifies the 49ers quarterback situation

The noise around the 49ers quarterback position and when Trey Lance will take over has been answered by head coach Kyle Shanahan a number of times since the draft. Today the coach was asked if Lance will play more in the second half of the season. “It depends how our season goes.” Shanahan responded. “I’ve said the same answers with that since the beginning. So, I don’t know how many…

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49ers film review: Undisciplined defense leads to embarrassing performance

Most of the criticism levied at the San Francisco 49ers (3-5) has focused on the play of their offense. On Sunday, it was the defense that couldn’t get it done. Sure, the offense had a couple of fumbles from George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk that played a role in the loss, but the defense allowed 437 yards and 31 points to an Arizona team playing without its starting quarterback, two…

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49ers lose starter Mike McGlinchey for the season

The San Francisco 49ers have lost another starter to injury. Right tackle Mike McGlinchey suffered a torn quad during their week 9 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and will miss the remainder of the regular season. McGlinchey drew the ire of 49ers fans on nearly a weekly basis in 2020, however, the former first-round pick was having a solid season. He has always been an above-average run blocker in a…

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49ers – Cardinals live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 9 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 11:06 Inactive for the 49ers today: S Jimmie Ward, DL Maurice Hurst, OL Aaron Banks, DB Deommodore Lenoir, RB Trey Sermon, DL Charles Omenihu, WR Travis Benjamin Inactive for the Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, WR DeAndre Hopkins, RB Jonathan Ward,…

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Can the 49ers get back to .500? 5 questions to watch for against Arizona

The reeling 49ers desperately needed a win last week, and they got just what the doctor ordered with a 33-22 victory over the Bears in Chicago. Now, San Francisco returns home still looking for their first win at Levi’s Stadium in over a year when they host the 7-1 Cardinals. After the win over the Bears, the mood around this team has shifted quickly from “tear it all down” to…

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49ers strike gold late in the draft once again

All the excitement during training camp was centered on Trey Lance, however it has been another rookie that has stolen the show. While the San Francisco 49ers have found mixed results at the top of the draft under John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, they’ve been very consistent in finding talent in the later rounds. Players such as George Kittle, D.J. Jones, and Dre Greenlaw were drafted in round five or…

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How the 49ers were able to take down Chicago

The San Francisco 49ers (3-4) put an end to their four-game losing streak with a 33-22 victory at Soldier Field over the Chicago Bears. With the victory, the 49ers kept their playoff hopes alive. Unlike a week ago, the 49ers were able to clean up most of their self-inflicted wounds. Let’s look back at some of the key plays from Sunday’s game. First Quarter, 3rd and 10, San Francisco 33…

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49ers active at trade deadline; add pass rusher

Tuesday was the trade deadline in the NFL and despite Kyle Shanahan telling reporters on Monday he didn’t expect the team to make any moves, the 49ers acquired DL Charles Omenihu from the Houston Texans in exchange for the team’s 2023 sixth round draft pick. Omenihu must pass a physical for the trade to be executed. Omenihu (6-5, 280) was originally drafted by the Texans in fifth round (161st overall)…

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How the 49ers are developing Trey Lance

What has Trey Lance learned on the bench that will help him next year? This is a question that keeps coming up with regards to the lack of game action for the 49ers’ rookie quarterback. It is rooted in the belief that a player will only improve and grow through game action, and that the player’s growth will be stunted by not participating in games. The reality, though, is that…

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49ers keep playoff hopes alive with 33-22 victory over Chicago

The San Francisco 49ers put an end to their four-game losing streak with a 33-22 victory at Soldier Field over the Chicago Bears. With the victory the 49ers keep their playoff hopes alive. Here are the answers to the five questions I asked before the game. 1. Will it be a happy homecoming for Jimmy Garoppolo? YES Coming off one his worst game of the season and facing a Bears…

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49ers – Bears Live Blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 8 matchup with the Chicago Bears from Soldier Field in Chicago. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 8:43: Inactive for the 49ers today: DL Dee Ford, OL Aaron Banks, LB Azeez Al-Shaair, DL Maurice Hurst, CB Deommodore Lenoir, CB Ambry Thomas, WR Travis Benjamin 8:45: Inactive for the Bears today: LB Khalil Mack, LB Caleb Johnson, QB Nick…

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Can the 49ers snap their 4 game losing streak? Five burning questions for week 7

The San Francisco 49ers need a win in Chicago against the Bears to keep their playoff hopes for the 2021 season alive. They’ll do so against a Bears team looking to end a two-game losing streak and who will be without its best pass rusher. Here are my five questions to watch out for on Sunday. 1. Will it be a happy homecoming for Jimmy Garoppolo? Garoppolo made his first…

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