Tag "San Francisco 49ers"

49ers Off-season Targets

As always, the 49ers will be busy during free agency, with several players of interest being available via free agency or trade.

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Not The 49ers We Expected

2018 was not the year 49er fans thought it would be. A potential playoff berth was in the discussion, not a 4-12 season that would be good enough for the second-worst record in the league. But if you are going to understand 2018, we will have to hope into the old DeLorean and head back towards the end of 2017.

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Frank Gore’s Hall of Fame Resume

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore went down with a sprained foot playing against the Minnesota Vikings, and with the Dolphins on the outskirts of the playoffs (7-7) with only one wild card spot left and three different teams being 8-6 (Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens) It looks like a long shot for the Dolphins to weasel into the playoffs.

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How the Quarterback Position has Changed: 1990-2001

Boy, have things changed since the first version of this article went out, the NFL went from almost exclusively running the football, to finally swinging the ratio of plays towards the pass. In the 4th time frame of this series, however, things started to get crazy for the pass. Teams started to center their offense around the pass, like the run-and-shoot offense that some teams ran.

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All You Need is a Kittle

If you are still in the fantasy playoffs and have George Kittle as your tight end, you’re playing him this week. He has proven to be an every week starter in fantasy this season. We have seen him put up monster games like he did this past Sunday when he was five yards shy of breaking the all-time single-game record for yards by a tight end set by one Shannon Sharpe. Again he is in your lineup for the remainder of the season.

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HOF Case: John Lynch – Hitman 47

It feels like a lifetime ago, but before he was the general manager for the 49ers and before he was a color commentator for the Fox network. John Lynch was one of the hardest hitting SOBs in the NFL.

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Is there an ACL Injury Epidemic in the NFL?

Jay Ajayi, Jerick McKinnon, Jimmy Garoppolo, Keanu Neal, Derrius Guice, William Hayes, and Jeremy Hill,  headline the list of NFL feature players who have been bitten by the ACL injury bug that has driven football fans crazy. Jay Ajayi became the 39th reported ACL injury since March 2018. Everyone is discussing the epidemic of ACL injuries but in actuality, the numbers haven’t changed by a statistically significant amount since detailed injury statistics for all NFL teams started to be compiled during the 2000-2001 season. Typically every NFL team experiences 1.5 ACL injuries per NFL season each year.

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The Scorecrow NFL Power 16

To quote the great Phil Collins, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight”. That’s right, the NFL season is upon us and what better way to get things started then with the initial installment of The Scorecrow Sports NFL Power Sixteen.

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San Francisco 49ers: 2018 Season Preview

The San Francisco 49ers are feeling good going into the season with NFL darling and Tom Brady protege Jimmy Garoppolo. Can the rest of their squad be enough to get them to the playoffs and restore 49er glory?

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Report: Garoppolo and 49ers Agree to Massive Contract

Former New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has taken his opportunity and cashed in as he and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a five-year contract worth $137.5 million with $74 million in guaranteed money. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo

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