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Training Camp 2014
Five Things I Think I Think: San Francisco 49ers
Five Things I Think I Think: San Francisco 49ers
Peter King’s impressions after his MMQB Tour visit to Santa Clara
By Peter King
Training Camp 2014
49ers Report: Likely Aldon Absence Puts S.F. in Bind
49ers Report: Likely Aldon Absence Puts S.F. in Bind
Aldon Smith's looming suspension hangs heavy over a team looking to finally hoist the Lombardi Trophy after three straight near-misses. Can the defense—also without injured Navorro Bowman—keep up its torrid pace of seasons past?
By Robert Klemko
Monday Morning Quarterback
On Holding Out, Money and that NFC Title Game Loss
On Holding Out, Money and that NFC Title Game Loss
Welcome to Monday Morning QB, Guest Edition! 49ers tight end Vernon Davis takes the reins and dishes on topics including his ongoing contract situation, the biggest problem in NFL locker rooms and losing to the rival Seahawks
By Vernon Davis
Business of Football
Explaining the Fifth-Year Option for Teams
Explaining the Fifth-Year Option for Teams
A key deadline occurs Friday night regarding players picked in the first round of the 2011 draft. For teams, it's a chance to get an extra year—on the cheap—from a talented young player. For players, it's a chance to see their true status
By Andrew Brandt
Weekend Notes
The Strength of Birds
The Strength of Birds
The Cardinals shook up their strength and conditioning staff in the offseason, bringing in a mad scientist and an Olympic gold medalist hurdler to recondition the team. Plus, Johnny Manziel, San Francisco suspension chatter and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Draft Games Begin
The Draft Games Begin
It’s a rite of April. Draft chatter is at full buzz and no one knows what’s the truth and what’s just spin. Let’s cut through all that with five things to know as May 8 draws near. Plus, NFL Media’s new leader, 10 things and my journey to England
By Peter King
Weekend Notes
The Miseducation of Matthew Stafford
The Miseducation of Matthew Stafford
The quarterback and his coach, Jim Schwartz, have been the two primary targets of blame for Detroit's struggles. Schwartz's future with the Lions may be nonexistent, but it's not too late for Stafford—but only if he learns some key lessons
By Greg A. Bedard
On Further Review
Here Comes San Francisco
The Tuesday Mailbag
Tearing through feeble Washington on Monday night, the 49ers looked very much like the defending NFC champs and a club that could be hitting its stride at just the right time. Plus, mailbag questions, including one that will sour some in Seattle
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Sunday Slate: Analyzing Week 11 Matchups
Analyzing Week 11
The NFL schedule is highlighted by two massive matchups with playoff implications—one in the AFC and one in the NFC. Who has the advantage in Broncos-Chiefs and 49ers-Saints? Plus, a look at the rest of the weekend lineup
By Andy Benoit
West Coast State of Mind
Welcome Back?
Welcome Back?
By all accounts, the 49ers have made things for Aldon Smith as comfortable as possible, both in his decision to enter rehab and upon his return to the team. But suspensions can change the way a team views even its most beloved players
By Jim Trotter