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Going Long
The Intimidating Presence of 49ers GM Trent Baalke
The Intimidating Presence of 49ers GM Trent Baalke
San Francisco’s football boss has traded his stopwatch for a tailored suit, but the longtime scout remains a road warrior and a film study aficionado who refuses to waste time or tip his hand on what’s next. But the man always has big plans
By Greg A. Bedard
Business of Football
The Tale of Two QB Contract Negotiations
The Tale of Two QB Contract Negotiations
After spending the offseason angling for a big-money contract extension, Colin Kaepernick got his deal. Is ex-teammate Alex Smith next? Some unique challenges stand in the way
By Andrew Brandt
Weekend Notes
These Guys Don’t Wear Flowers in Their Hair
These Guys Don’t Wear Flowers in Their Hair
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke are supremely competitive, confident individuals who often bypass pleasantries and sometimes disagree on important football matters. But a power struggle? Both deny it
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
The Steelers at the Crossroads
The Steelers at the Crossroads
Stuck in mediocrity for two seasons, cap-strapped Pittsburgh must make smart decisions—especially on Lamarr Woodley and Jason Worilds—if it’s going to get out of the rut
By Greg A. Bedard
On Further Review
The Clowney Conundrum
The Tuesday Mailbag
Jadeveon Clowney perhaps has more talent than the best pure pass-rusher in NFL history, Lawrence Taylor. So why isn't the South Carolina star a No. 1 pick lock? A look into the 2014 draft's biggest mystery, plus a reader mailbag
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Here’s (The Real) Johnny
Here’s (The Real) Johnny
He’s saying and doing all the right things, but can Johnny Manziel prove himself worthy of being the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft? Plus, the Niners-Browns mess, a way-too-early Top 10 mock draft and more from the combine in Indy
By Peter King
The Season
Marshawn vs. Knowshon: Who is the Tougher Back?
Marshawn vs. Knowshon: Who is the Tougher Back?
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Weekend Notes
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
Vic Fangio is a man of few words who simply prefers to put his players in the right position and let their bone-crushing hits do all the talking ... plus, five takeaways on recent NFL news and the key players to watch on Championship Sunday
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
Random Acts of Quarterbacking
Random Acts of Quarterbacking
The 49ers have a freelancing playmaker with a rocket arm who’s taken them to two NFC title games—but Colin Kaepernick’s eagerness to improvise could ultimately be the Niners’ undoing
By Andy Benoit
On Further Review
Why Whisenhunt Makes Sense
The Tuesday Mailbag
The Titans got their man—a coach who knows how to push the right buttons—with some down-to-the-wire decision-making. Now, can he turn Jake Locker into a franchise QB?
By Peter King