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Deep Dive
49ers Preview: S.F. eyes 4th NFC title game in row
49ers Preview: S.F. eyes 4th NFC title game in row
Can a potentially more potent offense offset what might be a decline on defense? San Francisco will find out as Colin Kaepernick and company aim to keep pace with their Super Bowl champion, NFC West neighbors to the north
By Andy Benoit
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
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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