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The Conversation the NFL Does Not Want to Have

Is the spate of surprising retirements by 49ers players this offseason an outlier or the start of a trend? The league hopes it's the former because it's unprepared to deal with the latter. Plus, thoughts on the NFL's antiquated stance on gambling

Don’t Panic, Niners Fans

The reaction to what’s happening with the 49ers ranges from outrage to despair, but remember—there are no winners or losers in March. Let’s allow the process play out, and see the on-field product, before making any final judgments

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

49ers Preview: Don’t Crown Them Yet

They were the darlings of 2012, but—despite boasting talent and good coaching—more than a few warning signs point to a regression in San Francisco

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