San Francisco 49ers

Most Intriguing NFL Week 1 Matchups

by Debbie Baratz • September 6, 2013

On Thursday night, the NFL season officially kicked off with the rematch of the Denver Broncos against the Baltimore Ravens. Numerous questions swirled for this game including how would the Ravens defense look? Does Peyton Manning still have it? Does he have chemistry with Wes Welker? How will the Ravens look without Anquan Boldin and […]

Fantasy Football 2013 Bust Candidates

by Debbie Baratz • August 14, 2013

Just as it is important to find good fantasy sleepers (RB & WR), it’s also key to keep your eyes out for potential fantasy bust candidates. Whether it’s an injury, an unexpected performance in preseason games or a coaching change, some players may initially be at the top of your drafts but in the end, […]

Lattimore, James, Hunter: Who is the 49ers Heir Apparent to Frank Gore?

by Debbie Baratz • August 14, 2013

The San Francisco 49ers enter the 2013 season with high expectations after coming close to winning a Super Bowl last year; many expect them to reach similar heights. At the core of the team’s offense is its running game and veteran running back Frank Gore is its face. At 30, Gore is approaching senior citizen […]

NFL Training Camps: Players Down for the Season with Torn ACLs

by Debbie Baratz • August 9, 2013

We’re in the second week of August and already there’s a plethora of NFL teams hit by the injury bug. Some players will be ready for the regular season while others have already kissed their 2013 seasons goodbye. Backup players will have new opportunities while seasoned players and coaches are already grumbling that the league […]

Fantasy Football 2013 Running Back Sleepers

by Debbie Baratz • August 7, 2013

Along with selecting a top running back or two for your fantasy team, in the later rounds it’s also good to pick up a few sleepers. They may surprise you by their talent or their increased amount of play if their fellow starting running back goes down and they up starting for a few games. […]

NFL Players Who Became Coaches

by Debbie Baratz • July 31, 2013

For many NFL players, once their careers end, they disappear and pursue careers outside the sports arena. But for others, they will make the leap to coaching with some landing as head NFL coaches. Currently, numerous league teams have these players at the helm, some finding more success than others. Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys) –¬†Garrett […]

Will the 49ers Fall Victim to the Super Bowl Curse?

by Debbie Baratz • July 30, 2013

For the 2012 San Francisco 49ers, they came so close to defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 Super Bowl but yet they fell short. Expectations are high for this team in the new season to again make a Super Bowl run but will they be able to break the “Super Bowl Curse?” You know, […]

San Francisco 49ers 2013 Training Camp Schedule

by Debbie Baratz • July 8, 2013

For San Francisco 49ers rookies, they’ll report to their first league training camp on July 19 while veterans will make their entrance on July 24. Since 2003, this has been held at the¬†49ers’ Training Facility in Santa Clara, California. Other NFL teams have numerous open training camp practices for fans to attend but for the […]

Most Likely NFL Players to Fall into Sophomore Slump

by Debbie Baratz • July 6, 2013

Every year there’s breakout rookie NFL players that not only surprise themselves but also fans, coaches and teammates. Many will enter their sophomore year with high expectations. Some players succeed; some do not. Last season was filled with a number of good rookies, including quarterbacks and running backs. Many fantasy football players missed out on […]

How the San Francisco 49ers Will Cope With the Michael Crabtree Injury

by Debbie Baratz • May 24, 2013

After their appearance in the Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers enter the 2013 season with high expectations for another visit to try and take home the Lombardi Trophy. But now a wrench may have been thrown in their plans thanks to an injury affecting their top wide receiver, Michael Crabtree. On Tuesday, the player […]