Waiting to Click

It’s a double edged sword.   Pundits and talking heads consistently talk about the limited value provided by preseason NFL football.  It’s an evaluation period for most.  Rosters consisting of somewhere around 90 individuals will be trimmed to 63 (practice squad included) when the season starts.  For those guaranteed roster spots, it’s a time period to […]

August 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

Kap’s Backup

The San Francisc0 49ers first preseason game has come and gone.  There weren’t a whole lot of certainties divulged in a 20 point loss to the Baltimore Ravens to begin a series of four “practice” games. One certainty that became fairly clear is the backup quarterback position being unsettled.  Fairly or unfairly, I took to […]

August 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

49ers Fan Guide For the Preseason

It’s finally here……an actual game. Yes, I know it’s only the preseason.  But, in my mind, it counts.  In your mind, as fellow San Francisco 49ers fans, it should too. In the honor of an actual game being played this evening against the Baltimore Ravens let’s go over a few guidelines for the beloved Faithful. […]

August 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

Hoping Harbaugh’s Stay is Lenghty

There’s a rarity within the NFL coaching ranks where a head coach is associated with one team.  It’s such a fast paced occupation with a high turnover rate.   But if an organization can nab that ONE leader that’s a game changer, you hold on to him. The news of the San Francisco 49ers and Jim […]

August 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

Train(er) Camp

It’s not supposed to be this way. The term training camp is intended for those 90+ athletes pursuing a career within the NFL.  For the San Francisco 49ers team as a whole, the trainers have gotten plenty of training themselves. For a team with their eye on another Lombardi Trophy, 49ers have taken a couple […]

July 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

49ers Decline…..Not Going to Happen

I do not have a subscription to read the “INsider” section of ESPN’s website.  I don’t even know what the subscription is priced out at, but I know what’s it’s worth. Essentially nothing.  That content holds no more relevance than any other article on the internet, in my humble opinion. That’s never stopped me from […]

July 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

Rules for the 49ers Bandwagon

It’s a hot topic when sports franchises find success.  Accusations and finger pointing fly faster and longer than the hang time on an Andy Lee punt. How long have you been a fan, and how can you prove it? Which is then followed by who has a been a fan longer.  Leading to, who has […]

July 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

The Dreaded “What If” Scenario

Football followers and pundits alike speak candidly about Trent Baalke’s recently implemented draft strategy.  More often than not, his strategy is raved about.   Drafting  talented, collegiate players that are overcoming injuries seems to be a great way to balance a stacked roster.   It allows the San Francisco 49ers front office to analyze the salary cap […]

June 2014 by Jeff Vandersnick

Vernon Davis Still A No-Show At 49ers Mandatory Mini-Camp

San Francisco 49ers star tight end Vernon Davis will not be at 49ers minicamp this week. Davis is reportedly holding out for a new contract. Both Davis and teammate Alex Boone have said they are unsatisfied with their current contract. In the wake of quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s mega contract extension, both Davis and Boone feel […]

June 2014 by sportshead

49ers Set A New Record With Kaepernick Re-Signing

It’s a done deal, after only one day of talks the San Francisco 49ers re-signed star quarterback, Colin Kaepernick to a whopping 6-years, $110M. $61M of that guaranteed. The San Francisco 49ers set a new record of $61M in guaranteed money for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, $3M more than Peyton Manning. The re-signing probably wasn’t as […]

June 2014 by sportshead