SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
So which position has become the most crucial for success in the NFL? For years the answer would have undoubtedly been the quarterback, but we have just watched a Denver Broncos team win Super Bowl 50 behind incredible performances from their two pass rushing extraordinaires.
As the San Francisco 49ers head into this off season they need to do something that is against what they normally do, something they don't really believe in doing. The 49ers have to be aggressive in free agency, and spend money on some big names, one of which who seems to be a fan of the San Francisco area and the 49ers.
The San Francisco 49ers have many positions that they need to improve at, but the safety position isn't one of them. The 49ers head into the 2016 campaign with the young tandem of Eric Reid and Jaquiski Tartt.
So how did we get to this point with Colin Kaepernick? Reportedly wanting away from San Francisco, Kaepernick has seen his star shoot to the sky and fall crashing back to Earth in only a matter of four seasons.
As the buzz and spectacle of Super Bowl 50 shifts away from The City and shuffles south to the home of the San Francisco 49ers, many who have followed a 49ers franchise steeped in Super Bowl glory can’t help but feel a bit disillusioned.
It has been 21 years since the Lombardi trophy has been held aloft by a San Francisco 49er, yet the Super Bowl will always conjure memories of past 49er greats performing like champions under the brightest lights of them all.
Having accomplished the hard part already, finding a new head coach, the San Francisco 49ers now turn to a roster riddled with holes and questions marks.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco and his preferred destination is the New York Jets.
At a recent news conference regarding the readiness of Levi’s Stadium in preparation for Super Bowl 50, San Francisco 49ers CEO and Team President Jed York transformed himself from boss to bum.
On the eve of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, the NFL’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee will meet to vote on this year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees. Even though 49ers fans may feel apathetic towards the outcome of this year’s game, they will at least have one of their former star players up for induction into the holiest of football shrines in Canton, Ohio.
During this time twenty six years ago the NFC Champions San Francisco 49ers were preparing to take on the winners of the AFC, the Denver Broncos. The 49ers finished the 1989 regular season with a league best 14–2 record while the Broncos were coming off an 11–5 campaign.
Long, long ago are the days when a San Francisco 49ers wide receiver struck genuine fear into cornerbacks around the NFL. An organization with a history so rich at the position only makes it more of a shame it has failed to field a star entertainer at one of the game’s premier entertainers’ positions.
Offense. Offense, offense, offense. The San Francisco 49ers rich history is firmly rooted in the idea of cutting edge, high-output offenses. In fact, the last Super Bowl the team won, way back in 1995, featured an offense that put up 55 (!) points in their championship win.
When the San Francisco 49ers traded Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos, the first thing he noticed was the difference in environment. He mentioned how it was all too similar to “when we were winning in San Francisco.”