The 49ers' defense was basic during the exhibition season, as the 49ers did little more than the occasional stunt and most basic blitzes. But this week Fangio streamlined his plan of attack specifically for Sunday's game against Seattle.
What do Raiders QB Jason Campbell and 49ers QB Alex Smith have in common? More than you might think, as evidenced by this pre-Week 1 conversation with Insiders Paul Gutierrez and Matt Maiocco.
The NFL season kicks off Thursday night. Sure enough, 49ers guard Mike Iupati will have his TV tuned to a football game. But he won't be watching the Green Bay-New Orleans season-opening NFL game on NBC.
It doesn't appear that the 49ers are done making roster moves to improve their team.
Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll are no longer a part of the Stanford-USC rivalry. Now, they're NFC West opponents and will square off for the first time Sunday at Candlestick Park when Carroll's Seahawks face Harbaugh's 49ers.
With the regular-season opener just days away, our 49ers Insider opens up his notebook to reveal his thoughts on all 53 players on the team's roster, including the new captain and a man seeking to rebuild his career.
Are the 49ers one of the five teams that called Tuesday to inquire about the services of free-agent quarterback David Garrard? "I've been sworn to secrecy," Garrard's agent, Al Irby, told CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday.
The 49ers received word from the NFL on Tuesday that Braylon Edwards will not face a suspension, opening the door for him to start on Sunday in the season opener with Seattle.
Safety Dashon Goldson said he is battling a sore knee that makes his availability for the 49ers' season opener against the Seattle Seahawks in question.
On the day that cuts were made to 53 players, the 49ers held a vote to select their two captains for the season. The result of the vote was interesting.
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The first veteran player to receive news Saturday morning of his release was safety Curtis Taylor, a third-year player whom the 49ers drafted in the seventh round of 2009. Taylor remains eligible for the practice squad.
Aldon Smith could not have had the game he had in San Diego without the efforts of undrafted rookie defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs.