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49ers receiver Pierre Garcon optimistic about team’s future

SANTA CLARA — Pierre Garcon holds up his left hand and spreads his fingers as wide as they go. “I wish I had bigger hands,” he says. “They’re bigger than yours, but I wouldn’t say they’re considered big.” They’re big. From thumb to pinky, Garcon’s hands are nine-and-a-half inches long. They almost never drop a pass. “It’s nothing complicated,” he says in the 49ers locker room. “I practice at it and I’ve done it millions and millions of times over and over. I’ve seen the ball, I know where it’s…

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49res brass shows off cool shirts honoring Dwight Clark’s famed catch

For complete 49ers coverage follow us on Flipboard. Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch wore the T-shirts fans will receive at the “Dwight Clark Day” celebration and Niner Nation seemingly delighted in the design. The 49ers posted an Instagram picture Friday featuring their head coach and general manager, respectively, wearing shirts set to be distributed Sunday at festivities for Clark, the Niners legend battling ALS. It’s pretty cool to see a golden outline of Clark mid-flight for “The Catch” between the former tight end’s numbers… “The Catch” quarterback Joe Montana is…

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Time stamps for Matt Maiocco podcast with Joe Montana

One of the greatest QBs to play the game talks about one of the greatest plays of the game Matt Maiocco continues to get some can’t-miss guests for his podcasts, be it former GMs, executives, or players affiliated with the San Francisco 49ers. 49ers hall of fame quarterback (and one of the greatest to play the position) Joe Montana is the most recent guest, and there’s always more to learn about the 49ers great. It’s a bit shorter than Maiocco’s usual podcasts, but there’s a lot of great stuff here….

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Live updates: 49ers vs. Cowboys, Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

Get scoring updates, news and analysis from Levi’s Stadium Sunday at 1:05 p.m. when the 49ers unveil new starting quarterback C.J. Beathard when they take on the Dallas Cowboys. For complete 49ers coverage follow us on Flipboard. The 49ers turned to Beathard in relief of Brian Hoyer last week in their loss to Washington and he responded by going 19-of-36 for 245 yards and a touchdown. Now the grandson of Hall of Fame executive Bobby Beathard will make his first NFL start. Related Articles This heartfelt NaVorro Bowman tweet hits…

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Madden 18 simulation: 49ers-Cowboys

Does Madden predict another heartbreaker? If there’s ever a game I want the 49ers to dominate in (besides the Seahawks) it’s the Dallas Cowboys. While the rivalry has toned down lately in place of some other NFC West rivals, my years as a child still leave a nostalgic enjoyment when the Cowboys do badly. It’s the same reason I probably have more resentment towards the Green Bay Packers than I should (a certain quarterback from that team gave me a very bad childhood). The problem is the Cowboys are a…

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49ers-Cowboys preview: Under the radar players to watch.

Names like Carlos Hyde and Ezekiel Elliott will be big on Sunday, but under-the-radar players could be the difference. The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys square off in less than 24 hours, and while big names could decide this thing, the under the radar players are the ones who could make it particularly interesting. I chatted with Blogging The Boys site manager Dave Halprin this week, and he offered up some thoughts on under-the-radar Cowboys to watch on Sunday. He offered up one player on offense and defense down…

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NFL picks against the spread, Week 7: SuperContest picks, all picks

The 49ers are home underdogs against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 7. I’m back with my seventh week of LVH SuperContest picks, as well as my picks for the remaining games. We are just about back for another week of San Francisco 49ers football. The 0-6 49ers are 4-2 against the spread, and face a Dallas Cowboys team that has been doing big things on offense, but are struggling in a big way on defense. And of course, C.J. Beathard is making his first NFL start after coming in in…

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49ers can expect Dallas to turn up heat on QB C.J. Beathard

SANTA CLARA The 49ers could win. They’ll try to win. They’d sure like to win. But their opponent, the Cowboys, need to win. I’m picking the Cowboys. The Cowboys are facing the same dilemma the Raiders faced Thursday night. Lose and the season is over. The Cowboys’ record is 2-3 — they can’t afford to fall behind the 5-1 Eagles. The Cowboys have all the motivation they need, plus they’re rested. They’re coming off a bye week. The Niners are coming off a three-game road trip and they have nothing…

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49ers film breakdown: CJ Beathard

We evaluate CJ Beathard’s 3rd down performances from Washington Midway through quarter number two of 49ers-Washington, the quarterback switch some were begging for finally happened. Brian Hoyer was sat down in favor of third round rookie CJ Beathard. I know I’m not the first to point out that Hoyer cannot shoulder the entire blame for our lack of wins. His current stat line reads a completion percent of 58 percent, with 1,245 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions. His passer rating this season is 74.1, 30th out of 32 eligible…

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49ers-Cowboys preview: Jerry Jones is certainly something

We previewed 49ers-Cowboys with Blogging The Boys. Naturally we had to talk about Jerry Jones. The San Francisco 49ers look for their first win this weekend, as they host the Dallas Cowboys. There will be plenty to watch on the football field, but off the field there is a storyline that I have found intriguing. I know some won’t care about it, but the Jerry Jones-Jed York dynamic is an intriguing one. There is a wide spectrum of owners in the NFL, with one end involving those who are not…

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2018 NFL mock draft: 3 rounds to get ready for college football Week 8

If the 49ers land Kirk Cousins, the team’s top pick is suddenly a lot more interesting. The college football season rolls along today, with Week 8 upon us. There are eight undefeated teams remaining in the polls, and seven of them are in action this weekend. The biggest matchup of the day features 6-0 and second ranked Penn State hosting Jim Harbaugh and the 5-1 Michigan Wolverines in east coast prime time. It’s just a slightly huge matchup. For today’s college thread, I thought we’d use a fairly sizable 2017…

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49ers-Cowboys: Dallas remains the team I can’t not hate

No, you’re a double negative. I like the Oakland Raiders. I don’t particularly mind the Green Bay Packers. None of the NFC West teams have been historically important enough to draw my ire, save for a brief period in Los Angeles Rams history. I don’t hold any grudges against the New York Giants for those playoff games. But [site decorum] the Dallas Cowboys. Truthfully, I think the NFL is a more interesting entity when the Raiders are good. I find myself rooting for the NFC West when the 49ers are…

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This heartfelt NaVorro Bowman tweet hits home for both Bay teams

NaVorro Bowman paid appropriate respects to both Raiders and 49ers fans in a powerful post the night after his first game in Silver & Black. The veteran linebacker’s first Twitter activity since asking for and receiving his release from the 49ers was the heartfelt message Friday about each of the Bay Area teams… Wanted to be a Raider this whole time I was deciding where I was gonna go after my release. #TheFaithful will always hold a special place❤️ — Navorro Bowman (@NBowman53) October 21, 2017 The first sentence shows…

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DeForest Buckner, Solomon Thomas leading the way for 49ers in tackles for loss

The 49ers aren’t getting the sacks they want, but they are doing work behind the line of scrimmage. The San Francisco 49ers’ greatest asset right now and going forward is their defensive line. Even with injuries to Tank Carradine and Arik Armstead, the line remains formidable. I still am a big believer in Aaron Lynch and think he’s under-utilized, but ultimately the returns from DeForest Buckner and, slowly but surely, Solomon Thomas, have been extremely encouraging. San Francisco isn’t always producing sacks and they have had breakdowns in run defense,…

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Golden Nuggets: Here comes Beathard

Your 49ers links for Saturday, October 21st 2017 Yes, I know. I wrote several pieces and yapped on Facebook Live over and over about how I was against C.J. Beathard coming in as the starter, at least right now. I said he wasn’t ready, was too raw, and had one of the most difficult offenses in the league to learn. I said Brian Hoyer was the best chance to win, and the 49ers may not win many games with him, but they weren’t winning any without him. And it says…

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How well does C.J. Beathard have to play to earn franchise role?

Who says we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves? Let’s get ahead of ourselves. It wasn’t a surprise when the San Francisco 49ers benched Brian Hoyer for rookie C.J. Beathard. Actually, that isn’t strictly true — most expected a couple more games of Hoyer before he gave way to Beathard, the unknown and raw rookie with a ceiling that many view as a moving target. Beathard will instead have plenty of time to impress the 49ers and earn the nod going into the offseason … and also plenty of time to…

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Pierre Garçon fined for big hit on Washington defender

The NFL fined 49ers receiver Pierre Garçon $24,309 for unnecessary roughness on this hit from last week’s game in Washington, according to multiple reports: Pierre Garçon, ladies and gentleman. #49erspic.twitter.com/Ay9hbwe0Dy — Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) October 15, 2017 Garçon wasn’t flagged for making forcible contact to the safety trying to tackle him, Montae Nicholson, who wound up leaving the game to get checked for a concussion before later returning. Washington defensive back D.J. Swearinger got in Garçon’s face after the play and was flagged for a personal foul after taking a…

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Injuries are making it hard to evaluate young 49ers

The 49ers have a ton of defensive linemen … but they’re dropping like flies. Six weeks into the season isn’t the end of the line by any stretch, but after the San Francisco 49ers moved on from Brian Hoyer at quarterback and released linebacker NaVorro Bowman, it was even more obvious that they were going to the youth movement. But those are also moved that you mostly would have expected for a team that knows it is set to some extent. Reuben Foster has played just 11 snaps, yet a…

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49ers-Cowboys preview: Dak Prescott appears to be back on track

We chatted with Blogging the Boys this week to get ready for Sunday’s 49ers-Cowboys game. The San Francisco 49ers face a Dallas Cowboys offense this week that comes into the game playing really well. It has not been enough to overcome a piss-poor defense, but the Cowboys offense is certainly carrying its share of the workload. Dallas currently ranks No. 10 in overall offense at Football Outsiders, with the run game ranked No. 5 and the pass game ranked No. 13. Quarterback Dak Prescott got off to a slow start…

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