2016 NFL Preview: San Francisco 49ers

It was just a few years ago that the San Francisco 49ers were in the Super Bowl with one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. Those days are gone though. The 49ers once again have a new head coach and are in search of a new identity as the team re-builds once again.

Is it possible for the 49ers to sneak up on the NFL this year and actually be pretty good?

Will Chip Kelly once again surprise the world?

Does this team have any good players?!?!?!?

Let’s find out!

 

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San Francisco 49ers

The Stats:

Record Last Ten Seasons: 5-11 (2015), 8-8 (2014), 12-4 (2013), 11-4-1 (2012), 13-3 (2011), 6-10 (2010), 8-8 (2009), 7-9 (2008), 5-11 (2007), 7-9 (2006)

Last Playoff Appearance: 2013 NFC Championship vs. Seattle Seahawks

Last Playoff Win: 2013 Divisional vs. Carolina Panthers

Super Bowl Titles Won: 5 (Super Bowl XVI, Super Bowl XIX, Super Bowl XXIII, Super Bowl XXIV, Super Bowl XXIX)

Passing Leader for 2015: Blaine Gabbert (2,031 yards, 10 touchdowns, 7 interceptions)

Rushing Leader for 2015: Carlos Hyde (470 yards, 3 touchdowns)

Receiving Leader for 2015: Anquan Boldin (789 yards, 4 touchdowns)

The Head Coach:

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Chip Kelly

Overall Record (as a head coach): 26-21

Record With Team: 0-0

Previous NFL Jobs: Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach (2013-2015)

My Grade: B-

The Team:

(Depth Charts will change as training camps progress obviously….)

Player Grade Guide:

Blue = Elite Player

Green = Really Good Player

Orange = Average Player

Pink = Meh

Red = NO THANKS

Gray = Rookie

Offense:

QB: Blaine Gabbert

RB: Carlos Hyde

WR: Torrey Smith

WR: Quinton Patton

WR: Bruce Ellington

TE: Vance McDonald

OC: Daniel Kilgore

OG: Anthony Davis

OG: Josh Garnett

OT: Joe Staley

OT: Trent Brown

Defense:

DE: Arik Armstead

DT: Mike Purcell

DE: DeForest Buckner

LB: Ahmad Brooks

LB: Eli Harold

LB: NaVorro Bowman

LB: Michael Wilhoite

CB: Tramaine Brock

CB: Jimmie Ward

SS: Antoine Bethea

FS: Eric Reid

The Schedule:

vs. Los Angeles Rams (September 12)

vs. @ Carolina Panthers (September 18)

vs. @ Seattle Seahawks (September 25)

vs. Dallas Cowboys (October 2)

vs. Arizona Cardinals (October 6)

vs. @ Buffalo Bills (October 16)

vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (October 23)

BYE WEEK

vs. New Orleans Saints (November 6)

vs. @ Arizona Cardinals (November 13)

vs. New England Patriots (November 20)

vs. @ Miami Dolphins (November 27)

vs. @ Chicago Bears (December 4)

vs. New York Jets (December 11)

vs. @ Atlanta Falcons (December 18)

vs. @ Los Angeles Rams (December 24)

vs. Seattle Seahawks (January 1)

The Prediction:

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Brief Synopsis:

The San Francisco 49ers are not a good football team. That’s all I got for you guys this year. Enjoy the first pick in the NFL Draft.

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