Better Rivals: A San Francisco 49ers Podcast

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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we wrap up our draft scouting reports with San Francisco’s pair of new running backs, Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell. How do these two players differ stylistically? How well do they fit with
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, our scouting reports on the 49ers’ draftees continue with a look at Aaron Banks and Jaylon Moore. Banks is a large human, but does he play that way on tape? What does a successful rookie seas
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we take a deep dive into improving QB accuracy and kick off our draft scouting reports. Have we seen QBs improve their accuracy when moving from college to the pros? Why does it ultimately ma
On this special NFL Draft episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers finally have their QB of the future! We offer up our reactions after a crazy day that ended with Trey Lance as Kyle Shanahan’s hand-picked signal caller.
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch discussed a lot without saying much in their pre-draft press conference. That didn't;t stop Kyle Shanahan from getting defensive about quarterback evaluation. Did we learn anything new? We discuss in the first of a
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we turn our attention away from the QB conversation to take a look at DBs who could be on the board on day two. Which slot/safety hybrids do we think have the skills to transition well to the
This week, we're joined by Dan Hatman, the Director of Scouting at The Scouting Academy. A veteran of three NFL front offices, Dan joins to discuss the inner workings of the draft process and helps answer the question on everyone's mind: Do Pro
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we continue our deep dive on the top QBs in the 2021 draft class with a look at Mac Jones and Trey Lance. Do Jones and Lance share any similarities? What will the selection of either of these
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we kick off our deep dive on the top QBs in the 2021 draft class with a discussion on Zach Wilson and Justin Fields. What is Kyle Shanahan looking for in a QB and has his profile changed? Wha
IT’S AN EMERGENCY DRAFT TRADE POD! We answer all of the important questions after the 49ers’ blockbuster trade to move up to the No. 3 overall pick. Why make this trade now? Is a QB really worth everything that they gave up? And do we have any
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers close out the second wave of free agency by pairing some returning starters with a new insurance policy. Will Tavon Wilson challenge for a starting safety spot? Why is Zach Kerr our
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the offseason is officially off and running! Did the 49ers make the right moves in retaining their own? What can we expect from new edge rusher Samson Ebukam? And will Alex Mack be the player
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we conclude our free agency preview with a look at how the 49ers could restock along the defensive line. Does it make sense for the team to spend significant cap space on the DL this offseaso
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, our free agency preview continues with an eye to the offensive side of the ball. What could the 49ers do at tackle if they don’t manage to keep Trent Williams in the building? Is Alex Mack wo
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, it’s time to kick off our free agency primers with a look at DB options in this year’s class. What type of players do we expect the 49ers to target? Will we see the team look to add multiple
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, George Chahrouri, CXO at Pro Football Focus and fellow 49ers fan, joins to discuss the lessons learned from Super Bowl LV. Was the 49ers roster building strategy validated? And what moves sho
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, Joe McAtee from Beyond the Horns joins to discuss what Matt Stafford shows about the Rams team building philosophy, and whether they will be able to sustain a winning roster. And Jeff Deeny,
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, Seth Galina joins to discuss the question Shanahan and Lynch are likely discussing right now: Should the 49ers trade for Matt Stafford? From decelerating your front half, to bender seams, and
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, Matt Barrows of The Athletic joins to discuss all the recent coaching and front office moves. What kind of coach is DeMeco Ryans? What does Saleh’s promotion mean for the rest of the coachin
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, it’s time to put a bow on a forgettable 2020 season by taking a look back at what we thought would happen before it all started. Which players lived up to the hype? Did the defense manage to
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers find a way to end 2020 with a win. How did the Cardinals defense get choked out by the 49ers’ ground attack? Are the 49ers really that bad at containing QB scrambles? And, as we loo
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers playoff hopes are officially dead. What ultimately killed the 49ers’ changes against the Cowboys? After getting a close-up look at CeeDee Lamb, how are we feeling about Brandon Aiyu
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers lose to a team with no name. Is the 49ers’ offensive line actually bad? Why does Nick Mullens struggle so much under pressure? And what stood out from a defensive effort that was go
On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, Josh Allen and the Bills stomp both the 49ers’ playoff chances and our hearts. What on earth happened to San Francisco’s pass coverage? Does Sherman have anything left in the tank? And why wa
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