Differentiating PUP, NFI and Injured Reserve
With the football-related and pre-NFL injuries sustained by several players on the San Francisco 49ers roster, we look at the differences between the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) and the Injured Reserve (IR) lists. We see the options the 49ers have available and when we can expect to see our players back on the field.
49ers defensive fronts explained
3-4? 4-3? Over? Under? What does it all mean, and what do the 49ers run?
Breaking Down the 49er Running Game Part 2 : Base Defense
A quick overview of run defense concepts as the second part in a series understanding the 49er running game.
Breaking Down the 49er Running Game Part 1 : Abstract Football
First post in a series looking "ground-up" at the 49er running game. This time we'll be talking about some of the fundamental concepts that every running scheme uses to create success.
National Football Post's Inside The Playbook: The Route Tree And The 49ers
We take a look at National Football Post's Inside The Playbook series, focusing on the route tree and how it could impact the 49ers.
49ers Defensive Personnel: Perfect fit for 4-3 "under" scheme?
How do the 49ers get the most from Aldon and Justin Smith, as well as the rest of the defensive personnel? I may have the answer.
Football University requests
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Football University: Special Teams
A detailed look at special teams in the NFL. Kickoff returns, kick off coverage and punt returns and punt coverage.
Football University: The Cover 3
A look at the responsibilities of a defense in a Cover 3 zone with some variations on a 3-4 defense
Football University: The West Coast Offense Part 2
A look at the basic formations of Bill Walsh's West Coast Offense
Football University: The West Coast Offense, part 1
A look at the development of the West Coast Offense, a multi-part series
Football University: The 3-4 Defense
An explanation of the 3-4 and a brief look at it's history.