Former Arena Football League and NFL cornerback Eric Crocker, currently of Fourth and Nine, joins Al to discuss why the 49ers are still seeing breakdowns on defense after 12 games, the future of Robert Saleh, the play of Ahkello Witherspoon and Richard Sherman, and more.
Jon Ledyard of The Draft Network joins Al and Zain to discuss his recent article on fixing the 49ers, Dante Pettis' future with the team, When to expect a big jump from Solomon Thomas, and why to avoid Le'Veon Bell. Plus, Al and Zain discuss Reuben Foster, Matt Breida, Pettis, and more.
NFL insider Adam Caplan joins the show to discuss the San Francisco 49ers' upcoming offseason and the team's lack of talent. Al and Zain also discuss the topics hit by general manager John Lynch during a radio interview and go over the biggest surprises and disappointments of the season.
Al and Zain recap the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the New York Giants, discuss the invisible group of receivers, George Kittle and Matt Breida's impressive seasons, and mental mistakes still taking place 10 weeks into the season.
49ers.com senior reporter Joe Fann joins the show to talk Niners football. He discusses the team's turnover problem, the breakout season from tight end George Kittle, C.J. Beathard's up and down play, the apparent regression of some second-year players, and what fans can expect as the trade deadline draws near. Plus, Al and Zain take 49ers questions from the fans.
Elliot Harrison of NFL Network and NFL.com joins to discuss the current state of the 49ers, his weekly power rankings, the team's injuries this season, struggles on defense, and more. Then Al and Zain look back on the positives and negatives from the loss in Green Bay and what they mean for the future of the 49ers.
When it comes to the 49ers, there are a few voices as trusted as that of The Athletic's Matt Barrows. He's back on the show to talk about all things 49ers. Plus, Al and Zain wonder where the team might be headed after yet another season appears to be slipping away before the calendar even says November.
Jeff Deeney of Pro Football Focus joins the show to discuss the 49ers' regression on defense, lack of a pass rush, the emergence of George Kittle and Matt Breida, C.J. Beathard, and more. Plus, Zain flies solo for a week and discusses 2018 becoming another building year, the lack of production from the defensive line, and Kyle Shanahan's coaching.
Al and Zain discuss the loss of Jimmy Garoppolo and what it means for the future of the 49ers. How will the team rally around C.J. Beathard? Plus discussions on Matt Breida, the officiating, the defense, Kyle Shanahan, and more.
Rob "Stats" Guerrera got his start on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" before moving over to NBC to work with Mike Florio on "Pro Football Talk Live." Stats tells us what it's like to produce one of the most popular NFL shows around, and also gives his take on his favorite team — the 49ers. Also, Al and Zain wonder if the 49ers front office is too conservative or if taking the "slow play" approach with the roster will work out in the long run. All that plus a look at what happened during Week 2's...
Michael Lombardi has worked in NFL from office for over 30 years, learning under the likes of Bill Walsh, Al Davis and Bill Belichick. Lombardi shares some stories, and talks about his new book, Gridiron Genius. Also, Week 1 wasn't what 49ers fans hoped for, and Al and Zain wonder if the sloppy play was just a speed bump, or something that could become a theme as the season wears on.
Peter Panacy joins Zain Naqvi to preview Sunday's matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings. The duo give their game and season predictions and discuss what the loss of running back Jerick McKinnon means for the 49ers offense this season. Zain and Peter also travel north on the I-880 to discuss the mess going on in Oakland with the Raiders, who traded away Khalil Mack over the weekend.
With the preseason done, Al and Zain guess what the San Francisco 49ers' 53-man roster will look like when it's all is said and done. The guys also talk about the strengths and weaknesses of each position group, and what to expect as the season progresses. Also, are the Niners just one pure pass rusher away from being a true contender? If so, should they be all-in on a trade for Khalil Mack?
After years of being the editor for the Niners Wire, Chris Biderman is set to begin the next chapter of his professional career as he steps in as the 49ers beat reporter for the Sacramento Bee. Chris tells about how his decision to change roles, and also gives his thoughts about some of the struggles we've seen from the 49ers this preseason. Also, Al and Zain dig deeper into the issues with the offensive line, running backs and pass rush.
As he enters his first season covering the 49ers, Brad Almquist tells us all about how he ended up in Santa Clara covering the team. Brad also shares his thoughts on the 49ers' first preseason game and weighs in on the injury bug that's hit the roster. Plus, with Zain on vacation, Peter Panacy joins Al to break down all things 49ers including the addition of RB Alfred Morris.
Cam Inman of the Mercury News is back on the show to talk 49ers training camp with Al and Zain. Cam gives us all the details on what he's seen so far at practice, and goes in depth on player performances thus far. Plus, with Arik Armstead ailing again, is his starting job in jeopardy?
Ted Robinson, who is entering his 10th season as the play-by-play voice of the San Francisco 49ers, makes his second appearance on the No Huddle Podcast to preview the 2018 season. Ted talks about his expectations of the team, and some of the most important pieces such as Jimmy Garoppolo. Also, Al and Zain go in-depth on all things training camp, as the duo breaks down each position group. Is the team too reliant on Garoppolo? Will the o-line take a step back? Is the defense still a year...
It's always a fun conversation when Larry Krueger of KNBR joins Al and Zain to give his take on the state of the 49ers. Find out what Larry has to say about Garoppolo's development, the state of the offense and whether or not the team's done enough in terms of the pass rush. Larry also remembers the great Dwight Clark, and talks about what he meant to him and the 49ers family.