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Scarlett Jimmies Ep. 2: Jimmy Garoppolo, and the process vs. results

8/20/2019
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My good pal Seth Galina is today’s guest. Seth is a quarterback coach, and has coached at the college level. He writes about quarterbacks often, and does numerous twitter breakdowns. We talk about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at length. We went throw for throw, discussing all the fine details of the play. From who is at fault to the route concepts. If you’re a fan of digging deep into plays, this episode is for you. We also talk about Garoppolo’s ceiling, his mechanics,...

Duration:00:45:18

Better Rivals Ep. 290: Stock watch and top takeaways from 49ers vs Cowboys

8/13/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, there is actual football to discuss! Who has the edge in the backup quarterback battle? (2:28) What tweaks did we see from the 49ers’ coverages on defense? (14:48) And did any of the team’s young wideouts separate from the pack? (19:38) All that, plus Arrow Up and Arrow Down (32:45), rookie watch, and our top five preseason punter debuts of all-time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:11

Niners Nation: Will the 49ers make it to September with 53 healthy players?

8/12/2019
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This is the first episode of the Niners Nation podcast. We don't have a name for it yet, but I'm open to suggestions. I ran down the list of injuries that have recently happened in 49er land. From there I recap the game and who stood out, who has to step up, and the rookie class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:29

Better Rivals Ep. 289: It’s a pre-preseason mailbag!

8/7/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, 49ers football is nearly upon us and we’re breaking open the mailbag to celebrate! Which players are we irrationally excited about? (17:00) How are we feeling about the secondary considering the reports out of camp? (27:07) And who will ultimately break through the logjam at wide receiver? (36:11) All that, plus a new Bar Fight segment, Tom Brady’s contract, and surprises. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:35

Better Rivals Ep. 288: The Tite front and the future of football

7/31/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, our final Scheme Month episode takes a peak into the future of defensive football with a look at the trendy“Tite” front that is spreading throughout college football and starting to pop up in the NFL. What problems have defenses been struggling to answer?(11:41) What exactly is the Tite front?(20:10) And why might we start seeing more NFL teams adopt some traits of this defense?(42:05) All that, plus training camp videos, notes from Robert...

Duration:00:59:14

Better Rivals Ep. 287: Joe Woods’ Potential Impact on Coverages

7/24/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, Scheme Month continues with a look at how the addition of Joe Woods as Passing Game Coordinator could alter San Francisco’s pass coverage. What is the Joe Woods origin story?(16:11) What types of coverages did Woods prefer during his time as Defensive Coordinator with the Broncos?(22:48) And what realistic changes should we expect him to bring to the 49ers this season?(34:53) All that, plus NFL“football guys” rank quarterbacks, NaVorro...

Duration:00:57:22

Better Rivals Ep. 286: The Wide 9

7/10/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, set sail with us on this ocean of scheme takes: It’s Scheme Month time! We kick things off by diving into everything you need to know about the“Wide-9.” How and why did it originate? (2:45) What even is a Wide-9? (11:30) And what are some of its strengths and weaknesses? (20:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:55

Better Rivals Ep. 240: Rams QB Coach Zac Robinson

6/26/2019
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This week, we take a look back at our interview with Zac Robinson, now the assistant quarterbacks coach with the LA Rams. Back in 2018, while an analyst with Pro Football Focus, Zac joined us to talk all things quarterback. Just how tough is it for a quarterback to pick up the West Coast system? What does Jimmy Garoppolo need to do to improve? And what should you be looking for when trying to evaluate quarterback play? All that plus some Big 12 smack talk, a lightning round, and cat...

Duration:00:43:15

Better Rivals Ep. 285: Rewatching Super Bowl XXIII

6/19/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, our rewatch series continues with a look back at the final game of the Bill Walsh Era, Super Bowl 23. What was the state of the 49ers entering a 1988 season that wasn’t as smooth sailing as you’d typically expect from an eventual Super Bowl champion?(10:47) Why was this game as close as it was entering the fourth quarter?(23:12) And what was the major turning point that led to an eventual 49ers victory?(46:21) All that, plus grading the QB...

Duration:01:08:29

Better Rivals Ep. 284: Rewatching the 1994 NFC Championship Game

6/13/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we hop in our DeLorean and take a look back at the 1994 NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and Cowboys. Why was this game so important?(7:50) What stands out most re-watching it 25 years later?(19:27) And what turning points could’ve drastically altered the way we view this game today?(39:14) All that, plus the players who would best translate to today’s game, John Madden the GOAT, and minicamp updates. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:05:53

Better Rivals Ep. 283: OTA Storylines

5/29/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, it’s late-May on the NFL calendar which means we’re touching on everything from 49ers’ OTA storylines that probably won’t matter to our musings on the latest pop-culture happenings in our lives. What did Jimmie Ward do to wrong the injury gods so?(1:08) Is Tarvarius Moore’s potential move to FS a good thing? AND WHO IS PLAYING SAM?(8:16) All that, plus the end of Game of Thrones, David sees Hamilton, and the end of the line for this run of...

Duration:00:48:08

Better Rivals Ep. 282: Mailbag Time!

5/15/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we open up the mailbag to answer all of your 49ers questions as we try to get through the dead of the offseason. How do things shake out in the secondary?(6:30) What was our favorite move of the offseason?(30:00) And seriously, what is going on with all of the injuries in recent seasons?(45:32) All that, plus the team signs another Stanford player, hyped players primed to disappoint, and Game of Thrones thoughts. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:16:58

Better Rivals Ep. 281: Coverage or Pass Rush? A conversation with PFF’s Eric Eager

5/8/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast Oscar welcomes Eric Eager, Data Scientist at Pro Football Focus, to discuss his data study on the impact of coverage versus pass rush. Which defensive area is ultimately more important? Were there any surprising findings? And what does this all mean for team building? All that plus backyard burgers, queso, and the case of the missing George. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:41

BONUS: A Conversation with Jalen Hurd's Wide Receiver Coach

5/7/2019
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Niners Nation editor Kyle Posey chats with Frisman Jackson, Jalen Hurd's position coach at Baylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:01

Better Rivals Ep. 280: 49ers 2019 draft review

4/29/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we wrap up our coverage of the 2019 NFL draft with thoughts on San Francisco’s Day 3 selections and our takeaways with a third Lynchahan offseason in the books. What was our overall feeling about the 49ers’ draft?(1:15) Where did they find the most value?(20:35) And did we learn anything new about the team with the way they approached this draft?(33:50) All that, plus revisiting Jalen Hurd, punter thoughts, and the Battle of...

Duration:01:02:02

Better Rivals Ep. 279: The Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd scouting reports

4/27/2019
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On this special edition draft episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we cover all you need to know about the pair of wide receivers San Francisco added on day two of the NFL draft. How does Deebo Samuel compare to the type of wide receivers we know Shanahan prefers?(1:13) What does Jalen Hurd bring to the table that the 49ers don’t currently have?(21:58) And where do we hope the 49ers are looking on day three?(53:57) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:42

Better Rivals Ep. 278: The Nick Bosa Scouting Report

4/26/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the draft is finally here! As expected, San Francisco selected edge defender Nick Bosa from Ohio State and we go deep on all you need to know about the newest 49er. How does his athletic profile and production stack up with his peers?(1:05) Where does he win as a pass rusher?(10:38) And how does he fit in with the rest of San Francisco’s defensive line?(22:40) All that, plus giant’s milk, Round 1 surprises, and what to look for on day...

Duration:00:36:35

SPECIAL: 2019 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft

4/23/2019
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SB Nation pulled all of its top NFL bloggers together to help create a mock draft and predict what might happen at the 2019 NFL Draft. Listen to hear where college football’s top stars could end up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:40

Better Rivals Ep. 277: It's draft crush time

4/19/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we put a bow on our draft preview by taking a closer look at some of your draft crushes and outlining our preferred plan when things get real next week. Of the top safeties in this class, which do we like the most?(9:49) Which cornerback snuck onto our radar and won our hearts late in the process?(27:25) And if the 49ers have to take a linebacker on day two, which one should it be?(35:10) All that, plus the Raiders are doing great,...

Duration:01:03:55

Better Rivals Ep. 276: Best wide receiver fits from a deep draft class

4/14/2019
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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we wade through a deep wide receiver draft class to try and zero in on the prospects who could be on the 49ers’ radar come draft time.(6:55) How badly do the 49ers really need a big-bodied wideout?(16:03) Should they be looking to add more speed to their wide receiver corps?(33:07) And which prospects make their money with separation?(40:38) All that, plus winter is here, cookies and beer, and Weston Richburg’s tears. Learn more about...

Duration:01:05:27