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Better Rivals podcast: “Moral victories are for losers.”

David and Oscar recap the key takeaways from a surprisingly close loss in Seattle and get you prepared for Thursday night against the Rams. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers leave Seattle [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: “You win on defense with good players.”

David and Oscar recap the biggest takeaways from the 49ers’ season-opening loss and give you three things to watch in Seattle. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers are unable to continue [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: 2017 season preview. Predictions, final roster takeaways, and what to watch against the Panthers

David and Oscar offer up predictions, final roster takeaways, and more in their 2017 season preview. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, real football is finally here! We get you prepared for the 2017 [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Broncos recap. Run game struggles, pass pro efficiency, and QB competition

David and Oscar recap all you need to know about the 49ers’ preseason game against the Broncos. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, it’s time to wake up and kick ass. We recap all you need to know [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Chiefs recap. Observations, stock watch from first preseason game.

David and Oscar recap everything you need to know about the 49ers’ first preseason game… and Trent Brown isn’t that good. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Training camp mailbag!

David and Oscar open up the mailbag to answer all of your training camp questions. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: How Kyle Shanahan attacks coverages in the passing game

David and Oscar detail the basic coverages you’ll see from NFL defenses and how Kyle Shanahan looks to take advantage of them. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Offensive Line 101. Basic principles of run blocking and pass protection

David and Oscar turn their attention to the offensive line in this week’s Scheme Month episode. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Jimmie Ward, Pete Carroll, and single-high coverages

Scheme Month continues as David and Oscar move to the backend of the defense to discuss single-high coverages and the 49ers’ transition. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, Scheme Month rolls on! [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Scheme Month is back! The defensive front and transitioning to the 4-3

David and Oscar kick off this year’s edition of Scheme Month with a deep dive into defensive fronts and the 49ers’ transition to a 4-3 defense. [Read entire story]

Matt Breida is our future

The undrafted free agent from Georgia Southern is next on the Kory Sheets-inspired preseason bandwagon. unIt seemed like an innocuous comment at the end of an interview. “You should check out Matt Breida.” This was [Read entire story]

49ers 2017 schedule wallpapers for iPhone, Android, desktop

Get ready for the season by downloading the new 49ers schedule wallpapers for your desktop or mobile. A new season means it’s new wallpaper time. Clearly, Better Rivals’ staff designer Joce Bossin was inspired by [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Elvis Dumervil, position battles to watch, and more from 49ers minicamp

David and Oscar return to recap the notable storylines from the past few weeks of the 49ers offseason program. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Mailbag! 49ers’ RB situation, DL fits, breakout players, and more

It’s May, which means it’s time for David and Oscar to open up the mailbag and answer your (mostly) 49ers-related questions. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Key UDFAs and post-draft roster thoughts

David and Oscar put a bow on draft season by highlight a few UDFAs and offering up some post-draft roster takeaways. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, it’s time to put a bow on draft season. We [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Scouting reports on the 49ers’ 2017 draft class

David and Oscar evaluate the 49ers’ draft class, identifying where each player wins, where they could improve, and where they fit on the roster. On this post-draft episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we evaluate all [Read entire story]

Better Rivals Reacts Live to Round 1

Watch Better Rivals react to the first round and give you an in depth analysis of the 49ers 1st round picks. It’s a special edition of the Better Rivals podcast, as David and Oscar react live to the 49ers’ [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: If we did it. Outlining the 49ers’ plan of attack in the 2017 NFL Draft

David and Oscar put a bow on their pre-draft coverage and lay out the plan for the 49ers in the 2017 NFL Draft. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Matt Waldman on skill-position players in the 2017 NFL Draft

David and Oscar bring Matt Waldman on to discuss wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs in the 2017 draft class. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Free agency wrap-up, valuation vs. evaluation

David and Oscar wrap-up 2017 free agency with a look at the 49ers’ second-wave signings and a discussion on valuation vs. evaluation. [Read entire story]