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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]

Better Rivals podcast: Play-action, drive, four verticals, and Kyle Shanahan’s passing game

David and Oscar tackle the passing game in their break down of Kyle Shanahan’s offense, and finally have the Kirk Cousins conversation. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: It’s officially official. Kyle Shanahan named 49ers head coach

David and Oscar start their deep dive into all things Kyle Shanahan by looking at some quantitative tendencies from this past offenses and what they could mean for the 49ers going forward. On this week’s episode of the [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Dan Hatman on new 49ers GM John Lynch

David and Oscar bring Dat Hatman back on the show to discuss the hiring of John Lynch as 49ers GM. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers finally have a new general manager. We bring Dan Hatman, [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Dan Hatman on new 49ers GM John Lynch

David and Oscar bring Dat Hatman back on the show to discuss the hiring of John Lynch as 49ers GM. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the 49ers finally have a new general manager. We bring Dan Hatman, [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Who’s the next 49ers head coach? Ceilings and floors for the top candidates.

David and Oscar identify key traits to look for in head coaching candidates before evaluating how the 49ers’ list of candidates stack up. [Read entire story]

Better Rivals podcast: Here we go again. Baalke and Chip fired, Dan Hatman on GM position

David and Oscar sort through the aftermath of the firings in San Francisco and speak with Dan Hatman about all things general manager. [Read entire story]