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Walkthrough: My Name is Alex
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Walkthrough: My Name is Alex

Walkthrough goes weekly with more quarterback Top Fives (Seattle, Arizona) and a look at the mystery man running 49ers practices.

66 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2011, 11:57pm by Shattenjager

Stat Analysis

Best and Worst Run Stop Rates 2010
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Best and Worst Run Stop Rates 2010

Next in our continuing look at our defensive stats for 2010: The players who made the highest and lowest percentage of successful plays against the run.

22 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2011, 3:39pm by Nat1969

Stat Analysis

Most Pass Defeats 2010
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Most Pass Defeats 2010

Who made the most big plays against the pass in 2010? The same guy who may have made the most bad plays against the pass in 2010. Hey, DeAngelo Hall just makes plays -- of varied quality.

64 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2011, 9:22am by Anonymous1

Walkthrough

Walkthrough: Empty Premise
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Walkthrough: Empty Premise

Is emptying the backfield on third-and-short a good idea? Mike Tanier investigates. Plus: Montana vs. Young and other great San Francisco quarterbacks, and highlights from a special Top 100 list.

116 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2011, 5:20am by Kibbles

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

Who will throw the ball for the Cardinals and the Seahawks this season? And who will catch it for the Rams? Vince Verhei addresses these post-draft NFC West questions.

16 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2011, 9:56pm by Mike Singletary

Stat Analysis

Most Run Defeats 2010
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Most Run Defeats 2010

Last week, we looked at which players had the most Defeats in 2010. Today, we get more specific to see who made the most big plays against the run.

29 comments, Last at 30 May 2011, 11:29am by allybhoy

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

Robert Weintraub guides you through the defensive line-needy NFC South, examining each team's biggest need when free agency finally begins.

30 comments, Last at 31 May 2011, 2:13pm by Anonymouse

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

Brian McIntyre breaks down the Cowboys' need for corners, what the Giants are lacking along the offensive line, what the Redskins will do at quarterback, and other NFC East needs.

37 comments, Last at 25 May 2011, 2:42pm by Mr Shush

Stat Analysis

Daryl Smith's Year of Defeats
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Daryl Smith's Year of Defeats

FO starts opening up the stat notebooks, beginning with a look at the defenders with the most Defeats in 2010. There's a surprising name at the top of our list, plus a very special appearance by Ndamukong Suh.

34 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2011, 5:34am by z1949g

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

Mike Tanier explores the Packers' board-based draft, Minnesota's need along each line, Detroit's dominant defensive line, and how it will attack the Bears' weak offensive line.

36 comments, Last at 23 May 2011, 9:12pm by dellpacker