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Projecting the 49ers' 2021 53-man roster
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the importance of Trey Lance working out with Brandon Aiyuk, how patient the 49ers should be with their rookie QB and project who will make the 2021 53-man roster.
(2:00) Lance, Aiyuk working out together in Southern California
(8:11) Should the 49ers be patient with Trey Lance?
(16:05) Projecting the 49ers’ 53-man roster
(19:19) What will the running back group look like?
(26:18) Is wide receiver the 49ers' deepest position?
(35:10) Are the 49ers improved on the defensive line?
(44:18) Is Sherman still a fit with the 49ers?
|May 09, 2021|
49ers CEO Jed York explains his draft-day tweets, uneasy Jimmy Garoppolo chats, Trey Lance patience
49ers CEO Jed York joins 49ers Talk to discuss the 49ers' selection of Trey Lance at No. 3 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, the value of keeping Jimmy Garoppolo and his growing confidence in head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch.
(3:51) Was the 2021 NFL Draft the most memorable?
(7:11) How important is the relationship between Shanahan and Lynch?
(12:10) York discusses his expectations for the 2021 season
(21:05) York details the advantage of having both Garoppolo and Lance on the roster
(28:18) York touches on the confidence he has in Shanahan and Lynch
(32:10) York shares when he learned the 49ers would select Lance
(43:48) York reveals a funny conversation he had with Aaron Rodgers
|May 05, 2021|
Recapping how the 49ers did in the 2021 NFL Draft
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers drafting Trey Lance No. 3 overall, what the running back position will look like moving forward and if the 49ers are set at wide receiver. Plus, North Dakota State University quarterback coach Randy Hedberg joins 49ers Talk to detail what Trey Lance will bring to San Francisco and how he fits into Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
(4:21) What was the most surprising pick of the 2021 NFL Draft?
(8:11) Which running backs will make the roster this season?
(12:30) Will the 49ers regret not selecting a slot receiver?
(16:05) Hedberg discusses Lance’s fit in the 49ers’ offense
(22:18) Lance arrives in Bay Area on Friday
(26:48) Will Banks start his rookie season?
(38:10) Are the 49ers set at wide receiver?
|May 02, 2021|
49ers surprise by drafting Trey Lance; exclusive interview on competing with Jimmy Garoppolo
New 49ers quarterback Trey Lance joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt on the latest episode of 49ers Talk to discuss his excitement of being drafted by San Francisco, what he will bring to the organization, and working with Jimmy Garoppolo.
(1:21) 49ers select Trey Lance No. 3 overall
(7:11) Should 49ers fans have more faith in Kyle Shanahan?
(13:01) Lance reveals his mindset through the draft process
(15:05) Lance discusses being teammates with Jimmy G
(18:18) Lance excited to join 49ers
(23:48) Will the 49ers have a QB competition?
(35:10) Potential Day 2 targets for the 49ers
|Apr 30, 2021|
Chris Simms on 49ers fans' NFL draft anxiety, Mac Jones' 'elite' skills
NBC Sports’ Chris Simms joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss why he would be “shocked” if the 49ers didn’t select Mac Jones, the reason he has Justin Fields dropping in his final mock draft and why the 49ers should part ways with Jimmy Garoppolo.
(2:21) Simms reveals what 49ers should like about Jones
(8:41) Does Jones have a better arm than Drew Brees?
(9:58) Simms explains why he has Fields dropping to No. 32
(15:01) Simms says 49ers parting ways with Garoppolo is the “right thing to do”
(23:40) Shanahan, Lynch talk with media before 2021 NFL Draft
(28:00) What is the 49ers’ ideal draft situation?
|Apr 27, 2021|
Michael Silver discusses 49ers' draft plans, Super Bowl chances for next season
NFL Network’s Michael Silver joins 49ers Talk to discuss the 49ers' plans with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, what the future holds for Jimmy Garoppolo and why the San Francisco is the team to beat next season.
(4:21) Are 49ers ready as NFL draft week arrives?
(8:41) 49ers add depth with additions of Gallman, Hurst
(16:02) Silver weighs in on 49ers’ No. 3 overall pick
(24:01) Silver calls trade "boldest" move in 49ers history
(31:40) Why should the 49ers draft Lance or Fields?
(40:33) Silver details what’s next for Garoppolo
|Apr 25, 2021|
Why Trey Lance or Justin Fields should be 49ers’ NFL draft pick at No. 3
Quincy Avery, president of QB Takeover, joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss how Trey Lance is a “true threat” at the quarterback position, Justin Field’s advantage over the other quarterbacks in the draft and the type of quarterback the 49ers should pick at No. 3 overall.
(1:21) Alex Smith retires from the NFL
(9:11) Do 49ers have tight end need after Reed's retirement?
(16:09) Do 49ers know who they are going to select at No. 3?
(24:40) Avery details Lance’s “advanced” knowledge
(31:01) Avery reveals how Lance improved without a full season
(40:19) What type of QB should 49ers draft?
(44:42) Could Garoppolo be traded on draft day?
|Apr 21, 2021|
Greg Cosell weighs 49ers fits for QB NFL draft prospects Justin Fields, Mac Jones and Trey Lance
NFL Films’ Greg Cosell joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt on 49ers Talk to discuss the top quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft, which quarterback would fit best in the 49ers’ system and reveals some skill position draft targets for San Francisco.
(2:21) Silver says 49ers are “favorites” in NFC
(5:40) How many wins will 49ers have next season?
(17:50) Cosell discusses how to evaluate a quarterback prospect
(22:40) Cosell breaks down Jones, Fields and Lance
(28:30) Areas of concern with QB prospects
(33:19) Does Jones raise any questions?
(40:00) Cosell reveals some skill position targets for the 49ers
(46:50) Has Shanahan's QB preference changed?
|Apr 18, 2021|
Will Justin Fields' pro day affect 49ers' draft selection?
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the importance of the 49ers attending Justin Fields’ second pro day, the growing advantages of having a mobile QB in the NFL, and how the offseason could affect next season for San Francisco.
(5:51) Lynch, Shanahan attend Fields’ second pro day
(12:40) NFL Draft pet peeves
(20:50) Is Fields the popular choice for 49ers fans?
(28:20) Will the mobile QB soon be the majority in the NFL?
(34:20) Some teams opt-out of offseason workouts
|Apr 14, 2021|
Adam Schefter discusses 49ers’ 'open mind' regarding 2021 NFL Draft, QB plans in 2021
ESPN’s Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss the 49ers’ blockbuster trade with the Dolphins, San Francisco’s “open mind” in regards to the No. 3 overall pick and how Jimmy Garoppolo factors into the team's plans at quarterback in 2021.
(1:51) Bosa progressing well in ACL rehab
(7:40) How formidable will 49ers’ defensive line be next season?
(12:50) What has changed about covering the NFL?
(21:30) Schefter discusses the 49ers, Dolphins trade
(26:20) Schefter on if the 49ers are “smokescreening” other teams
(33:24) Schefter says 49ers are “planning” on having Garoppolo as starter
(38:36) Discussing Schefter’s article on Kyle Shanahan and Chris Simms
|Apr 11, 2021|
Analyzing 49ers' QB options in the 2021 NFL Draft
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt are joined by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Josh Schrock and Dalton Johnson to break down the 49ers' quarterback options in the 2021 NFL Draft, how Justin Fields is underrated and why Trey Lance might have the biggest upside of any of the quarterbacks.
(1:38) How does Darnold trade affect 49ers?
(8:04) 49ers reportedly inquired about Darnold before trade with Dolphins
(12:50) Which QB do 49ers fans want drafted?
(18:30) Are Lynch and Shanahan on the same page?
(26:05) Who will 49ers draft at No. 3?
(34:24) Which QB has the biggest upside?
(38:36) Sherman still unsigned headed toward draft
(44:55) 49ers later round position targets
|Apr 07, 2021|
Justin Fields' fit with 49ers, Mac Jones fan anger and Jimmy Garoppolo’s value with Mike Tannenbaum
Former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss why he believes the 49ers will select Mac Jones, whether Justin Fields or Trey Lance has more upside and Jimmy Garoppolo’s current trade value.
(3:18) Would Jones at No. 3 anger 49ers’ fans?
(10:04) Importance of Shanahan attending Jones’ pro day
(14:00) How important is 2021 NFL Draft class for Lynch and Shanahan?
(21:41) Tannenbaum reveals the 49ers' biggest roster need
(27:00) Did the 49ers need to trade up to No. 3?
(32:22) Tannenbaum on if 49ers should draft Fields or Lance
(33:50) Is Garoppolo more valuable now compared to the past?
|Apr 05, 2021|
Should 49ers fans trust Kyle Shanahan with QB pick; is Mac Jones safer than Justin Fields?
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss if Jimmy Garoppolo could be the 49ers' starting QB this season, why Mac Jones is the presumed selection with the No. 3 overall pick and how coach Kyle Shanahan’s history gives a hint for the 2021 NFL Draft.
(3:07) Should 49ers select Jones or Fields?
(6:56) How risky is the trade for the 49ers?
(16:12) What makes Jones the favored choice?
(23:01) Do 49ers fans trust Shanahan’s QB decisions?
(34:10) Could Shanahan’s history shed light on the No. 3 pick?
(36:40) NFL now has 17-game season
|Mar 31, 2021|
2021 NFL Draft: 49ers' QB targets with No. 3 pick
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss some potential quarterback targets in the 2021 NFL Draft, if Jimmy Garoppolo could still be the starter for the 49ers next season and how drafting a quarterback changes the future of the organization.
(4:07) 49ers’ targets at No. 3 overall
(7:56) Is Wilson the 49ers' best option?
(12:12) Could Fields fit in the 49ers’ offense?
(20:01) Would Jones succeed with the 49ers?
(28:10) What is Shanahan looking for in a quarterback?
(33:23) Is Garoppolo still the 49ers' starter in 2021?
|Mar 28, 2021|
Emergency Podcast: 49ers trade for No. 3 overall pick in 2021 NFL Draft
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt react to the 49ers' blockbuster trade to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, what this means for Jimmy Garoppolo and if San Francisco is now in position to draft their quarterback of the future.
(1:40) 49ers acquire No. 3 overall pick
(5:09) Are the 49ers going to select a quarterback?
(9:20) How much longer will Garoppolo be on the 49ers?
(14:44) Did 49ers' success in free agency lead to this trade?
(17:07) Would Garoppolo still be the 49ers' best option?
|Mar 26, 2021|
49ers get band back together for 2021 Super Bowl run
NFL official Sarah Thomas joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss her football journey, her mindset in her career and being a role model for young girls everywhere. Plus, Matt and Laura react to the recent re-signing of cornerback K’Waun Williams, how the 49ers have been able to keep the team intact and some potential names to keep an eye on heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.
(4:03) Should 49ers look at Minshew for backup QB spot?
(8:20) K’Waun Williams re-signs with the 49ers
(17:50) Potential options at No. 12 overall
(21:00) Discussing Williams’ comments on re-signing with the 49ers
(31:18) Thomas reveals how her football journey got started
(37:04) Thomas discusses the hard times in her career
(42:07) Thomas details her Super Bowl experience
|Mar 24, 2021|
2021 49ers NFL free agency breakdown and grades
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss if the 49ers should restructure Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract, what positions the 49ers should target in the 2021 NFL Draft and what the future holds for the team’s running game. Then, Matt reveals his 49ers free agency grades and details why San Francisco has had a lot of success so far.
(1:09) Are the 49ers going to bring in Joe Flacco?
(10:19) Should the team restructure Garoppolo’s contract?
(15:40) What does the future hold for the 49ers' running game?
(23:27) Which positions should the 49ers target in the NFL draft?
(33:16) Will Alex Mack succeed under Shanahan again?
(37:20) 49ers 2021 NFL free agency grades
|Mar 21, 2021|
Emergency Podcast: 49ers re-sign Trent Williams
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers re-signing Trent Williams to a record contract and the impact that will have on the team moving forward. Then, Matt and Laura shift their attention to reported signing of free agent center Alex Mack and the other needs the 49ers can address going forward in free agency.
(1:09) Williams re-signs with 49ers
(10:19) How does the offensive line look for next season?
(15:40) Will Mack be an upgrade for the 49ers?
(20:40) 49ers needs as free agency continues
|Mar 17, 2021|
Deshaun Watson rumors and where 49ers stand as NFL free agency signing period begins
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest news surrounding the 49ers, including Deshaun Watson's reported interest in playing for the 49ers, Kendrick Bourne signing with the New England Patriots and where the defense stands after the team re-signed cornerback Jason Verrett and brought in free agent Samson Ebukam.
(2:09) Watson reportedly interested in playing for 49ers
(10:19) Verrett re-signs with 49ers, Witherspoon reportedly headed to Seattle
(16:40) Bourne leaves 49ers, signs with Patriots
(18:40) 49ers bring in edge rusher Ebukam
|Mar 17, 2021|
49ers re-sign Kyle Juszczyk, is Trent Williams up next?
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers re-signing fullback Kyle Juszczyk, Trent Williams officially hitting the free agent market and where San Francisco's other free agents might land.
(1:09) 49ers re-sign Kyle Juszczyk
(10:34) Trent Williams now officially a free agent
(15:00) Where will other 49ers' free agents land?
(20:21) Could the 49ers still bring back Nick Mullens?
|Mar 15, 2021|
2021 NFL free agency preview with 49ers reporter Keiana Martin
49ers reporter Keiana Martin joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt on 49ers Talk to discuss her professional journey to the 49ers, if Emmanuel Sanders could reunite with San Francisco and breakdown the impending start of the 2021 NFL free agency.
(2:10) NFL announces salary cap for 2021 season
(6:30) Trent Williams seemingly leaning toward return to 49ers
(13:06) Could Emmanuel Sanders return to San Francisco?
(22:50) Martin discusses her career journey
(35:30) Is cornerback the 49ers most pressing need?
(40:26) Martin breaks down Garoppolo’s reputation with the organization
|Mar 11, 2021|
Is Jimmy Garoppolo now in demand? Plus, bracing for 2021 NFL free agency
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the New England Patriots’ reported interest in 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, why the Jets might be the foil to the 49ers free agency plans and potential future of the offense if key free agents depart.
(2:30) Ross Dwelley, Marcell Harris re-sign with 49ers
(9:12) Will Nick Mullens be back next season?
(13:07) Patriots reportedly interested in Garoppolo
(22:20) Could the Jets foil the 49ers’ free agency plans?
(28:02) Should the 49ers improve their slot receiver position?
|Mar 08, 2021|
Breaking down 49ers' offseason priorities, including Trent Williams and cornerback depth
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' biggest priorities heading into the offseason, including re-signing Trent Williams, adding depth at cornerback and which free agent could become the team’s new backup quarterback. Plus, what position should the 49ers target with the No. 12 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
(1:10) Do the 49ers need to upgrade the offensive line?
(9:12) Could the 49ers select an offensive lineman No. 12 overall?
(15:07) Should the 49ers prioritize the re-signing of Trent Williams?
(23:20) Is cornerback the biggest need on the defense?
(31:02) Breaking down Chris Simms' 2021 NFL Draft QB ranking
(35:30) Would Fitzpatrick be a good backup for Garoppolo?
|Mar 04, 2021|
Getting to know 49ers new OC Mike McDaniel; Plus, what veteran QB could 49ers target as backup?
49ers' new offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel joins 49ers Talk to discuss his football journey alongside Kyle Shanahan, why he has a deep passion for the game and how his role will change heading into next season. Plus, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss some potential veteran quarterbacks the 49ers could target in free agency and the impact of J.J. Watt signing with the Cardinals.
(5:50) Watt signs with Cardinals
(9:25) Potential 49ers backup quarterbacks next season
(14:50) Is Ryan Fitzpatrick a fit for the 49ers?
(21:30) McDaniel discusses what being named Offensive Coordinator meant
(27:05) McDaniel shares his passion for football
(42:10) McDaniel details the reasons he went to Yale
(51:03) How will McDaniel’s role change next season?
|Mar 01, 2021|
49ers' 2021 NFL Draft options, free agent targets in crucial offseason
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down how NFL free agency will affect the 49ers' plans in the 2021 NFL Draft, some key positions they might target with the No. 12 overall pick and if the team can afford to re-sign some key defensive players. Plus, could the 49ers actually draft a quarterback in this year's draft?
(4:09) Why wasn’t the Richard Sherman tampering situation a bigger deal?
(7:04) Will the 49ers make the secondary a priority in free agency?
(12:20) Which 49ers free agent cornerback should the team re-sign?
(18:16) 49ers potential 2021 NFL Draft targets
(23:40) Could the 49ers draft a running back at No.12 overall?
(29:35) Is quarterback out of the question in the first round?
(34:07) What will the 49ers’ offseason look like?
|Feb 25, 2021|
Jimmy Garoppolo's future; 49ers' free agency plan with Josina Anderson
Josina Anderson, host of "Undefined with Josina Anderson," joins 49ers Talk to discuss Jimmy Garoppolo’s potential with the 49ers, where the team stands in the difficult NFC West and what the mindset is entering free agency. Matt and Laura also detail Adam Peters' recent promotion and break down Takeo Spikes' comments on former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
(2:09) Adam Peters promoted to assistant general manager
(10:18) Where does the 49ers' QB situation stand?
(14:05) Do the 49ers still have a shot at Deshaun Watson?
(22:20) Discussing Spikes' comments on Colin Kaepernick
(29:26) Anderson details Sherman's future
(33:30) What is the 49ers' plan for free agency?
(42:35) Anderson details the NFC West
|Feb 22, 2021|
What Jimmy Garoppolo's contract means for 49ers' QB future? Plus 1-on-1 with Andrew Brandt
Former NFL executive and current MMQB columnist Andrew Brandt breaks down how this offseason is like no other and why Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract makes his future uncertain. Plus, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss what Garoppolo has to do to prove himself and if a rookie quarterback could run Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
(5:09) Why are the 49ers central in rumor mill?
(8:01) Does Garoppolo's presence make people question 49ers?
(14:05) What does Garoppolo have to do to prove himself in 2021?
(18:07) Brandt breaks down the uncertainty of the 2021 NFL offseason
(23:07) Brandt weighs in on Garoppolo’s contract
(29:14) How will Dee Ford's injury affect his contract status?
(38:27) Could the 49ers draft a quarterback this year?
|Feb 18, 2021|
49ers Mailbag: Kirk Cousins’ offensive fit, Dee Ford’s future, Frank Gore’s potential return
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt answer fan questions, including the chances Kirk Cousins is the 49ers’ starting quarterback next season, if Dee Ford will be released and how the team could upgrade the wide receiver position. Plus, could Frank Gore return?
(2:40) 49ers announce more coaching adjustments
(9:01) Will the 49ers defense be more aggressive next season?
(11:55) Could Cousins be the 49ers starter next season?
(16:07) Will Dee Ford be on the 49ers moving forward?
(21:40) Potential 49ers' Camp casualties
(27:00) Free agent wide receivers to keep an eye on
(31:27) Discussing Frank Gore’s potential Bay Area return
|Feb 15, 2021|
Would 49ers make Nick Bosa, George Kittle available in Deshaun Watson trade? Plus, 1-on-1 interview with Solomon Thomas
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest rumors surrounding Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, why the 49ers haven’t re-signed any of their free agents and the chances the 49ers make George Kittle or Nick Bosa available in potential trades. Plus, free-agent Solomon Thomas joins the show to update his rehab, share his insight on DeMeco Ryans’ promotion and break down his offseason plans.
(1:51) Wilson showing frustration with Seahawks
(5:40) Rosen, 49ers agree to deal
(13:31) Why haven’t the 49ers re-signed their free agents?
(16:25) Which 49ers are off limits in potential trade?
(26:07) Thomas breaks down the crazy Week 2 game vs. the Jets
(32:40) Thomas discusses the importance of mental health
(35:50) Thomas shares his excitement for the future
|Feb 11, 2021|
Should the 49ers regret not signing Tom Brady? Plus 1-on-1 interviews with Chris Simms and Richard Sherman
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss if the 49ers made a mistake not signing Tom Brady last offseason, and discuss John Lynch making the Pro Football Hall of Fame and some priorities the team needs to focus on this offseason. Plus, hear from NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms and free agent Richard Sherman as they discuss Jimmy Garoppolo’s future and the upcoming offseason.
(4:01) Bucs defeat the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV
(8:40) John Lynch voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
(19:04) Should the 49ers regret not signing Tom Brady?
(26:02) Simms discusses how the 49ers should handle quarterback situation
(30:22) Simms weighs in on a potential Watson-49ers trade
(32:40) Simms breaks down how the 49ers can improve this offseason
(39:07) Sherman provides an update on his status with the 49ers
(41:21) Sherman’s view of the 49ers’ offseason priorities
(45:15) Sherman on how Garoppolo has proven himself as a quarterback
|Feb 08, 2021|
Jimmy Garoppolo's future, John Lynch's Hall of Fame chances and 49ers' next steps with Tony Dungy
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the addition of new defensive coaches and break down what this could mean for the future of the 49ers' defense. Then, Hall of Famer Tony Dungy joins the show to weigh in on Jimmy Garoppolo’s future, what the 49ers should do moving forward and the chances John Lynch makes the Hall of Fame this year.
(2:25) Why did the 49ers pass on Tom Brady?
(7:40) 49ers add to defensive coaching staff
(11:40) Will Ryans change the 49ers' defensive game plan?
(16:45) Dungy details the importance of having a great quarterback
(20:00) Dungy breaks down Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers
(24:40) Dungy weighs in on Lynch’s Hall of Fame chances
(35:38) Could Gurley fit in the 49ers' offense?
(39:40) Which 49er would be the best American Ninja Warrior?
|Feb 04, 2021|
49ers Mailbag: Kirk Cousins trade rumors, pressure on Jimmy Garoppolo, options in 2021 NFL Draft
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest rumors surrounding Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, the pressure Jimmy Garoppolo has on him moving forward and the potential options the 49ers have with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
(4:25) Is there pressure on Garoppolo heading into the offseason?
(12:31) Will Jimmy G stay healthy next season?
(19:30) Can Shanahan, Lynch continue success moving forward?
(28:15) Should 49ers make a run at Cousins?
(33:26) Options in the 2021 NFL Draft
|Feb 01, 2021|
Emergency Podcast: How Rams' Matthew Stafford trade affects 49ers quarterback decision
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the breaking news that Matthew Stafford has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams, the effect this has on the 49ers quarterback decision and the shift of power in the NFC West.
(1:22) Matthew Stafford traded to Rams
(7:31) Are the Rams better with Stafford as quarterback?
(11:30) How should 49ers feel about Stafford trade?
(14:15) Predicting 49ers’ plans moving forward
|Jan 31, 2021|
Would Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers or Matthew Stafford be best 49ers fit?
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt are joined by former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels to break down Jimmy Garoppolo’s fit with the 49ers, if the team should go out and upgrade the quarterback position and the impact Kyle Shanahan has as a head coach.
(3:52) Wilson Jr. re-signs with 49ers
(7:31) Are the 49ers set at running back for next season?
(13:20) 49ers adding to coaching staff
(25:25) Rosenfels discusses Shanahan’s early coaching career
(29:10) Rosenfels weighs in on Garoppolo’s fit with Shanahan
(38:15) Which quarterbacks are upgrades over Garoppolo?
(53:40) Is Watson too expensive for the 49ers to acquire?
|Jan 28, 2021|
Breaking down 49ers' chances of acquiring Aaron Rodgers, plus one-on-one interview with Fred Warner
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt examine the recent speculation surrounding Aaron Rodgers and break down the likelihood of the 49ers acquiring the star quarterback. Then, linebacker Fred Warner joins the show to discuss the departure of Robert Saleh, DeMeco Ryans being named defensive coordinator and making first All-Pro team.
(1:45) Who will be the 49ers' QB next season?
(9:14) Is Garoppolo the best option for the 49ers next season
(14:17) Warner looks back on 2020
(21:07) Warner discusses how he leads for the 49ers
(24:50) Warner details being named first team All-Pro
(28:10) Warner breaks down Saleh’s departure
(39:00) Should the 49ers try to trade for Rodgers?
(43:10) How would Rodgers fit in the 49ers’ offense?
|Jan 25, 2021|
Comparing Kyle Shanahan's head-coaching style to Robert Saleh's and Hall of Fame announcement preview
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss Robert Saleh’s introductory press conference with the Jets, how Saleh’s coaching style differs from Kyle Shanahan’s and if the 49ers are built to continue their success after the departure of multiple coaches.
(1:40) Saleh has introductory press conference with Jets
(7:30) How does Saleh differ from Shanahan?
(15:20) Can 49ers' new offensive coaches continue success?
(25:09) Hall of Fame announcement preview
(33:33) How does the Hall of Fame process work?
|Jan 22, 2021|
Discussing 49ers-Deshaun Watson trade rumors; Kyle Shanahan names new coordinators
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the latest reports about Deshaun Watson and discuss the chances the 49ers make a run to acquire the star quarterback. Then, the duo shift gears to weigh in on the team's new offensive and defensive coordinators, Mike McDaniel and DeMeco Ryans, and examine the influence the two will have moving forward.
(2:10) 49ers shuffle coaching staff after Saleh’s departure
(7:30) How will McDaniel influence the offense?
(12:20) Ryans named 49ers' new defensive coordinator
(14:54) Do 49ers have a shot to acquire Watson?
(23:40) Chances Williams returns next season?
(30:40) John Lynch finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame
|Jan 18, 2021|
How Robert Saleh's departure affects 49ers moving forward
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss Robert Saleh becoming the new head coach of the New York Jets and how his departure will affect the 49ers moving forward.
(1:10) Saleh departs San Francisco, becomes Jets head coach
(7:30) How will 49ers coaching staff look next season?
(11:50) Which players could follow Saleh to New York?
|Jan 15, 2021|
49ers mailbag: Deshaun Watson trade speculation, Trent Williams' future, Robert Saleh’s busy offseason
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt answer a number of your questions, including the chances the 49ers acquire Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, which free agents the team will re-sign, and how different the coaching staff could look next season. Plus, Houston Chronicle writer John McClain joins the show to discuss the possibility of the 49ers trading for Watson and the likelihood Robert Saleh ends up the as the Texans' next head coach.
(1:10) Saleh’s future still up in the air
(5:40) Who will the 49ers re-sign?
(10:18) Will the 49ers upgrade the center position?
(17:20) McClain on if Watson will be traded
(24:40) McClain details Watson’s personality
(31:30) McClain weighs in on Saleh’s coaching future
(37:30) Samuel shoots down Bosa/Watson trade rumor
(46:02) Potential changes on the 49ers coaching staff
|Jan 14, 2021|
279. Discussing potential 49ers trade for Deshaun Watson
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest news surrounding the team, including Robert Saleh interviewing for numerous head coaching positions and the chances the 49ers could trade for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Plus, could DeMeco Ryans be the next defensive coordinator for San Francisco?
(1:40) Does Rams playoff victory show hope for 49ers?
(5:00) How can 49ers limit injuries next season?
(13:27) Remembering Dwight Clark and “The Catch”
(18:18) Should the 49ers go after Deshaun Watson?
(25:20) Could Ryans replace Saleh next season?
(30:09) 49ers, Sowers part ways after 4 years
|Jan 11, 2021|
278. Jimmy Garoppolo, top 49ers free agents look to the future
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers’ transition into the offseason, including the team’s plans for their top free agents and which free agent should be their top priority to re-sign. Plus, hear from Jimmy Garoppolo, Trent Williams and more as they enter an uncertain offseason.
(1:40) Saleh interviewing for head coaching positions
(8:00) Garoppolo weighs in on his future
(15:27) Juszczyk gets emotional taking about time with the 49ers
(23:18) Should the 49ers go all in to keep Williams?
(32:20) Will players follow if Saleh departs?
(36:49) Verrett details the impact of the 49ers’ culture
|Jan 07, 2021|
277. Reasons for optimism as 49ers head into offseason
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the conclusion of the 2020 NFL regular season, some reasons for optimism heading into the offseason and how the team should move forward. Then, 49ers analyst Ian Williams details the defense's performance this season and highlights the effect Robert Saleh’s potential departure could have on next season.
(2:10) 49ers end 2020 season with loss to Seahawks
(6:50) How should 49ers move forward?
(11:13) Wilson, Bourne have impact versus Seattle
(18:26) Expectations for Warner moving forward
(25:40) Which 49ers will return on defense?
(30:34) Saleh’s impact on the 49ers
|Jan 04, 2021|
276. Analyzing Jimmy Garoppolo's future as 49ers' starting QB
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt analyze Kyle Shanahan’s comments on Jimmy Garoppolo and the future of the quarterback position for the 49ers. Then, 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes joins the show to give his take where the team needs to improve the most during the offseason and their chances of winning the NFC West in 2021.
(1:10) Shanahan says he “believes” Garoppolo will be quarterback in 2021
(6:56) Will 49ers look for alternatives at quarterback?
(13:11) How does the shrinking salary cap affect the 49ers?
(18:20) What impact would a new quarterback have on Kittle?
(25:02) Gould sticking with 49ers for another two years
(29:00) Takeo reveals his thoughts on Shanahan’s comments
(35:40) Areas 49ers need to improve this offseason
(40:41) Can the 49ers win the NFC West in 2021?
(44:01) Could Cam Newton be the 49ers backup next season?
|Dec 30, 2020|
275. How will Robert Saleh's possible departure affect the 49ers moving forward?
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the Week 16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the return of George Kittle and the breakout game from Jeff Wilson Jr. Then, analyst Donte Whitner joins the show to dissect the importance on Robert Saleh for the 49ers and the impact of his possible departure from the staff.
(2:40) C.J. Beathard leads 49ers to win over Cardinals
(6:56) 49ers' defense shines despite key injuries
(12:50) What will 49ers do with free agent decisions?
(19:11) Wilson Jr. has career day against Cardinals
(23:00) Warner shows greatness in Week 16 victory
(26:16) How does Saleh’s departure hurt the 49ers
|Dec 27, 2020|
274. Should 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle play again this season? Plus, 1-on-1 interview with Raheem Mostert
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss if Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle should return this season and Brandon Aiyuk’s impressive rookie season. Then, Raheem Mostert joins the show to reveal some obstacles in his NFL career and how they motivate him to be the best player he can be. Plus, Jeff Garcia stops by to share some potential quarterback replacements if the team decides to move on from Garoppolo.
(1:20) Should Garoppolo and Kittle return this season?
(6:50) Injuries key factor in 49ers 2020 struggles
(11:20) Aiyuk continues impressive rookie season
(16:03) Mostert reflects on the 2020 NFL season
(22:24) Mostert details his motivations for success
(26:40) Mostert discusses the obstacles he has faced in his career
(32:09) What do 49ers need to do over the final two games?
(41:10) Potential quarterback replacements for 49ers
(45:07) Will Beathard start next weekend for 49ers?
|Dec 21, 2020|
273. How 49ers should address quarterback, other key positions in offseason
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss Robert Saleh’s tenure with the 49ers and how his potential departure impacts the coaching staff and free agents heading into the 2021 season. Then, 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes joins the show to break down what positions the 49ers need to upgrade, if Jimmy Garoppolo’s tenure is coming to an end and some potential quarterbacks who could fit with the 49ers.
(3:10) Will Saleh be back next season?
(12:02) How different will the 49ers' coaching staff look next season?
(17:30) Potential replacements for Saleh
(24:40) Should 49ers be concerned about defensive free agents?
(30:13) What position should 49ers upgrade first this offseason?
(35:53) Should 49ers look to address the defensive line?
(41:2-) How important is cornerback in the NFC West?
(45:20) Will Garoppolo be on the team next season?
(49:52 Could Mitchell Trubisky be on his way to San Francisco?
|Dec 17, 2020|
272. How should 49ers address QB situation after loss to Washington?
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss San Francisco's Week 14 loss to Washington, what changes need to make at the quarterback position, and how playing in Arizona has affected the team. Plus, 49ers analyst Donte Whitner breaks down the success of rookie Brandon Aiyuk and previews the Week 15 matchup with Aldon Smith and the Dallas Cowboys.
(2:10) Aiyuk continues to shine as Samuel hurts hamstring
(6:42) Has playing in Arizona affected the 49ers?
(12:30) What challenges do the 49ers face heading into 2021?
(16:20) Should 49ers re-sign Trent Williams?
(21:10) How should 49ers handle QB situation?
(26:04) 49ers face Aldon Smith and the Cowboys in Week 15
|Dec 14, 2020|
271. Trent Williams on 49ers future, Alex Smith comeback stories
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss some recent news surrounding the 49ers, including facing former quarterback Alex Smith this weekend and changes to the team's schedule. Then, 49ers offensive lineman Trent Williams joins the show to discuss his time in Washington and what his future holds. Finally, 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes and NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finaly stop by to preview the Week 14 matchup between San Francisco and Washington.
(3:47) 49ers face Washington in Week 14 matchup
(10:36) Will Trent Williams re-sign with the 49ers?
(17:05) Williams discusses his battle with cancer
(22:50) Williams details playing for the 49ers
(30:10) Williams reveals his thoughts on his future
(35:22) Spikes reflects on being a teammates with Alex Smith
(44:10) Should Smith win Comeback Player of the Year?
(49:08) San Francisco, Washington trending in different directions
(54:03) Finlay discusses Smith’s leadership in Washington
|Dec 10, 2020|
270. How should 49ers move forward after loss to Bills? Plus, 1-on-1 interview with Richard Sherman
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt are joined by 49ers analyst Ian Williams to discuss a number of different topics, including San Francisco’s defensive showing against the Bills, if Josh Allen’s performance puts more pressure on Jimmy Garoppolo and how the 49ers should move forward. Plus, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman joins the show to discuss the rest of the season and what his future holds.
(1:07) 49ers lose to Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills
(6:36) Will 49ers make the playoffs this season?
(11:35) How should the 49ers move forward?
(15:07) Williams breaks down Street’s roughing the passer penalty
(18:50) Williams shares his thoughts on Alex Smith’s comeback
(25:10) Sherman’s future with the 49ers
(30:05) Did Allen’s performance shine a light on Garoppolo?
(36:38) Sherman discusses the 49ers' playing situation
(43:08) Sherman details how he navigates the 2020 NFL season
(47:03) Sherman shines light on his playing future
|Dec 08, 2020|
269. Louis Riddick discusses 49ers’ mentality, Bills vs. 49ers showdown
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco is joined by ESPN’s Louis Riddick to discuss a number of things, including Kyle Shanahan’s coaching this season, the 49ers’ mentality and the future of Jimmy Garoppolo. Then, Matt and Louis turn their attention to the Monday night showdown between the Bills and 49ers and break down some key matchups.
(3:10) Riddick details organizational structure of 49ers' front office
(7:35) How should 49ers fans feel about this season?
(10:30) Is this Shanahan’s best year of coaching?
(13:14) Riddick discusses Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers
(16:20) Riddick previews 49ers vs. Bills
|Dec 05, 2020|
268. George Kittle discusses 49ers’ 2020 season, possible return; Previewing matchup vs. Bills
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss a number of different topics, including the 49ers upcoming Monday night showdown with the Bills and how hopeful 49er fans should be moving forward. Then, 49ers tight end George Kittle joins the show to break down the success of his teammates in his absence and sheds light on his rehab and possible return. Plus, 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes reveals how the 49ers can slow down Josh Allen and the Bills' offense.
(2:10) 49ers face Bills in Arizona on Monday night
(9:01) How hopeful should 49ers fan be?
(14:30) Will Saleh be with the 49ers next season?
(21:08) Kittle discusses his breakout play from 2019
(24:20) Kittle breaks down the success of his teammates
(27:25) Kittle provides an update on his rehab and possible return
(35:55) Spikes details the matchup vs. Bills
(41:40) How can the 49ers slow down the Bills' offense?
(47:19) Spikes reveals the key matchup in 49ers vs. Bills
|Dec 03, 2020|
267. 49ers take down Rams, stay alive in NFC playoff hunt
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers' Week 12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, including the return of some offensive weapons and another standout performance from rookie Javon Kinlaw. Then, 49ers analyst Donte Whitner joins the show to discuss the 49ers' defensive performance and weighs in on their playoff chances moving forward.
(1:02) Santa Clara issues contact sports ban
(4:30) 49ers defense up to task against Rams
(7:51) Could 49ers make an impact in the playoffs?
(11:30) How dangerous can the 49ers' offense be?
(16:40) Can 49ers' defense continue solid play?
(21:20) Kinlaw has another standout performance
(24:39) What will 49ers coaching staff look like next season?
(28:04) Could 49ers make waves in NFC playoffs?
|Nov 30, 2020|
266. Will 49ers’ offense regain form against Rams?
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' upcoming Week 12 showdown against the Rams, including the potential return of some offensive weapons for San Francisco and the anticipated matchup between Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay. Then, 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes joins the show to break down the offensive game plan and detail the importance of keeping Aaron Donald frustrated.
(1:16) 49ers still dealing with COVID-19 issues
(9:40) Key offensive weapons set to return soon
(15:21) Breaking down Shanahan vs. McVay
(22:30) Pro Football Hall of Fame announce semi-finalists
(26:01) 49ers’ offensive game plan vs. Rams
(33:43) Can 49ers repeat Week 6 success?
|Nov 26, 2020|
265. Breaking down 49ers’ future QB plans, five things to watch over final six games
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest news surrounding the 49ers, including more players heading to the COVID-19 reserve list and an injury update for some key offensive weapons. Then, the duo discusses some things to watch for during the remainder of the 2020 season.
(3:00) More 49ers headed to COVID-19 reserve list
(6:23) Mostert, Samuel on track to return against Rams
(10:21) How important is Mostert to the 49ers’ offense?
(17:05) Can 49ers repeat success against Rams?
(23:01) Will 49ers' roster change moving forward?
(30:53) What position should 49ers draft for next year?
(35:40) Should 49ers move on from Garoppolo?
|Nov 23, 2020|
264. Best and worst from 49ers' 2020 season through 10 games
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the latest 49ers news, including head coach Kyle Shanahan’s comments on Jimmy Garoppolo’s future and the potential return of some key offensive weapons. Then, 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes joins Matt and Laura to discuss the best and worst things from the 49ers season and what makes Fred Warner so good.
(1:12) 49ers make flurry of roster moves
(5:50) Key players soon to return from IR
(9:20) Will Garoppolo be 49ers' QB in 2021?
(18:30) Spikes details the impact of injures on 2020 49ers
(23:40) How can 49ers improve their pass rush?
(31:07) Spikes discusses Witherspoon’s future
(34:30) What makes Warner so good?
(39:25) Verrett’s comeback season
|Nov 19, 2020|
263. Brandon Aiyuk, Javon Kinlaw shine in 49ers' sloppy loss vs. Saints
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Saints, including Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk’s solid performances and where the team needs to improve going forward. Then, 49ers analyst Jeff Garcia joins the show to discuss the offensive struggles and if the team should turn their sights to 2021.
(1:12) 49ers drop Week 10 matchup to Saints
(4:40) Kinlaw, Aiyuk show promise for 49ers
(9:00) How can 49ers get Aiyuk more touches?
(15:47) Garcia shares where the 49ers can improve
(21:17) Garcia discusses the impact of the offensive injuries
(27:42) Street’s controversial penalty
(31:02) When should 49ers start planning for next season?
|Nov 16, 2020|
262. Can injured 49ers slow Saints’ offense and pull off a Week 10 upset?
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers' Week 10 matchup against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints and how injuries still are hampering the team’s success this season. Then, 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes joins the show to detail how the defense can slow the Saints’ offense and why Fred Warner is the key to victory this weekend.
(3:45) 49ers headed to New Orleans to face Saints
(7:16) Injuries hampering 49ers season
(11:44) Pro Football Focus released midseason All-Pro list
(18:57) Spikes shares his thoughts on Garoppolo’s future
(23:50) How can the 49ers slow down Kamara?
(26:40) Spikes discusses Warner’s impact
|Nov 12, 2020|
261. Dissecting 49ers' COVID-19 situation, Week 10 matchup vs. Saints and Jimmy Garoppolo’s future
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest news surrounding the team, including the 49ers COVID-19 situation, how the 49ers plan to move forward with Nick Mullens and the chances Jimmy Garoppolo returns later this season. Then, 49ers kicker Robbie Gould joins the show to reminisce about his game-winning field goal last year against the Saints and how the 49ers can move forward.
(1:13) Bourne back on COVID-19 reserve list
(4:00) Sherman inching back closer to return
(7:50) NFL investigating 49ers’ COVID-19 protocols
(12:39) Gould reveals how he is making a difference off the field
(16:23) Gould discusses the accuracy of kickers in the NFL
(22:12) Gould shares his most memorable field goal
(25:06) 49ers hold ground in NFC West
(32:11) Can 49ers upset Saints?
(36:59) Will James play more after impressive performance?
|Nov 10, 2020|
260. Injury-ravaged 49ers fall to Packers
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Packers, including Nick Mullens’ struggles and Richie James' stand-out performance. Then, 49ers Analyst Donte Whitner discusses the defensive struggles, how the offense can improve and why the 49ers’ leadership is more important now than ever before.
(1:03) Packers beat up injured 49ers
(4:10) James has standout performance in loss
(9:30) How can 49ers’ secondary improve?
(14:13) Whitner reveals ways the defense can improve
(19:01) Whitner details the importance of leadership
(21:53) Will Garoppolo be on the 49ers next season?
|Nov 06, 2020|
259. Emergency Podcast as Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle out with injuries
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest news surrounding the 49ers, including Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle missing the foreseeable future with injuries sustained in San Francisco’s Week 8 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Plus, they weigh in on the team trading Kwon Alexander to the Saints and how that affects the team going forward.
(1:03) Garoppolo, Kittle out with injuries
(3:10) Alexander traded to Saints
(6:50) Has Garoppolo played his final game with the 49ers?
|Nov 03, 2020|
258. Jimmy Garoppolo struggles, injured as 49ers lose to Seahawks
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' frustrating loss to the Seattle Seahawks, where the team suffered more key injuries and the defense struggled to contain Russel Wilson and DK Metcalf. Plus, 49ers analyst Jeff Garcia joins the show to break down the current state of the quarterback position in San Francisco and discuss Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers.
(1:02) 49ers face short week after loss to Seahawks
(3:57) Kittle, Garoppolo leave early with injuries
(7:02) Seahawks dominate 49ers on both sides of the football
(11:38) What is Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers?
(18:00) How can 49ers improve quarterback play?
(23:14) Garcia details how Garoppolo can improve
(29:05) Should Mullens start Thursday against Packers?
|Nov 02, 2020|
257. 49ers vs. Seahawks preview with NBC Sports' Joe Fann
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco is joined by NBC Sports Northwest Seahawks Insider Joe Fann to preview the Week 8 showdown between the 49ers and Seahawks. The duo break down if San Francisco can slow down Russel Wilson and whether or not the 49ers' offense can keep rolling in Seattle. Plus, 49ers President Al Guido joins the show to discuss how the 49ers organization is helping the community off the field.
(4:50) Importance of the 49ers game in Seattle
(12:21) Can Seahawks defense slow the 49ers offense?
(18:40) How will 49ers defense handle Wilson?
(23:19) Warner’s importance to the 49ers defense
(31:30) Predicting 49ers Seahawks Week 8 matchup
(40:28) Guido discusses the 49ers; efforts off the field
(47:28) Levi Stadium will be polling center for 2020 election
|Oct 31, 2020|
256. Dre Greenlaw, Takeo Spikes discuss 49ers-Seahawks Week 8 showdown
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt are joined by a number of different guests, including 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw. He breaks down this weekend’s matchup against the Seahawks and how his big play last season is impacting the 2020 season. Then, hear from Dre’s high school football coach, Daryl Patton, as he discusses his former star’s early football career before 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes stops by to preview the 49ers-Seahawks Week 8 showdown.
(4:03) Seahawks acquire Dunlap
(9:10) Reed close to returning from injury
(21:29) Greenlaw details his value to the 49ers’ defense
(24:34) Greenlaw discusses his nickname “Big Play Dre”
(27:19) Greenlaw relives his big Week 17 play from last season
(37:20) What are the origins of Greenlaw’s nickname?
(45:31) 49ers players close to return from injury
(50:44) Spikes details Kinlaw’s impact
(53:28) How can 49ers get pressure on Wilson?
|Oct 29, 2020|
255. 49ers dominate Patriots but suffer more injuries in process
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers' dominant victory over New England, including the defense holding the Patriots’ offense to six points, and the running game continuing to fuel the offense. Plus, 49ers analyst Donte Whitner joins the show to discuss if the team can continue to roll next weekend as it faces Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.
(1:03) 49ers roll to Week 7 victory over New England
(3:21) Garoppolo, offense clicking despite injuries
(7:56) Shanahan establishing himself as top NFL head coach
(12:14) 49ers' defense shut down Patriots' offense
(15:33) How can 49ers continue defensive success?
(19:25) Can 49ers overcome abundance of injuries?
(22:30) Keys to beating the Seahawks
|Oct 26, 2020|
254. Jimmy Garoppolo discusses trade to 49ers, Week 7 showdown against the Patriots
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt are joined by 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to discuss his time playing with Tom Brady, the lessons he learned with the Patriots and the surprise trade to the 49ers. Then, NBC Sports Bay Area 49ers analyst Takeo Spikes predicts New England’s game plan against George Kittle and how the 49ers' defense could slow down Patriots quarterback Cam Newton
(1:25) 49ers face Patriots in Week 7 showdown
(6:20) Can 49ers overcome lingering injuries?
(13:37) Garoppolo discusses his time with the Patriots
(15:40) Garoppolo shares what it was like to be around Brady
(18:53) Garoppolo reveals the feeling of winning a Super Bowl
(22:46) Garoppolo details his near-death experience
(29:28) Expectations for Week 7
(35:07) How will Patriots defend Garoppolo?
(39:46) Can Belichick slow down Kittle?
(43:09) Will 49ers defense slow down Newton?
|Oct 22, 2020|
253. Reasons for optimism after the 49ers’ win over Rams
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers’ Week 6 victory over the Rams and how the team can build off this win moving forward. NBC Sports Bay Area 49ers analyst Ian Williams joins the show to detail the impressive showing from the offensive line and the key to the defensive effort before ending the podcast previewing San Francisco’s Week 7 matchup against Jimmy Garoppolo’s former team, the New England Patriots.
(1:13) 49ers bounce back against Rams
(8:05) Verrett reemerging as star with 49ers
(13:40) How did 49ers’ offensive line slow Aaron Donald?
(19:47) Importance of a fast start for 49ers
(25:11) Moseley return key for 49ers’ defense
(28:15) 49ers face New England in Week 7
(32:29) How will Patriots defend Garoppolo?
|Oct 19, 2020|
252. Michele Tafoya discusses 49ers’ playoff chances, Week 6 showdown against the Rams
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt are joined by Sunday Night Football’s Michele Tafoya to discuss the current state of the 49ers, including how major injuries have derailed their season and if they still have a chance to make the playoffs. Then, former 49ers linebacker and NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Takeo Spikes breaks down the 49ers' Week 6 matchup against the Rams and what coordinator Robert Saleh and the defense need to do to regain their dominant form.
(3:30) Can Shanahan get 49ers back on track this weekend?
(8:21) Tafoya on covering NFL this season
(10:15) Tafoya details the 49ers' main problem
(13:50) Tafoya expresses the reasons for the 49ers’ slow start
(17:35) Tafoya shares her opinion on the 49ers’ playoff chances
(23:05) Will 49ers make the playoffs this season?
(27:50) Lessons learned from the 49ers‘ injuries
(31:08) Spikes discusses if Garoppolo should have played against the Dolphins
(37:49) How should 49ers deal with Aaron Donald?
(42:32) Spikes details how Saleh should prepare for Rams
|Oct 15, 2020|
251. Jimmy Garoppolo benched; Dolphins dominate 49ers
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' disappointing Week 5 loss to the Miami Dolphins, including San Francisco's offensive struggles and if it was the right decision to start Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. 49ers analyst Donte Whitner also details the problems on the defense, including why Ahkello Witherspoon didn’t start against the Dolphins and how much blame Robert Saleh deserves for the loss.
(1:01) 49ers dominated by Dolphins
(4:12) Beathard replaced struggling Garoppolo for the second half
(8:43 ) Should Garoppolo have started against the Dolphins?
(12:54) Why didn’t Witherspoon start over Allen?
(15:45) Whitner reveals why Saleh deserves some blame
(18:40) How can 49ers bounce back against Rams?
(21:15) Whitner discusses why the 49ers still can make the playoffs
(25:41) What do 49ers need to improve on moving forward?
|Oct 12, 2020|
250. Can the 49ers beat the Dolphins despite uncertainty at quarterback?
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss who will be behind center against the Dolphins, the 49ers' wrath of injuries and how COVID-19 is affecting the NFL. Plus, former 49ers linebacker and NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Takeo Spikes joins the show to explain the 49ers’ need to improve the offensive line and what it will take to get the offense back on track.
(3:26) Who will play quarterback against the Dolphins?
(6:40) Expectations for wide receivers going forward
(10:15) Can 49ers overcome wrath of injuries?
(14:45) Spikes explains why the 49ers can slow Miami’s offense
(20:58) Spikes on how the 49ers offense can get back on track
(24:25) Spikes discusses the need for improvement on the offensive line
(31:58) Is Aiyuk a star in the making?
(34:50) NFL sees influx in COVID-19 cases
(41:25) 49ers relying on practice squad players
|Oct 08, 2020|
249. 49ers' comeback bid falls short against Eagles
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco is joined by former 49ers quarterback and current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Jeff Garcia to break down the 49ers’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, George Kittle’s dominant return and the question marks surrounding the quarterback position. Plus, 49ers defensive end Dion Jordan joins the show to discuss his football history, the reasons he loves San Francisco and how he can help the 49ers going forward.
(1:20) 49ers drop to 2-2 on the season
(4:37) Are Mullens’ struggles a reason for concern?
(10:55) Kittle’s return a good sign for 49ers
(17:43) Jordan explains why San Francisco is special to him
(22:03) Jordan details his early career struggles
(25:53) Jordan discusses his sobriety and maturity
(30:03) Should 49ers be worried about the defensive line?
(33:50) Dolphins head to Levi's Stadium next Sunday
(37:32) Takeaways from 49ers' first 4 games
|Oct 05, 2020|
248. Cris Collinsworth discusses 49ers vs. Eagles, strength of NFC West
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco is joined by NBC’s "Sunday Night Football" analyst Cris Collinsworth to discuss the latest news in the NFL, including some recent positive COVID-19 tests and how the NFL will hand these situations going forward. Plus, they preview this week’s "Sunday Night Football" game between the 49ers and the Eagles and detail the strength of the NFC West.
(5:10) NFL experiencing positive COVID-19 tests
(8:26) Eagles vs. 49ers preview
(10:55) Collinsworth discusses 49ers' roster depth
(15:51) Can Wentz bounce back against the 49ers defense?
(18:00) Things to look for on "Sunday Night Football"
|Oct 03, 2020|
247. Tony Dungy discusses 49ers' depth, Nick Mullens’ performance
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss some injury updates for George Kittle and Deebo Samuel, and examine the job Kyle Shanahan has done despite some key injuries. Then, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Takeo Spikes joins Matt to detail what the 49ers should expect this weekend from the Eagles and Carson Wentz. Plus, Football Night in America’s Tony Dungy stops by to break down the 49ers' roster depth and how the team can improve moving forward.
(2:10) Kittle, Samuel return to practice
(6:46) Mullens looking impressive for 49ers
(11:55) Spikes reveals the importance of Kyle Shanahan
(16:51) Spikes details what 49ers should expect from Wentz
(21:20) Can Verett establish himself on the 49ers defense?
(31:20) Dungy expresses the importance of roster depth
(38:15) Dungy shares his thoughts on Nick Mullens
|Oct 01, 2020|
246. Nick Mullens leads injured 49ers to victory over Giants
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the Week 3 win over the New York Giants and break down some unsung heroes on the offensive side of the ball. Then, 49ers analyst Ian Williams stops by the show to detail the defense's performance and share how the defensive unit is improving despite the injuries.
(1:49) 49ers take down Giants
(5:25) Unsung heroes of the 49ers’ offense
(14:22) Williams shares what impressed him on the defensive end
(19:10) Benefits of beating lower tier teams
(23:40) Players who can shine on defense
(27:30) Rams, Cardinals lose in Week 3
(29:58) 49ers face Eagles on Sunday Night Football
|Sep 28, 2020|
245. Takeo Spikes discusses 49ers' injuries, how team should move forward
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss how the 49ers should move forward and which players need to step up and fill the void left by the key injuries suffered vs. the Jets. Then, SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano stops by to preview the 49ers' Week 3 matchup against the Giants before closing the show with former 49ers linebacker and new NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Takeo Spikes.
(2:13) Garoppolo likely out against Giants
(7:15) Expectations for Mullens in Week 3
(11;13) Vacchiano explains the turf issue in MetLife Stadium
(15:25) How will Giants offense attack the injured 49ers defense?
(23:40) Can running game be successful going forward?
(29:30) Is there more pressure on the offense after injuries?
(35:11) Spikes explains how the 49ers are built for success
(42:11) Spikes reveals his expectations for the defense
(44:30) Spikes discusses Warner’s importance
|Sep 24, 2020|
244. 49ers devastated by injuries in win over Jets
On the latest episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' injury-plagued win over the New York Jets. Jeff Garica joins to discuss how Jimmy Garoppolo's loss might impact the 49ers offense. Frank Gore and Donte Whitner also stop by to look back on their time together in San Francisco and Gore's desire to end his career with the 49ers. Finally, Matt and Laura look ahead to Week 3 against the New York Giants.
(02:00) 49ers lose Nick Bosa, Jimmy Garoppolo and others to injury
(08:45) Jeff Garcia breaks down the 49ers' QB situation
(13:52) Garcia discusses the challenge facing Nick Mullens
(21:55) Frank Gore and Donte Whitner join Matt to discuss Gore's time with 49ers
(27:15) Gore reveals plans to retire with 49ers
(32:10) Looking ahead to New York Giants game
|Sep 21, 2020|
243. Will 49ers bounce back against Jets?
On the latest episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest news from Santa Clara, including Richard Sherman being placed on IR and the team signing veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. They break down how Jimmy Garoppolo can bounce back this weekend against the New York Jets and playing against the 49ers legend Frank Gore.
(1:30) Injuries adding up for 49ers
(5:17) Will Garoppolo bounce back in week 2?
(9:23) 49ers sign Sanu
(16:32) Aiyuk returns to practice
(20:00) Will 49ers trade for a big-name wide receiver?
(22:30) 49ers face former running back Gore in week 2
(28:20) Gore to start this weekend for Jets
|Sep 17, 2020|
242. Breaking down the 49ers' loss to the Cardinals
On the latest episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance and preview week 2 against the Jets. Plus, 49ers analyst Donte Whitner joins the show to break down how the defense can improve going forward.
(2:04) Takeaways from the 49ers loss' to Cardinals
(6:06) Examining Garoppolo’s performance
(10:35) Whitner explains how the defense needs improve
(14:15) Does Saleh need to make changes on defense?
(17:34) How will the secondary do against the Jets?
(21:41) Whitner shares how 49ers offense can get clicking
(27:10) Do 49ers need to make a statement in Week 2?
|Sep 14, 2020|
241. Week 1 Preview: 49ers vs. Cardinals
On the latest episode of the 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest team news, including Fred Warner being taken off the reserve/COVID-19 list and injury updates for Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. Plus, don’t miss the week 1 preview as the 49ers take on Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals!
(1:30) Aiyuk, Samuel still nursing injuries
(4:25) How are 49ers dealing with air quality?
(6:40) Warner off reserve/COVID-19 list
(9:34) How will new weapons play for 49ers in week 1?
(19:50) Possible 49er game plan vs Cardinals
(25:50) 49ers, Cardinals matchup preview
(29:21) Team captains announced
|Sep 10, 2020|
240. 2020 season preview with Cris Collinsworth
On the latest episode of the 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt are joined by NBC's Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth to share his expectations for Jimmy Garoppolo this upcoming season and explains why the NFC West will be a challenge for all teams involved. Matt and Laura also discuss the 49ers release of the 53-man roster and impact players entering the 2020 season.
(4:20) 49ers following county health guidelines
(5:52) Samuels makes the 49ers' 53-man roster
(8:30) Aiyuk’s fit on offense
(12:17) Does 49ers offense have too many weapons?
(20:11) Collinsworth discusses the 49ers lessons form 2019
(23:30) Collinsworth shares his 2020 expectations for Garoppolo
(28:42) Collinsworth thoughts on the NFC West
(36:40) Key matchups for week 1
|Sep 07, 2020|
239. Predicting the 49ers 2020 roster
On this episode of 49ers Talk, Matt Maiocco and Ian Williams take a look at the current players in training camp and predict the 2020 roster. They discuss the importance of depth for this season and share some players who are ready to shine this season.
(3:12) Will 49ers get off to hot start?
(7:17) Who will be Garoppolo’s backup?
(9:34) Examining the running back position
(16:04) How good is the tight end group?
(22:50) Predicting Bosa’s 2020 growth
(28:12) 49ers linebacker depth
(31:40) Should 49ers consider any trades?
|Sep 03, 2020|
238. New 49ers ready to make an impact
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Ian Williams look at some new 49ers on the roster and discuss how they can help make the team better. What impact will Brandon Aiyuk have on the offense? How has Trent Williams made the 49ers offense and defense better? Tune in to find out!
(3:22) 49ers place Warner on reserve/COVID-19 list
(6:31) What will Williams bring to 49ers?
(10:04) Can Reed help Kittle this season?
(16:50) New faces on 49ers defense
(19:32) How will Kinlaw transition to the NFL?
(25:40) Aiyuk’s impact on the offense
|Sep 01, 2020|
237. 49ers Mailbag: Brandon Aiyuk’s rookie season, 2020 offensive outlook
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Ian Williams break down recent observations from the 49ers training camp, including Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance so far and if the offense will be clicking when the season starts. Then, they answer some fan question including if Brandon Aiyuk will have a better rookie season than Deebo Samuel and if the 49ers should go after Earl Thomas.
(3:22) Observations from practice
(7:49) How does 49ers offense look?
(17:04) Should 49ers pursue Earl Thomas?
(20:50) Under-the-radar defensive linemen
(25:12) Predicting Aiyuk’s rookie season
(33:40) How will game days look this season?
|Aug 27, 2020|
236. 49ers to watch for this season
On the latest episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Ian Williams discuss recent events from 49ers training camp, including key injuries on offense and defense. Then, they look at some potential players who can step up this season and discuss rookie Javon Kinlaw's potential.
(2:26) 49ers facing injuries at training camp
(6:30) Should coaches be worried about player injuries?
(10:15) Can Pettis have a bounce-back season?
(20:04) How deep is the 49ers defensive line?
(25:19) Predicting Kinlaw’s rookie season
|Aug 24, 2020|
235. Will 49ers defensive line be even better this season?
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Ian Williams discuss the recent news coming from Santa Clara, including how the team has looked so far during practice and the influx of new players added to the roster. Then, the guys look at the impact of George Kittle’s new deal and break down how the defensive line can be even better next season.
(4:27) 49ers’ depth at offensive line
(8:48) How has WR core looked so far at camp?
(9:50) What message does Kittle’s contract send?
(15:21) How will Armstead perform without Buckner?
(18:37) Can defense improve on last year's performance?
(24:30) Who will start along side Sherman?
|Aug 20, 2020|
234. Can 49ers' offense overcome injuries in 2020?
On this episode 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Ian Williams discuss the recent injury of wide receiver Jalen Hurd and if the offense is equipped to overcome another injury. Plus, in-depth discussions about the strength of the quarterback position and what new 49er Trent Williams brings to the offense.
(1:27) Replacing DeForest Buckner
(5:15) Jalen Hurd’s injury
(10:50) How will 49ers receivers look in 2020?
(20:21) Depth of 49ers quarterback position
(24:00) Williams vs. Bosa matchup in practice
|Aug 17, 2020|
233. George Kittle, 49ers agree to extension and Fan Mailbag
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt answer some of your questions, including how the offense will move forward with the absence of Deebo Samuel and the future of the secondary. Plus, hear Matt’s instant analysis about the breaking news of George Kittle’s contract extension with the 49ers.
(0:44) Kittle, 49ers agree to contract extension
(5:00) 49ers nearing return to practice
(11:10) Importance of Garoppolo and Kittle’s friendship
(18:20) Will NFL move games this season?
(21:32) X-factors for 49ers offense
(26:57) Will Reed succeed in 49ers offense?
(32:15) Which receivers will make the team?
|Aug 13, 2020|
232. Will 49ers return to glory this season?
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the recent happenings in college football and detail how they will affect the NFL for years to come. Plus, hear from Steve Young as he examines the 49ers offense, shares his thoughts on Dwight Clark and the impact No. 87 left on the organization.
(1:27) College football unsure about playing this fall
(7:15) NFL players’ responsibility for the 2020 season
(11:50) Young shares his thoughts on the 49ers’ offense
(14:50) Young discusses the importance of Dwight Clark
(26:30) How important is team chemistry?
|Aug 11, 2020|
231. 49ers ready for revenge tour
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' mentality headed into the 2020 season and the motivation they have to avenge their Super Bowl loss. Plus, they discuss how COVID-19 will impact training camp and why Nick Bosa will be even better next season.
(2:27) 49ers taking precautions with COVID-19
(7:30) Players getting used to COVID-19 protocols
(10:50) 49ers, players anxious to restart football activities
(15:51) Two 49ers players opt out of 2020 season
(21:30) How can Bosa improve in his second year?
(24:28) Kinlaw’s rookie year potential
|Aug 06, 2020|
230. 49ers ready for return of football
On this episode of 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers coaches and players reporting for training camp, the signing of Jordan Reed and how the NFL can learn from MLB. Plus, hear from 49ers GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan on their contract extensions and their hopes for the future.
(3:27) 49ers, Kittle ready for training camp
(7:30) Jordan Reed signs with 49ers
(11:14) Shanahan, Lynch weigh in on contract extensions
(19:09) Shanahan details the importance of his coaching staff
(24:30) How should NFL handle COVID-19?
|Aug 04, 2020|
229. 49ers extend John Lynch, continue talks with George Kittle
On this episode 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the extension of 49ers GM John Lynch and discuss how his partnership with head coach Kyle Shanahan can lead to success for years to come. Plus, they discuss George Kittle's contract situation and look at some players who can take the next step in 2020.
(4:27) 49ers, Lynch agree to contract extension
(10:57) 49ers, Kittle still seeking contract agreement
(17:04) Will Kittle be paid as a tight end or wide receiver?
(19:50) Garoppolo ranked #43 on NFL Top 100 players of 2020
(26:30) 49ers who will take the next step in 2020
|Jul 30, 2020|
228. 49ers keep Raheem Mostert, Seahawks land Jamal Adams
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss Raheem Mostert and the 49ers finalizing a new deal to keep the running back around, and how that deal affects George Kittle’s contract situation. Later, they break down the Seahawks trading for All-Pro safety Jamal Adams and examine why this might be a good thing for the 49ers.
(1:07) 49ers return to camp this week
(4:02) 49ers, Mostert agree to deal
(10:50) Adams lands with Seahawks
(15:05) Are 49ers happy Adams went to Seattle?
(21:35) How valuable are first rounders next season?
(25:40) Does MLB outbreak affect the NFL?
|Jul 28, 2020|
227. 49ers 2020 NFL training camp position battles
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt turn their attention to the start of training camp and look at some potential position battles. The duo discuss if Trent Taylor will secure the slot receiver spot and break down which players will round out San Francisco's impressive defense.
(1:10) NFL announces fans must wear mask at games
(7:07) Who will start at right guard for 49ers?
(11:50) Can Trent Taylor be the slot receiver?
(17:10) Replacing Deebo Samuel
(24:18) Kittle extension update
(30:08) Can Greenlaw hold starting linebacker spot?
|Jul 24, 2020|
226. What will 49ers training camp look like?
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the latest agreements between the NFL and the NFLPA, including daily testing for COVID-19. Plus, they detail what will happen if a player tests positive and the potential impact of no preseason games this year.
(1:25) NFL, NFLPA agree to more return-to-play protocols
(12:00) NFL players to be tested every day for COVID-19
(15:39) What happens if a player tests positive?
(20:42) Effects of no preseason games
(25:25) How could a positive test affect the 49ers?
|Jul 21, 2020|
225. 49ers, NFL heading toward training camp
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt and Laura discuss the latest’s comments from DeMaurice Smith, the Executive Director of the NFLPA, about the start of training camp and the players’ concerns with the NFL’s return-to-play protocols. Plus, Matt is joined by strength and conditioning coach Duane Carlisle to detail how players can return to football safely and avoid potential injury.
(2:50) NFL still on track to open season on time
(7:47) Hurdles NFLPA sees in return to training camp
(11:53) Lessons learned from 2011 NFL lockout
(18:24) How can players help avoid injury this season?
(23:55) Is the NFL preseason necessary this year?
(29:48) What is the secret to Mostert’s success?
(36:38) Chances players sit out the 2020 season
(46:00) How will Levi Stadium look this fall?
|Jul 17, 2020|
224. Raheem Mostert’s case for a new 49ers contract
On the latest edition of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt focus on Raheem Mostert’s contract situation and discuss if the 49ers have the financial flexibility to keep him around. Then, they break down if they foresee any NFL players sitting out the season and wrap the podcast by looking at some potential big-name additions for the 49ers' defense.
(2:18) How important is Mostert's contract to the 49ers?
(8:34) Who could replace Mostert on the 49ers' roster?
(14:00) COVID-19 and the effect on the NFL season
(20:09) Will NFL players opt out of season?
(23:11) Discussing possibility of a trade for Jamal Adams
|Jul 13, 2020|
223. George Kittle discusses 49ers' mindset heading into 2020
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, George Kittle joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss working out in Nashville, the 49ers’ mindset following their Super Bowl loss and his role as team captain. Then, Matt and Laura breakdown Raheem Mostert’s recent trade request and detail how different the football season may look this fall.
(1:35) Raheem Mostert requests trade from 49ers
(10:47) Kittle explains his thoughts on this unique offseason
(12:51) Kittle reveals the importance of training as a team
(16:05) Kittle discusses his worry with Coronavirus and a return to football
(19:57) How should 49ers value George Kittle?
(25:35) Could George Kittle hold out next season?
(32:50) How different will Sundays look this fall?
|Jul 09, 2020|
222. How will 49ers look in unique 2020 NFL season?
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the upcoming NFL season and how the landscape of the NFL will look much different. Then the duo talk about the importance of the 49ers' returning players and if Patrick Mahomes’ new deal adds pressure on the 49ers to extend George Kittle.
(3:41) Does Patrick Mahomes' deal affect George Kittle?
(9:09) Do 49ers have an advantage next season?
(14:07) Will there be a Super Bowl rematch?
(17:30) How challenging will a return to football be?
(24:50) How will rosters be different this year?
(29:00) Covering the 49ers this season
|Jul 07, 2020|
221. Bryant Young on Joe Staley, making 49ers Hall of Fame
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Bryant Young joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss the recent news of his induction into the team's Hall of Fame. Young also shares his thoughts on longtime left tackle Joe Staley's career and what it means to him to be a 49er for life.
(2:05) 49ers believe football will be played this year
(4:45) Young newest member of 49ers Hall of Fame
(8:15) What does it mean to be a 49er for your entire career?
(12:11) How difficult was it to return from injury?
(15:27) Young on Staley
(17:10) Young breaks down Nick Bosa
(19:10) Young's reaction to making 49ers Hall of Fame
|Jun 29, 2020|
220. Expectations for 49ers entering contract season
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt examine the players who are entering their contract year, including George Kittle and Trent Williams. The duo also break down the chances the 49ers trading for Jamal Adams and predict how the offense will look next season.
(3:30) 49ers entering last year on deal
(6:00) How challenging will it be re-signing George Kittle?
(9:25) How should the 49ers approach Trent Williams contract?
(14:33) Will Richard Sherman stay around after this season?
(19:06) Could Jamal Adams be on his way to SF?
(23:40) How will offense look next year?
|Jun 25, 2020|
219. 49ers who can step up in Deebo Samuel's absence
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the past week for the team, including star wide receiver Deebo Samuel suffering an injury during workouts. They look at some potential players who can step up in his absence and and detail the challenges the team faces going forward.
(2:04) NFL adjusting protocol after COVID-19 spike
(4:31) Deebo Samuel suffers foot injury during workouts
(9:42) How impactful will Deebo’s injury be on the team?
(14:32) Which players need to step up with Deebo out?
(20:10) How will Dante Pettis perform this season?
(26:20) Any veteran wide receivers who could help 49ers?
|Jun 22, 2020|
218. Kyle Shanahan's extension and answering your 49ers questions
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers agreeing to a contract extension through the 2025 season and the impact it will have on John Lynch. Plus, Matt and Laura hear from the fans and answer their questions about the 49ers.
(1:03) Kyle Shanahan signs extension with 49ers
(6:29) What are the chances Colin Kaepernick signs with a NFL team?
(12:40) Expectations for Mike McGlinchey this year
(15:30) Will NFL have returned buttoned up?
(19:14) Is a John Lynch extension next?
(23:03) Will 49ers be at an advantage headed into next season?
|Jun 18, 2020|
217. Why haven't 49ers signed George Kittle to contract extension?
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down why the 49ers haven't signed their All-Pro tight end George Kittle to a contract extension. The duo look at some possible reasons why the two sides haven't come to an agreement before wrapping the podcast by discussing Jimmy Garoppolo's thoughts on the offseason, specifically the Tom Brady saga.
(3:11) Why hasn’t George Kittle re-signed yet?
(8:15) How will salary cap affect Kittle’s potential deal?
(14:00) Is Kittle getting more expensive as 49ers wait?
(17:02) Jimmy Garoppolo’s thoughts on Tom Brady situation
|Jun 15, 2020|
216. Big things expected from these 49ers in 2020
Laura Britt and Matt Maiocco discuss really good players on the 49ers who have to be even better in 2020 for the team to be back as contenders to win the Super Bowl this season.
2:45 - Tight end George Kittle was so obvious that Laura left him off her list.
4: 20 - Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, it's unanimous.
10:30 - Wide receiver Deebo Samuel, Matt and Laura agree, can become a star.
15:30 - Raheem Mostert and the rest of the running backs should combine to be a force, Laura says.
17:40 - Richard Sherman? On the rise? Laura explains.
21:55 - Safety Jimmie Ward was solid, but he can be a game-changer this year, Matt believes.
23:45 - Nick Bosa . . . of course.
26:30 - A healthy Dee Ford should be a force as an edge rusher, Matt says.
29:15 - He was good as a rookie, and Laura expects linebacker Dre Greenlaw to be even better.
|Jun 11, 2020|
215. Colin Kaepernick, NFL and race with Monte Poole
Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area joins Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt for a frank discussion of Colin Kaepernick, his protest of racial inequality and police brutality, the NFL and how race must be a large part of the discussion in changing the United States of America for the better.
1:55 – Matt Maiocco and Monte Poole talk about a piece they wrote at NBCSportsBayArea.com from their experiences.
4:00 – Monte talks about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem.
5:20 – Monte looks back at how Muhammad Ali was received during his protest.
7:50 – Laura Britt was living in Chicago at the time of Kaepernick’s protest. She shares her perspective.
9:30 – The protest during the national anthem got a lot of attention. Matt said it was a distraction for those who did not necessarily want to listen to his message.
12:30 – Monte says it was never about the flag. It never has been.
15:50 – Laura says it seems as if people’s eyes have opened.
17:30 – Monte addresses Drew Brees’ comments and talks about the differing experiences of military members based on race.
23:00 – Kyle Shanahan talks about why it’s important for him to speak out.
27:45 -- Matt, Laura and Monte talk about the 49ers’ role in this issue.
39:00 – Matt and Monte agree that the irony is if the NFL tried to silence Kaepernick, it actually made his voice stronger.
44:05 – Laura asked Monte about the Declaration of Independence, where it reads “All men are created equal.”
48:20 – This is bigger than sports, but sports should be a vehicle that drives change for the better.
52:35 – Laura asks, “Why do people care about the color of people’s skin?”
|Jun 08, 2020|
214. George Kittle's agent, Jack Bechta
George Kittle's agent, Jack Bechta, gives listeners an inside look into his client and how he views the 49ers' tight end as a "unicorn" when it comes to how he compares to other NFL tight ends.
|Jun 02, 2020|
213. Which 49ers returning from injury can make team better in 2020?
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the impact injuries have had on the team the past few seasons and look at some injured players from 2019 who could make a big impact in 2020.
(3:16) How have injuries affected the last few seasons?
(7:41) What lessons were learned from the 2018 season?
(12:30) What players can make offense better in 2020
(16:28) Can Trent Taylor insert himself in the offense this season?
(19:20) What can Jerick McKinnon bring to the offense?
(24:50) How can returning players improve the defense?
|May 28, 2020|
212. Which 49ers are facing make-or-break seasons in 2020?
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss what 49ers are facing a make-or-break season headed into 2020. Plus, the duo examine what the future holds for the 49ers roster and the faith the team has in Jimmy Garoppolo.
(1:13) What is going to happen with the NFL season?
(8:25) Players facing pressure headed into 2020
(14:50) Who will be the starters in the secondary?
(17:47) Expectations for Solomon Thomas next season
(23:40) Who will 49ers sign long term?
(27:48) How good can Jimmy Garoppolo be?
|May 26, 2020|
211. How can the 49ers defense improve in 2020?
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the recent rule changes in the NFL and how that could affect the 49ers headed into the future. The duo also discuss Robert Saleh and how the already stout defense can be even better next season.
(3:00) 49ers players have Zoom meetings with media
(8:39) Coaches sending short videos to players on offense
(11:02) NFL adopted new rules to help promote diversity
(16:40) Is this Robert Saleh's last year with the 49ers?
(20:15) What should 49ers expect from Javon Kinlaw next season?
(25:00) How will the linebacker position look?
|May 21, 2020|
210. NFL players 49ers fans love to hate
On this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss some players from the NFL that 49er fans love to hate. From the northwest to the heartlands, do you think you can guess who they are? Plus, the duo discuss California Governor Gavin Newsom's comments on sports potentially starting back up in California next month.
(1:05) Gov. Newsom says sports could potentially return to California
(7:40) NFL players 49er fans love to hate
(11:48) Why is Aaron Rodgers hated by 49er fans?
(14:26) Which coach do 49er fans not like?
(20:40) What are some similarities with the list?
(23:20) How do you limit big plays from elusive QBs?
|May 19, 2020|
209. Herm Edwards discusses 49ers rookie Brandon Aiyuk, John Lynch friendship
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Arizona State University head coach Herm Edwards joined Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt to discuss his friendship with 49ers GM John Lynch and what Brandon Aiyuk will bring to the team next season. Plus, Matt and Laura look at the wide receiver position and detail some players who could make an impact in 2020.
(3:01) What should be expected from Deebo Samuel next season?
(11:10) Herm Edwards and John Lynch's relationship
(13:41) What makes Brandon Aiyuk so good?
(14:53) How was Brandon Aiyuk scouted?
(17:21) What is Brandon Aiyuk like in the locker room?
(23:40) Takeaways from Herm Edwards interview
(27:33) What should the 49ers expect from Dante Pettis in 2020?
(32:46) Which wide receivers could surprise fans next season?
|May 14, 2020|
208. 49ers Ultimate Draft
On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Greg Papa, along side Laura Britt, take part in the ultimate 49ers draft. Who will be the first player selected? Which team do you think is better? Tune in to find out!
(2:20) Ultimate draft rules
(7:30) Who was taken first overall?
(14:59) Would you rather have Joe Montana or Steve Young?
(19:50) Who should you target first for defense?
(27:16) How challenging is it comparing eras?
(29:13) Which current 49ers should make all-time team?
(35:00) Unknown 49ers greats
|May 11, 2020|
207. 49ers GM John Lynch, plus 2020 NFL schedule release
49ers general manager John Lynch joined Matt Maiocco on the 49ers Insider Podcast to discuss what the team is up to now, the importance of re-signing George Kittle, and if they are content with the roster for the 2020 season. Plus, Laura Britt joins the show to discuss the release of the 49ers' schedule, and which part of the slate could cause trouble for the team.
(3:40) 49ers start season against Cardinals
(8:03) Jimmy Garoppolo heads back to New England Week 7
(11:50) What is happening with the team now?
(16:16) How different can offense look next season?
(23:50) George Kittle entering last year of deal
(29:30) Thoughts on roster headed into 2020
(35:47) What is the toughest stretch in 49ers schedule?
(39:40) 49ers have Week 11 bye
|May 08, 2020|
206. Will Muschamp breaks down Deebo Samuel, Javon Kinlaw
University of South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp joined Matt Maiocco on the latest 49ers Insider Podcast to discuss two of his former players, Deebo Samuel and Javon Kinlaw. Coach Muschamp detailed the strengths both players have and why their best is yet to come.
(3:50) NFL Schedule to be released this week
(9:43) What has the relationship with 49ers been like?
(13:00) What makes Deebo Samuel so good?
(15:40) How did Javon Kinlaw standout in high school?
(23:40) Can Kinlaw be as good as DeForest Buckner?
(25:44) 49ers decline 5th-year option for Solomon Thomas
(28:20) How will pandemic affect next season?
|May 05, 2020|
205. Chris Simms details 49ers draft, Brandon Aiyuk & Jimmy Garoppolo
Former NFL quarterback and current NBC NFL Analyst Chris Simms is the latest guest on the 49ers Insider Podcast. Along with Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt, Chris discusses the 2020 NFL Draft for the 49ers, the additions of Brandon Aiyuk and Javon Kinlaw, and the trade for Trent Williams with the retirement of the great Joe Staley.
(4:30) How impressive was the 49ers draft?
(7:32) What makes Javon Kinlaw fit with the 49ers defense?
(10:40) Who does Brandon Aiyuk remind you of?
(14:05) Where do 49ers have areas of concern?
(18:50) What position do 49ers need to bolster?
(24:40) Why does Jimmy Garoppolo get so much questioning?
(29:00) How many positions will be improved for next season?
(32:30) Should fans be concerned about the cornerback position?
|May 01, 2020|
204. Joe Staley's impact on 49ers and his Hall of Fame chances
49ers great Joe Staley retired over the past weekend, but his impact on the organization will remain a constant. On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss Staley's impact, hearing from Joe and some former teammates in the process. The duo also look at his future replacement, Trent Williams, and discuss Joe's Hall of Fame chances.
(2:20) What was Staley like in the locker room?
(4:21) Patrick Willis on Staley the teammate
(9:50) Staley talks retirement and Trent Williams
(13:50) Mike McGlinchey discusses mentorship from Staley
(18:46) George Kittle reveals Staley's mentality
(24:15) Will Joe Staley be in the Hall of Fame?
(27:55) Staley on not winning a Super Bowl
|Apr 29, 2020|
203. NFL Draft recap and Joe Staley's retirement
After a calm Friday for the San Francisco 49ers, business picked up on the last day of the 2020 NFL Draft. On the newest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the retirement of 49ers great Joe Staley and look back on the draft. Plus, they detail the flurry of roster moves, including the departures of Matt Breida and Marquise Goodwin.
(1:01) Joe Staley retires, 49ers acquire Trent Williams
(9:20) Matt Breida traded to Dolphins
(13:50) JP Finlay joins the show
(15:09) Are you surprised by the Williams trade?
(19:45) What should 49ers expect from Trent Williams?
(24:00) Marquise Goodwin headed to Eagles
|Apr 26, 2020|
202. NFL Draft fan questions and Day 3 preview
The 49ers were spectators Friday night, but they still feel good with their selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt answer some fan questions regarding the draft and discuss some potential moves the team could make.
(2:54) Kyle Shanahan's comments on lack of mid-round picks
(9:46) What are some moves the 49ers could have made?
(13:40) What kind of wide receiver does Shanahan like?
(19:08) How will closure of team facilities affect players?
(23:04) Trent Williams headed to San Francisco?
(28:19) How is the relationship between the players and the team?
|Apr 25, 2020|
201. 49ers NFL draft first round recap
In the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers added weapons on both sides of the football. On the newest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the team's first-round picks, and discuss what Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk could add.
(3:15) What does Kyle Shanahan like with Aiyuk?
(6:05) What do 49ers get with Kinlaw?
(11:20) What does Day 2 of the NFL draft look like?
(13:06) How can 49ers add more picks?
(17:32) Can 49ers be better next season?
|Apr 24, 2020|
200. 2020 NFL Draft Preview with Rich Eisen
Rich Eisen of The Rich Eisen Show talks about recent conversations he had with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers GM John Lynch. Then, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss what the 49ers plan to do on the first day of the NFL Draft on Thursday.
|Apr 21, 2020|
199. Answering your questions about the 49ers' draft
Fans of the 49ers from around the globe get their opportunities to ask their questions to Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt about the 49ers' draft on this episode of the podcast.
(2:37) What position should the 49ers target with their first pick?
(10:10) Are the 49ers in a position to trade back in the draft?
(15:50) What is the 49ers gameplay headed into the draft?
(21:02) Do you think Henry Ruggs fits a Kyle Shanahan offense?
(26:31) Should 49ers look too improve offensive line in draft?
(33:02) How will the current situation affect the NFL draft?
|Apr 16, 2020|
198. Brent Jones & bold draft predictions
Former 49ers tight end Brent Jones reflects on his draft experience and shares his thoughts on what the team should do in the first round of next week's NFL Draft. Also, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt share their bold predictions for what GM John Lynch might end up doing.
(3:20) Bold predictions for the NFL Draft
(4:30) Will wide receiver be first choice for 49ers?
(7:38) Will Joe Staley be back next season?
(10:53) 49ers great Brent Jones joins the show
(12:35) How was your draft experience?
(17:20) Do you still have interest in the draft?
(18:20) What do 49ers do with their first pick?
(20:40) Does George Kittle need help at TE?
(27:50) Will 49ers target a running back in the draft?
|Apr 13, 2020|
197. 49ers: D-linemen to target in draft
49ers: Laura Britt and Matt Maiocco discuss some of the defensive linemen who could tempt the 49ers in this month's draft. Also, 49ers safety Jake Thieneman, who finished the season on the practice squad, is teaming up with a non-profit organization this offseason to produce affordable ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Apr 10, 2020|
196. 49ers: Michael Locksley breaks down Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs
University of Maryland head coach Michael Locksley coached two of the top wide receiver prospects in this year's draft during his time as an assistant at Alabama. The 49ers could be looking to select a wideout at No. 13 overall, and among the top candidates are Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs. Locksley breaks down two players he knows very well.
(2:13) How different will the 2020 NFL Draft be?
(4:42) NFL All Decade Team
(7:40) What will 49ers do with their first pick?
(12:30) How important is the Armstead trade?
(15:43) What does Shanahan look for while evaluating talent?
(19:04) Michael Locksley joins the show
(22:50) How did you know Ruggs and Jeudy would be this good?
(24:38) What makes a WR a good route runner?
|Apr 06, 2020|
195. Former 49ers Pro Bowl safety Merton Hanks
49ers: Former 49ers Pro Bowl safety Merton Hanks joins to discuss a variety of topics, including his role at Conference USA, the pigeon dance and another fifth-round draft pick from his school, George Kittle. Matt Maiocco also shares his thoughts on Aldon Smith's return to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.
|Apr 02, 2020|
194. 49ers: Prepping for the NFL Draft
49ers: The hidden benefits for John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan as they work on the draft from the comforts of home. Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt might be physical distancing, but socially, we're getting closer on this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast.
(2:40) John Lynch getting valuable time to work on draft prep
(10:22) 49ers Insider is International!
(12:14) How different will the defense look next season?
(16:20) Do 49ers need to add to secondary?
(22:05) NFL Draft still scheduled to take place in April
|Mar 31, 2020|
193. 49ers: Arik Armstead's personal coach, Mark Hall
49ers: Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt talk about the offseason and where things go from here, and then Mark Hall discusses Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner. Hall is Armstead's private D-line coach. He put Armstead on a program and even lived with him last season. They are currently training in Miami.
|Mar 27, 2020|
192. 49ers: Kendrick Bourne
49ers: The club placed a second-round tender on restricted free-agent wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. We check in with him to see what he's doing -- or what he can do -- back home in Portland, Oregon, to get ready for a season in which he figures to be a key contributor in the team's offense.
(3:45) Emmanuel Sanders signs with Saints
(9:50) 49ers sign 3 free agents
(17:08) What it meant to Bourne for the 49ers to show their faith in him
(23:52) What Bourne learned from working alongside Emmanuel Sanders
(27:26) Working out during the coronavirus outbreak
|Mar 24, 2020|
191. 49ers: The first wave of free agency
49ers: Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the first wave of free agency, which saw the team re-sign Arik Armstead, Jimmie Ward, Ronald Blair and others while parting ways with DeForest Buckner in a trade to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 overall draft pick. The 49ers also reworked Jerick McKinnon's contract to keep him around.
(4:10) How should we feel about Buckner trade?
(11:03) McKinnon restructures contract to stay with 49ers
(16:40) Players that fit with Shanahan's offense
(19:30) What is the 49ers draft strategy?
|Mar 19, 2020|
190: 49ers: Arik Armstead re-signs, DeForest Buckner traded
49ers: The 49ers sent shockwaves around the NFL on Monday with a lucrative five-year contract extension for defensive lineman Arik Armstead. Then, GM John Lynch shockingly traded team MVP DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round draft pick.
(2:40) Arik Armstead signs extension with 49ers
(6:06) DeForest Buckner traded to Colts
(9:15) 49ers pass on Tom Brady
(12:24) Will Emmanuel Sanders be back?
(15:00) What is going to happen with Jimmie Ward?
(17:30) How will running back position look next year?
(22:30) DeAndre Hopkins on his way to NFC West
|Mar 16, 2020|
189. 49ers: 'The Professor' John Clayton
Long-time NFL reporter John Clayton stops by to share his views of the 49ers' offseason, including the possibility of Tom Brady stepping in to run Kyle Shanahan's system in place of Jimmy Garoppolo.
(2:12) Is Tom Brady to the 49ers a real thing?
(6:12) What are we not seeing with Tom Brady Rumors
(11:07) How is Jimmy G handling situation?
(17:03) John Clayton joins the show
(18:40) Will Arik Armstead and Jimmie Ward be back next season?
(22:40) How should 49ers handle draft strategy?
(25:02) Does it make sense for 49ers to pursue Tom Brady?
|Mar 10, 2020|
188. 49ers: Answering your questions
49ers: Matt Maiocco is back from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He and Laura Britt answer questions from 49ers fans, including an the situations regarding Arik Armstead and Dante Pettis.
|Mar 03, 2020|
187. 49ers: Ian Williams from the NFL Scouting Combine
49ers: We continue our look at the 49ers offseason with an examination of the defense, as former 49ers nose tackle and NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Ian Williams joins Matt Maiocco at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Maiocco and Laura Britt also talk about the defensive line, linebackers and secondary.
(1:59) Will Arik Armstead return to 49ers next season?
(7:50) How does the linebacker position look?
(10:42) Ian Williams shares his NFL Combine experience
(15:40) Ian shares his thoughts on if Armstead will return
(19:06) Will Jimmie Ward be on the team next season?
(23:13) What should 49ers do in NFL Draft?
(28:00) How will 49ers deal with roster movement over the next few years?
|Feb 25, 2020|
186. 49ers: Breaking down the team's offensive personnel
49ers: President Trump pardoned former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo on Tuesday. Also, Laura Britt and Matt Maiocco look at the 49ers' offense and what the offseason might hold for the team.
(2:20) Edward DeBartolo Jr. pardoned by the President
(5:36) What should 49ers do in NFL draft?
(8:27) How will the WRs look next year?
(11:40) What should 49ers do with the running back group?
(16:30) Examining the 2019 QB position
(21:30) Is Jimmy G still the answer at QB?
(24:21) How did the offensive line perform last season?
|Feb 18, 2020|
185. 49ers: Fred Warner looks back, looks ahead
49ers linebacker Fred Warner joins Matt Maiocco to talk about the season, including the team's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. Warner also looks ahead to the steps he plans to take to come back even better for the 2020 season. Maiocco and Laura Britt also try to put the 2019 season into perspective.
(2:25) Did the 49ers exceed expectations?
(9:28) Fred Warner details the days after the Super Bowl
(11:42) How tough is facing the negativity after the loss?
(14:14) Fred Warner breaks down his interception of Patrick Mahomes
(17:14) Fred Warner talks about the devastating 3rd and 15
(20:21) How bright does the future look?
(24:14) How far can the 49ers go next year?
|Feb 11, 2020|
184: 49ers fall in Super Bowl LIV
49ers: After a season of promise, the 49ers fall to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. Matt Maiocco is joined by Jennifer Lee Chan and Scott Bair to breakdown the matchup between the 49ers and Chiefs and discuss some key moments in the game. Plus, the crew looks forward to the offseason and detail what is next for the future of the 49ers team.
(1:45) 49ers feeling of disbelief after loss to Chiefs
(4:45) Detailing ending of first half
(8:15) Where are areas to blame for 49ers?
(11:47) Detailing 49ers unique team bond
(16:40) What does the future 49ers roster look like?
(19:02) George Kittle on the turning point of the game
(22:45) Young quarterbacks in Super Bowl
(26:09) Kyle Shanahan’s reputation going forward
|Feb 03, 2020|
183: Kris Kocurek, K'Waun Williams, DeMeco Ryans & John Benton on Super Bowl eve
49ers: The day before the 49ers play in their seventh Super Bowl, Matt Maiocco is joins by a collection of coaches to preview the Super Bowl and their showdown with the Chiefs. Tune in and don’t miss our other podcasts from Radio Row!
(4:05) Arik Armstead’s development
(6:41) How impressive is Nick Bosa’s rookie season?
(9:50) Kris Kocurek discusses the intensity he brings to his job
(12:40) How should 49ers defend the Chiefs wide receivers?
(15:20) K’Waun Williams breaks down the Chiefs offense
(17:30) How will the 49ers running game look on Sunday?
(19:35) John Benton describes the mentality of 49ers offensive line
(22:50) John Benton details the versatility of the offensive line
(27:47) DeMeco Ryans details Kwon Alexander’s return from injury
(30:00) DeMeco Ryans breaks down Fred Warner’s game
|Feb 01, 2020|
182: Steve Mariucci, NaVorro Bowman, & Al Guido from Miami!
49ers: On the last day of Radio Row from Miami, Matt Maiocco is joined by Steve Mariucci as he discusses his history with the 49ers and his thoughts on Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Then, NaVorro Bowman stops by to share his experiences with the Super Bowl and the details surrounding his retirement. Plus, 49ers President Al Guido talks with Matt about the schedule of Super Bowl week and Bryant Young.
(3:05) Steve Mariucci discusses Kyle Shanahan’s offense
(5:41) How has Andy Reid’s offense changed over the years?
(7:50) Steve Mariucci details his history with the 49ers
(12:08) What do players experience Super Bowl week?
(14:15) NaVorro Bowman breaks down the status of the 49ers
(15:55) NaVorro Bowman shares details on his retirement
(16:58) NaVorro Bowman breaks down the 49ers linebackers
(25:16) Al Guido discusses the schedule for Super Bowl week
(28:40) Al Guido discusses the importance of routine
(30:00) Al Guido talks about Bryant Young’s HOF chances
|Feb 01, 2020|
181: Leigh Steinberg, Anquan Boldin, & Todd Gurley from Miami!
On the latest edition of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco is joined by Leigh Steinberg as they discuss Steve Youngs time with the 49ers. Then Matt is joined by Anquan Boldin and Todd Gurley to preview the game and talk about what to watch out for this Sunday.
(3:22) Leigh Steinberg remembers his Super Bowl week with Steve Young
(6:16) Leigh Steinberg discusses Steve Young backing up Joe Montana
(9:50) Leigh Steinberg shares his thoughts on John Lynch
(13:09) Anquan Boldin details his charity efforts
(15:16) Anquan Boldin discusses playing for a rival team
(16:27) Anquan Boldin breaks down Richard Sherman’s career
(22:50) Todd Gurley shares what he learned from the Super Bowl last year
(24:42) Todd Gurley details how to attack the 49ers defense
(25:50) Todd Gurley describes the 49ers running attack
(27:50) Todd Gurley breaks down the 49ers defense
|Jan 31, 2020|
180: Peter King, & Marshall Faulk from Miami!
On the newest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco is joined by Peter King as they discuss what we can expect from Jimmy Garoppolo against the Chiefs and what Kyle Shanahan has planned for this weekend. Then, Marshall Faulk joins the show to discuss how impressive the 49ers rushing attack has been this postseason and shares his case for Roger Craig to make the hall of fame. Plus, Warren Sharp details his analytics and gives insight on important matchups to look out for.
(2:15) What can we expect from Jimmy G this weekend?
(4:50) What will Kyle Shanahan’s game plan look like?
(7:40) How much pressure is there on the QBs?
(11:25) How will the 49ers defensive line play this weekend?
(15:24) Marshall Faulks explains why the 49ers rushing attack is so good
(19:07) Marshall Faulk details his admiration for Roger Craig
(25:08) Warren Sharp details why the 49ers is better than advertised
(31:14) Warren Sharp details the weak point of the Chiefs defense
|Jan 30, 2020|
179: Michael Silver, Kurt Warner, & John Bosa from Miami!
On the latest edition of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco is joined by Michael Silver as he details his relationship with Kyle Shanahan and the job he has done with the 49ers. Then, Kurt Warner stops by to discuss the daunting Chiefs’ offense and explains how to slow down Patrick Mahomes. Plus, John Bosa stops by to break down his son’s rookie season and Kyle Shanahan.
(4:32) Michael Silver discusses his relationship with Kyle Shanahan
(10:00) Michael Silver breaks down Kyle Shanahan’s coaching journey
(13:31) Kurt Warner details what the 49ers pass rush needs to do to control Patrick Mahomes
(16:50) Kurt Warner compares the coaching matchup
(18:50) Kurt Warner details Bryant Young’s Hall of Fame career
(21:40) John Bosa describes where he wanted his son to be drafted
(24:16) John Bosa shares Nick’s journey to the NFL
(31:14) John Bosa details Kyle Shanahan’s coaching style
|Jan 29, 2020|
178: Kwon Alexander & Arik Armstead
49ers: Before heading to Miami to face the Chiefs, Matt Maiocco is joined by Kwon Alexander as they discuss Kwon’s return from injury and how to defend the Chiefs. Then, Arik Armstead joins the show to share his thoughts on representing Northern California in the Super Bowl and the culture change Kyle Shanahan brought to the 49ers. Plus, Matt breaks down the biggest moments of the season.
(2:26) What were some of the biggest moments of the season?
(9:40) Kwon Alexander explains why he says “Legendary”
(10:50) Kwon Alexander details his journey back from his injury
(12:01) Kwon Alexander details last offseason prior to joining the 49ers
(14:37) Kwon Alexander discusses facing the Chiefs in the Super Bowl
(16:40) Arik Armstead explains how it feels representing Northern California in the Super Bowl
(17:50) Arik Armstead discusses his draft night
(19:15) Arik Armstead details the 49ers culture change
(22:50) What is the focus when facing the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes?
|Jan 23, 2020|
177: 49ers are headed to Super Bowl LIV
49ers: After dispatching the Vikings, the 49ers did the same to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game to secure their spot in Super Bowl LIV. Listen as Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the decisive victory and hear from players right after the game as they react to the win. Plus, don’t miss the duo previewing the Super Bowl matchup against the Chiefs.
(4:40) Richard Sherman details the faith he has in this team
(7:09) Robert Saleh discusses the defense’s performance against the Packers
(8:50) Kendrick Bourne and Deebo Samuel share their excitement after the win
(11:18) Robbie Gould expresses his thoughts on returning to another Super Bowl
(14:40) Emmanuel Moseley breaks down his interception of Aaron Rodgers
(18:18) Joe Staley details why the running game has been so productive
(20:55) Mike McGlinchey explains the importance of situational football
(22:50) 49ers to face Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV
|Jan 20, 2020|
176: 49ers: Steve Young, Dwight Hicks, Brent Jones and Eric Wright at Letters to 87 Live!
49ers: Steve Young, Dwight Hicks, Brent Jones and Eric Wright discuss the legacy of Dwight Clark and The Catch and how it all ties together with this year's team. The Super Bowl-winning players share their views on Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, team chemistry and more at Letters to 87 Live! on Thursday night at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
|Jan 18, 2020|
175. 49ers: Kyle Shanahan, Kendrick Bourne and Jimmie Ward
49ers: On the latest 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco previews the NFC Championship game with Kyle Shanahan, as they talk about the team’s mindset headed into the game and the health of the 49ers. Then, Kendrick Bourne stops by to discuss his TD last weekend and what Emmanuel Sanders has brought to the 49ers. Plus, Jimmie Ward breaks down how to defend the Packers.
(2:15) Kyle Shanahan discusses the 49ers mindset
(6:40) How will the 49ers secondary match up this weekend?
(8:34) Kyle Shanahan explains the importance of Dee Ford
(10:41) Kyle Shanahan details the 49ers running game
(12:59) Kyle Shanahan breaks down the health of the team
(16:09) Kendrick Bourne describes his personality
(17:10) Kendrick Bourne explains why he belongs in the NFL
(18:09) Kendrick Bourne details what Emmanuel Sanders has brought to the 49ers
(20:59) Jimmie Ward explains the key to defending the Packers
(21:58) Jimmie Ward discusses the progression of the 49ers over his tenure with the team
|Jan 17, 2020|
174. 49ers: Moving on to the NFC Championship Game
49ers: Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' win over the Minnesota Vikings, which advances Kyle Shanahan's team to the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on Sunday.
(1:47) Matt and Laura discuss the team's health headed into the NFC Championship game
(5:27) Matt and Laura share the excitement the team has headed into this weekend
(11:20) How far have the 49ers come under Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch?
(17:20) Packers are coming to Levi Stadium
(21:26) Key matchups against the Packers
(24:32) Robert Saleh staying with 49ers
|Jan 14, 2020|
173. 49ers: Eric Wright, Kyle Shanahan, Cris Collinsworth
49ers: The date, Jan. 10, is special to the 49ers organization. In 1982, Dwight Clark made The Catch. But it was Eric Wright's tackle after the go-ahead touchdown that preserved the 49ers' victory over the Cowboys in the NFC Championship game and sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl. Wright, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth are guests as we preview the 49ers' NFC divisional-round game against the Minnesota Vikings.
(1:20) Revisiting "The Catch"
(4:09) Eric Wright details his game-saving tackle back in 1982
(6:25) Eric Wright breaksdown the 49ers defense
(8:35) Eric Wright shares the importance of setting the tone in the playoffs
(10:31) What makes Richard Sherman so good?
(15:41) Kyle Shanahan shares his expectations for players returning from injury this weekend
(20:01) Kyle Shanahan previews the QB matchup this weekend
(23:47) How will the Vikings defend George Kittle?
(25:08) Kyle Shanahan talks about the team's mindset headed into the playoffs
(26:20) Kyle Shanahan shares how his dad helps with the 49ers
(30:20) Cris Colinsworth details his thoughts on the 49ers
(32:02) How important is George Kittle?
|Jan 10, 2020|
172. 49ers: Warriors GM Bob Myers
49ers: Three-time NBA champion and two-time NBA Executive of the Year Bob Myers of the Warriors shares his insight into what has made 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan so successful in turning around the program from difficult beginnings in 2017 and '18.
(3:29) Bob Myers shares if he can learn things from other sports to help with his job
(6:35) Bob Myers on the importance of a good relationship between Coach and GM
(10:08) How can a GM help the coach through things?
(13:45) Bob Myers details how impressive it has been for Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch so far together
(16:39) Bob Myers shares his relationship with John Lynch
(18:40) Bob Myers discusses his family history with the 49ers
|Jan 08, 2020|
171. 49ers: The Vikings are coming
49ers: Minnesota's upset victory over the New Orleans Saints means the Vikings are coming to Levi's Stadium for the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. Also, we have a conversation with the young San Jose fan who came home from Seattle with a special souvenir.
(2:15) Matt and Laura discuss the Vikings coming to town this weekend
(7:50) Key matchups for the divisional round
(10:56) Matt and Laura breakdown how the defense stacks up against the Vikings
(13:30) Will Kwon Alexander play this weekend?
(20:58) Matt talks with a fan who caught the football after the 49ers' win in Seattle
|Jan 06, 2020|
170: 49ers win NFC West
On the latest episode of the 49ers Insider podcast, Matt Maiocco breaks down the 49ers’ victory in Seattle which earns them the NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Plus, players weigh in from the locker room and explain how important this win is going forward.
(1:15) Matt recaps the key points and big moments of the game
(5:40) Joe Staley explains the emotions of the team’s victory
(8:17) Nick Bosa details how important this win was to the team
(12:19) Jimmie Ward discusses lessons learned this year that helped secure the NFC West title
(19:05) Emmanuel Sanders shares why he fits in so well in San Francisco
|Dec 30, 2019|
169. 49ers: Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest
49ers: Joe Fann, Seahawks beat reporter for NBC Sports Northwest, joins Matt Maiocco to talk about the 49ers-Seahawks game that will decide the NFC West champion on Sunday night in Seattle.
|Dec 27, 2019|
168. 49ers: Previewing Showdown in Seattle with Pete Carroll, Raheem Mostert & Sheldon Day
49ers: A look ahead to the Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks that will determine the NFC West champion. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks to the media that cover the 49ers on a conference call after the club re-signs Marshawn Lynch. Matt Maiocco chats with Raheem Mostert and Sheldon Day in the 49ers' locker room.
|Dec 25, 2019|
167. 49ers win over Rams sets up a Sunday night showdown in Seattle
49ers: Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' Week 16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams and look ahead to the showdown in Seattle. It's simple for the 49ers: If they win, they earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
(2:15) What do the 49ers need to do better next weekend to beat the Seahawks?
(3:52) Is there something wrong with the 49ers defense?
(7:30) Matt and Laura break down the game-winning drive
(11:15) Who are some players to watch for the 49ers in week 17?
(19:05) Matt and Laura discuss the tragic passing of Clayton Beathard
(22:19) How should the 49ers feel about where they stand?
|Dec 23, 2019|
166. 49ers: The consequences of the loss to the Falcons
One week after an exhilarating victory over the Saints, Kyle Shanahan's team was upset by the Falcons. What happened and where do the 49ers go from here? That is what Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss on this edition of the 49ers Insider Podcast.
(0:58) Matt and Laura share their takeaways from the 49ers matchup with the Falcons
(4:45) Matt and Laura discuss the offensive struggles against the Falcons
(6:39) Matt and Laura break down the struggles of the wide receivers
(9:50) Matt and Laura detail the crazy ending
(14:30) Matt and Laura discuss what the loss to the Falcons means for the rest of the season
(18:30) Matt and Laura preview the matchup with the Rams next week
(22:40) Matt and Laura break down how important next week’s matchup against the Rams is.
|Dec 17, 2019|
165. 49ers: Mike McGlinchey
49ers: Offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey will play in a game with his cousin, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, for the first time in their football careers. Also, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' amazing victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 14.
(1:30) Matt shares why the 49ers-Saints matchup was the best regular season game he has covered
(3:09) Matt and Laura discuss the offensive showing from Jimmy G and the Niners.
(7:50) Matt and Laura discuss Raheem Morstert
(10:00) Mike McGlinchey introduced
(11:00) Mike McGlinchey talks about his cousin, Matt Ryan
(13:05) Matt McGlinchey talks about his desire to play quarterback
(15:57) Matt McGlinchey shares the lessons he has learned watching his cousin
(19:20) Matt McGlinchey discusses his choice for My Cleats My Cause
(22:40) Matt and Laura breaks down how important next week’s matchup against the Falcons is
(26:06) Matt and Laura discuss how Kyle Shanahan game plans against his former team
|Dec 10, 2019|
164. 49ers: Coach Kyle Shanahan previews game vs. Saints
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan sits down with Matt Maiocco to discuss the important Week 14 game against the New Orleans Saints on this episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast.
|Dec 08, 2019|
163. 49ers: Hall of Fame semifinalist Bryant Young
49ers: Bryant Young, an NFL All-Decade selection of the 1990s and eight-time Len Eshmont Award winner, was recently voted as a Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist. He talks about his career and his personal life, as well as how much he enjoys watching the 49ers this season. Also, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' Week 13 loss to the Ravens and the upcoming matchup against the Saints.
(2:30) Matt and Laura discuss some takeaways from the Niners-Ravens game
(4:37) Matt and Laura breakdown how the 49ers' defense handled the Ravens' offense
(9:10) Bryant Young introduced
(11:10) Bryant Young shares what he is most proud of during his NFL career
(14:00) Bryant Young details winning a Super Bowl in his first year
(19:05) Bryant Young gives his take on the 49ers' defense
(30:04) Matt and Laura preview the upcoming Saints-49ers matchup
|Dec 03, 2019|
162. 49ers: Kyle Shanahan previews game vs. Ravens
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan discusses what his team must do successfully on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, who are led by dynamic dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson. He also pinpoints how the 49ers' offense must operate in the rain against a blitz-happy defense. It's a bonus episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast.
|Dec 01, 2019|
161. Why the 49ers are winning this season
Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers' impressive victory over the Packers and look ahead to the Week 13 showdown against the Ravens. They share their insights into how the 49ers have turned it around to get to this point in the season with an NFC-best 10-1 record.
|Nov 26, 2019|
160. 49ers: NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth
Cris Collinsworth, the analyst for Sunday Night Football on NBC broadcasts, breaks down the 49ers' game Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers enter the game with an NFC-best 9-1 record, while the Packers are 8-2.
|Nov 22, 2019|
159: 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur
49ers: Passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, talks about his sibling's influence on him and his current role on Kyle Shanahan's staff.
|Nov 19, 2019|
158. The 49ers fall from the ranks of the unbeaten
49ers: Interviews with Kwon Alexander, Dre Greenlaw, Fred Warner, Garrett Celek and Kendrick Bourne following the 49ers' 27-24 overtime loss Monday night to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10 drops the team to 8-1 on the season.
|Nov 12, 2019|
157. 49ers: Coach Kyle Shanahan previews game against Seahawks
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan previews the team's important Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. The 49ers enter the game with an 8-0 record, while Seattle comes to Levi's Stadium with a 7-2 mark.
|Nov 10, 2019|
156. 49ers: Coach Rob Mendez: 'Who says I can't?'
49ers: Rob Mendez, the head JV coach at Prospect High in Saratoga, Calif., who was born without arms or legs, gives a coach's perspective on watching Kyle Shanahan's team through the first half of the season. The 49ers are the NFL's only unbeaten team entering Week 10 and a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
|Nov 05, 2019|
155. 49ers: GM John Lynch
49ers: General manager John Lynch is the guest from his interview on 49ers Game Plan. He talks about the team's approach, entering Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals with a 7-0 record. Lynch updates the team's injury situation and looks back to the 2019 draft, when the club ended up with Nick Bosa with the No. 2 overall pick.
|Oct 31, 2019|
154. 49ers: Daniel Brunskill and Justin Skule
49ers: In the weeks that Daniel Brunskill and Justin Skule have stepped into the starting lineup in place of starting tackles, Mike McGlinchey and Joe Staley, the 49ers have kept on winning. The two young players sit down to talk with Matt Maiocco about their experiences. Then, Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers' impressive Week 8 win vs. the Carolina Panthers.
|Oct 29, 2019|
153. 49ers: Nick Ferguson analyzes trade for Emmanuel Sanders
49ers: Nick Ferguson, an NFL safety for 10 seasons and a member of last season's 49ers coaching staff, talks about the trade that sent veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders from Denver to the last unbeaten team in the NFC. Ferguson currently works as a host on 104.3 The Fan in Denver.
|Oct 23, 2019|
152: 49ers: Taking a look at the 49ers' trade options
49ers: Coach Kyle Shanahan said he believes the team's answers at wide receiver are already on the team. But would is likely or possible if they look around the NFL with the trade deadline coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 29?
|Oct 22, 2019|
151. 49ers: D.J. Jones
49ers: Starting nose tackle D.J. Jones, a key player in the 49ers' run defense, talks about his journey, including his route from "Last Chance U" to the story behind his marriage proposal, which he delivered on the sideline prior to the team's Monday night game last week against Cleveland. Then, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt break down the 49ers' impressive Week 6 victory over the L.A. Rams.
|Oct 15, 2019|
150: 49ers: The anatomy of a big play -- Matt Breida's game-opening TD
The 49ers remained unbeaten with a 31-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 5. Here's an in-depth look at the play that got the 49ers off to such a great start -- Matt Breida's 83-yard touchdown run, through the eyes of Kyle Shanahan and those who delivered the key blocks.
|Oct 08, 2019|
149. 49ers: Jerry Rice
49ers: Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice joins Matt Maiocco to talk about Jimmy Garoppolo, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, the current team and a lot more on this edition of the 49ers Insider Podcast.
|Oct 01, 2019|
148. 49ers: Mike Shumann
49ers: Mike Shumann, a member of the organization's first Super Bowl champion and a longtime Bay Area broadcaster, weighs in on the 3-0 start and why he thought the victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers was so impressive.
|Sep 24, 2019|
147: 49ers: Wrapping up the season-opening road trip
49ers: Matt Maiocco visits with Joe Staley, Arik Armstead, Ronald Blair, Fred Warner, Raheem Mostert, Dante Pettis and Laura Britt to talk about the week in Youngstown, the blowout win over the Bengals, and returning home to take on the Steelers.
|Sep 17, 2019|
146. 49ers: CEO Jed York
49ers: CEO Jed York discusses the organization's decision to have the club practice this week in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. York talks about what it was like growing up in Northeast Ohio, the relationship between coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch, and looks ahead to inducting Terrell Owens into the 49ers Hall of Fame.
|Sep 12, 2019|
145: 49ers: Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker
49ers: The 49ers are spending the week in Youngstown, Ohio, as they prepare for Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Canton, site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is just an hour away, so we took a trip to tour the museum, see the bronze busts, and visit with HOF President David Baker. Also, Laura Britt makes her return.
|Sep 11, 2019|
144. 49ers: Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair
49ers: Rookie linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair explains why he hates being labeled as an undrafted free agent, but also how the uphill struggle fits perfectly into the book that is his life.
|Sep 03, 2019|
143. 49ers: Cornerback Richard Sherman
49ers: Richard Sherman talks about his optimism for the upcoming season, being healthy again, his motivation for playing the sport, the reaction to Andrew Luck's retirement and much, much more.
|Aug 28, 2019|
142. 49ers: Wrapping up preseason Week 2 in Denver
49ers: Raheem Mostert, Mitch Wishnowsky, Kentavius Street, Dontae Johnson and Broncos coach Vic Fangio chat with Matt Maiocco, who also discusses the team's trip to Denver with Jennifer Lee Chan.
|Aug 20, 2019|
141. 49ers: Peter King
49ers: Peter King of Football Morning in America and the Peter King Podcast joins NBC Sports colleague Matt Maiocco as his summer tour of NFL training camps made its swing through Santa Clara.
|Aug 15, 2019|
140. 49ers: Preseason update with Nick Mullens, Adrian Colbert
49ers: Few of the team's projected starters suited up for the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Now, the 49ers travel to Denver for two big days of practices against the Broncos and their second preseason game on Monday night.
|Aug 13, 2019|
139: 49ers: Greg Papa
49ers: Greg Papa, the new radio play-by-play voice of the team, shares insight into his craft and his views on QB Jimmy Garoppolo and his expectations for this year's team.
|Aug 06, 2019|
138. 49ers: GM John Lynch
49ers: John Lynch sits down with Matt Maiocco to discuss the roster he has assembled heading into his third season as general manager.
|Jul 30, 2019|
137. 49ers: Reporter Joe Fann
Reporter Joe Fann, formerly of 49ers.com, joins NBC Sports Northwest and will be covering the Seattle Seahawks. He talks about what he expects from both teams this season. (Episode produced by Jeff Turrini.)
|Jul 19, 2019|
136: 49ers: Ian Williams
49ers: Former nose tackle Ian Williams, now an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area, discusses the team's new D-line coach, Kris Kocurek, and how the wide-9 alignment fits the deep and talented group of linemen the 49ers have on their roster.
|Jul 02, 2019|
135. 49ers: Answering frequently asked questions of the offseason
49ers: Kicker Robbie Gould provides an update on his status, and Matt Maiocco answers key questions on offense and defense as the 49ers have some time off before opening training camp on July 26 in Santa Clara.
|Jun 27, 2019|
134: 49ers: Mitch Wishnowsky
49ers: Rookie punter Mitch Wishnowsky shares the story of the journey he took from being a glazier in Australia to becoming a surprise fourth-round pick of the 49ers in the most recent draft.
|Jun 18, 2019|
133. 49ers: Dante Pettis
49ers: Second-year wide receiver Dante Pettis shares what it was like to be a rookie in Kyle Shanahan's offense and the steps he's taken to become a better player in 2019.
|Jun 11, 2019|
132. 49ers: Wes Welker, WRs coach
49ers: Wes Welker makes the transition from being a five-time Pro Bowl receiver to becoming the team's new wide receivers coach. He shares his views of what it takes to be a great slot receiver, and he breaks down the group of receivers with which he has been working this offseason.
|Jun 04, 2019|
131. 49ers: Solomon Thomas
49ers: Defensive lineman Solomon Thomas discusses the changes being made within the team's defensive system, coupled with being in a better place mentally this year while coping with the suicide death of his sister, has him excited about the 2019 season.
|May 29, 2019|
130. 49ers: Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt talk OTAs
49ers: The team is starting its organized team activities. The non-padded practices are heavy on the passing game, and Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt talk about how a better supporting cast should be a huge benefit to the 49ers' quarterbacks.
|May 21, 2019|
129. 49ers: Rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel
49ers: After coaching South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel at the Senior Bowl, the team was impressed enough to select him in the second round of the NFL draft. Samuel tells his story. Then, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt talk about "Hard Knocks" and the 49ers rallying around the San Jose Sharks.
|May 14, 2019|
128. 49ers: Matt Miller of Bleacher Report
49ers: Matt Miller of Bleacher Report and Matt Maiocco discuss Miller's report of "friction" between head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch.
|May 07, 2019|
127. 49ers: Bob McGinn on what scouts say about 49ers draft class
49ers: Longtime NFL reporter Bob McGinn shares a perspective of the draft from his many contacts within the league's scouting ranks. He passes along what evaluators around the NFL think of the newest group of 49ers.
|Apr 30, 2019|
126. 49ers: First-round draft pick Nick Bosa
49ers: Shortly after Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was chosen as the No. 2 overall draft pick, he joined Matt Maiocco from the NFL draft in Nashville, Tenn.
|Apr 26, 2019|
125. 49ers: Arik Armstead
49ers: Defensive end Arik Armstead, who enters his fifth NFL season after being a first-round draft pick, talks about his role in the team's defense and his off-field interests, including his Sacramento-based foundation.
|Apr 23, 2019|
124. 49ers: Agent Leigh Steinberg
49ers: Agent Leigh Steinberg talks about his approach in the days leading up to the NFL draft. Then, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss Nick Bosa and whether there should be any concern from his future NFL employer.
|Apr 16, 2019|
123: 49ers: Linebacker Fred Warner
49ers: After a strong rookie season, Fred Warner has high expectations for himself and the team. He is eager to play alongside Kwon Alexander, a player he spent a lot of time studying long before they became NFL teammates.
|Apr 10, 2019|
122: 49ers: Suzy Kolber of ESPN
49ers: Suzy Kolber of ESPN talks about how she developed her love of football as a young girl. She also describes what she saw from the 49ers last season from Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch as the team went through a difficult, injury-plagued season.
|Apr 02, 2019|
121: 49ers: Traveling to NFL owners meeting and pro days
49ers: Matt Maiocco talks with Jennifer Lee Chan and Laura Britt about the experiences and information gathered at the NFL owners meeting in Arizona, as well as visits with Nick Bosa and Josh Allen at the pro days of Ohio State and Kentucky.
|Mar 26, 2019|
120. 49ers: Linebacker Kwon Alexander
The San Francisco 49ers kicked off the free-agent signing period with the addition of former Tampa Bay linebacker Kwon Alexander, who reflects on the journey he has taken to get to this point in his career and life.
|Mar 19, 2019|
119. 49ers: Agent Don Yee, who represents Jimmy Garoppolo
49ers: Agent Don Yee represents Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady and others. He is also the founder of a new professional football league that will kick off next summer that is designed as an alternative to college football.
|Mar 12, 2019|
118. 49ers: Director of college scouting Ethan Waugh
Director of college scouting Ethan Waugh takes you behind the scenes of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis to talk about what the 49ers get out of the process from the testing, medical and interviews.
|Mar 05, 2019|
117. 49ers: Previewing the NFL Scouting Combine
49ers: Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss the No. 2 overall pick -- Nick Bosa or Josh Allen? -- and talk about the approach Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch are likely to take with some of their biggest needs this offseason.
|Feb 26, 2019|
116. 49ers: Chris Simms discusses Odell Beckham, Antonio Brown and more
49ers: NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms, former Texas teammate of Kyle Shanahan, discusses where the team can make improvements, including the need for better play in the red zone. Is Odell Beckham or Antonio Brown a better fit for the 49ers at this stage?
|Feb 19, 2019|
115. 49ers: Elvis Dumervil
49ers: Now-retired edge rusher Elvis Dumervil led the team in sacks in his one and only season with the club in 2017. He shares his opinion of the team's decision to let him go and how the 49ers can get the most from their pass rush in the future.
|Feb 12, 2019|
114. 49ers: Breaking down the next moves of the offseason
49ers: Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt talk about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Super Bowl and the next moves of the 49ers' offseason, including the possibility of selecting Nick Bosa in the draft.
|Feb 05, 2019|
113. 49ers: Assistant head coach Jon Embree
49ers: Assistant head coach/tight ends Jon Embree explains what enabled George Kittle to put together a record-breaking season in his second year in the NFL. Embree discusses what challenges await Kittle in 2019 and how Tony Gonzalez can help.
|Jan 29, 2019|
112: 49ers: Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy
49ers: Jim Nagy is a former NFL scout who has worked with the 49ers during the Senior Bowl process to form the rosters for the game. The 49ers coach the South team, while the Raiders coach the North. Nagy discusses many of the prospects who could be fits for Kyle Shanahan's team.
|Jan 21, 2019|
111. 49ers: Nick Mullens discusses the season
49ers: Quarterback Nick Mullens talks about what he experienced as a first-time NFL starter. Then, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt hit some other topics, including the atmosphere at Levi's Stadium for the BCS Championship and the 49ers' chances of acquiring Antonio Brown.
|Jan 15, 2019|
110. 49ers: Ronnie Lott and daughter Hailey Lott
Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and his daughter Hailey discuss their partnership in a new podcast, Mind Games, which explores overcoming challenge to reach peak performance in sports and life.
|Jan 08, 2019|
109. 49ers: Left tackle Joe Staley
49ers: The longest-tenured 49ers player, Joe Staley, looks back on the 2018 season and explains why he has confidence that 2019 will be a lot better. Also, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt discuss how the team remained together during the 4-12 year.
|Jan 01, 2019|
108. 49ers: Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle
49ers: Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle became the team's break-out star of the 2018 season. He talks with Matt Maiocco about the routine he found to maximize his skills as an NFL player. Then, Maiocco and Laura Britt look ahead to some of the competitions that will take place next season.
|Dec 25, 2018|
107. 49ers: Kicker Robbie Gould
49ers: Kicker Robbie Gould, who has been a model of consistency since signing with the 49ers last year, is also the team's nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
|Dec 18, 2018|
106. 49ers: Running back Jeff Wilson Jr.
49ers: Undrafted rookie running back Jeff Wilson Jr. has demonstrated his hard-charging running style late in the season as he has risen to prominence from the team's practice squad.
|Dec 11, 2018|
105. 49ers: Longtime NFL reporter John Clayton
49ers: NFL reporter John Clayton gives us the back story of his famous ESPN commercial and shares what he saw from his view from the 49ers' sideline in Seattle. Also, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt answer questions from listeners.
|Dec 04, 2018|
104. 49ers: Michael Wilhoite says Reuben Foster was undisciplined on and off the field
49ers: Michael Wilhoite, who played behind and alongside both Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, shares his experiences with the 49ers and Seahawks. He also goes in depth about what he saw from Reuben Foster. Then, Laura Britt shares her perspective on Foster and the 49ers' handling of his situation.
|Nov 27, 2018|
103: 49ers: General manager John Lynch
49ers: General manager John Lynch breaks down his first two drafts and how the team’s disappointing performance through 10 games will impact the direction the club takes to make improvements in the offseason.
|Nov 20, 2018|
102: 49ers: Shane Wallen impacted by Paradise fire
49ers: Assistant strength and conditioning coach Shane Wallen talks about the impact of the Camp Fire in the Paradise area of Northern California. His father lost his home. He also talks about his journey to land a position with an NFL team. You can contribute to his GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/6djyw7s.
|Nov 13, 2018|
101: 49ers: Terrell Owens discusses Steve Young, Jeff Garcia and much more
49ers: Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens talks shares his feelings about Steve Young, Jeff Garcia, his relationship with the 49ers, a possible induction into the team's Hall of Fame and a lot more in this sit-down interview with Matt Maiocco.
|Nov 01, 2018|
100. 49ers: The Best of The 49ers Insider Podcast
For the 100th episode of the 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt look back at some of the best moments from such newsmakers as Eddie DeBartolo, Carmen Policy, George Seifert, Joe Montana, Dwight Clark and many, many others. Produced by Jeff Turrini.
|Oct 29, 2018|
99. 49ers: Steve Wallace, John Taylor and Brent Jones from the '94 Super Bowl champs
49ers: Three members of the franchise's last Super Bowl championship team spoke to the current team during a Saturday night meeting. Steve Wallace, John Taylor and Brent Jones share the messages they delivered to the 49ers of 2018.
|Oct 23, 2018|
98. 49ers: QB Nick Mullens
49ers: The club might have added a veteran quarterback to their roster this week, but there is no question that Nick Mullens, who spent last season on the practice squad and was promoted after Jimmy Garoppolo's injury, has a place on the team's roster, along with C.J. Beathard.
|Oct 17, 2018|
97. 49ers: Team's former strength & conditioning coach Duane Carlisle talks injury prevention
49ers: Duane Carlisle spent six seasons in the team's strength and conditioning department. He shares his insights into that all-important function of an NFL team.
|Oct 09, 2018|
96. 49ers: Running back Matt Breida
49ers: Second-year RB Matt Breida discusses his upbringing as an adopted child and how he never lost faith that he could be a successful NFL player despite a disappointing final season at Georgia Southern and going undrafted.
|Oct 02, 2018|
95. 49ers: Jeff Garcia on what's next after Jimmy Garoppolo's knee injury
49ers: NBC Sports Bay Area analyst and Pro Football Hall of Fame nominee Jeff Garcia discusses the future of the team after Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a season-ending injury Sunday in Kansas City.
|Sep 25, 2018|
94. 49ers: Brent Jones, a four-time Pro Bowl TE and three-time Super Bowl champ
Former 49ers tight end Brent Jones joins Matt Maiocco to talk about the current state of the organization and how close the team is to being a championship contender.
|Sep 18, 2018|
93. 49ers: Guard Laken Tomlinson
49ers: Guard Laken Tomlinson has taken an interesting path to the NFL and he has big plans after his football career, too.
|Sep 12, 2018|
92: 49ers: QB Jimmy Garoppolo
49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo sits down with his PB&J sandwich for Week 1 of the regular season to talk about a bunch of subjects on and off the field.
|Sep 04, 2018|
91. 49ers: Seven-time Pro Bowl LB Patrick Willis
49ers: Patrick Willis, one of the organization's all-time greats, talks about his retirement three years ago and the perception he got out of the game too early.
|Aug 28, 2018|
90. 49ers: Veteran running back Alfred Morris
49ers: Newly signed running back, Alfred Morris, joins 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco.
|Aug 21, 2018|
89. 49ers: Inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans
49ers: DeMeco Ryans returns to Houston, where he began his NFL career as a player, as SF's inside linebackers coach for practices against the Texans.
|Aug 15, 2018|
88. 49ers: Team president Al Guido
49ers president Al Guido discusses the organization's plans this season to honor Dwight Clark and also addressed why the design of Levi's Stadium makes it impossible to provide fans in the East stands with shade.
|Aug 08, 2018|
87. 49ers: Kyle Juszczyk
49ers: Fullback Kyle Juszczyk, the team's only Pro Bowl performer last season, details how he started recruiting Jerick McKinnon as a free agent.
|Jul 31, 2018|
86. 49ers: Marquise Goodwin
49ers: Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin talks about his breakout NFL season, which came last year while he and his wife experienced tragedy along the way.
|Jul 25, 2018|
85. 49ers: Greg Cosell of NFL Films
49ers: Greg Cosell of NFL Films breaks down Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers' hopes for the 2018 season.
|Jul 18, 2018|
84. 49ers: Position battles in training camp
49ers: A position-by-position look at the competition at training camp, which opens July 25.
|Jul 10, 2018|
83. 49ers: Donte Whitner
49ers: Former Pro Bowl safety Donte Whitner talks about his three seasons with the organization and the rules changes that are coming to the NFL.
|Jul 03, 2018|
82. 49ers: DBs coach Jeff Hafley
49ers: Jeff Hafley talks about his path to becoming an NFL defensive backs coach and he breaks down his position group.
|Jun 26, 2018|
81. 49ers: Rookie LB Fred Warner
49ers: Third-round draft pick Fred Warner talks about his transition to the NFL and the surprising brotherhood with his new team.
|Jun 19, 2018|
80. 49ers: Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens
Former 49ers receiver Terrell Owens talks about his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in an interview taped before he announced he would not attend the induction ceremony.
|Jun 12, 2018|
79. 49ers: Solomon Thomas
49ers: Defensive end Solomon Thomas opens up about his sister's suicide.
|Jun 05, 2018|
78. 49ers: NFL reporter Peter Schrager
49ers: FOX sideline reporter and host of "Good Morning Football" Peter Schrager offers his perspectives of the team after being on stage with key members of the organization at the "State of the Franchise."
|May 30, 2018|
77. 49ers: Jerick McKinnon
49ers: New 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, who replaced Carlos Hyde in free agency, already appears to be a great fit for Kyle Shanahan's offense and what the organization is looking to build.
|May 22, 2018|
76. 49ers: Dante Pettis
76: 49ers: Wide receiver/return man Dante Pettis, the 49ers' second-round draft pick, had to prove to NFL teams that his outside interests has no significance when it comes to his passion for football.
|May 15, 2018|
75. 'One of the Great Mysteries' – The story of three 49ers diagnosed with ALS
49ers: The re-release of a podcast during ALS Awareness Month. Matt Hazeltine, Gary Lewis, Bob Waters and Dwight Clark each spent a lot of time on the same practice field in Redwood City. Former team owner Eddie DeBartolo plans to commission a study.
|May 08, 2018|
74. 49ers: First-round draft pick Mike McGlinchey
49ers: Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey, the team's first-round pick, joins Matt Maiocco to discuss draft night and his eagerness to get to work with his new team.
|May 01, 2018|
73. 49ers: George Kittle
49ers: George Kittle recalls going through the draft process a year ago and looks back on a rookie season in which he caught 43 passes for 515 yards and two TDs.
|Apr 24, 2018|
72: 49ers: Marcus Lattimore talks about football and life skills
49ers: Marcus Lattimore, who wants to eventually become an NFL general manager, talks about the Reuben Foster situations and a lot more on The 49ers Insider Podcast presented by Evergood Sausage Company.
|Apr 17, 2018|
71. 49ers: Ian Williams discusses career-ending ankle condition
49ers: Former nose tackle Ian Williams' promising NFL career came to an abrupt end in the spring of 2016 due to an infection that developed in his twice-fractured ankle.
|Apr 10, 2018|
70. 49ers: Answering post-free agency/pre-draft questions
49ers: Going to Twitter to answer questions about the 49ers' offseason.
|Apr 03, 2018|
69. 49ers: John Lynch & Richard Sherman
49ers: S.F. filled one of its major offseason needs with the recent signing of Richard Sherman. GM John Lynch and Sherman joins Matt Maiocco to discuss how the ex-Seahawks CB is expected to make an impact with his new team.
|Mar 27, 2018|
68. 49ers: Weston Richburg & Daniel Kilgore
49ers: The arrival of free-agent center Weston Richburg from the N.Y. Giants led to the trade of Daniel Kilgore to Miami. Both players join Matt Maiocco to discuss their transitions.
|Mar 20, 2018|
67. 49ers: VP of player personnel Adam Peters
49ers: Vice president of player personnel Adam Peters is juggling his duties between the start of free agency and continuing to prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft.
|Mar 13, 2018|
66. 49ers: Catching up with Dwight Clark, Part 2
49ers: Legendary receiver Dwight Clark invited Matt Maiocco to join him for an interview at his house in Capitola before his move to Montana. Clark talks in depth about his battle with ALS and his future.
|Mar 06, 2018|
65. 49ers: Catching up with Dwight Clark, Part 1
49ers: Legendary receiver Dwight Clark, who is currently battling ALS, relives the most iconic play in franchise history and makes a request of fans for their memories of that day.
|Feb 27, 2018|
64: 49ers: Gary Plummer's quality of life takes positive turn
49ers: Former linebacker Gary Plummer suffered from headaches, insomnia and was diagnosed with the early stages of dementia. He shares the changes he's made in his life that have led to dramatic improvements.
|Feb 20, 2018|
63. 49ers: QBs coach Rich Scangarello on Jimmy Garoppolo's 'positive energy'
49ers: Since Jimmy Garoppolo came to the 49ers in a mid-season trade, nobody spent as much time with him as QBs coach Rich Scangarello, who taught him the offense. Scangarello talks about why it was easy for the organization to invest in Garoppolo
|Feb 13, 2018|
62. 49ers: Perspectives on Terrell Owens and the Hall of Fame
49ers: Matt Maiocco, who presented the case for Terrell Owens going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, discusses the process with Hall of Fame executive director Joe Horrigan, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, and Clark Judge of the Talk of Fame Network.
|Feb 06, 2018|
61. 49ers: Roger Craig relives Super Bowl memories
49ers: Roger Craig talks about the most memorable of his three Super Bowls as part of the 49ers family. Then, Matt Maiocco shares a slice of what it’s like to attend lunch with Dwight Clark, who is battling ALS.
|Jan 30, 2018|
60. 49ers: Radio analyst Tim Ryan talks offensive and defensive lines
49ers: Radio analyst Tim Ryan and NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco take a look at the early stages of the 49ers offseason and what the organization should prioritize in free agency and the draft.
|Jan 23, 2018|
59. 49ers: Ex-NFL agent Joel Corry says what it'll take to get Garoppolo signed
49ers: Former NFL agent Joel Corry, who now writes for CBS Sports, discusses how Reuben Foster's arrest impacts his contract, as well as what both sides are likely thinking when it comes to the Jimmy Garoppolo negotiations.
|Jan 16, 2018|
58: 49ers: Joe Staley contemplated retirement, now excited for future seasons
49ers: Left tackle Joe Staley was in the doldrums early in the 2017 season before an hour-long talk with coach Kyle Shanahan lifted his spirits. Now, calling it quits is the furthest thing from Staley's mind. He is feeling the excitement about the future of the organization with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.
|Jan 09, 2018|
57. 49ers: Kyle Shanahan believes wins were more important that draft status
49ers: Kyle Shanahan discusses his first season as head coach, including the optimism for the future with QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Jeff Garcia and Matt Maiocco hand out their team awards for the 2017 season.
|Jan 02, 2018|
56. 49ers: Bradley Pinion, NFL Man of the Year nominee
49ers: Jeff Garcia sees a bright future for the organization with Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo; Bradley Pinion is doing good things on and off the field for the 49ers. He was recently announced as the team's candidate for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. SF finishes the season against the L.A. Rams on New Year's Eve. WRs coach Mike LaFleur’s older brother is L.A.’s offensive coordinator.
|Dec 26, 2017|
55. 49ers: The Jimmy Garoppolo Effect
How the 49ers' offense -- and the entire team -- has been transformed since the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo in the late-October trade with the New England Patriots.
|Dec 19, 2017|
54. 49ers: Steve Mariucci says QB Jimmy Garoppolo is ‘ready to do this’
49ers: Steve Mariucci looks back on his time as head coach with GM Dwight Clark and discusses the current team’s situation with Jimmy Garoppolo. Then, Jeff Garcia identifies the elite traits he sees in the new QB after 49ers win their second in a row.
|Dec 12, 2017|
53. 49ers: Hometown - Jimmy Garoppolo, Where It All Started
49ers: Hometown - Jimmy Garoppolo, Where It All Started. Garoppolo's first start with his new team came just miles from where he learned how to play the game. His private QB coach and coaches at Rolling Meadows High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, share their stories and thoughts about Garoppolo. Then, Jeff Garcia answers the question, "Do the 49ers have their Pro Bowl QB?"
Credits: Technical director J.C. Garcia; producer Jeff Turrini.
|Dec 05, 2017|
52. 49ers: Running back Carlos Hyde opens up about why he feels blessed
49ers: Carlos Hyde is a bit of a mystery man after escaping a rough childhood and finding stardom on the football field. He talks about witnessing violence and drugs at an early age, how he responded to a challenge this offseason and his companionship with his dog, Max. Then, Jeff Garcia discusses the 49ers’ QB situation involving C.J. Beathard and Jimmy Garoppolo. (Episode 52)
|Nov 28, 2017|
51. 49ers: GM John Lynch in no rush to see Jimmy Garoppolo play
49ers: GM John Lynch discusses the team’s 1-9 record and how the final six games will set up the organization for the future. Jeff Garcia weighs in on the 49ers’ QB situation and much more as the team returns from the bye week. (Episode 51)
|Nov 21, 2017|
50. 49ers: Rookie QB C.J. Beathard takes time during bye week to reflect, look ahead
49ers: C.J. Beathard talks about rising to the starting lineup, receiving word of the team's trade for Jimmy Garoppolo and Marquise Goodwin scoring a TD just hours after a family tragedy. Then, former Pro Bowl QB Jeff Garcia discusses the Beathard-Garoppolo situation.
|Nov 14, 2017|
49: 49ers: CB Ahkello Witherspoon has lofty goals inside and outside of football
49ers: Rookie Ahkello Witherspoon embraces being ‘weird’ and working toward a successful NFL career; Jeff Garcia discusses C.J. Beathard, Jimmy Garoppolo and the future at the 49ers’ QB position. (Episode 49)
|Nov 07, 2017|
48: 49ers: Jeff Garcia says trade for ex-Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo allows team to 'focus elsewhere'
49ers: Jeff Garcia and Matt Maiocco discuss the ramifications of the trade that brings Jimmy Garoppolo over from New England for a 2018 second-round draft pick and how this move could impact a lot of other positions, too. (Episode 48)
|Oct 31, 2017|
47: 49ers: DeForest Buckner talks about growing up in Hawaii and his vision for becoming a leader
49ers: DeForest Buckner had to grow up in a hurry when a motorcycle accident 10 years ago left his father severely injured. Former 49ers QB Jeff Garcia talks about the mindset of the team before this week's game at Philadelphia. (Episode 47)
|Oct 24, 2017|
46: 49ers: Joe Montana talks about 'The Catch' and his long friendship with Dwight Clark
49ers: Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana discusses ‘The Catch’ and his long friendship with Dwight Clark, who will be honored Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. (Episode 46)
|Oct 18, 2017|
45: 49ers: Randy Cross sees progress from the current team, looks forward to seeing his '81 teammates
49ers: Three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Randy Cross will attend reunion of the franchise's first Super Bowl championship team and looks forward to seeing Dwight Clark. (Episode 45)
|Oct 17, 2017|
44: 49ers: Vernon Davis talks about growing up in D.C., and how a Mike Singletary rant changed his career
49ers: Vernon Davis discusses his career, now with his hometown team in his 12th NFL season. He had some great seasons with the 49ers, and he still thinks about if things would’ve been different if Alex Smith had remained at QB during the Super Bowl season. (Episode 44)
|Oct 11, 2017|
43. 49ers: Former GM Scot McCloughan talks Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers, Frank Gore, Kirk Cousins and so much more
49ers: Scot McCloughan reflects on some of the decisions during his time as GM and talks about the current state of the franchise. Then, Jeff Garcia gets especially passionate when discussing what the 49ers must do to win in Indianapolis. (Episode 43)
|Oct 03, 2017|
42. 49ers: Comedian Al Madrigal shares his lifelong passion of his hometown NFL team
49ers: Comedian Al Madrigal has hot seats at Levi’s Stadium but nothing burns like his hatred of his hometown team’s NFC West rival. (Episode 42)
|Sep 26, 2017|
41. 49ers: Derrick Deese discusses O-line play in NFL, vouches for T.O., the teammate
49ers: Former 49ers O-lineman Derrick Deese talks about how changes to the sport have impacted the NFL and says perceptions of Terrell Owens are wrong. (Episoide 41)
|Sep 19, 2017|
40. 49ers: Jeff Garcia breaks down offense's showing in season-opening loss to the Panthers
49ers: Jeff Garcia is back close to the team in his new role as NBC Sports Bay Area analyst on before and after games. He discusses what he has seen from head coach Kyle Shanahan and QB Brian Hoyer. (Episode 40)
|Sep 12, 2017|
39. 49ers: John Lynch discusses his approach to GM duties from his second-story office
49ers: General manager John Lynch’s perspective of handling cuts shaped by his experiences as a player. (Episode 39)
|Sep 06, 2017|
38. 49ers: Meet some of the undrafted rookies making serious bids for roster spots
49ers: There are few things in the NFL more tenuous than the careers of undrafted rookies. Six of those players -- Erik Magnuson, Matt Breida, Lorenzo Jerome, Victor Bolden, Cole Hikutini and Tyler McCloskey -- share their thoughts as the regular season approaches. (Episode 38)
|Aug 29, 2017|
37. 49ers: Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh talks about how 9/11 inspired him to coach
49ers: First-year defensive coordinator Robert Saleh discusses the mindset and system he is bringing to Kyle Shanahan’s coaching staff. (Episode 37)
|Aug 25, 2017|
36. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has confidence his team “will be able to surprise some people”
49ers: Kyle Shanahan is comfortable talking football, and that’s what he does as he takes part in this edition of the 49ers Insider Podcast. (Episode 36)
|Aug 08, 2017|
35. 49ers: Two-time Super Bowl-winning coach George Seifert enjoys well-earned retirement
49ers: George Seifert’s defensive influence is being felt once again with his former team via Pete Carroll’s Seattle scheme. (Episode 35)
|Aug 03, 2017|
34. 49ers: Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee joins Matt Maiocco to talk about their profession and preview training camp
49ers: Longtime beat reporters Matt Maiocco and Matt Barrows discuss the first training camp of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, as well as many other topics. (Episode 34)
|Jul 25, 2017|
33. 49ers: Carmen Policy relives ‘90s rivalry with Cowboys, makes comparison to Warriors-Cavaliers
Former 49ers president Carmen Policy calls the Warriors the new "gold standard" of sports franchises and believes his old team is on the right track with Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. (Episode 33)
|Jun 06, 2017|
32. 49ers: QB Matt Barkley did not have to wait long this offseason to end up in a familiar system
49ers: NBC Sports Bay Area’s Mindi Bach and Matt Maiocco preview Matt Barkley’s first interview since signing on to become Kyle Shanahan’s backup quarterback. (Episode 32)
|May 18, 2017|
31. 'One of the great mysteries' -- The story of three 49ers diagnosed with ALS
San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark was recently diagnosed with ALS, sending shockwaves through the franchise and fan base. It also recalled memories of three 49ers teammates from the mid-1960s who were all diagnosed with ALS following their football careers. In this special edition of The 49ers Insider Podcast, Matt Maiocco explores the mysterious story of those three men -- Matt Hazeltine, Gary Lewis and Bob Waters. (Episode 31)
|May 10, 2017|
30. 49ers: Peter King of the MMQB takes us behind the scenes of SF's draft room
49ers: Peter King of the MMQB shares his observations of the events and individuals inside the team's draft room. (Episode 30)
|May 02, 2017|
29. 49ers: A pre-draft discussion of the 49ers' approach with Mindi Bach and John Middlekauff
Mindi Bach moderates a discussion with former NFL scout John Middlekauff about the 49ers' upcoming draft. (Episode 29)
|Apr 21, 2017|
28. 49ers CEO Jed York discusses the Raiders' move to Las Vegas and much more
49ers CEO Jed York talks from the NFL owners meetings about the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas and much more and the current state of the 49ers. (Episode 28)
|Mar 28, 2017|
27. 49ers: Brian Hoyer rejoins Kyle Shanahan, becomes first QB added by new regime
49ers: QB Brian Hoyer and LB Malcolm Smith discuss their reasons for signing with San Francisco as free agents. (Episode 27)
|Mar 11, 2017|
26. 49ers: Greg Cosell of NFL Films discusses Kyle Shanahan’s options at quarterback
49ers: Greg Cosell describes Kyle Shanahan's offense and talks about the top quarterbacks available for the 49ers in the NFL draft. (Episode 26)
|Mar 03, 2017|
25. 49ers: Team executive Paraag Marathe explains his role with the organization
Paraag Marathe, the 49ers’ chief strategy officer and executive VP of football operations, discusses his upbringing, his role with the 49ers and how it's changed, and much more. (Episode 25)
|Feb 22, 2017|
24. 49ers: Kyle Shanahan’s final session with the media during Super Bowl week
Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan discusses his process for developing a game plan. (Episode 24)
|Feb 03, 2017|
23. 49ers: Jeff Ulbrich and Dashon Goldson chase Super Bowl rings with Falcons
Ex- 49ers LB Jeff Ulbrich turned to coaching after sustaining career-ending concussion; Dashon Goldson is surprised at the 49ers’ fast decline. (Episode 23)
|Feb 02, 2017|
22. 49ers: Erin Andrews and others at FOX Sports discuss John Lynch's rise to general manager
Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter doubts the 49ers made a wise decision to hire GM John Lynch out of the broadcast booth. (Episode 22)
|Feb 01, 2017|
21. 49ers: Kyle Shanahan on why he is confident John Lynch will thrive in GM role
Presumptive 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan shifts focus back to Super Bowl 51 after helping choose John Lynch as his GM. (Episode 21)
|Jan 31, 2017|
20. 49ers: Dolphins coach Adam Gase discusses interviewing for S.F. job two years ago
Dolphins coach Adam Gase sets the record straight on what happened with the 49ers and offers some advice for Kyle Shanahan. (Episode 20)
|Jan 18, 2017|
19. 49ers: Field Yates of ESPN and Matt Maiocco break down the team's coach-GM search
Field Yates of ESPN, who spent four years with the Patriots before joining the media, talks about Josh McDaniels as a coach candidate and the possibility he'd want to trade for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. (Episode 19)
|Jan 13, 2017|
18. 49ers safety Antoine Bethea discusses what he'll remember about this season
In his 11th NFL season, 49ers safety Antoine Bethea was the team's leading tackler and feels as if he can "still play some good ball." (Episode 18)
|Dec 29, 2016|
17. 49ers: Photographer Michael Zagaris documents history of rock ‘n’ roll and 49ers
Photographer Michael Zagaris has witnessed it all with the icons of rock ‘n’ roll and the 49ers . . . and he has the pictures to prove it. (Episode 17)
|Dec 20, 2016|
16. 49ers: Harris Barton and Brent Jones discuss the Golden Heart Fund
Former Pro Bowl players Harris Barton and Brent Jones talk about the formation of the Golden Heart Fund to help former 49ers who are in need. (Episode 16)
|Dec 15, 2016|
15. 49ers WR Torrey Smith finds playing for Chip Kelly is different than perception
Torrey Smith, the 49ers nominee for 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year, discusses matters on and off the playing field. (Episode 15)
|Dec 08, 2016|
14. 49ers: Kicker Phil Dawson on his longevity and his approach to his craft
49ers kicker Phil Dawson, the Bill Walsh Award winner last year, talks about his detailed approach and not being just a "weird kicker." (Episode 14)
|Nov 30, 2016|
13. 49ers: Patriots' visit provides the backdrop to celebrate the ownership of Eddie DeBartolo
Tom Brady talked about his 49ers ties in a conference call with the Bay Area media this week, but the headliner is CSN New England's Tom Curran. Could the 49ers trade for Brady's backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, this offseason? We discuss. (Episode 13)
|Nov 18, 2016|
12. 49ers: Former owner Eddie DeBartolo, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Hall of Famer Eddie DeBartolo discusses the adversity he experienced early in his ownership, why he assisted other franchises, such as the New England Patriots, and the current state of the 49ers. (Episode 12)
|Nov 16, 2016|
11. 49ers: Tom Rathman on his time as a player and his philosophy as a coach
Former 49ers fullback and current running backs coach Tom Rathman talks about how a mixup in the backfield with Roger Craig might have contributed to Joe Montana's winning pass to John Taylor in Super Bowl XXIII. (Episode 11)
|Nov 07, 2016|
10. 49ers: Mike Nolan reflects on his time as coach and how it compares to now
Former 49ers coach Mike Nolan compares the team now to the one he inherited in 2005. He also talks about the Alex Smith-or-Aaron Rodgers decision and how management and ownership must "bring the building together." (Episode 10)
|Nov 04, 2016|
9. Ex-NFL WR and author Nate Jackson on 49ers offense, the state of the NFL, medicinal marijuana
Former 49ers wide receiver and best-selling author Nate Jackson joins Matt Maiocco on The 49ers Insider Podcast to discuss his latest book, the current state of the NFL, whether or not Chip Kelly's offensive system works, players' use of medicinal marijuana, and much more. (Episode 9)
|Oct 27, 2016|
8. 49ers: Dennis Brown on how he went from unquotable as a player to a TV analyst for CSN
Dennis Brown joins Matt Maiocco on The 49ers Insider Podcast. He explains how he went from being a player who rarely spoke to the media (about football, anyway) to an analyst at CSN Bay Area. He also has some thoughts on how 49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil can get more production from his defensive line. (Episode 8)
|Oct 18, 2016|
7. 49ers: Center Daniel Kilgore on locker room dynamic through a tumultuous time
Daniel Kilgore, the 49ers' starting center, joins Matt Maiocco to discuss his rise to the NFL, an injury that forced him into a golf cart to get down the aisle on his wedding day, and the benching of one of his best friends. (Episode 7)
|Oct 14, 2016|
6. 49ers: Radio analyst Tim Ryan on QB situation as losing continues
49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan joins Matt Maiocco on the 49ers Insider Podcast to discuss the problems with the team's defensive line, NaVorro Bowman's injury and, of course, the team's quarterback situation. (Episode 6)
|Oct 05, 2016|
5. 49ers: Left tackle Joe Staley’s Michael Strahan story and amazing Red Hot Chili Peppers karaoke
Joe Staley joins Matt Maiocco on The 49ers Insider Podcast to discuss reaching his 10-year milestone in the NFL, an early teaching moment against Michael Strahan, how he views all the 49ers coaches he's played for, as well as a very special Karaoke rendition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Around the World. (Episode 5)
|Sep 29, 2016|
4. 49ers: ESPN’s John Clayton displays professorial knowledge discussing 49ers QB situation
John Clayton joins Matt Maiocco on The 49ers Insider Podcast after this weekend's game against the Seahawks to discuss the team's future at quarterback, head coach, general manager and much more. (Episode 4)
|Sep 26, 2016|
3. 49ers: Equipment manager Steve Urbaniak’s story about traveling to Minnesota without the game pants
San Francisco 49ers longtime equipment manager Steve Urbaniak joins Matt Maiocco on The 49ers Insider Podcast to reveal a pantless story from his rookie season in 1999 that almost resulted in his termination, discuss his emotional feelings about players swapping jerseys, break down the work and customizations involved in outfitting NFL players, and much more. (Episode 3)
|Sep 22, 2016|
2. 49ers: Safety Eric Reid takes us inside his decision to join Colin Kaepernick’s protest of racial inequalities
Eric Reid joins Matt Maiocco on The 49ers Insider Podcast to provide a detailed explanation of his decision to join teammate Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem, revealing his thought process before getting involved and what he hopes to accomplish. (Episode 2)
|Sep 15, 2016|
1. 49ers: Team president Al Guido on the sod at Levi’s Stadium and the plan to bring back the Super Bowl back
Al Guido, President of the San Francisco 49ers, joins Matt Maiocco for the inaugural episode of "The 49ers Insider Podcast" to discuss the turf and heat at Levi's Stadium, the potential return of the Super Bowl to Santa Clara, his place in the organization, and much more. Enjoy! (Episode 1)
|Sep 09, 2016|