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  1. 49ers among leaders in developing talent

    Bill Williamson

    One of the reasons why the San Francisco 49ers have become consistent contenders over the course of the past three seasons is the way the team has been built. General manager Trent Baalke is a staunch believer in building through the draft and it ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. 49ers natural Week 1 opponent for Seahawks

    Bill Williamson

    What we do know is the Seattle Seahawks are the Super Bowl champions and they are set to host the NFL season opener Thursday, September 4. What we don't know if who they will host. You have to think San Francisco 49ers are a serious contender to b...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  3. Aaron Rodgers' effect on 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. So are the Green Bay Packers. So the collarbone injury suffered by Green Bay superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers could be crucial for the 49ers. Initial reports indicate Rodgers may mis...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. Charles Woodson just wants to play

    Bill Williamson

    Free-agent safety Charles Woodson said he is open to playing under any circumstances at this point. "When this process first started out, that was my thing, I needed to go to a contender," Woodson told the NFL Network. "I know I am towards the end...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  5. Mailbag: Could Seymour stay in division?

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Vince from Alamosa, Colo., wants to know if Denver could pursue Oakland free-agent defensive tackle Richard Seymour. Bill Williamson: I don't think he will be a priority signing. I could see a contender looking at Seymour as ...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  6. Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 9-6 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday: Recap: Kansas City's season is spiraling out of control. Considered by many (yes, me included) to be a serious playoff contender, ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  7. Poll: Miller or Smith for DROY?

    Bill Williamson

    It should be an interesting vote for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. The leading contenders are Denver's Von Miller and San Francisco's Aldon Smith. Both pass-rushers had tremendous rookie campaigns and were major part of a surprising ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  8. Five things to watch: Broncos-Jets

    Bill Williamson

    The Denver Broncos have a key game against the visiting New York Jets on Thursday night. Denver has won three out of the past four games under new quarterback Tim Tebow. The Broncos have gone from a serious contender to win the Andrew Luck sweepstake...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  9. Poll: Will Oakland make the playoffs?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are 4-2 and they must be considered a legitimate playoff contender. However, they did take a significant hit with the loss of quarterback Jason Campbell. He broke a collarbone in the Raiders' win over the Cleveland Browns on Su...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  10. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    Mid-week mail call: Jamie from Kansas wants to know if the Chiefs are a candidate to be in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Bill Williamson: Wow, so soon, Jamie? With Week 1 being our only barometer, I'd have to say the Chiefs are contenders to hav...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  11. Is Michael Huff Dallas-bound?

    Bill Williamson

    The push is on for Michael Huff to sign with the Dallas Cowboys when the lockout ends. There is a lot of dot connecting that could make Dallas a prime contender to sign Oakland's free-agent safety. Huff is from the Dallas area and he played at the...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  12. Is Michael Huff Dallas-bound?

    Bill Williamson

    The push is on for Michael Huff to sign with the Dallas Cowboys when the lockout ends. There is a lot of dot connecting that could make Dallas a prime contender to sign Oakland's free-agent safety. Huff is from the Dallas area and he played at the...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  13. You pick it responses

    Bill Williamson

    We had some big-time contenders in this week's "you pick it" feature. But by a fairly wide margin, the readers chose Champ Bailey re-signing in Denver as the story of the week. The other contenders were Richard Seymour re-signing in Oakland and Ta...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  14. You pick it responses

    Bill Williamson

    Well, I thought this week was going to be a non-brainer choice. Any time an NFL coach is fired 23 months after he was hired, it's hard news. But in our AFC West storyline feature, Josh McDaniels' firing in Denver is not a contender. The readers de...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  15. Midseason Stock Watch: Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Power Rankings: Preseason: No. 24. This week: No. 12. 2010 schedule/results Where they stand: The Oakland Raiders are legitimate playoff contenders. Thus, they stand taller than they have at any point since 2002. Oakland is 5-4. It hasn't won m...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  16. Raiders have learned how to win

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's as simple as this: The Oakland Raiders are making more plays than their opponents. That's why Oakland is a legitimate playoff contender. In a sloppy, physical, intense game that had the feel of a playoff primer, the Raid...

    Blog | November 07, 2010