49ers to unveil their own version of Hard Knocks

AP

Hard Knocks, the annual NFL-HBO partnership chronicling one team’s training camp, kicks off its new season on Tuesday night. But the Buccaneers aren’t the only team giving fans an inside look at their operation.

The 49ers have announced that they’re unveiling their own show, entitled, Brick by Brick: all Access with the San Francisco 49ers.

Few details are available about the new series, which will premiere on Thursday. But the trailer features new G.M. John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan offering their thoughts on how to build a franchise, and the show will surely feature a behind-the-scenes look at how Lynch and Shanahan are doing those jobs.

Lynch and Shanahan have already taken other steps to get the fans more involved, including moving fan seating at training camp closer to the action. That’s a good first step toward helping the 49ers grow more popular in the Bay Area, although a much bigger step would be winning more games.

46 responses to “49ers to unveil their own version of Hard Knocks

  1. Might as well call it “Soft Knocks” since if the team has control of the cams and editing we all know very well nothing too tasty will get into the show.

  2. The 49ers are a perfect example of a team that has stopped trying to win. When an owner buys a team, or takes over a team, they all want to win. They all think they know what it takes. After years of failure, they talk themselves into believing that there is just a lot of random luck involved, and so they just focus on the money making part. That way, you’re 100% guaranteed to be successful. Until the league starts dividing the TV revenue according to wins and losses, there’s no motivation to win. Unless you’re a guy like Eddie DeBartolo or Jerry Jones, you just pretend you’re trying to win.

  3. Desperate attempt to try and save some of the fan base that has given up their season tickets and trying to use it to get new fans. Win more than 2-6 games and your flip flopping fan base will come back from the rocks they are hiding under

  4. The NFL prays every offseason some NFL team steps up and wants to do hard knocks. It never happens. Finally, a team says we wanna show behind the scenes footage. The NFL’s response was “we said NFL team, not that the niners”.

  5. That team will be much better this year. They have a brutal first half schedule, but they are not as bad as people think. 7-9 to 10-6 is their range this year. The defense is very close to being elite with the additions made through the draft and free agency. Going to run the ball a lot and surprise in the pass game. I think some of their free agent losses are wins as well. Plus no more Chip Kelly. Right there is 3 more wins in itself

  6. I know a CHARGERS fan isn’t talking about the 49ers trying not to win. Your Chargers are in the dumpster right next to us. Lol clown.

  7. Yeah, because this is exactly what a brand new HC and GM need – cameras following them around to capture all their rookie mistakes. Remember when the Niners were the model franchise for other teams to aspire to? Seems like a lifetime ago.

  8. raiderrob21 says:

    August 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Desperate attempt to try and save some of the fan base that has given up their season tickets and trying to use it to get new fans. Win more than 2-6 games and your flip flopping fan base will come back from the rocks they are hiding under

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    Your team needed tarps and a court order to prevent getting blacked out OF YOUR OWN TV MARKET. Now your owner is taking your money and running to Vegas LOL suckers!

  9. patriotway says:
    August 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    Yeah, because this is exactly what a brand new HC and GM need – cameras following them around to capture all their rookie mistakes. Remember when the Niners were the model franchise for other teams to aspire to? Seems like a lifetime ago.

    It was never a ‘model franchise.’ IT was BIll Walsh. His ability to draft and develop kept the 49ers competitive for years after he left. But if you look at what happened after… It was pretty grim and only the early days of free-wheeling FA allowed them to hide their constant draft mistakes. Look at this Round 1 nightmare:

    1990 – Dexter Carter (a kick returner!)
    1991 – Ted Washington (played himself off the roster, did turn it around later)
    1992 – Dana Hall (Not the next Ronnie Lott)
    1993 – Dana Stubblefield (One good year to get a fat FA contract, then mediocre.)
    1994 – Bryant Young (A great DT, first really solid pick)
    1995 – JJ Stokes (A glorified 3rd rounder, traded away 1996’s 1st rounder to move up)
    1996 – Ray Lewis. Not drafted by the 49ers. Drafted by the Ravens thanks to the JJ Stokes trade.
    1997 – Jim Druckenmiller. (All time worst 49er QB selectee. Complete bust.)
    1998 – RW McQuarters. (Terrible corner.)

    Except for BY, and to a lesser extent Washington, that was a lot of bad Round 1 players. And while Walsh wasn’t perfect. He did a lot better than that.

  10. Brick by Brick: How to take a perennially top franchise and slowly dismantle it over a number of years.

  11. as niners fan, I get everyone laughing and talking trash. But everything about Lynch/Shanahan has me excited. I love watching all the updates as the clean what was left by Baalke….which is not much

  12. This show is going to put the rest of the NFL on notice. The 49ers are coming up. It won;t be long before the trash talkers simply won’t be able to. John and Kyle are doing this thing right.

  13. Thank you moseszd for unintelligible comment. Let’s dissect your post:

    1990 – Dexter Carter (a kick returner!)
    – Was a solid running back for the Niners who filled in well when needed and helped the 49ers win a superbowl.

    1991 – Ted Washington (played himself off the roster, did turn it around later)
    – Haha, solid d-lineman his whole career. Won superbowls while he was a starter for the 49ers and the Patriots. He went to 4 pro-bowls.

    1992 – Dana Hall (Not the next Ronnie Lott)
    – He had successful 16 year career. No one is the next Ronnie Lott – is that what he had to live up to in your mind? He was a solid player.

    1993 – Dana Stubblefield (One good year to get a fat FA contract, then mediocre.)
    – Then Mediocre? Really after winning the defensive player of the year award, he was a pro-bowler 4 times and he was the NFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN 1997. Are you joking me?

    1994 – Bryant Young (A great DT, first really solid pick)
    – He’s a 49er great. He won a superbowl with the team, led the team in sacks the year Dana Stubblefield won defensive POY and was a 4 time pro-bowler.

    1995 – JJ Stokes (A glorified 3rd rounder, traded away 1996’s 1st rounder to move up)
    – COmpletely solid 2nd wideout. He has over 4,000 yards receiving and 30 career touchdowns. Not a superstar, but a solid contributor.

    1996 – Ray Lewis. Not drafted by the 49ers. Drafted by the Ravens thanks to the JJ Stokes trade.
    – I’m not even going to comment. You’re going to mention who they didn’t pick? You can do that with every team every year.

    1997 – Jim Druckenmiller. (All time worst 49er QB selectee. Complete bust.)
    – So what, everyone drafts a QB bust from time to time, but they didn’t need him.

    1998 – RW McQuarters. (Terrible corner.)
    – Haha, terrible. Was a starting CB in the league for a long time. Ask a Giants fan if he sucks. In 2007 had a pick to seal the NFC championship game for the Giants. They went on and won the superbowl against the Patriots with him as a starter.

    Next, did you know that only 40% of first round picks end up being starters in the NFL? This is a pretty good overall crop and well above the averages. Also, during these years and through 2002 the 49ers made the playoffs 10 out of 12 years, Those are the years they were playing with the players in those drafts.

    You also stopped after the first round when 2nd rounders included the likes of Terrell Owens, Ricky Waters, William Floyd, Jeremy Newberry and Chike Okeafor.

  14. wininer says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm
    This show is going to put the rest of the NFL on notice. The 49ers are coming up. It won;t be long before the trash talkers simply won’t be able to. John and Kyle are doing this thing right.

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    Lol! The only team on notice is Cleveland…that they have competition for the 2018 number 1 overall.

  15. Not to be a spoiler, but in the movie version the 9ers actually have a surprisingly good season. The guy playing Brian Hoyer is a lot bigger than him and looks a lot younger with a full head of hair. He has a stronger arm too. The guy playing Shanahan actually looks like a head coach and doesn’t have a high pitched squeaky voice. 9er fans will love it.

  16. Niners “fans” are out today. Let’s see where they are in December when they’re looking at another top 3 pick in the draft. If it’s anything like last year we won’t have to hear from them.

  17. number1hawkfan says:
    August 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm
    Niners “fans” are out today. Let’s see where they are in December when they’re looking at another top 3 pick in the draft. If it’s anything like last year we won’t have to hear from them.

    Ill be here. not expecting over night success. We are building “brick by brick” to win the div again….sorry i had to lol

  18. hawkstradamus says:

    August 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    The show will have to be less than 30 minutes, as it’s well documented that supposed “niner faithful” rarely stick around past halftime.

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    Would that be anything like the “12th man” scurrying for the exit during half time in the middle of a NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME?! The 1-2 trolls really make the bandwagon rep easy to apply.

  19. I’ve been a long time 49er fan. They had a nice run under Harbaugh recently. I remember early in the 2011 season the trolls were out saying how the team was a joke. They just barely lost the NFC championship due to two muffed kicks. Point being you never know what sort of season the team will have. That’s what makes it fun.

  20. Niner fan above predicting a 10-6 season. I seriously missed you guys the last few years. The irrational and baseless predictions are priceless. Flip it around and be realistic: a 6-10 season with Hoyer and a brand new coaching staff would be a helluva start. Good luck…I do believe you have a solid core of talent forming on defense.

  21. kamthechancellor says:
    August 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Niner fan above predicting a 10-6 season. I seriously missed you guys the last few years. The irrational and baseless predictions are priceless. Flip it around and be realistic: a 6-10 season with Hoyer and a brand new coaching staff would be a helluva start. Good luck…I do believe you have a solid core of talent forming on defense.

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    Oh my science, I do believe we have a rational fan on our hands. Like I said long ago I was rooting with my college roommate for Seattle when they faced Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl since they were representing the NFCW. Nowadays friendly banter has devolved into this mutated internet troll age.

  22. I’m a niners fan but will be avoiding this show like the plague. It’s equivalent to watching state run media in Russia or North Korea. Just give me a dang team and save the “fans involvement” to cheering and finally having fun going to the stadium and watching the product on tv.

  23. There should be an asterisk next to one of Brady’s rings. *Courtesy of Hawks choking on the 1 yard line.

    Yah, only the once as opposed to having Kaepernick choke it away on 4 different tries against the Ravens; and then again in the NFC CG the next year. We know who the real gagger is.

  24. As a long time 49er fan I do believe that 5-11 seems more like it this year. Next year after we have had one year with the same coaching staff that 10-6 could happen. If we were to be 6-10 i would actually be elated! We have exactly 25 new starters on the roster that i can see so having said that i think its impossible for chemistry to build so quickly and everyone be on the same page. Not to mention injuries already starting doesn’t help. I am very excited about this season and welcome back NFL!!!!

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