Concussions and the dizzying array of misinformation

This is my Monday column on brain trauma in football. The justifiable concern about brain damage in football borders on hysteria. This is especially true after Chris Borland recently announced his retirement after just one season in the NFL. He was worried about brain damage. Now people want to know if football is too dangerous […]

'Proper job' article that Grant! What you may not have heard is that the work the NFL has done on brain injury has ... - Blabber

49ers waive Jonathan Martin

The 49ers just announced they have waived offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. Erik Pears replaces Martin as the 49ers’ backup offensive tackle. Last summer, the 49ers acquired Martin from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a conditional 2015 7th-round pick. Martin started nine games and gave up six sacks last season when Anthony Davis was injured. […]

Thanks Scooter_McG. I saw that one.... - Brodie2Washington

Grading the 49ers’ offensive line: Past and present

The San Francisco 49ers had the best offensive line in the NFL when they played in the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. Here’s how I grade that offensive line player by player: LT Joe Staley: A. The best offensive tackle in the league in 2012. LG Mike Iupati: A-. One of the best […]

I don't know about 2012, but Iupati sure didn't seem to be very good last season, especially in pass protection. Maybe ... - Wilson

Grading the 49ers’ best players

How many players on the 49ers deserve an “A” or “A-” grade? I count six. Here’s my list, and I’m eager to read yours. Aldon Smith: A-. The best pass rusher in the NFL from 2011 to 2013, and a bad pass rusher in 2014. Suspended for the first nine games last season. When he […]

Check Brotha.... - hightop

Giants without Pagan all hope, no plan

This is my Sunday column on Angel Pagan. WARNING — this is a baseball column. 49ers fans, feel free to skip this. The Giants need a backup plan to back up their backup plan. Angel Pagan was supposed to replace Hunter Pence in the middle of the Giants’ batting order when Pence broke his arm. […]

Come on? Pagan's health a reason to worry? It didn't stop us last year; unconventional is our MO. At this point, countin... - Lucky

Which player(s) in the draft could take the 49ers to the playoffs next season?

Jayson Braddock–the man who reported Colin Kaepernick is on the trading block–believes Amari Cooper, Danny Shelton, Randy Gregory or Kevin Johnson could take the Niners to the playoffs. That’s if one of those prospects falls to pick No.15. I disagree with Braddock. If the Niners are going to return the to the playoffs, they need to […]

I agree with Grant. The offensive line was a real problem last year. Who knows if Iupati was the main problem, but he ... - Wilson

Mayweather’s wait to fight Pacquiao a damaging blow to a reeling sport

This is my Thursday column on Floyd Mayweather. WARNING — this is a boxing column. 49ers’ fans, feel free to skip this. Muhammad Ali wanted to demonstrate his character to the world. Floyd Mayweather wants to be undefeated. There’s a difference. Ali fought Joe Frazier five months after not fighting for 31/2 years. Ali was […]

After reading all other comments on this site,you are the only one to talk sense Mayweather has fought great champions i... - Paul Jones

Report: Chris Borland retires

Chris Borland is retiring from football to avoid long-term head trauma, according to ESPN Outside the Lines. Borland is 24. In the report, Borland is quoted as saying, “Is this how I’m going to live my adult life, banging my head, especially with what I’ve learned and knew about the dangers?” I admire and respect […]

Wow, I guess the big mystery is solved. It took us a long time, but now I get it: Mud = Jed... - Brotha Tuna

49ers mock draft: Post first wave of free agency

These are the players the 49ers should take in the upcoming draft given the players they already have signed in free agency. Round 1: Andrus Peat, OT/G, Stanford Andrus Peat is the most athletically gifted offensive lineman in the upcoming draft. He’s tall (6’7”), he has long arms (34 3/8 inches) and quick feet. He […]

I have a feeling we end up with Devante parker in teh 1st and 2nd we take Mckinney or Anthony for ILB... - andrew

Grant talking free agency on KRON 4

I sat down with Marty Gonzalez to talk 49ers and free agency Sunday morning. Here’s a video.

X Golf - My H.S. football coach used to call 5 or more screen passes every game. He was old school and extremely predic... - Crab15

The curveball: Resurrection of a lost art

This is my March feature. In the 1980s, the slider replaced the curveball as the breaking ball of choice, and the curveball almost died. It faced extinction. Say mass for the curveball. On second thought, hold that mass. People who know say the curveball is coming back to life. Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti is […]

Nice article, Grant. Thanks.... - exgolfer

49ers announce signing of CB Shareece Wright

The 49ers just announced they have signed 27-year-old former San Diego Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright to a one-year contract. Wright replaces Perrish Cox, who signed a three-year, $15-million deal with the Tennessee Titans this afternoon, according to Ian Rapoport. Wright and Cox both are 5’11” and both run the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds. During […]

Agree with Scooter.Baalke bolstered with FA but don't think we are set at D by any means.The idea is to draft to need bu... - hightop