Five questions for 49ers

This is my Saturday column. These are the top-five questions and answers every 49ers’ fan needs to know: QUESTION: Why is Colin Kaepernick getting sacked so much? ANSWER: Jim Harbaugh’s offensive scheme. NFL defensive coordinators figured out Harbaugh’s offense lacks a way to beat blitzes consistently. Defenses are sacking Kaepernick on a league-high 9.1 percent […]

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Harbaugh says Kaepernick is “one of the most dynamic pocket passers in the game of football today.”

This is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Will you guys have enough time with T Anthony Davis to go through the protocol before kickoff? “No.”   He’s out? “He’s out.”   Can you share anything of just what he’s gone through? Was he still having symptoms? […]

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49ers’ red zone plan a mystery

This is my Thursday column. SANTA CLARA Let me get this straight. Ten games into the season, the 49ers have thrown one pass to Vernon Davis in the red zone. That was Week 1. He scored a touchdown. Ten games into the season, the 49ers have by far the worst red-zone offense in the NFC. […]

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Greg Roman on Vernon Davis: “I’ve got to do a better job of getting him the football.”

This is the transcript of Greg Roman’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Good morning. Got a very good Redskins defense coming in, top-10 in a lot of defensive categories. Play very sound. Well coached. Very fundamentally and technically sound defense. Their secondary, they’ve got two veteran safeties in [Redskins […]

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Fangio: “Ahmad’s disappointed in the way he reacted. He knew going into the game what was going to happen.”

This is the transcript of Vic Fangio’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. So now that you have the three outside linebackers, LB Aldon Smith, LB Aaron Lynch, and LB Ahmad Brooks, how do you figure on using those guys? Do you plan on them rotating or some sort of form like […]

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Vernon Davis: “I’ve been healthy since the Bye week. I’ve been full go.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Vernon Davis’ Wednesday interview. ME: Last season, you had 8 touchdowns in the red zone. V.DAVIS: That sounds good. ME: This season you have one target in the red zone, and it was Week 1. Why is that? V.DAVIS: I don’t know why, either. I’ve been here […]

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Jim Harbaugh cannot explain why Vernon Davis has been targeted just once in the red zone this season

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. You said that you expect LB Ahmad Brooks to play Sunday. Has the team taken any action against him for insubordination? “We’ve addressed it. It’s not insubordination. Let’s just clear that one up.”   OK. What […]

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Colin Kaepernick says “execution” is the reason the 49ers’ red-zone offense is ranked 31st in football

SANTA  CLARA — This is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Wednesday interview, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. As a leader of the team, how much were you in tune with what was going on with LB Ahmad Brooks on Sunday? “I was worried about the offense, trying to get us ready.”   After the […]

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Ahmad Brooks on playing sparingly against the Giants: “I’m going to hope and pray that it doesn’t ever happen again.”

SANTA CLARA — Ahmad Brooks answered questions at his locker Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript. Q: What happened when you didn’t play the second half against the Giants? BROOKS: “I reacted out of my character. I did not quit on the team. I did not take myself out of the game. But words that were […]

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Quality control: Week-11 run plays

Here is a breakdown of Frank Gore’s and Carlos Hyde’s rushing production against the Giants: Frank Gore Counter: 10 carries, 54 yards (5.4 yards per carry). Inside zone: 5 carries, 23 yards (4.6 ypc). Power: 3 carries, 16 yards (5.3 ypc). G Lead: 1 carry, 2 yards (2 ypc). Carlos Hyde Outside zone: 4 carries, 16 yards (4 ypc). Counter: 3 […]

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49ers 16, Giants 10: Grades

East Rutherford, NJ. – The 49ers barely beat the Giants, a bad team that quit after the second quarter and turned the ball over five times. So here are the Niners’ grades. KAEPERNICK: C. The best you can say is he didn’t turn the ball over. Which is good, but his first pass almost got […]

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49ers @ Giants live blog: Fourth quarter

East Rutherford, NJ — This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ Week 11 game against the Giants. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. 12:27 Frank Gore gains four yards on a counter run on first down, and then Greg Roman calls back-to-back deep […]

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