How 49ers can beat Cardinals

Here is my column previewing the 49ers-Cardinals game. Two things. One, the 49ers have to blitz. Two, Bruce Ellington has to carry the ball. Otherwise, the 49ers could lose to the Cardinals. Ideally, 49ers’ defensive coordinator Vic Fangio wouldn’t have to blitz. Blitzing comes with risk, involves rushing a fifth or sixth defender. Better to […]

Off topic one more time, I don't think Devon Hester is worthy of the Hall of Fame. He isn't starting receiver caliber an... - Matt

Harbaugh: “I’ve heard Mr. Goodell’s previous interviews and I share that viewpoint that there will be an opportunity for good to come for more awareness.”

Here is a transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. TE Vernon Davis, is he going to be ruled out, questionable, what’s his status? “Questionable for the game.”   Along with the others? Anybody ruled out, any of those guys who haven’t practiced all week? “[C] Marcus Martin.”   […]

Anytime. Anywhere. Anyplace.... - Jack Hammer

Vernon Davis: Questionable. Colin Kaepernick: Probable.

Here are the 49ers’ and Cardinals’ Week 3 Game Status reports, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. 49ers Out: C Marcus Martin (knee) Questionable: CB Tramaine Brock (toe), T Anthony Davis (hamstring), TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee) Probable: RB Carlos Hyde (calf), QB Colin Kaepernick (back), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), T Joe […]

@ Matt C'mon, he's been in the league for 3 years, he'll know what's coming...they've eaten him before without as goo... - OREGONINER

Greg Roman: “If it’s single coverage across the board, you want to find your best matchup.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Greg Roman’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. “Good afternoon. Getting ready to play a division opponent, Arizona Cardinals. Very good defense, I think we all knew that. We’re used to playing them, obviously, twice a year. They’ve had some little personal situations this season, but […]

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Vic Fangio on Ray McDonald: “I’m not involved in those decisions. I’m the defensive coordinator.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Vic Fangio’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. When you evaluated it, how did DB Jimmie Ward play in this last game against the Bears? “He played OK. Obviously, he had some tough plays there where the ball was thrown his way. Playing DB, unlike playing […]

MWD: Watch the video and then I'll discuss Solo.... - Mary

Kaepernick’s reads aren’t right

This is my Thursday column on Colin Kaepernick. When Colin Kaepernick says he sees pass coverages, does he really see pass coverages? It is the essential question about him as an NFL quarterback. The question might have seemed impertinent before Sunday night. But, at his postgame press conference, Kaepernick kept bringing up the Bears’ coverages […]

Kaep'N is emotional so is tom Brady and Peyton along with Phillip rivers john easy and Dan Marino. Nothing wrong with th... - john

Kaepernick says the NFL fined him more than $11,000 for the inappropriate language penalty

SANTA CLARA — Here’s a transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Wednesday interview, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Arizona this week, big test, divisional matchup, what are you seeing so far? “Have a great defense. We have to be ready for them.”   The referee or the official in question made a comment that he heard what you […]

Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.... - The Captain

Harbaugh: “Feel like we dodged a bullet with Vernon.”

SANTA CLARA — Here’s a transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. How’s the health of the tight end position? “Still evaluating that, but I think as we going into this week, we’ll know more as the week progresses. Feel like we dodged a bullet with [TE] Vernon [Davis]. […]

Thank you JPN for your time, your expertise, and your thorough explanation. I appreciate the clarity.... - Matt

Kaepernick misread the Bears’ coverage on the final play

On the 49ers’ final offensive play Sunday Night — the fourth-and-nine from the Bears’ 17-yard line, the incomplete pass intended for Michael Crabtree, the loud thud on the end zone grass — Colin Kaepernick claimed the Bears’ defense was in Cover 3. His exact words were, “They had Cover 3, we got the look we […]

Word selection. Grammar. Slang. Women would never say "spot on." Women would almost never use the first person plura... - Ghost

Harbaugh: “The foot on the accelerator analogy, I’m not sure exactly what you’re saying there.”

SANTA CLARA — This is a transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. When Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy was inactive for the Panthers, did that cause you guys to reevaluate DT Ray McDonald’s situation at all whether he’d play or not? “No. We didn’t compare the two situations.” […]

Hope so - on both accounts. It'll be a relief to get it over and done with either way.... - Scooter_McG

Kaepernick: “I saw the coverages. I went where I wanted to go with the ball.”

Here is a transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s post-game press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Colin, how do you evaluate your personal performance in the game? “Terrible.” Turnovers…Were you trying to do too much you think maybe? “I mean, I made the throws I wanted to but they made plays on the ball.” Your […]

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