Jim Tomsula: “About seven days before I flew back here, my mind was racing.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “First, thanks everybody, thanks for being here and I’m excited to talk about football. We can talk about the field and on-the-field and all that stuff, so I’m excited to get going that way. […]

Nice advice...From Nick the prick... - Deezybee

Colin Kaepernick: “That was the question. That’s the answer you’re going to get.”

SANTA CLARA – Here are selected quotes from Colin Kaepernick’s Friday afternoon press conference in the 49ers’ auditorium. Q: What has been the vibe as far as working with the young guys, and what have you seen the three days you’ve been here? KAEPERNICK: We’re just working, trying to get ready, trying to move in […]

Kap's answers are actually smart. Kap knows that he's the kind of guy who can shoot him self in the foot i.e. his tweet... - Dee Phiant

Anquan Boldin on the 49ers’ new coaching staff: “It’s different, for better or worse. I guess you’ll find out.”

SANTA CLARA – Here are selected quotes from Anquan Boldin’s Friday morning press conference in the 49ers’ auditorium. Q: What gives you confidence that you guys can achieve what you set out to achieve last year and the year before? BOLDIN: We still have a lot of talent in this locker room. That hasn’t changed. […]

... and so the good luck floods in and the drought is over without washing us all out to sea.... - htwaits

Vernon Davis: “Last year I had a lot of people in my ear, particularly an adviser.”

SANTA CLARA – Here are selected quotes from Vernon Davis’ Friday morning press conference in the 49ers’ auditorium. Q: For you personally, why did things last season not go the way you expected and the way everyone expected for you? DAVIS: There were a lot of factors. If you look at the season we had […]

Here's a summation of Davis's press conference; It's not my fault.... - Coffee's for Closers®

Antoine Bethea says Colin Kaepernick is doing a great job of “not telegraphing where he’s going”

SANTA CLARA – Here are selected quotes from Antoine Bethea’s Friday morning press conference in the 49ers’ auditorium. Q: Patrick Willis is gone, Justin Smith is gone, Ray McDonald is gone, but NaVorro Bowman might be back. How different is the defensive front going to look to you? BETHEA: Of course it’s going to be […]

Half the things you listed or more have to do with play calling from the coaches. How can Kaep do anything about that si... - Wilsonm73

Goodell’s actions should end tenure as commissioner

This is my Thursday column on the NFL’s suspension of Tom Brady. Roger Goodell may have fired his final bullet. On Tuesday, the Commissioner of the NFL upheld his decision to suspend New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady four games for allegedly conspiring with team equipment managers to deflate footballs in the AFC Championship game. […]

This was what I found. You have to scroll down to get to the video. http://www.vidinfo.org/video/7578021/locker-room... - cubus

49ers add Hyde, Lynch, Kilgore, Smelter and Brown to non-football injury list

The 49ers just announced they’ve added RB Carlos Hyde, OLB Aaron Lynch, WR DeAndre Smelter and OT Trent Brown to the Active/Non-Football Injury List, and G/C Daniel Kilgore to the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List. “Players placed on either list count against the 90-man roster limit and can be activated at any time prior to […]

Yes, I hope they don't run and Hyde.... - View

Is Eric Reid the best player on the 49ers defense?

Who will be the 49ers’ best defensive player in 2015? I don’t think it will be inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman. He was the Niners’ best defensive player in 2013, but I don’t expect him to play anywhere near that level just one year after missing a season due to a torn ACL and MCL. I […]

Young, for Pete's sake... - Mr. Optimist (AKA, exgolfer)

Soccer’s emergence arrives in Bay Area

This article will run Saturday in the newspaper. SAN FRANCISCO — Sergio Busquets sat at a podium in the St. Regis Hotel on Wednesday afternoon as he thought about the state of soccer in the United States. Busquets (known simply as “Sergio” to soccer fans) is one of the 15 best soccer players in the […]

Don't pick on Lebron. I've never seen him pick up the ball on a drive to the basket and sooner than the top of the key -... - htwaits

5 things to know about the 49ers before camp opens

This is my training-camp preview for the 49ers. The 49ers may be on the downswing. This offseason, they fired a top-notch coaching staff and lost almost a dozen veterans and leaders. Who will fill those voids? That’s just one key question the Niners face. Here are five more they’ll face during training camp: 1. Is […]

Not to throw too much water on that 11-5 record, but 5 of those 8 wins were by spreads of 3, 4, 3, 5 and 5 points. A FG ... - ribico

5 things to know about the Raiders before camp opens

Here’s my training-camp preview for the Raiders. The Raiders may be on the upswing. They have a quality head coach (Jack Del Rio), college football’s top offensive weapon from 2014 (Amari Cooper) and a franchise quarterback (Derek Carr). But Oakland still has a ways to go before it becomes a playoff contender. Here are five […]

Ha! Yea, some of this wildlife is high maintenance....... - Razoreater

Faces of the 49ers franchise by decade

This is my Sunday column. Face of the franchise is an intriguing concept when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have so many faces of the franchise, you have to break the faces down by decade. Let’s arbitrarily start with the 1980s when the 49ers finally came into their glory. And let’s […]

Good question. . Grant??? . . . ~ALOHA~... - KauaiRobert