Five keys to watch in 49ers’ matchup against Bucs

Will the 49ers play hard in their final home game before the bye week? Do the players still care about this season? Or have they already quit on head coach Chip Kelly? These are the questions that will determine the outcome of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Click here to read the rest of my […]

Yes Seb, Grant must be trolling you. Where else on this planet could he up with the tactics only you envision?... - Cassie Baalke

Chip Kelly on Colin Kaepernick: “The wind was a bigger factor I think in his first time out.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   With the second full week of practice that QB Colin Kaepernick has taken most of the reps, is there anything specific that you look for him to build on during the week of practice? “I think […]

Frankly that is impossible being that they happened in alternating Quarters. Teams usually change sides so unless the wi... - willtalk

Chip Kelly’s play-calling sabotaged Colin Kaepernick’s return

This is about Colin Kaepernick, Chip Kelly and cognitive dissonance. You’ve heard of cognitive dissonance. It means “mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs.” In the case of the 49ers, there are two big existing beliefs — “Chip Kelly is a good coach,” […]

Does anyone think that given Chip's intelligence, he could just scrap his college offensive playbook and dedicate the of... - Alan M

Jim O’Neil: “Obviously right now we’re not where we want to be.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Jim O’Neil’s Tuesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “Obviously right now we’re not where we want to be as a defense. But, on a positive note, I do see growth. I do see some young guys getting a lot better. I saw […]

Prime, now that he plowed into the teeth of the defense, and got less than 2 yards a carry for 8 runs, he is now injured... - sebnynah

Curtis Modkins: “Obviously Sunday wasn’t good enough.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Curtis Modkins’ Tuesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “Well, obviously Sunday wasn’t good enough and there’s a lot to go around for why it wasn’t good enough. We’ve got to work our tails off to get it fixed and that’s what we’re […]

From what I read, Tiller has graded out well. I also saw Beadles being driven back. You are right, I am not at pract... - sebnynah

Chip Kelly: “Yeah, we make adjustments in the second half.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Who’s your quarterback on Sunday? “[QB] Colin [Kaepernick]. Colin will be our quarterback against Tampa Bay. I think there are some things he did on Sunday that you can build upon. For his first extended playing […]

I imagine that situation would go down fairly similar to this: - Coffee's for Closers®

Merril Hoge on 49ers: “This offense is the problem…You have to change the coach.”

Merril Hoge, Herm Edwards and Louis Riddick just discussed the 49ers on SportsCenter. Here’s what they said. Hoge: “Here’s what I see. Let’s take a car. The car’s not running real well, and we keep rotating drivers out of it thinking it’s the driver. But really it’s the gosh-dang motor, which means it’s the system, and it’s […]

But whose idea was it to make some of the changes that were made? As bad as the GM is, it wasn't all him. It wasn't that... - lee

49ers 16, Bills 45: Grades

These are the grades for the 49ers’ 45-16 loss to the Bills. QUARTERBACK: C. Colin Kaepernick was rusty in the first half and missed a couple downfield throws he should have completed. Still, he played efficiently both on the ground and in the air before halftime. Rushed four times for 20 yards, completed 8-of-11 passes […]

Never really thought all that highly of Crabtree, gave the perception he cared more about money (greed) before his teama... - Doc

49ers @ Bills live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 6 road game against the Bills. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room. 6:55 Prediction No.1: Jeremy Kerley’s targets will diminish with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback. Kaepernick prefers throwing to big receivers, and Kerley is 5’9″. 6:56 Prediction No.2: Tight […]

No argument with how he played, but Gabbert wasn't any better which is why they went to him in the first place. I'm sim... - rocket

Five top questions facing the 49ers against Bills

We have no clue what to expect from Colin Kaepernick when he faces the Bills in Buffalo, but we know what we need to watch for. These are the top five questions facing him and the Niners this Sunday. 1. How long will Colin Kaepernick take to adjust to game speed? Click here to read […]

"He is a good bargain" You're joking right? Why didn't anybody want him in a trade?... - Dennis

Time for the 49ers to sweep out Trent Baalke

Before the season even started, we knew Trent Baalke would be the 49ers’ scapegoat if they needed one. Now they’re sinking fast, and they need one. It seems inevitable they’ll fire him by the end of the season. I say get it over with. Fire Baalke during the bye week, a week and a half […]

oneniner Hear...Hear... Well said, Baalke has given us a very good team...the depth has been swallowed up by ... - OREGONINER

Chip Kelly: “We have two similar quarterbacks. Our offense doesn’t change.”

This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   What are you expecting out of QB Colin Kaepernick in this game? Do you have any base line of where he really is once he gets on the field? “We expect, we need to move the football offensively […]

Kaepernick will not be with the 49ers next year. The 49ers and Kaepernick redid his contract this week so they will not ... - Jeff