Five questions

Please explain your answers to the following five questions: 1. More likely to play for the Niners in 2016, Vernon Davis or Anquan Boldin? 2. Over/under 10 sacks for Aldon Smith in 2015? 3. More rushing yards in 2015, Carlos Hyde or Frank Gore? 4. Will the 49ers extend nose tackle Ian Williams’ contract before […]

Well I hate to be lazy, but I fall in with Scooters responses 100% so no need to restate the same things.... - rocket

Who will start at cornerback for the 49ers in 2015?

One of the 49ers’ starting cornerbacks next season will be Tramaine Brock. That’s obvious. Who do you think the other starting cornerback should be, and why? Who should start opposite Brock Week 1? Please explain your answer.

Certainly Tarkenton should be in the conversation. He was a phenomenal QB. But, he was good for 15 yards per game rush... - Eddie D

Warriors have draft opportunity to make another splash

This is my NBA Draft preview for the Warriors. The Warriors should make a trade on draft night Thursday. Call it a blockbuster trade. And they might, according to Scott Howard-Cooper of “I’m hearing the Warriors are exploring the possibility of trading UP. Target Unknown.” Howard-Cooper tweeted Wednesday. Then he followed up with the […]

the reports I've seen / heard indicate the W's want to add a shooter to the second unit. Barnes is 23, is improving, ... - Exgolfer

Tim Lincecum keeping spot in rotation is a non-starter

This is my Tuesday column. What a fall. We thought Tim Lincecum was a future Hall of Famer. A lock. Now he’s not even a lock to stay in the Giants’ starting rotation. Far from it. The man twice won the Cy Young Award by the age of 25 and threw a 95-mph fastball. He […] Last year's Giants insight. Grant is ... - PNWfish

49ers know questions, but can they find answers?

This is my Sunday column. Remember dead week in college before finals? This is dead six weeks for the San Francisco 49ers. They have the next month and a half off to prepare for the exam that will make or break their 2015 season. What questions will be on that test when the Niners arrive […]

Ya, my number 1 question is definitely about Bowman and Smith. Those two guys have to be effective to give the 49ers a c... - American Sports Legacy

Bad free throw shooters deserve no special exemption

The text of my Saturday column runs below. This is about entertainment value, moral obligation and the Hack-a-Shaq. Well-meaning, powerful people want to outlaw the Hack-a-Shaq in the NBA — intentionally fouling a horrendous free-throw shooter because he probably will miss one or both of the 15-foot set shots from the charity stripe. “To me, […]

I think I recall someone years ago asking Shaq why he found free throws so difficult and his reasons were that the ball ... - KauaiRobert

Report: 49ers interested in guard Evan Mathis

The 49ers are interested in free agent Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis, according to John Clatyon of ESPN. Mathis played the past two seasons under Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly, whose running game features zone blocking. Mathis was one of the best zone blockers in the NFL. The past few seasons under head coach […]

LOL. Ol Tommy boy sure is a hoot. He is a legend in his own mind. I have yet to read some insightful cogent knowledge, i... - sebnynah

49ers picking up the pace on offense

This is my Saturday column. SANTA CLARA The 49ers have a brand new offense. The old one was the slowest in the NFL, and not just during plays when they lumbered around the grass. They were slow between plays, too. They couldn’t even get plays off. The Niners led the league in delay-of-game penalties each […]

ex, We are just going round and round now. Ultimately we see things differently and that isn't going to change anyti... - rocket

49ers putting footwork back in Kaepernick’s game

This is my Friday column. SANTA CLARA Forty-Niners offensive coordinator Geep Chryst thinks of Colin Kaepernick in terms of Stephen Curry. “If you were to say the reason why Curry is a great 3-point shooter is because his feet are exactly 8 inches apart when he shoots the ball, that may be true in a […]

Pocket? What pocket?... - sebnynah

Jaquiski Tartt picks off Colin Kaepernick during 2-minute drill, plus more from 49ers minicamp

SANTA CLARA Here are the highlights from Day 2 of the 49ers’ minicamp. THE GOOD 1. Jaquiski Tartt, free safety. The 49ers’ ended practice with a 2-minute drill – first-team offense vs. first-team defense, second-team offense versus second-team defense, etc. Each offense had 1:29 and one timeout to score from the defense’s 35-yard line. So, […]

Grant, I've been saying that your training camp reports are usually some of your best work. keep it up. the funny th... - allforfunnplay

Jim Tomsula on the 49ers’ offensive play-calling: “We have cut down verbiage.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. First off, how’s LB Aldon Smith’s foot? Is it minor? “He got it stepped on. He had it stepped on earlier in OTAs. So, then he got banged again yesterday, that’s all. It’s aggravated. We’re not going […]

Tomsula is correcting past mistakes. The up tempo offense is like a breath of fresh air to me. No more DOG penalties, wh... - sebnynah

The good and not so good from Day 1 of 49ers’ minicamp

SANTA CLARA Here are the highlights from the 49ers’ first day of minicamp. THE GOOD 1. Colin Kaepernick rolling out. The 49ers called almost as many rollout passes as pocket passes during Tuesday’s practice. The rollout and play-action waggle seem to be a staples of the new offense, unlike the past few years under Jim […]

Oregon, No I'm not trying to elevate Kap. I don't have to, the performance on the field tells you all you need to kn... - rocket