Giants’ arms fuel sweep, but does this staff have legs?

This is my Friday column. SAN FRANCISCO — Technically, Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell won Thursday’s game against the Dodgers with an RBI single down the third-base line in the bottom of the 10th. The final score was 3-2. Technically, Joe Panik won Wednesday’s game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. […]

I see it as negative. Is it reporting to write what is already known? I think not. Reporting is about bringing news t... - Matt

49ers 2015 mock draft 5.0

Here is my latest attempt to predict which picks the 49ers will make in the upcoming draft. Round 1, pick No. 15: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas To replace Justin Smith, the 49ers take the best 3-technique defensive tackle available, maybe the best 3-technique in the entire draft. Brown made 15 tackles for loss in 13 […]

Yeah, I've been on the Bonner bandwagon for a few months - I really like his pocket presence and awareness. Worth a late... - Scooter_McG

49ers 2015 schedule and game-by-game predictions

The 49ers just annouced their 2015 schedule. Here it is: Week 1: Monday, September 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings — 7:20 p.m. PT on ESPN. Grant’s projection: Win. The Vikings have no chance if they trade running back Adrian Peterson. Week 2: Sunday, September 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers — 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX. Grant’s projection: Loss. Who on the […]

Cubus, Exactly right, we don't know. Just as we don't know if the new coaching staff can get more out of the offense.... - exgolfer

HBO’s Harbaugh profile an exercise in sensationalism

This is my Tuesday column on HBO’s feature about Jim Harbaugh. I know you want to hear more about Alex Boone calling Jim Harbaugh “clinically insane.” Everybody knows that stuff already. I’ll get back to that in a minute. Tuesday night, HBO is airing a snap shot of Jim Harbaugh’s return to the University of […]

HTW, LOL, literally. That was funny.... - Exgolfer

Bob St. Clair dies

San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair died today in Santa Rosa after suffering complications from a broken hip. He was 84. St. Clair was born in San Francisco. He went to San Francisco’s Polytechnic High School and the University of San Francisco before playing his entire professional career (1953 to 1963) with […] - MWNiner

Heart issues a core problem facing NFL

This is my Monday column on heart disease in the NFL. Three hundred and thirty-five-pound San Francisco 49ers guard Thomas Herrion died at his locker after a preseason game on Aug. 20, 2005. He had heart disease. He was 23. Eleven years before Herrion died, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health examined 7,000 […]

Bar None, that would be ideal. Thinking out loud, given this roster, what would make a difference? -- The biggest diff... - George

49ers 2015 mock draft 4.0

These are the picks the 49ers should make in the upcoming draft. Round 1. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma Huge wide receiver who moves and creates separation like a small wide receiver. And even when he doesn’t create separation, he’s open, because he’s 6-5. He can catch passes over cornerbacks’ heads. He has the talent to […]

B2W, They may not make the playoffs, but Boone better have an Pro-Bowl year. After all, climbing down from the mountain... - AES

Warriors have the answers for playoff challenges — even the Spurs

This is my Sunday column. Bring on the Spurs already. Forget the Grizzlies, the Blazers, the Clippers, the Rockets, the Pelicans — not one of them has a realistic shot to eliminate the Warriors in the playoffs. We’ve seen enough to say that with certainty. The Warriors earned home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, and their […]

As good as the Warriors are you can not trust a jump shooting team in the playoffs. The adage live by the three die by t... - BOS49er

49ers need talent, not good manners

This is my Saturday column. Let your general manager do his job, Jed. You keep saying you want to win with class, as if you know what it takes to win in the first place. As if winning is a given and what matters is the players’ moral standing. You should make yourself the general […]

Interesting....... - Razoreater

Vernon Davis: “I didn’t even know that was Colin. No, seriously, he was working on his drop back.”

SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick, Vernon Davis, Antoine Bethea and Jim Tomsula answered questions in the 49ers’ media room Friday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Head coach Jim Tomsula, just tell us about the start of the offseason program and sort of the vibe in the building that […]

I hope we can say that about Vernon since he too the year off last season.... - Neal

49ers mock draft: Thinking like Trent Baalke

These aren’t necessarily the picks I would make. These are the picks I think Trent Baalke will make. Round 1. Danny Shelton, NT, Washington. Baalke likes to build from the inside out. Every player he has drafted in Round 1 primarily plays in the middle of the field (except A.J. Jenkins). Shelton is a nose […]

He might no be good enough to cover anyone.... - Neal

49ers’ top 5 draft needs

Here is my Saturday column. The NFL draft is less than one month away. It’s time to take stock of the 49ers’ needs. They have an awful lot. I count 10 — wide receiver, tight end, running back, backup quarterback, offensive line, left defensive end, backup outside linebacker, “Mike” inside linebacker, cornerback and backup safety. […]

Grant Very well written...take a look at both the Eagles and Chiefs roster before and after FA, and you'll see just h... - OREGONINER