Category Archives: 2010 NFL Scouting Combine

‘Some guy named Tebow’ works his charm

During an elongated press conference, Florida QB Tim Tebow spoke about the adjustment to his throwing mechanics. He will not feature that new motion until his March 17 pro day.   Upon the announcement, “Some guy named Tebow at podium C,” it set off a new Olympics event: Sportswriter Cross. It was every man for […]

More prospects for offensive-line upgrade

The last of the offensive linemen spoke with the media on Thursday, so we’re playing catchup. Here are some of the prospects at the position considered the 49ers’ biggest need.   * * *

How the 49ers will stack their draft board

Long before the 49ers make their two first-round selections (assuming they don’t trade up or back), the decision will already be made.   The 49ers will stack their board, in order, with the players they would select at those spots. And then the highest-rated remaining player will be the plucked from the top of the […]

Do running backs measure up for 49ers?

Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are the next group to weigh in and get measured. Those groups followed yesterday’s gaggle of offensive linemen, tight ends and specialists.

49ers own Nos. 13 and 17 choices in first round

The highly anticipated coin toss took place this morning between the Titans and Panthers at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.   Both teams wanted the Titans to win, but I have confirmed the toss did not involve a two-headed nickel. But both teams got their wish, meaning the Titans get the No. 16 slot […]

McCloughan on the record

If there’s one thing that was reinforced in speaking with 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan Thursday, it’s that he likes big players.   He likes big cornerbacks; he likes big safeties; he likes big running backs. And he does not like to make exceptions — especially with high draft picks.

Might 49ers get a change-of-pace running back?

When 49ers coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan met with the media at the NFC Scouting Combine last year, they both voiced a preference for the 49ers to add a young running back to the roster.   The 49ers did just that, as they selected running back Glen Coffee in the third round. But […]

Singletary on the record: Part Two

Here is Part Two of Mike Singletary’s media session today.   In this part, Singletary addresses how he approaches the combine, as far as weighing what’s important. He also said the 49ers’ approach does not change with Kurt Warner’s retirement and the arrival of Pete Carroll in Seattle. Singletary said he also hopes veteran tackle […]

Singletary on the record: Part One

Niners coach Mike Singletary met with the media today at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here is Part 1 of his media session with reporters:

Singletary makes strongest statement: Smith as starter in 2010

Coach Mike Singletary said he was comfortable in saying Alex Smith will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback in 2010.   Does that mean that Smith, definitively, will be the starter in 2010?   “If it’ll stop you from asking again, yes,” Singletary answered.