Category Archives: Inside the 49ers

DeSean can fill need for speed

This is my Wednesday  column. Yes, of course the 49ers should trade for Eagles’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Not even a discussion. On Tuesday, CSN Philly reported that the Eagles are shopping Jackson for a third-round pick, and that the 49ers are interested. Let me list the reasons the 49ers should make this trade: 1. […]

We'll see what happens when Kaepernick is asked to carry the load and doesn't have a top 5 defense behind him.... - Jack Hammer

Should the 49ers trade for DeSean Jackson?

According to CSN Philly, the Eagles are open to trading DeSean Jackson, the Eagles would like at least a third-round pick for him, and the 49ers have contacted the Eagles about a potential trade. Do you think the 49ers should trade for Jackson? Why or why not? - Tim

Corner is the market

This is my Monday column. Here’s what the 49ers have to do in this year’s draft. Trade up. Twice. First, for a cornerback. The 49ers lost two starting corners during free agency – Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown. The Raiders signed Brown and the Niners cut Rogers. Tramaine Brock and Chris Culliver are the best […]

Grant, I get part of your logic here in making the big trades but not this mostly deep draft class. I am going to agree... - BruceZ

New 49ers mock draft

I’m keeping this mock draft short and sweet. Pick 30: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State. The 49ers will take the best slot cornerback available. If Roby is gone, Jason Verrett will be the pick. Kyle Fuller also is an option, but it seems doubtful he will last until the 30th pick. Pick 56: Paul Richardson, WR, […]

Richardson is like desean Jackson fast small and has a strong attitude they should take desean and him and they'll be un... - taelon

Baalke plays it cool

This is my Friday column on Trent Baalke. After Day 1 of free agency, I thought the 49ers’ moves were weak. Not bad, but weak. Trent Baalke didn’t really do anything. He cut Carlos Rogers, let Donte Whitner leave and replaced him with an older, cheaper safety – Antoine Bethea – traded a sixth-round pick […]

The silence of Allen leads me to believe he's decided to call it a career....... - Razoreater

Report: Chris Cook agrees to one-year deal with 49ers

Chris Cook has agreed to a one-year deal with the 49ers, according to the Sacramento Bee. Cook is the second cornerback the 49ers have signed to a one-year contract this week. Eric Wright agreed to a one-year deal with the Niners on Tuesday. If Cook makes the team, he probably would compete with Chris Culliver […]

Like the Cook signing. It's a minimum deal, only $730k against the cap, he's relatively young and he provides good compe... - Jack Hammer

Jonathan Martin: “I actually just finished reading the story of Odysseus once he leaves the Trojan War.”

Jonathan Martin just had his first conference call as a 49er. Here is a transcript. Q: Was this the best-case scenario for you to continue your career? MARTIN: Absolutely. I think it worked out great, once again playing for Coach Harbaugh, once again being in the Bay Area, playing for a winning franchise, a team […]

Thanks for taking the time to explain!... - George

CB or WR with the first pick?

My gut tells me Trent Baalke will draft a cornerback, not a wide receiver, with his first pick in the upcoming draft. What does your gut tell you? I don’t think any CB in this draft, other than Darqueze Dennard and Justin Gilbert, is worth a first-round pick. Maybe Baalke can trade down a few […]

Yes, we should bundle some picks and trade up. We'll need to cut from the roster as it is and have a couple of *last* ye... - Checkdown

Raiders flop at free agency

This is my Wednesday column. WARNING: This is a Raiders column. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. You’ve got to wait on Raiders’ general manager Reggie McKenzie, give him a chance. Don’t judge him on his first two horrible seasons. Those weren’t his fault. He had to tear down Al Davis’ mess. You […]

And only counts 590k towards the cap.... - SactoGreg

49ers trade for Johnathan Martin

The Miami Dolphins just tweeted that they have traded OT Johnathan Martin to the 49ers. The Dolphins will receive a seventh-round pick from the Niners in 2015 in Martin makes the Niners’ opening-day roster in 2014, according to CBS Sports. In a way, you saw this one coming. The Dolphins wanted to trade Martin. Martin […]

Houston, I turned it into a fight? Have you read your posts? I play golf once or twice a month. The "ex" in exgolf... - exgolfer

My thoughts on Gabbert

I am not a Blaine Gabbert fan at all. He hardly ever threw the ball downfield in college. He was a system guy who threw bubble screens, smoke routes and other quick passes. At Missouri, he completed just 30 percent of his passes that traveled more than 15 yards downfield. Obviously, Gus Bradley saw enough […]

Downside: We now have Blaine Gabbert!!... - LynnieD

Report: 49ers trade for Gabbert

Adam Schefter just reported that the 49ers have traded a sixth-round pick for Blaine Gabbert. Here is a quote from Trent Baalke: ““We thought highly of Blaine as an early entry into the 2011 NFL Draft. He is a high-character individual that will be given every opportunity to develop within our system and we are […]

BTW - I'd be willing to discuss a trade for mine in exchange for the right to know who actually calls the plays for the ... - Whine Country