SEATTLE — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the NFC Championship between the 49ers and Seahawks. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. 3:38 The 49ers win the toss and defer. 3:41 Touchback. Dawson kicks it past the end zone. 3:42 First play, Russell Wilson play […]
SEATTLE — This is the live blog for the pregame of the NFC Championship between the 49ers and Seahawks. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. 2:15 The 49ers’ inactives are Eric Wright, Derek Carrier, Nick Moody, Ryan Seymour, Quinton Dial, Joe Looney and Jon Baldwin. The Seahawks’ inactives are […]
The 49ers beat the Panthers by 13 points in Charlotte last week. I expect the 49ers will beat the Seahawks by 9 points in Seattle on Sunday. The 49ers seem to always score 23 points. 23 minus 9 is 14. So I’m saying the final score will be 49ers 23, Seahawks 14.
This is my Sunday column on what makes Jim Harbaugh a good head coach. SEATTLE — Serious question — what makes Jim Harbaugh a good head coach? Clearly, he is a good coach. His record reflects that. More than three wins for every loss as a head coach in the NFL. But Harbaugh doesn’t call […]
I wrote a column this week on the NFL catching up to the Seahawks offensive coordinator’s tendencies. In the interest of balance, I want to share a tendency I’ve noticed about the 49ers’ offense, although I don’t think the NFL has caught up to it. Since Michael Crabtree returned Week 13, he has received 15 […]
SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Michael Crabtree’s Thursday press conference courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. What was your reaction in March when you found out that Anquan Boldin was traded to the 49ers? “I got some help. You know, a lot of guys left. I am pretty much the only […]
SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of NaVorro Bowman’s Thursday press conference courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. How much of RB Marshawn Lynch’s running comes out of the nickel when it’s just a front six that he’ll be running against? “I think that’s where the game comes down to, if they can […]
SANTA CLARA — Here is a transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Thursday press conference courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Will LB Ahmad Brooks be able to practice today? What’s his status? “Feeling better today. Had a little bug.” Was he able to go in the walk through? “Yes.” I know it was […]
SANTA CLARA — Here is the transcript of Greg Roman’s Thursday press conference courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “For those of you that are here, great to be back in the Championship Game again. We’ve got a tough opponent. You don’t get here by accident. So, love how our players are […]
SANTA CLARA — Here is a transcript of Vic Fangio’s Thursday press conference courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. How did CB Carlos Rogers look to you during yesterday’s practice? “He did fine in yesterday’s practice. He took part in about half of it, opened up a few times, looked good running and then […]
Rich Gannon told me something that was only tangentially related to the story I was calling about, but highly pertinent to the 49ers’ chances at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
This is my Wednesday column on the Seahawks’ passing game. Don’t blame Russell Wilson. People say the Seahawks’ passing game is spiraling counter-clockwise down the toilet because Wilson is in a slump. No. It might be more accurate to say that Darrell Bevell, the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator, is in a slump. “His passing game appears […]
SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh spoke in the 49ers’ media tent Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department. In talking to people about this game there are some people and I guess a lot of fans that believe there is some lingering animosity between you and Seahawks head coach […]
SANTA CLARA — Anquan Boldin spoke in the 49ers’ media tent Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. The Seahawks defensive backs play a very physical style. Everybody knows that. Do you and your teammates have a sense at this point what will be called and not called? “You […]