Category Archives: Inside the 49ers

Five key questions for the 49ers

This is my Sunday article on the 49ers. For the 49ers, training camp is about becoming the best. Second place isn’t good enough anymore. Enough with second place. Win the Super Bowl before the window of opportunity closes. With that in mind, here are five key questions the 49ers will face in training camp. 1. […]

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Five key questions for the Raiders

This is my Sunday article on the Raiders. 49ers’ fans — feel free to skip this. For the Raiders, training camp is about becoming mediocre. The Raiders have been plain bad since Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen took over in 2012. Back-to-back 4-and-12 seasons. Win one, lose three. That pattern needs to end this year. […]

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Report: Aldon Smith sentenced to serve in work crew for DUI

Friday afternoon, the Santa Clara County Superior Court sentenced Aldon Smith to serve 11 days in a work crew. Starting July 28, Smith will work every Monday for 11 Mondays in a row. Smith also was placed on probation for three years. In light of this, how many games do you think the NFL will […]

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49ers sign Staley to a 2-year extension

The 49ers just announced that Joe Staley, who already was signed through 2017, has signed a two-year extension through 2019. Here’s a written statement from Trent Baalke: “In today’s NFL, it is rare for a player to play his entire career with one team. With this extension, Joe will likely be a 49er for life.  […]

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The 49ers’ new X-factor

Of all the new additions to the 49ers this offseason, which addition do you think will have the biggest impact on the team next season, and why? Here is a list of names to choose from: Stevie Johnson Brandon Lloyd Jonathan Martin Chris Cook Antoine Bethea Blaine Gabbert Josh Johnson Jimmie Ward Carlos Hyde Marcus […]

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Does Graham’s deal affect Davis’ holdout?

The Saints signed tight end Jimmy Graham Tuesday morning to a four-year, $40 million contract, $21 million guaranteed. What effect, if any, do you expect Graham’s deal to have on Vernon Davis’ holdout?

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A’s at the break, 5 up and 5 down

This is my Tuesday column on the A’s. WARNING: This is a baseball column. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. Before the All-Star break the A’s won 59 games, most in the majors. And the A’s outscored opponents by 145 runs, the best pre-All-Star-break run differential since 1940. Hot dog! Thing is, the […]

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Giants at the break, 5 up 5 down

This is my Monday column on the Giants. WARNING: This is a baseball column. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. It’s the All-Star break, meaning it’s time to make sense of the Giants, the best team in baseball during April and May and one of the worst teams in baseball since June. Are […]

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Best and worst coaching performances of the Harbaugh Era

The five best coaching performances of the Jim-Harbaugh Era: 1. 49ers 45, Packers 31; NFC Divisional Playoff; January 12, 2013; Candlestick: Perfect offensive game plan, perfect defensive game plan. The Packers’ defense couldn’t handle anything the 49ers’ offense did, especially the read-option. And the Packers’ offense couldn’t handle the 49ers’ blitzes and stunts. 2. 49ers 32, […] - MidWestDynasty

Giants tuning out reality

This is my Thursday column on the Giants. WARNING: This is a baseball column. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. SAN FRANCISCO – Scott Kazmir and Tim Hudson were free agents last offseason. Giants’ general manager Brian Sabean signed Hudson, the 38-year-old right hander, instead of Kazmir, the 30-year-old lefty. Oops. The A’s […]

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NFL starters on the hot seat

Which NFL players will lose their starting jobs next season? I’ll kick off the discussion. 1. Geno Smith. Mike Vick is the better quarterback and Rex Ryan’s job is on the line. The Jets will lose a few games early in the season and Ryan will bench Smith for Vick. 2. Matt Schaub. He won’t […]

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These A’s are Beane’s best

This is my Wednesday column on the A’s. WARNING: This is a baseball column. Forty-Niners fans, feel free to skip this. Should we care that the A’s have six All-Stars this season – seven including Jeff Samardzija – and the best record in baseball? Is this the year they finally win the World Series? Or […]

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