Category Archives: Offseason camps
Interesting sight at the 49ers’ voluntary OTA this morning: the team’s new rookies, both drafted and undrafted, sitting around in T-shirts and shorts, watching the veterans practice. Mike Singletary wanted the young cats to see how an NFL practice is conducted – which explains why the team changed the original schedule and set up a veteran OTA on the same day as a rookie minicamp.
When receiver Michael Crabtree signed last season in October, he had to get ready to play a game in quick fashion. Now, he can actually learn the 49ers’ offense thoroughly at a more leisurely pace.
Running back Frank Gore does not like to come off the field. There is no urgent need for the 49ers to add a third-down back because that’s when Gore might be his best with his ability to run, catch and … Continue reading
Starting left guard David Baas had a great excuse for skipping the first day of 49ers organized team activities today. He is not under contract to the 49ers for the 2010 season. But that did not prevent him from signing … Continue reading
Something happened today that has never before happened in Alex Smith’s NFL career. When the 49ers went out to the practice field for “voluntary” organized team activities, Smith was not learning a new offensive system. Also, in a departure … Continue reading
The 49ers have scheduled two days of organized team activities. It is rare that teams use any of their allotted OTA days before the draft. But this is no ordinary draft. The 49ers believe they have a roster ready to … Continue reading
The 49ers have organized team activities scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at the club’s practice facility in Santa Rosa Clara. Coach Mike Singletary has excused himself. He will be on the road scouting with 49ers director of player personnel Trent … Continue reading
All-Pro 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is getting around on crutches following surgery last week on his right knee. Willis underwent a bursectomy – the removal of a bursa sac in his knee, the 49ers confirmed today.
The 49ers have concluded their offseason practices. The next time I’ll watch these men run around in Santa Clara will be July 30 – the first day of training camp.
Niners offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye has a little rule about his playbook. Basically, the book is not allowed to leave the building at 4949 Centennial Boulevard – for fear it might fall into the wrong hands.
Coach Mike Singletary says the 49ers are still playing catch-up to some of the elite teams in the NFL.
Undrafted rookie Kory Sheets is having some problems, and he’s not afraid to admit it.
Coach Mike Singletary was pleased with the final three practices of the week, he said, because the 49ers took the opportunity to get better every day. Today was the 49ers’ seventh consecutive day of practices.