Top 5 49er storylines

This is Grant Cohn, but some people call me Iggy. You can call me whatever you’d like. I’m your new 49ers blogger. I’ll be reporting and tweeting every day from training camp in Santa Clara as soon as it opens, whenever that may be. Until then, I’ll join Bob Padecky and Phil Barber in providing you with some blogging snack food to whet your appetite for the upcoming NFL season….

July 24, 2011

Gore up middle. Gore up middle. And then …

The Mike Singletary day-after-game press conference today was another fascinating look into his mindset as he tries to figure out – quite openly – how to handle the media, the referees and other aspects of his job in his second full season. But we’ve discussed Singletary a fair amount in the past week, so I’ll leave that for the newspaper. As far as other issues …

September 21, 2010

Subtle Smith tweaks play-calling

He didn’t use expletives, exclamation points, or all capital letters. But Alex Smith subtly seemed to agree with fans who have questioned the play-calling of Niners offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye. Smith effectively dinked-and-dunked on the Seahawks in the first quarter, completing 9 of 10 passes for 81 yards. But Seattle, which was already crowding the line to stop Frank Gore, eventually adjusted to the short-passing game, which almost never stopped.

September 13, 2010