Category Archives: Player-by-player reviews

A look at all 53 from 49ers’ loss in Seattle

There were a lot of plays to dissect from the 49ers’ 20-17 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, but we’ll go behind the scenes to pay particular attention to two critical third-down pass plays late in the game.   Third-and-4 from Seattle 16 with 3:06 remaining, 49ers down by 3: With the naked eye, it […]

Tracking all 53 from 49ers’ win over Jaguars

Now that life has slowed down just a bit, we return to our regularly scheduled 49ers recap program.   It’s back . . . the 49ers’ 53-Man Review from their 20-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Candlestick Park:

Breakdown of the 49ers’ four back-breaking turnovers

This game was all about turnovers. Quarterback Alex Smith threw three interceptions and lost one fumble. The Titans did not turn it over. Not surprisingly, the 49ers lost 34-27.   “It’s very obvious what happened,” coach Mike Singletary said. “I’m sure there are a lot of other things you could come up with as to […]

Why 49ers didn’t spread it out, and a look at O-line’s play

When I asked Mike Singletary yesterday why the 49ers did not employ the shotgun/spread in the second half (other than third-and-long situations) after having success with it at the end of the first half, I did not fully understand his answer.   He spoke in vague terms about the coaches not having exposure to the […]

Player review with a little bit of myth-busting

I’m working from home today. The kids have missed several days of school, and I’ve felt better. So I figured it would be best to just be quarantined here for the day.   I quickly re-watched the 49ers’ game Sunday against the Texans to provide the 49ers’ 53-man report. But, first, I’d like to dispel […]

Every-49er review from Falcons game

Tight end Vernon Davis said he’ll take time this week to watch film, get in a couple workouts and travel back home to the DC area. Then, he’ll meet up with his brother and Dolphins cornerback, Vontae. The Dolphins are also on the bye week, which I should’ve known before I asked Vernon if he’d get a […]

Every-49er review of win over Rams

Before we get to the every-player review from the 49ers’ 35-0 victory over the Rams, we’re going to check in with a perspective from St. Louis.   I spoke with Jim Thomas, the Rams beat reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, to get his thoughts on the 49ers before he caught his red-eye flight back […]

Recap of Week 2 performances

Frank Gore did something Sunday that only Hall of Famer Barry Sanders has done. That’s some pretty good company.   Gore scored on running plays of 79 and 80 yards. Only Sanders has scored on TD runs of 75 yards or more in the same game in the history of the NFL. What made it […]

Recap of Week 1 performances

The 49ers’ pass rush and secondary were the main reasons the 49ers left Arizona on Sunday with a 20-16 season-opening victory.

Breaking down every 49ers player

Breaking down every 49ers player   Here’s the player-by-player rundown of the 49ers’ roster from their 21-20 exhibition-game victory over the Raiders on Saturday night at Candlestick Park. Thankfully, I completed this at a somewhat-reasonable hour.

49ers: Player-by-player recap

49ers: Player-by-player recap   Here’s the all-80 man review from the 49ers’ 17-16 victory over the Denver Broncos in the exhibition opener Friday night at Candlestick Park.