Trent, Trent, and Jim’s football symposium

SANTA CLARA – The first morning practice of the Niners’ training camp started today at 9:15 a.m, but the earliness didn’t deter a slew of famous spectators from showing up. Dashon Goldson walked out to the field around 11 a.m. wearing a San Francisco Giants hat with an orange bill. Players and coaches greeted him on the sideline with hugs. Former Pro-Bowl fullback Lorenzo Neal knelt next to me the…

August 9, 2011

Good day for quarterbacks

SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh called today’s practice the “best practice of training camp so far.” Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick both threw two touchdowns and just one poor pass apiece. On the poor ones, Smith had a ball tipped at the line of scrimmage that was almost intercepted, and Kaepernick didn’t lead Ronald Johnson enough on a crossing route, so cornerback Cory Nelms almost caught the ball instead. Other…

August 8, 2011

Singletary knows how to read the room

Mike Singletary was immensely popular in the locker room when the 49ers hired him full-time as head coach at the end of last season.   And Singletary has mostly remained a very popular coach among the players. But in recent weeks, his popularity rating inside the locker room began to drop. Guess who was the first to recognize that?   Mike Singletary, of course.

December 2, 2009