Constructing a mock draft is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces have to fit. I’m having a difficult time with one player in particular: Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Before the trade that shipped Donovan McNabb to Washington, I had Clausen going to Mike Shanahan with the No. 4 pick. Conceivably, he could […]
The 49ers have three quarterbacks on the roster. They will add a fourth at some point during or after the draft. But if the current pecking order — 1) Alex Smith; 2) David Carr; and 3) Nate Davis – is changed in any way, it will be significant.
Veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb is on the trade block, in case you haven’t heard. He is the subject of rampant speculation. Many believe all the 49ers need is solid quarterback play to be among the contenders in the NFC. But there are no indications the 49ers are interested in acquiring McNabb from the Eagles. […]
Quarterback Alex Smith was given a vote of confidence from the 49ers team president this week when Jed York declared, “Alex is our guy.” York made his remarks a couple weeks after the 49ers attempted to strengthen their quarterback position with the free-agent signing of David Carr, whom the 49ers awarded a contract very […]
Alex Smith is making huge strides in the minds of the 49ers’ decision-makers toward entrenching himself as the starting quarterback in 2010. But there are plenty of folks who liked what they saw from rookie Nate Davis in the exhibition season. Just to refresh, Davis showed a certain knack for playing the position after being […]
If you listen to coach Mike Singletary and offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye speak about Alex Smith, you never hear any mention about a need for the quarterback to improve his physical skills. But there are other issues on which the coaching staff seems to focus. On Monday, Singletary said, “Alex is such a humble […]
Niners offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye speaks with the media every Thursday. Today, he let it be known exactly where he stands as it pertains to the question about the 49ers’ quarterback of the future. Raye has been very impressed with Alex Smith’s play in the 4 ½ games in which he has been the […]
With six games remaining in the 49ers’ season, there are a lot of significant issues that face the team. Playoffs? OK, the 49ers have a 4-6 record. It’s silly to even talk about the playoffs of this point. The first big question that must be answered before the 49ers head into the offseason: […]
The two quarterbacks are forever linked. After 4 ½ seasons in the NFL, the past three weeks are the only times they have both been starters for their respective teams at the same time. On Sunday, the 49ers face the Packers in a game with huge NFC playoff implications. The time seemed right to […]
Tight end Delanie Walker has just four catches for 68 yards on the season, but he’s not complaining. “As long as Vernon (Davis) is ballin’, I’m happy,” Walker said during our podcast.
Coach Mike Singletary is scheduled for his usual Monday press conference around noon today, and I expect him to announce Alex Smith as the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Colts.
Coach Mike Singletary placed most of the blame on the 49ers’ offensive line when asked about the struggles in the passing game the day after the team’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. But today during his opening remarks to the media, Singletary expressed for the first time that he expects better play from Shaun Hill. Might this […]
Davis would be fourth option Rookie quarterback Nate Davis might be in serious competition for the 49ers’ No. 3 job with veteran Damon Huard, but there is little doubt Davis he would be Mike Singletary’s fourth option to enter a regular-season game.
Martz: Alex Smith needs to move on Two former NFL head coaches with 49ers ties addressed the team’s quarterback situation in a national conference call this morning.