49ers run defense has problems

This is my Friday column. You can dismiss how easily the Ravens’ offensive line pushed around the 49ers’ front seven Thursday night. You can rationalize the Niners giving up 237 rushing yards by pointing out they had only six healthy defensive linemen, and Justin Smith and Aldon Smith and Ray McDonald and Patrick Willis didn’t […]

Good writeup Grant, I too am worried about our run D and the problems it can potentially create through the rest of the... - matt

49ers @ Ravens preseason live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers’ preseason game against the Ravens. I will update this with information and analysis from my living room. 4:34 The 49ers will receive the opening kickoff. 4:37 Bruce Ellington is the starting kick returner. He runs the opening kick to the 49ers’ 27. 4:39 Carlos Hyde explodes up […]

Who is this QB Davis on the Rams, color me impressed.... - Mary

Projected second-team lineup

Here is my projected second-team lineup for tonight’s preseason game against the Ravens: OFFENSE X: Chuck Jacobs LT: Carter Bykowski LG: Al Netter C: Daniel Kilgore RG: Joe Looney RT: Jonathan Martin TE: Vance McDonald Slot: Bruce Ellington Z: David Reed FB: Will Tukuafu RB: Jewel Hampton QB: Blaine Gabbert DEFENSE LDT: Tank Carradine NT: […]

The Hyde - Miller duo looks good so far.... - MidWestDynasty

Projected starting lineup

Here is my projected starting lineup for tonight’s preseason game against the Ravens: OFFENSE X: Stevie Johnson LT: Joe Staley LG: Mike Iupati C: Daniel Kilgore RG: Joe Looney RT: Jonathan Martin TE: Vernon Davis Slot: Anquan Boldin Z: Quinton Patton FB: Bruce Miller RB: Carlos Hyde QB: Colin Kaepernick DEFENSE LDT: Tony Jerod-Eddie NT: […]

Reports from those at the game have Boldin and Johnson as lining up with starting offense and Purcell at NT with startin... - Jack Hammer

49ers preseason opener — what to watch

This is my Wednesday column previewing the 49ers’ preseason opener. The 49ers play their first game of the exhibition season Thursday evening in Baltimore. This game won’t reveal much about the starters – they will play only a series or two. This game will reveal things about the backups and the coaches. Here’s what you […]

Thanks! . Too bad. . I thought this kid could turn out to be a real find. . . . *ALOHA*... - KauaiRobert

49ers training camp receiving stats

Here are my unofficial receiving stats through the first 11 training camp practices for those of you who are interested and those of you who are not interested. These stats come from the 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team drills. Anquan Boldin: 43 catches/52 targets/1 drop Quinton Patton: 37 catches/45 targets/3 drops (10 practices) David Reed: 32 […]

Funny how Grant is the only writer who bashes Stevie Johnson while everyone else has been praising his play... - Raymond Pajas

Vance McDonald drops just one pass Tuesday morning

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers had a light, leisurely practice in shorts and shells for about an hour and 45 minutes Tuesday morning. Here’s what stood out to me. THE GOOD 1. Colin Kaepernick. Attempted just 13 passes during team drills, but completed 10 including three touchdown passes: one to Anquan Boldin, one Stevie Johnson […]

My pleasure.... - Grant Cohn

Colin Kaepernick says Quinton Patton is “a great route runner.”

SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick was interviewed by Bay Area reporters next to the 49ers’ practice field Tuesday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. staff.   What are some of the things that you hope to get out of an exhibition game like this? “We get to see where we’re at […]

And therein lies the key word: winning QB. I never liked the guy but he did win a lot of games. He wasn't about flash bu... - Neal

Greg Roman says George Whitfield “communicates at a high level.”

SANTA CLARA — Greg Roman was interviewed by Bay Area reporters in the 49ers’ auditorium Tuesday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. staff. Opening comments: “Good morning. That’s a pretty nice picture of Ronnie Lott out there. What a warrior, what a competitor. We’ve got quite a few of them, too. […]

Good Lord I hope he's kidding about playing Frankie.... - Coffee's for Closers®

Jim Harbaugh says Quinton Patton likes to practice and likes to make tough catches

SANTA CLARA — This is what Jim Harbaugh said in the 49ers’ auditorium Monday afternoon. How was the energy for practice in front of crowds? “Good. It was good. Tried to slow them down a little bit especially at the beginning of practice, be in control. New grass surface, and want our guys to get […]

I actually have opinions. Yes, that is the highest virtue in life, merely to have opinions. Not informed opin... - claude balls

Chris Cook explains what makes Quinton Patton hard to cover

SANTA CLARA — Chris Cook was interviewed by Bay Area reporters outside of the 49ers’ locker room Monday afternoon. Here’s what he said about Quinton Patton. Q: What makes Quinton Patton hard to cover? COOK:  He’s good with his stems and at the line he gives you a lot of shake. As a corner, you […]

Censor must be taking a break.... - nomaldedo

Chris Cook intercepts two, Quinton Patton catches eight

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me during Monday afternoon’s padded practice in Levi’s Stadium. THE GOOD 1. Chris Cook. His biggest weakness is defending the deep pass and he picked off two of those today. First he picked off a deep pass intended for Devon Wylie (Josh Johnson threw it), and then […]

I knew the knock on JMartin was lack of strength at point of attack, but I'd hoped he was a sound technician in pass blo... - Brotha Tuna