The good and not so good from the 49ers’ 2nd OTA of 2016

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood to me during the 49ers’ second open practice of OTAs. THE GOOD 1. CB Jimmie Ward. Started at right cornerback and stayed there all practice. Did not cover the slot. Covered Quinton Patton most of practice and shut him down. Patton caught zero passes during team drills. The only […]

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Assessing the 49ers’ and Raiders’ expected returns from the 2016 draft

When Trent Baalke daydreams about the 49ers’ 2016 draft class, what does he hope to get from the players he took? Which former players’ careers does Baalke wish his draft picks will emulate? Here are my best guesses. And remember, I’m trying to think like Baalke. DeForest Buckner: Calais Campbell. Interior rushers who could average […]

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Gabbert: “Being a quarterback, you have to be the leader. You’ve got to be the vocal guy on the football team.”

SANTA CLARA – Blaine Gabbert spoke to a group of reporters in the media room after Tuesday’s OTA. Here are selected quotes from that group interview. Q: You’re learning new receivers and you’re also learning a new system. What’s that balance like for you? GABBERT: It makes it fun. This is my sixth system in […]

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Jed York made Tim Kawakami buy dinner for York and his wife at the French Laundry in 2014

On a recent podcast, San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami shared an outrageous story involving him, Jed York, Jed York’s wife and a $2,100 dinner bill from the French Laundry. To hear the story, skip to the 27-minute mark below. UPDATE: The 49ers released the following statement on York’s behalf to Pro Football Talk: […]

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The good and not so good from the 49ers’ first OTA of 2016

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me at the 49ers’ first open practice of the Chip-Kelly Era. STARTING LINEUPS OFFENSE LWR: Dres Anderson (Quinton Patton for the first couple of plays, then no more Patton). RWR: Torrey Smith SLOT: Bruce Ellington TE: Garrett Celek LT: Joe Staley LG: Zane Beadles C: Daniel Kilgore […]

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49ers 2016 player predictions

Here’s who I predict will win the following distinctions in 2016. Please leave your predictions as well. 49ers Offensive MVP: RB Carlos Hyde. Hyde is by far the best skill player on the offense. He’ll win this award if he stays healthy for at least half of the season. 49ers Defensive MVP: LOLB Aaron Lynch. […]

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Joe Montana on Colin Kaepernick: “He’s a quiet person. He doesn’t share a lot. He doesn’t talk to a lot of the guys.”

Check out what Joe Montana said about Colin Kaepernick on SI Now.   Q: Is it tough to watch when the quarterback and the front office are not on the same page? How big of a setback can that be for a team? MONTANA: “That’s usually the leader of the team in most cases, and […]

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The 49ers’ best and worst draft picks of 2016

Now that we’ve had a couple of weeks to think about the draft, which 49ers picks do you think were their best and which were their worst? Here’s my list. Best picks 1. Jeff Driskel, QB, Round 6, Pick 207 Thirteen teams drafted quarterbacks before the Niners took Jeff Driskel, and at least six of […]

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