NFL needs better QBs — here’s a way to get it done

The NFL needs to do a better job of developing quarterbacks. In 1983, NFL quarterbacks averaged 7.18 yards per pass attempt. Thirty-three years later, after the league made numerous rule changes to enhance passing, changes such as barring defensive players from hitting quarterbacks above their shoulders or below their knees, barring defensive players from hitting […]

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Chip Kelly: “I certainly don’t have the personnel that we had when we were at the other place.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Week-11 Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. We just got off our conference call with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Obviously you guys have the connection. Can you trace it back for us a little bit on how you first […]

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Colin Kaepernick: “The system of oppression is what I have an issue with.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Week-11 Tuesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. What did you see Sunday that seems encouraging? It seems like the rhythm, kind of the continuity of the offense, has been as good as it’s been recently. “Yeah. We have a lot of things […]

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Jim O’Neil: “Part of our issue early was we were really playing without a true nose tackle.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Jim O’Neil’s Week-11 press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “It was a tough loss on Sunday to Arizona. I thought our guys played really hard. I thought we took a step as a defense in some areas. I thought we tackled better. […]

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Curtis Modkins says Colin Kaepernick is “improving with his reads.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Curtis Modkins’ Week-11 press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “Tough loss. There’s a lot we can take from it. Probably the most important thing is, like I’ve probably said up here a lot, we can’t do the things that hurt ourselves, whether […]

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Chip Kelly on the 49ers’ upcoming loss to the Patriots: “You get excited about playing in games like this.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Week-11 Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   After you look at the tape, obviously the offense showed some signs after that slow start. What did you like about what you saw after that series? “I thought [WR] Jeremy Kerley, specifically, caught […]

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49ers 20, Cardinals 23: Grades

These are the grades for the 49ers’ 23-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. QUARTERBACK: B+. Colin Kaepernick committed no turnovers in his return to the site where he threw four interceptions and two pick-sixes last season. Also posted a passer rating of 89.6 and tied the game with a four-yard touchdown run late in the […]

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49ers @ Cardinals live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week-10 game against the Arizona Cardinals. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room. 12:00 Here are the 49ers’ inactives: RB Mike Davis CB Rashard Robinson OLB Aaron Lynch OT John Theus TE Je’Ron Hamm DT Chris Jones QB Christian Ponder This means […]

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What to watch during the 49ers’ next loss

Here’s what to monitor when the 49ers receive their weekly beat-down — this time against the Arizona Cardinals. 1. Will Cardinals RB David Johnson become the first NFL player to rush for 300 yards in one game? The record is attainable. Partially because Johnson is fantastic — he’s the fourth-leading rusher in the NFL. And […]

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Chip Kelly: “Everybody can improve on their mechanics, and that’s what everybody tries to do.”

This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Can you just tell us how RB Carlos Hyde has looked in practice? “Yeah, to be honest with you he looks the same way he looked last week. He’s running around. The difference I think is he’s in […]

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Who’s to blame for 49ers’ season of repeated failures?

  SANTA CLARA — Everything Chip Kelly says sounds the same. Maybe it’s me. Maybe listening to him four times a week the past two months makes me think I’m hearing the same coded message every time he opens his mouth. My mind tends to organize what it takes in thematically — I studied English […]

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Chip Kelly on 3rd-down offense: “We’re not completing the ball the way we should be.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   How about we just start with DL Arik Armstead going on Injured Reserve. How seriously did he aggravate that shoulder and what’s next for him? “To the extent, I don’t know. That’s a good question […]

Still do like Cook. Must admit I don't recall that. I thought I had Prescott ahead of Cook. Oh well.... - Scooter_McG