This is about gravitas and Adam Gase. Gase is the favorite to be the next head coach of the 49ers. Gase is the only coach the 49ers have interviewed twice so far this offseason — they interviewed him for a second time Tuesday, according to reports. Gase is 36 years old. He looks like a […]
Matt Barrows recently tweeted that the Buffalo Bills are interested in 49ers’ offensive line coach Mike Solari. I get it why — the Bills just hired Greg Roman to be their offensive coordinator, and Solari knows Roman’s offense. No one can teach Roman’s system to the Bills’ offensive linemen better than Solari, who happens to […]
This is my Friday column. Let’s play a game. Based on what we know about Jed York and Trent Baalke, which isn’t much, and what we know about their head-coaching search, which is even less, predict which coach they will hire. Easy, right? I think I know the answer, based on next to nothing. And […]
This is my Thursday column. Is Colin Kaepernick serious about his craft? He says he wants to become a better quarterback. He says he wants to train with a guru. He says the right things. Jeff Garcia took him at his word. About a week ago, Garcia publicly volunteered to mentor Kaepernick. Garcia makes a […]
Meet Colin Kaepernick’s new teacher.
Predict which player the 49ers will draft first and build the team around come May. Explain your answer. Players to consider: QB: Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston RB: Melvin Gordon WR: Amari Cooper, Devante Parker, Kevin White, Jaelen Strong, Dorial Green-Beckham TE: Maxx Williams DT: Leonard Williams, Danny Shelton DE: Shawn Oakman, Dante Fowler Jr., Alvin […]
This is my Sunday column. As Jed York and Trent Baalke search for someone who can make Colin Kaepernick a competent pocket passer, keep in mind that Jim Harbaugh, the Quarterback Whisperer, couldn’t do it; George Whitfield, the Quarterback Guru, couldn’t do it; and Bill Walsh, The Genius, almost certainly wouldn’t care to try. Of […]
Predict which coach will run the 49ers’ offense next season. I want a name.
This is my Wednesday column. I don’t get you, Jed. You say you know what you’re looking for and you still can’t find it. I asked you Monday what qualities the next head coach of the 49ers should have. You were prepared for that question. Right away, you said, “I want a teacher. I think […]
SANTA CLARA – Here are selected quotes from Jed York’s and Trent Baalke’s season-ending press conference. YORK: “First, I want to thank Jim Harbaugh for four great seasons with the 49ers. He helped us restore a winning culture, a fiery, competitive culture. I am greatly appreciative of that. I wish him the best. I wish […]
This is the live blog for the 49ers’ search to replace Jim Harbaugh. I will update this as news breaks. 10:20 The 49ers have asked the Broncos’ permission to interview offensive coordinator Adam Gase, according to the Denver Post. Gase worked for the Yorks in 2008 as an offensive assistant under offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Gase is […]
SANTA CLARA – Hey, at least the 49ers didn’t lose to both Cardinals’ backup quarterbacks this season. KAEPERNICK: B+. Played his best when it really mattered. Threw two touchdown passes and zero picks for the first time since Week 6. Also threw zero fourth-quarter touchdown passes for the 18th game in a row. Would have […]