Report: Justin Smith expected not to play against Seahawks

Adam Schefter just tweeted Justin Smith “is not expected to play Sunday night versus Seattle due to his elbow injury.” Smith is the 49ers’ best run-defending defensive lineman and he also sets up most of the 49ers’ pass rush. Offensive lineman pay so much attention to Justin Smith that Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks and Ray McDonald have an easier time getting to the quarterback. Losing Justin Smith hurts the…

December 22, 2012

Schefter: Staley upset over Alex Smith’s benching

This is what Adam Schefter just said on Sportscenter. SCHEFTER: “It’s not just 49ers fans fans who have gotten emotional about the decision to bench Alex Smith and start Colin Kaepernick. “It turns out that offensive tackle Joe Staley has as well. One day during practice last week when 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh noticed Staley seemed down, he pulled him aside, and the two had a discussion about it….

December 2, 2012

Experts predict Kaepernick to start

Adam Schefter just reported on ESPN that “people around the NFL” believe Colin Kaepernick will remain the starting quarterback for the 49ers. This is an opinion rather than a prediction, and shows a lot less certainty than last week when people seemed to have inside information. My opinion is Jim Harbaugh will name Kaepernick the starter this afternoon. Stay tuned.

November 28, 2012

49ers shop Taylor Mays

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the 49ers sent out a mass e-mail to the other 31 teams that they want to trade safety Taylor Mays. This move seems to suggest they like Reggie Smith, and that they’ll sign one more person to play strong safety, whether he be Dashon Goldson or another free agent. I’ve never liked Mays as a player. One year when I was a student at…

August 4, 2011