Why no RB screens against the Ravens? Greg Roman: “Why didn’t you call me during the game and say that?”

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the transcript of offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s Thursday afternoon press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. Opening Statement: “First thing I’d like to do is just recognize Chester McGlockton and what a tragedy that was. I know [Head Coach] Jim [Harbaugh] mentioned it yesterday and he was very dear to all of us. I first met Chester at the Pro Bowl following the 1996 season. Working with…

December 1, 2011

Braylon Edwards misses warmups, and other notes from practice

SANTA CLARA — I just got back from the practice field, and Braylon Edwards wasn’t on it. I expect the Niners make him inactive for this Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. I also expect Brett Swain to take his place at receiver on the active roster. And finally, I expect Ted Ginn Jr. to start opposite Michael Crabree, not Kyle Williams. Adam Snyder was on the practice field…

November 30, 2011

Jim Harbaugh on his confidence in backup QB Colin Kaepernick, and more

SANTA CLARA — Here’s the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. How are you guys treating the extra day this week? Another game planning day for the Rams? “Yes. Players will be in today lifting and getting treatment. Coaches (are) game planning. We’ll view the Ravens game and preview the Rams.” The fact that you can clinch on Sunday, does that affect the way you…

November 28, 2011

Jim Harbaugh on his offensive line’s breakdowns: “It was circumstances.”

Here’s the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday conference call. Q: After watching the film, what was your general impression of the breakdowns and why they occurred and what you can do to get it all fixed? HARBAUGH: First of all as I said last night it was a competitive game. Thought it was very evenly matched. The game turned on every play of the game, but there was also some…

November 25, 2011

Harbaugh losing confidence Edwards will play this Sunday

SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh just said in his Wednesday afternoon press conference that he’s “not as optimistic or confident” as he was the other day when he said he expected Braylon Edwards to play this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Harbaugh says his waning confidence applies to the other injured players as well – Adam Snyder (right shoulder stinger), Parys Haralson (hamstring) and Tramaine Brock (broken left hand). Stay…

October 26, 2011

Ndamukong Suh: “You either need to guard me or I’m going to hit your quarterback.”

SANTA CLARA —  Here’s the transcript of Ndamukong Suh’s Thursday conference call with Bay Area reporters. What’s the atmosphere like in Detroit with you being 5-0? Solitude. We’re continuing to work for a good team we’re going to see. We enjoyed our Monday night win and a little on Tuesday. But we’re focused on San Francisco, knowing we have a tough road ahead of us. Is it tough to come…

October 13, 2011

Adam Snyder: “Our coaches are very, very smart football coaches.”

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what the starting right guard, Adam Snyder, said today at his locker. Q: Who do you think is the best guy you’ve faced this year? SNYDER: (Tampa Bay’s Gerald) McCoy was good. He’s quick. He’s a lot like the kid I’m going to play this week. They’re both real quick big guys. Active with their hands. Probably him. Unfortunately he got hurt. Hope he gets better….

October 12, 2011

Joe Staley is disgusted

SANTA CLARA – Joe Staley was the first offensive lineman to speak to reporters in the locker room today. He was polite and patient and he answered every question in a low, subdued voice, but you could tell he was exploding on the inside. He said he had just watched the film of the Texan game and he was “disgusted” with the offensive line’s performance. You could see disgust on…

August 29, 2011

Snyder on the O-line: “We’ll be prepared week 1 for sure.”

SANTA CLARA — Adam Snyder just spoke on behalf of the offensive line today, and he sounds confident in their ability to improve. He also feels confident in his transition to center. Here’s the complete transcript of the interview. Q: Did you come to camp expecting to play a number of different positions? SNYDER: Yeah. Right now I’m focusing on what I’m doing at center. That’s the one position I…

August 17, 2011

8/5 Practice notes

SANTA CLARA – Before I get to the good and not-so-good of the day, here’s a funny scene from the 49ers first practice in front of fans. During 11-on-11’s, Alex Smith threw one pass at Ted Ginn’s feet on a five-yard out. The fans didn’t boo, but they gave a collective “oooooo,” and the stands got uncomfortably quiet. Suddenly, a lady in the front row lost it. She yelled right…

August 5, 2011

Joe Staley on Gore, Snyder, Aldon Smith, himself

SANTA CLARA – Joe Staley just spoke to a media group at the 49ers practice facility. He answered questions about Frank Gore’s return, Adam Snyder’s move to center, and Aldon Smith’s long arms. You’ll like what he has to say about Smith. He also talked about his own health and his outlook for the season. Here are selected quotes from that interview. Q: How great is it to have Frank…

August 2, 2011

Aldon Smith, Adam Snyder, and Scott McKillop talk

SANTA CLARA – Aldon Smith, Adam Snyder, and Scott McKillop just spoke to the media, and here are selected quotes from those interviews. Practice starts at 2:30 and the players will wear pads for the first time this training camp. Jim Harbaugh will speak to the media after. If you have a question you’d like me to ask him, feel free to leave it in the comment section or send…

July 31, 2011

Day 1: The Harbaugh and Kaepernick Show

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the first scene from the 49ers’ first practice of the 2011 training camp. New quarterback Colin Kaepernick lined up under new center Adam Snyder, and took snaps as new head coach Jim Harbaugh watched on a knee like an umpire calling balls and strikes. It was these three men in the middle of the field. Harbaugh’s attention was focused completely on Kaepernick, and the rookie was…

July 29, 2011