Tag Archives: Alex Smith

Who will replace Alex Smith?

This morning, many of my readers are digging through the Inside the 49ers archives trying to find predictions they made which turned out to be correct and bragging about them. That’s always fun, so I’ve got a new prediction contest for you: Who will be the 49ers’ newest quarterback next season, assuming Trent Baalke trades or releases […]

Grant’s 49ers mock offseason: 1.0

Many of you have asked me for my best guess about what the 49ers will do in free agency and the draft. This is my first best guess. I’ll make subsequent best guesses in the coming weeks. The 49ers will cut David Akers and Parys Haralson to create cap space to give the franchise tag […]

Top 5 storylines of the 49ers’ offseason

Last week I listed the five biggest questions the 49ers must answer this offseason. This morning I’m sitting on my bed thinking about the five biggest storylines of the 49ers’ offseason. Here’s what I came up with. Trent Baalke. He’s been inconsistent. In 2011, he arguably had the best offseason in the NFL, drafting Aldon […]

Top 5 questions 49ers must answer this offseason

What are the top-five questions the 49ers must answer this offseason? I’ll give you my list, and I’d be interested to read yours as well. Can the 49ers’ defense improve? Once Justin Smith got hurt in the third quarter of the Week 15 game against the Patriots, the 49ers’ defense imploded. They went from elite […]

How the 49ers built a championship roster

This is my Saturday article on the gradual construction of the 49ers’ roster. By GRANT COHN After the 2004 season, the 49ers were the worst team in football. They had practically no talent, they had won two games, and they had one Pro Bowler, long snapper, Brian Jennings. This season, the 49ers are going to […]

Super Bowl MVP odds: Kaepernick 7-4, Flacco 11-4, Alex Smith 100-1

These are the current Super Bowl MVP odds, according to Bet Firms: Colin Kaepernick: 7-4. Joe Flacco: 11-4. Frank Gore: 7-1. Ray Lewis: 7-1. Ray Rice: 10-1. Michael Crabtree: 14-1. Anquan Boldin: 16-1. Vernon Davis: 18-1. Torrey Smith: 20-1. Ed Reed: 33-1. Aldon Smith: 40-1. Dennis Pitta: 40-1. Randy Moss: 40-1. Patrick Willis: 50-1. Terrell […]

Alex Smith wants the 49ers to release him, and I want a million dollars

As you probably know, NBC reported Monday morning Alex Smith wants the 49ers to release him before free agency starts in March. Sure, and I’d like to win the Powerball Lottery, too. Here’s a more realistic offseason scenario for Smith: After the smoke clears from Super Bowl week, he or his agent can give the […]

Report: Alex Smith wants 49ers to release him before free agency

NBC is reporting a source with knowledge of the situation says Alex Smith wants the 49ers to release him before free agency starts in a few months. NBC says the 49ers would prefer to trade Smith, but Smith wants to be released and to choose his own team, not get traded to a team of […]

Walker: “It’s a little different going from Alex throwing a nice firm ball to going to Kap, he throws a little heater.”

SANTA CLARA – Delanie Walker spoke at his locker Friday afternoon. Here’s what he said about Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. Q: What’s the difference between catching passes from Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick? WALKER: It’s a little different going from Alex throwing a nice firm ball to going to Kap, he throws a little […]

Kaepernick: “My gift is my curse.”

SANTA CLARA – This is the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   Hey Colin, what is it like to wake up as Colin Kaepernick these days, pinched yourself yet? “It’s the same as it was six months ago.”   Did you expect when you took over the starting job […]