Tag Archives: Bruce Miller

Pro football is longstanding Thanksgiving Day tradition

Here is my Thursday article on the Thanksgiving football. This article runs in the Thursday sports section of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Football on Thanksgiving is a tradition and a burden. Let’s start with the tradition. Thanksgiving football precedes the NFL by more than 40 years. Princeton and Yale played each other on Thanksgiving […]

49ers 20, Saints 23: Grades

NEW ORLEANS – Here are my grades for the 49ers’ 23-20 loss to the Saints. KAEPERNICK: C-. Kaepernick passed the ball well. He was 6-for-15 on third down and 2-for-3 in the red zone. His worst pass was an interception, but it didn’t cost the team anything. Kaepernick ran down the defender and made him […]

Roman holiday or horror story?

Here is my Friday column on the 49ers’ upcoming game against the Panthers. SANTA CLARA – I would feel confident picking the 49ers to win on Sunday, but offensive coordinator Greg Roman gives me pause. This is the kind of game he screws up. Roman has had extra time to prepare for the Panthers’ No.2-ranked […]

Roman: “Frank is just getting better and better.”

SANTA CLARA — Greg Roman spoke in the media tent Thursday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening Statement: “Good afternoon. I’d just like on behalf of the offensive staff to send out best wishes to [Houston Texans head] coach [Gary] Kubiak, [Denver Broncos head] coach [Jon] Fox and […]

Harbaugh: “We made some big plays in the passing game.”

SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh spoke in the defensive meeting room Monday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: Any word on Ray McDonald’s injured bicep? HARBAUGH: Not yet, no. Q: Did anything strike you on film last night about the way your team played last night? HARBAUGH: There was a lot of good, good overall […]

Kaepernick: “Our offensive line is really going to have to be geared in this week and really handle business up front.”

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke in the 49ers’ locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: We talked to Jon Baldwin yesterday and he said he’s been getting some extra work with you. What’s your assessment of him and how he’s progressed since he’s gotten here? KAEPERNICK: He’s been great. Jon has come […]

Did the 49ers consider drafting Fleener? “Yes, of course,” says Harbaugh.

SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh spoke in the media tent Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript courtesy of the 49ers.   You were with Colts QB Andrew Luck for three years, three seasons. What did you teach him that helped him become the football player he is now? “He came in with a lot of talent […]

Kaepernick on the loss to the Seahawks: “It’s not really something they did, it’s what we didn’t do.”

SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick spoke in the locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript courtesy of the 49ers.   Head coach Jim Harbaugh just retold the story about you coming back from the Manning Passing Academy having met Colts QB Andrew Luck and then telling him about it. What do you remember from that? […]

Owen Marecic: “I’m looking forward to finding a way to contribute.”

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what Owen Marecic said at his locker Tuesday afternoon. Q: What have you been doing the past few weeks? MARECIC: I’ve been training up in Portland. Q: How does it feel to be here? MARECIC: It feels good, an opportunity. I’m looking forward to finding a way to contribute. Q: What […]

49ers place Ian Williams on I.R., sign Owen Marecic

The 49ers just announced they’ve placed injured nose tackle Ian Williams on the injured reserve list. To replace his roster spot, the 49ers have signed free agent and former Stanford fullback Owen Marecic. It’s worth noting 49ers’ starting fullback Bruce Miller has struggled the first two games of this season according to Pro Football Focus. […]