Tag Archives: Colin Kaepernick

49ers picking up the pace on offense

This is my Saturday column. SANTA CLARA The 49ers have a brand new offense. The old one was the slowest in the NFL, and not just during plays when they lumbered around the grass. They were slow between plays, too. They couldn’t even get plays off. The Niners led the league in delay-of-game penalties each […]

ex, We are just going round and round now. Ultimately we see things differently and that isn't going to change anyti... - rocket

49ers putting footwork back in Kaepernick’s game

This is my Friday column. SANTA CLARA Forty-Niners offensive coordinator Geep Chryst thinks of Colin Kaepernick in terms of Stephen Curry. “If you were to say the reason why Curry is a great 3-point shooter is because his feet are exactly 8 inches apart when he shoots the ball, that may be true in a […]

Pocket? What pocket?... - sebnynah

Kaepernick’s offseason — valuable lessons or waste of time?

Here is my Sunday column. SANTA CLARA Colin Kaepernick looked like a new guy during warmups Friday afternoon. He’d drop back, raise the football to his ear and fling it in one quick, compact motion — up and out. It seemed like a perfect recreation of Aaron Rodgers’ throwing motion, the ideal throwing motion. Kaepernick […]

I'll throw some balls at your sofa.... - James

49ers face facts about their identity

This is my Saturday column. SANTA CLARA Do the 49ers have a face? They certainly used to. They had Jim Harbaugh, hands down the face of the franchise the past few seasons. Who made the Niners nationally relevant for the first time since the ‘90s’? Harbaugh. Who made them winners again? Harbaugh. Who made it […]

Mid, Grant' premise dealt with 'one' person being the face of the franchise - I was responding to that.... - AES

49ers or Raiders? Closer than you might think

This is my Sunday column. Better team right now: Raiders or 49ers? Serious question. Less than a year ago it would have been a joke question, but the Raiders are on the rise. And the Niners have plateaued – that’s the nicest thing you can say about them. A harsh observer might say the 49ers […]

I love my Niners, but Raiders have the momentum and a brighter outlook. Niners looking like IBM, Raiders in start-up mod... - GoldGato

Vernon Davis: “I didn’t even know that was Colin. No, seriously, he was working on his drop back.”

SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick, Vernon Davis, Antoine Bethea and Jim Tomsula answered questions in the 49ers’ media room Friday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Head coach Jim Tomsula, just tell us about the start of the offseason program and sort of the vibe in the building that […]

I hope we can say that about Vernon since he too the year off last season.... - Neal

Three value options for the 49ers’ first-round pick

This is my Thursday column. Don’t lick that envelope just yet, Trent. I know you like to lock in your draft pick early. You wanted A.J. Jenkins so bad in 2012, you wrote his name on a piece of paper and sealed it an envelope days before you picked him. Your conviction was impressive, even […]

THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: 49ers have not any shut down corner backs in years. The strong defense with its tough front seve... - Angel

Which player(s) in the draft could take the 49ers to the playoffs next season?

Jayson Braddock–the man who reported Colin Kaepernick is on the trading block–believes Amari Cooper, Danny Shelton, Randy Gregory or Kevin Johnson could take the Niners to the playoffs. That’s if one of those prospects falls to pick No.15. I disagree with Braddock. If the Niners are going to return the to the playoffs, they need to […]

I agree with Grant. The offensive line was a real problem last year. Who knows if Iupati was the main problem, but he ... - Wilson

49ers mock draft: Post first wave of free agency

These are the players the 49ers should take in the upcoming draft given the players they already have signed in free agency. Round 1: Andrus Peat, OT/G, Stanford Andrus Peat is the most athletically gifted offensive lineman in the upcoming draft. He’s tall (6’7”), he has long arms (34 3/8 inches) and quick feet. He […]

I have a feeling we end up with Devante parker in teh 1st and 2nd we take Mckinney or Anthony for ILB... - andrew

Trent Baalke answers lots of questions

SANTA CLARA— Trent Baalke answered a few reporters’ questions in the 49ers’ media room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript of the interview. BARROWS: Has Justin Smith decided whether he will retire? BAALKE: As I said at the end of the season, I think at this stage of his career, he has earned the right to […]

Thanks, keep up the good work!... - Dee Phiant

Rumor: 49ers “taking offers” for Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is “on the trading block” according to Jayson Braddock of KBME SportsTalk 790 in Houston. Remember, Trent Baalke screamed “Throw the ball!” in the press box when Kaepernick scrambled for a short gain against the Rams in 2013. If Braddock’s rumor is true, maybe the 49ers can trade Kaepernick to the Buffalo Bills […]

Baalke has Drafted & Signed a Series of Speedy "Failed Midgets" at WR. Ted "TD Grim" Ginn, Kyle "Killing Wins" Will... - DC

Colin Kaepernick’s understudy

Who will be the 49ers’ backup quarterback next season? Probably not Blaine Gabbert or Josh Johnson, a couple of free-agent retreads the 49ers should not re-sign. The Niners need to find a quarterback worth developing, a quarterback with a future. I count five quarterbacks who fit that description in the upcoming draft: Tier 1: Marcus […]

Grant, you and your eye-opening stat references are always so enlightening. You're right, Kap was below the league a... - Niner Joe