Tag Archives: Colt McCoy

Why the 49ers need Vernon Davis

This is my Friday column. Forget about contracts and holdouts for a moment. Let’s focus on why Vernon Davis is vital to the 49ers’ offense. Before I hit you with a barrage of X’s and O’s, there’s one stat you should know about Davis. He scored a touchdown once every four catches last season — […]

Agree, Brodie. Very strongly stated position, and well supported by good examples... Nice job, Grant. I think you're p... - Rusty_in_SoCal

My thoughts on Gabbert

I am not a Blaine Gabbert fan at all. He hardly ever threw the ball downfield in college. He was a system guy who threw bubble screens, smoke routes and other quick passes. At Missouri, he completed just 30 percent of his passes that traveled more than 15 yards downfield. Obviously, Gus Bradley saw enough […]

Downside: We now have Blaine Gabbert!!... - LynnieD

Baalke: “I like long arms.”

Trent Baalke held a press conference Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here is a transcript. Q: Frank Gore will count $6 or $7 million against the salary cap this season. Is that reasonable? BAALKE: The simple is there is no reason it can’t be. We’re in a good shape from a cap standpoint. There […]

One guy I was really interested to see how he measured up was Dominique Easley. 6'2", 288lbs, 32 7/8" arms. The arm leng... - Scooter_McG

Jaguars offer opportunity for 49ers to test-drive a few options

Here is my Thursday column on the 49ers’ upcoming game against the awful Jaguars. Beating the Jaguars is way down the list of important things the 49ers must accomplish this weekend. Beating the Jaguars isn’t even top-three. Beating the Jaguars is expected. Everyone beats the Jaguars. The Jaguars are the worst. The 49ers should treat […]

Matt says: October 26, 2013 at 9:15 am I’m going out there and saying this is the week that KC loses against Clevela... - Coffee's for closers

Harbaugh on Bethel-Thompson: “Very good arm strength, really smart.”

SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh spoke in the media tent Friday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers.   You have a new quarterback. Why bring in QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson? “Really, always liked him. Always had a plan for him to be here. He just went to Minnesota after the first year. So, […]

Bethel-Thompson doesn't belong in the NFL. If Minnesota waived Bethel-Thompson despite their extreme instability at QB,... - Bill Haywood

The Skelton signing is a huge development for the 49ers and here’s why

Here is my Thursday column about the 49ers’ signing of John Skelton. SANTA CLARA – You think you know Jim Harbaugh, and then he goes and signs John Skelton as a backup quarterback. Signing Skelton is a defining move of the Harbaugh Era. Not because Skelton is good. He isn’t. He represents a dramatic shift […]

Good post, Mark I believe that you're correct on Harbaugh not wanting to lose CK with no adequate back-up. I think t... - OREGONINER

Harbaugh: “We wanted to have two veteran quarterbacks.”

SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh spoke in the media tent Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: Would you address the move of releasing B.J. Daniels and bringing in John Skelton? What’s your reasoning for that move? HARBAUGH: Felt like we wanted to have two veteran quarterbacks, two guys who have started games, played in […]

When is the last time Harbaugh has actually said anything revealing. It's just the usual B.S. from him. He is never the ... - Folkwolf101

Packers have a painful plan for 49ers, but a solution is in the strategy

Here is my Friday column previewing the 49ers-Packers game. Jim Harbaugh has to understand Clay Matthews isn’t bluffing. Matthews wants to take out Colin Kaepernick. Every Packer does. Matthews said so. If the 49ers run the read-option, the Packers will try to hurt Kaepernick. They’d be nuts not to. It’s legal. It’s smart. Knocking him […]

Paul, your life must be miserable, to bash the kid, go away you will not be missed.... - Neal

49ers 41, Chargers 6: Grades

Here are my grades for the 49ers in their 41-6 preseason win over the San Diego Chargers. QUARTERBACKS: B+. Colin Kaepernick completed three short passes and then left the game. Colt McCoy was decent, completing 8-of-15 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.  His longest completion was a 12-yarder. B.J. Daniels played well, better than […]

Absolutely yes, in terms of one drive. When you get your opportunities to sub you need to use them to keep the fourth qu... - Brotha Tuna

Harbaugh says McCoy is Kaepernick’s backup

SAN FRANCISCO – Here’s what Jim Harbaugh said at the podium after Sunday night’s preseason game, courtesy of the 49ers.   Was that about everything you wanted to see for the third exhibition game? “Yeah. Saw a lot of good football and pleased with the way our guys worked, practiced all week and then came […]

Plus the 49ers pick up more draft picks. Overall, I like the idea of trading PH.... - exgolfer

Colin Kaepernick says Quinton Patton “is a great player. He knows how to get open.”

SAN FRANCISCO – Here’s what Colin Kaepernick said at the podium after Sunday night’s preseason game, courtesy of the 49ers.   Did this help you get back into the groove? “Yeah, I think when you get out there and you find your rhythm, that’s how you want to be playing.”   How did you feel […]

John , you've got a good point.... - Joe D.

McCoy: “I’m gaining a lot of confidence and that’s always a good thing.”

SAN FRANCISCO – Here’s what Colt McCoy said at his locker after Sunday night’s preseason game, courtesy of the 49ers.   Head coach Jim Harbaugh just told us you qualified as the backup quarterback. Did you know that? “I felt like I played a good ballgame tonight. I feel like I’ve done some good things […]

ponds? did u mean to say that McCoy is harbaugh's little prawn?... - mark