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In the NFL, hits to knees take back seat

Here is my Sunday article on hits to knees in the NFL. This article runs in the Press Democrat’s Sunday sports section. SANTA CLARA — Is it possible the NFL’s efforts to eliminate head-to-head hits have made the game more dangerous? If a defender hits someone in the head or even as low at the […]

Roman: “I really believe we’ve got a balanced offense.”

SANTA CLARA — Greg Roman spoke in the media tent Thursday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Opening comments: “Getting ready to play a very talented Tampa team. It’s kind of an interesting season for them, certainly. It’s really been an interesting year for a lot of teams. But, […]

This won’t be a rehearsal, this is a game to shape the 49ers’ roster

Here is my Saturday column previewing the 49ers’ Sunday preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. If you expect the 49ers to treat Sunday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings like a dress rehearsal for the regular season, you may be disappointed. Most NFL teams treat the third exhibition game like a dress rehearsal. The 49ers […]

Eric Reid: “I’m going to try to get on the field, and when I am I don’t want to have any downfalls.”

Here’s what the 49ers’ No.1 pick, Eric Reid, said to reporters Friday afternoon on the side of the practice field. Q: What’s the biggest message you’ve gotten from Harbaugh so far? REID: Just get on the field. I’ve had my plays, I’ve studied, so now it’s just doing it, make my checks, do my job. […]

Eric Reid: “I’m a very cerebral player.”

SANTA  CLARA — This is the transcript of Eric Reid’s conference call, courtesy of the 49ers.   How does it feel to be a Niner? “It feels amazing.”   How would you describe your game to people who are unfamiliar with you? “I think I’m a very cerebral player. I pride myself on knowing the […]