Tag Archives: Devin Hester

49ers final 2015 mock draft

This is my final attempt to predict which picks the 49ers will make in the upcoming draft. Round 1, pick No. 15: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas The Niners have had at least one great defensive tackle for the past 22 years. They drafted Dana Stubblefield with the 26th pick in 1993. He made three Pro […]

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The vanishing kickoff return

Here is my Sunday feature on kickoffs in the NFL. This feature appears in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s Sunday sports section. ALAMEDA — The most exciting and the most dangerous play in football, the kickoff, is disappearing. It used to be the kicker kicked off from his 30-yard line, 10 kickoff coverage players lined […]

Rogers sizes up Marshall, Hester, Bennett, Amendola and Cruz

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what Carlos Rogers said Friday afternoon in the media tent about the Bears wide receivers and how they compare to Danny Amendola and Victor Cruz – two receivers Rogers has struggled to cover. Q: What makes Brandon Marshall stand out at wide receiver for the Bears? ROGERS: That guy’s big – […]

With Campbell at QB, the Bears offense could be relegated to field goals vs. 49ers

Now that Jason Campbell has officially been named the starting quarterback against the 49ers, the Bears’ passing game definitely will be impacted and mostly restricted to a conservative, low risk play calling style by offensive coordinator Mike Tice.  Campbell’s release is nowhere as quick as Cutler’s, and Campbell’s ability to extend a play is marginal […]