Tag Archives: Donte Whitner

Baalke plays it cool

This is my Friday column on Trent Baalke. After Day 1 of free agency, I thought the 49ers’ moves were weak. Not bad, but weak. Trent Baalke didn’t really do anything. He cut Carlos Rogers, let Donte Whitner leave and replaced him with an older, cheaper safety – Antoine Bethea – traded a sixth-round pick […]

The silence of Allen leads me to believe he's decided to call it a career....... - Razoreater

Report: 49ers and Bethea agree to 4-year, $23 million deal

ESPN has reported that the 49ers and free agent safety Antoine Bethea have agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract. Bethea replaces Donte Whitner, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Browns today, according to ESPN. Do you like the Bethea signing? Why or why not? Would you have preferred the 49ers to […]

I hope so, but everything I read is that his contract is fully guaranteed. What I hope is that the trade is contingent ... - SactoGreg

Report: 49ers will cut Carlos Rogers

According to ESPN, the 49ers will cut Carlos Rogers. That move will save the 49ers $5.1 million in cap space. Do you think this move increases the chances the 49ers will re-sign Donte Whitner? Why or why not? And who do you think will be the 49ers’ slot cornerback next season?

I'm always excited at the prospect of new faces especially when replacing ones I wasn't totally enamoured with in the fi... - Coffee's for Closers

Can the 49ers afford not to re-sign Whitner?

Is it mandatory that the 49ers re-sign Donte Whitner? If the 49ers let him walk and replace him with a rookie, the defense probably would be vulnerable up the middle for at least the first half of the season because there would be no Whitner and no NaVorro Bowman. The 49ers would have to rely […]

I like taking flyers on small school prospects in the later rounds, and Furr may be worth a flyer. My thoughts are he is... - Scooter_McG

Replacing Whitner

Assuming the 49ers re-sign Anquan Boldin and not Donte Whitner this offseason, how do you think the 49ers will replace Whitner? The 49ers probably will draft a strong safety during the first two or three rounds, but that safety may not start from Day 1. If he can’t, Craig Dahl or C.J. Spillman or a […]

That was just a overnight thing Jack. Anyway perhaps I should go back to sleep, just can't get into the Niners at the mo... - Neal

49ers grades and projections

This is my Thursday column. Dear player or coach for the San Francisco 49ers, This is your final report card for the 2013 season. Show this to your mother and make sure she signs her name at the bottom. COLIN KAEPERNICK: C+. I assumed you would improve, but you got worse. Somehow you became a less […]

allforfunnplay: I generally agree with just about everything you said, but wanted to point out that Hunter and Lattim... - claude balls

Why mute Marshawn is wrong

This is my Thursday column on Marshawn Lynch. Should you care that Marshawn Lynch refuses to talk to the media? Yes, you should. He’s not honoring his contract, the standard player contract which mandates talking to the media. I understand not caring. Fans don’t like the media. If Lynch wants to bail on interviews, that’s […]

I wonder if he does not like white people....... - Razoreater

Should the 49ers re-sign Boldin?

On one hand, yes, the 49ers obviously should re-sign Anquan Boldin. He is the only receiver on the roster, besides than Michael Crabtree, who appears to be game ready on a consistent basis. On the other hand, Boldin will be 34 years old next season and could demand a contract worth between $10 and $12 […]

If the 49ers want to continue to compete in the NFC West, they really need to plan out well this off-season. There are ... - Faithful 49er

49ers mock draft No.1

Let’s do a mock draft. I’m sticking to the first-three rounds this time. Round 1, Pick 30: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State. With so many juniors declaring for the draft this year, next year’s wide receiver class probably will be lean. The 49ers better grab a WR now. There’s a chance eight will get drafted in […]

>implying Kaepernick didn't improve this season...... - bill

49ers 23, Panthers 10: Grades

CHARLOTTE – Here are the grades for the 49ers’ 23-10 divisional playoff win over the Panthers. KAEPERNICK: A-. He played terribly before the 49ers defense made their second goal line stand but, then again, most of the Niners played terribly before the second stand. After that, Kaepernick and the rest of the Niners were just […]

The D line needs to get A+ this week as does Kap. Plus the Wrs also need to get A's this week. Each week a new guy step... - Tom

49ers 34, Falcons 24: Grades

SAN FRANCISCO – Here are my grades for the 49ers. They almost blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead, but ended up beating the Falcons 34-24. KAEPERNICK: B. His passer rating was 108.6 and he ran for 51 yards and a touchdown against a terrible defense. He also completed just 13 passes, and only a few of […]

Not sure you know what a run-on sentence is, as there isn't one in that SI paragraph. Perhaps the second sentence is sim... - Waldo Lydecker

Return to the NFL winner’s circle

Here is my Sunday article on the last great moment at Candlestick Park. This article runs in the Press Democrat’s Sunday sports section. SANTA CLARA — A few days before the last game ever played at Candlestick Park, Vernon Davis walked off the practice field talking to Frank Gore after a morning walkthrough. Davis had […]

Great read Grant. Really enjoyed reading this and reliving a great moment in Niners history... - rocket