Tag Archives: Frank Gore

Five key questions for the 49ers

This is my Sunday article on the 49ers. For the 49ers, training camp is about becoming the best. Second place isn’t good enough anymore. Enough with second place. Win the Super Bowl before the window of opportunity closes. With that in mind, here are five key questions the 49ers will face in training camp. 1. […]

Those guys are flankers. They typically play on the right side of the offense. Brock probably will line up on the left s... - Grant Cohn

49ers mini-camp: Phase 2 of a laid-back offseason?

Last year’s offseason was completely different than this year’s offseason. Last year was strenuous. Jim Harbaugh made every practice extremely competitive. Players got hurt. Michael Crabtree blew out his Achilles’ tendon right away. So, Harbaugh created an open competition for the No.2 WR job. That didn’t work out so well. Quinton Patton broke his finger […]

AES As much chance as a snowball in hell... - OREGONINER

49ers need to wind down Frank Gore

This is my Tuesday column on Frank Gore. SANTA CLARA — Frank Gore exchanged knuckles with the 49ers’ PR guy as he walked off the practice field before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The key moment of Gore’s day. Gore left just as the OTA got competitive. He stretched with the team and warmed up with […]

Can't to see that read-option with Hyde in the backfield... - Leo

Carlos Hyde: “I’m angry on the field. That’s when guys are trying to hit me.”

SANTA CLARA – Carlos Hyde was interviewed by Bay Area reporters in the 49ers’ press trailer Thursday afternoon. Here is a transcript. Q: Is the offensive philosophy the same at the 49ers as it was at Ohio State? HYDE: I think it’s actually a little different here. They run the ball a lot more here. […]

So much awesome!!! Oh wait....but....he's from the Big 10 :(... - Leo

49ers draft grades (the ones that count)

Here is my Monday column grading the 49ers’ draft. Before we grade the 49ers’ draft, we have to agree on a grading criterion. I propose a simple one: Are the 49ers better than the Seahawks now? That’s the only question that should matter. That’s a pass-fail question. The 49ers added depth. They addressed needs. They […]

Opp's forgot Boldin and Ellington oh, Vernon D, and oh, Miller Sounds like an overwhelmed secondary for Seattle.... - DB

Raiders go all in to win now

This is my Friday column on the Raiders. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. I wrote off the Raiders 15 minutes after free agency began, wrote them off as soon as general manager Reggie McKenzie let franchise left tackle, Jared Veldheer, sign with the Cardinals. The Raiders will be lucky to win five […]

Personally, The oracle of humble wisdom that is The Snake thinks Bobby Knight said it best to Grant. errr...No, wait...... - Cold Snake

What’s a Harbaugh worth?

Here is my Wednesday column on Jim Harbaugh. Under no circumstances should the 49ers give Jim Harbaugh a contract extension this offseason. Let him play out the final two years of his deal. Or let him win a Super Bowl before giving him a raise. Apparently, Harbaugh wants to be the highest-paid head coach in […]

Why would Gruden leave broadcasting and why would you want him anyway?... - Hank

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

Harbaugh on Kaepernick’s development: “I don’t know that there will be dramatic increases when you’re that good.”

Jim Harbaugh held a press conference Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here is a transcript. Q: How has coaching in college helped you evaluate draft prospects? HARBAUGH: It helped. I feel like it still does. There are players in this class who I didn’t coach, but I recruited them. And some I did coach. […]

Baalke speaks => http://www.49ers.com/video/videos/Trent-Baalke-Previews-Free-Agency-and-Draft/6a13a5aa-0064-4855-... - MWNiner

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

Harbaugh: “Superb year of football. Well, you can’t say superb.”

SANTA CLARA — Here is a transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s final press conference this season, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Can you give us an update on LB NaVorro Bowman? Is the timetable impacted because of the two ligament tears in his knee? “He’s got an ACL tear. We’ll see how MCL heals […]

If the 49ers choose to exercise the 5th year team option on Aldon Smith he would count ~ $10,015,125 against the cap in ... - Jack Hammer