Roman: “We’ve just got to execute at a higher level and finish drives better.”

SANTA CLARA – Greg Roman spoke in the media tent Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said, courtesy of the 49ers.   Opening statement: “Good afternoon, we’ve got a tough opponent this week, Arizona. Their defense, we have a lot of respect for, we know pretty well. You saw what they did to Detroit a couple of weeks ago. They’ve got good players, some guys we really think are among the…

December 27, 2012
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Delanie Walker on playing the Cardinals: “We just want to get a win. It doesn’t matter if it’s big.”

SANTA CLARA – Delanie Walker spoke at his locker Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: If Vernon Davis doesn’t play, will you start at tight end, or will Garrett Celek? WALKER: I’ll take Vernon’s (position), and when we go with two tight ends, he’ll take Vernon’s and I’ll do the same role I usually do. Q: What do you think about Vernon’s availability? WALKER: I’m not sure, but he…

December 27, 2012
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Harbaugh says it’s important for the 49ers to gain momentum going into the playoffs

This is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   How was your Christmas? “Happy Holidays. Yeah, warmest holiday wishes to everybody. Yeah, excited to be back. Big week for us. And looking forward to a great week of preparation.”   Can you give us any update on WR Mario Manningham? His status? “Yeah, he’s not going to be available the rest of the way.”…

December 26, 2012
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Training camp report: Vernon Davis runs great routes, Crabtree injures ankle

SANTA CLARA – The Niners first practice of the 2012 training camp was padless – full contact doesn’t start until Sunday. Keeping that in mind, here are my impressions from Friday. THE GOOD TE Vernon Davis – Twice the coaching staff raved about the routes Davis ran. Last year, Harbaugh mentioned he wanted Davis to improve his route running, to make his movements more precise. Today, Davis was the most…

July 27, 2012
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A.J. Jenkins by the numbers

Some readers have expressed concern regarding my minicamp analysis of Niners rookie wide receiver, A.J. Jenkins. I called him the biggest letdown of minicamp and one of the worst wide receivers on the field for those three days. Some readers said those statements were hyperbolic and lacked evidence. Below are my unofficial stats from last week’s minicamp. Hopefully, they clear up my statements from my minicamp review. Keep in mind…

June 19, 2012
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