Tag Archives: Isaac Sopoaga

49ers hedging their bets on Alex Smith

Alex Smith wants a five-year contract, but the Niners only want to sign him for three years – that’s what the Sacramento Bee is reporting. What does this say about the Niners’ true feelings towards the quarterback they call “their guy?” It says Smith is their guy for now, but not for the long-haul. They […]

Baalke’s top-five moves of 2011

Trent Baalke is having a monster year. On Friday, the 49ers extended his contract through the 2016 season, this coming a few weeks after he won the NFL’s Executive of the Year award. Almost every move he made in 2011 worked out. It was like he was on a heater at a craps table in […]

How the Niners offense will attack the Giants defense

Here’s how I expect the Niners offense to attack the red hot New York Giants defense. I expect the Niners to split out Vernon Davis at wide receiver often, much more than usual. The Giants are going to double team him, probably with a cornerback and a safety. I expect the Niners to use that […]

How the Giants defense will play the Niners offense

Part of the reason the Saints lost to the Niners on Saturday is that their defensive game plan was too simple. They acted as if stopping Frank Gore would stop the entire Niners offense. They committed eight, nine, sometimes ten defenders to the box to shut down Gore and they left every single receiver in […]

Vic Fangio: “Our pass rush was not an issue in that game.”

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the transcript of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s Thursday afternoon press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. [LB] Patrick [Willis] was talking about the goal line stand that you guys had in Baltimore a week ago, how he was able to call out the drop there with QB Joe Flacco in, said that […]

Greg Roman insists the Niners offense is not a Greg Roman offense

SANTA CLARA – Here is the transcript of Greg Roman’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. Opening Statement: “We’ve got a tough opponent on the road. Every game is tough, every opponent is tough. These guys are really well coached. Play a 3-4 scheme, very aggressive, very physical. They had Dallas down late, haven’t […]

Trent Dilfer’s #filmstudy of the 49ers

Trent Dilfer just wrote a series of tweets on the 49ers which he tagged #filmstudy. Here’s what he wrote. 1. Alex Smith DEALING in Big Moments whole year, Vertical accuracy has been very good. Passing game making strides” 2. “Iupati 77 is going to be a premier OG for years. Huge, great feet, great length, […]

Wednesday’s injury report

Here’s Wednesday’s injury report: 49ers: Out (Definitely Will Not Play): CB Tramaine Brock (hand), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), RB Moran Norris (fibula). Did Not Participate In Practice: G Mike Iupati (knee). Limited Participation In Practice: LB NaVorro Bowman (neck), WR Michael Crabtree (feet), S Dashon Goldson (knee), G Adam Snyder (forearm), DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection), […]

Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith: “Plays with a very calm demeanor and makes good quality decisions.”

SANTA CLARA – Here is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday Press Conference, courtesy of the 49ers. The first question doesn’t make sense unless you know that all the 49ers coaches wore their blue collar shirts to practice today, including Harbaugh. The players wore shorts ‘n shells and the coaches wore short-sleeve, blue collar button-up […]

Isaac Sopoaga and Shawntae Spencer do not practice

Update: According to Matt Barrows, Isaac Sopoaga has a staph infection. Here’s what Wednesday’s injury report looks like. 49ers: Out (Definitely Will Not Play): CB Tramaine Brock (hand), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), RB Moran Norris (fibula) Did Not Participate In Practice: DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe) Limited Participation In Practice: WR Michael […]

Locker Room Luau, Starring Isaac Sopoaga

SANTA CLARA – To be accurate, the luau started in the showers and then moved to the locker room. Isaac Sopoaga brought the speakers for his iPhone with him to the showers and put on a reggae song called Jah Live by a South African artist named Lucky Dube. The song starts with a lady […]