Tag Archives: Jim Tomsula

49ers stock report

Here is my Wednesday column. Here is the current stock report of six prominent 49er figures, letting you know if their stock is up or down. Jim Harbaugh: Stock down For eight consecutive years, his stock was up, up, up. That trend ended Jan. 19, the day Harbaugh lost the NFC Championship to the Seahawks […]

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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 Harbaugh is so good

This is my Sunday column on what makes Jim Harbaugh a good head coach. SEATTLE — Serious question — what makes Jim Harbaugh a good head coach? Clearly, he is a good coach. His record reflects that. More than three wins for every loss as a head coach in the NFL. But Harbaugh doesn’t call […]

Roman: “Frank churning out those yards for us is very important to our success.”

SANTA CLARA – Greg Roman spoke in the media tent Thursday afternoon. Here’s a transcript. ROMAN: Afternoon, we’ve got a playoff team coming in here in the Colts, very well-coached, very good defense. Just day-to-day here in terms of getting ready. Thursday is more of a situational day for us and that’s what we’ve just […]

49ers rookie mini-camp: Day 1 – McDonald and Okoye stand out

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me during the afternoon practice of the first day of the 49ers’ 2013 rookie mini-camp. THE GOOD 1. Vance McDonald, TE. The rookie tight end had the best practice of the day. He dropped the first pass thrown to him – it was a strike from B.J. […]

Lawrence Okoye on football: “I decided I’m going to be brave and do it.”

Lawrence Okoye participated in his first football practice Friday morning. After practice, he spoke on the side of the field with Bay Area reporters. Here’s a transcript. Q: Were you overwhelmed out there today? OKOYE: I wouldn’t say overwhelmed. I got some things wrong out there today. It’s all part of the learning process. I […]

Who is Tom Gamble and what would the 49ers lose if he leaves?

Tom Gamble, the 49ers’ Director of Player Personnel, is being courted around the league to become a general manager. He’s already interviewed with the Jaguars, and the Jets, Browns and Chargers are reportedly interested in him as well. About a year ago, the Raiders expressed interest in him, too. Gamble has a great reputation in […]

Willis on covering tight ends and rushing quarterbacks

SANTA CLARA – Patrick Willis answered questions about his ability to cover tight ends and rush quarterbacks this afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: A year ago at this time going in to camp one of the things you said you were going to be working on was rushing the quarterback. It didn’t seem that […]

49ers unsung heroes

We often talk about the same few guys around here – Jim Harbaugh, Trent Baalke, the Smiths. But for the most part, the entire organization is thriving, and many 49ers don’t get the credit they deserve. So let’s address that. Here are five unsung heroes. Joe Staley – He struggled at the beginning of last […]

Jim Tomsula on intimacy

SANTA CLARA – Around the fifty-minute mark of Jim Tomsula’s Monday group interview, the Associated Press’ Janie McCauley boldly asked the coach if we could sit in on a D-line meeting. Here’s what transpired. JANIE McCAULEY: Would you consider allowing us to observe a meeting? TOMSULA: No, ma’am. In due respect, our door is closed. […]