Tag Archives: Joe Staley

Staley: “I do not think of Clay Matthews when I look in the mirror.”

SANTA CLARA – The last time Joe Staley faced Clay Matthews, Staley gave up three sacks and got his nose broken. Staley will face Matthews again Saturday night. Staley spoke about Matthews Monday in the 49ers media tent, and here’s what Staley said. Q: When you found out you were playing the Packers, what was […]

LaMichael James heaps praise on the 49ers offensive line and Chip Kelly

SANTA CLARA – LaMichael James spoke at his locker Friday afternoon about the 49ers offensive line and his college coach, Chip Kelly. Here’s what James said. Q: What’s it like running behind the 49ers’ offensive line. JAMES: A lot of holes. I really feed off of them. I think they believe in me. During the […]

Why the 49ers-Cardinals game matters

There are two reasons why this game against the Arizona Cardinals matters deeply to the 49ers. First, there are playoff implications. If the 49ers win, they’ll be 11-4-1. They’ll get the No.2 seed and a first-round Bye if the Packers lose to the Vikings. If the Packers beat the Vikings, the 49ers get the No.3 […]

49ers Week 15 grades: Offense

FOXBORO, Ma. – The 49ers beat the Patriots 41-34 and clinched a playoff berth. Here are the grades for the 49ers’ offense. Offensive line: B+. They gave up just one sack – Rob Ninkovich beat Joe Staley. Other than that, the offensive line gave Kaepernick a ton of time to throw all game. They also […]

Dolphins-49ers matchups: Part I – Cameron Wake vs. Joe Staley

The 49ers play the Dolphins Sunday at Candlestick.  In the meantime, I’ll break down five key matchups. DE Cameron Wake vs. LT Joe Staley According Pro Football Focus, Wake is the No.1 rated pass rushing 4-3 defensive end in the NFL this season, and Staley is the No.17 rated pass blocking tackle. Staley is the […]

Staley: “We don’t have time to worry about favorites. Kaepernick is our guy and we support him 100 percent.”

SANTA CLARA – Joe Staley spoke in the 49ers locker room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said about Colin Kaepernick. Q: Jim Harbaugh said this afternoon Colin Kaepernick has earned the right to play this Sunday. Do you expect this to be a week-to-week thing? STALEY: No. Kaepernick is our starter and we support him […]

Schefter: Staley upset over Alex Smith’s benching

This is what Adam Schefter just said on Sportscenter. SCHEFTER: “It’s not just 49ers fans fans who have gotten emotional about the decision to bench Alex Smith and start Colin Kaepernick. “It turns out that offensive tackle Joe Staley has as well. One day during practice last week when 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh noticed […]

Staley explains the final concussion contact test

SANTA CLARA – Joe Staley had a concussion a few weeks ago. He spoke the media tent Saturday afternoon and explained the final contact test which determines if a concussed player can play, and which Alex Smith will have to take before the Bears game. MM: What’s the final step before coming back from a […]

Midterm report card: Anthony Davis

In the past, Anthony Davis needed help from tight end Vernon Davis in pass protection. This season, Anthony Davis is the best pass blocking offensive lineman on the 49ers. Now it’s Joe Staley who’s getting occasional blocking help from Vernon. Anthony Davis mostly is holding his own. He gave up three sacks against the New […]

49ers midseason awards: Offensive honorable mention – Joe Staley

The 49ers are halfway through their season. Today, I’ll give midseason awards for the best offensive and defensive players. Best offensive player: Honorable mention – LT Joe Staley. The strength of the 49ers offense this season is their offensive line, and Staley is the best run-blocking tackle in the NFL by far. He’s cleared the […]