49ers offense not really Greg Roman’s

Jim Harbaugh constantly asserts that “this is Greg Roman’s offense” when speaking of the 49ers offense. Is that the case? It is likely the offensive game plan is not just Roman’s, but an amalgam of input from the assistant coaches. Two players on the 49ers confirmed this exclusively to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat Thursday afternoon on the record. Third string quarterback Scott Tolzien said, “For the most part, Coach…

December 6, 2012

A.J. Jenkins frustrates coach in practice

SANTA CLARA — I’m writing this because A.J. Jenkins is the first round pick and everything he does is news. He is the famous name in Trent Baalke’s envelope days before the draft, and Jim Harbaugh recently defended him to the media. What happened on the practice field today is the most astonishing thing I’ve ever seen in an NFL practice. It was Jenkins’ second rep in one-on-one drills against…

August 1, 2012

Training camp report: Manningham and Bowman shine

SANTA CLARA – Here are my observations from the second padless practice of the Niners training camp. THE GOOD Mario Manningham – Four catches (two against the first team defense), no drops. He could have had five catches, but Alex Smith overthrew him deep when he had beaten Perrish Cox down the left sideline. Manningham beat Culliver short towards the end of practice. Culliver was so frustrated he slapped Manningham…

July 28, 2012