Baalke has to be NFL exec of the year (Lowell column)

Today my dad wrote his column about why Trent Baalke has to be the NFL executive of the year, and about his dead-mackerel stare. He points out how Baalke’s key additions to the defense have elevated it from good to great, and he also points out how his dead-mackerel stare can sometimes look more like a halibut on ice. To read the column, click here.

December 26, 2011

Is Alex Smith a Pro Bowler? Part 2 (Lowell’s take)

My dad and I both were at Jim Harbaugh’s news conference today, both heard him recommend Alex Smith as the No. 3 Pro Bowl quarterback. As you know, I wrote a blog about it. My father wrote his wednesday column on the subject, going into more detail than I did. To read his column, click here.

December 20, 2011

The joy of sacks and touchdowns

SAN FRANCISCO — Here’s an interaction between Aldon Smith and my dad that took place yesterday in the locker room after the Niners beat the Browns. Q: Aldon, what’s it like when you get a sack? I mean, you’re really good at it, but I’ve never done it. ALDON SMITH: What do you mean? Q: Like, when the play starts. What are you thinking, and then what do you see…

October 31, 2011

Meeting Steve Young

This isn’t news, it’s the story of when I was seven-years-old and I met Steve Young. If you feel this is self indulgent, please read something else. If you have a meeting-a-49er story too, please share it in the comment section. It was 1995 and it was towards the beginning of the season after the Niners won the Super Bowl. Steve Young had thrown 6 touchdowns in the first Super…

August 20, 2011

Joe Montana vs. Steve Young

I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood with my dad, and on that walk I asked him this loaded question: You are the GM of the 49ers, and there is an NFL expansion draft, and every player who’s ever played the game is 22-years-old and draft-eligible, but you know what they are going to do in their career. So, who would you rank higher on your big…

August 4, 2011

Jim Harbaugh, QB coach

My dad wrote a short blog today from training camp and I’m linking to it here. In it he describes how Jim Harbaugh coaches the quarterbacks, meaning mostly Colin Kaepernick. I gave a little description yesterday, but I thought you’d like to read my dad’s take on Harbaugh. He also raises this question: Is it possible for Harbaugh to be too quarterback-oriented? Something to think about.

July 30, 2011