New way to measure quarterbacks, and Alex Smith

ESPN’s Mike Sando just came out with an interesting article comparing the NFC West Quarterbacks by their Total Quarterback Rating – a new, highly subjective, supposedly more accurate metric for measuring quarterback performance. Sando explains it in detail in his article, but all you need to know is that a TBR of 50 is average, and a TBR of 65 is pro-bowl caliber. Last season, Alex Smith’s 82.1 quarterback rating…

August 4, 2011

Hasselbeck no longer sleeping in Seattle

It’s being reported that Matt Hasselbeck is through in Seattle. This could have major repercussions for the 49ers. It is being reported that the 49ers are one of the teams he’s talking to. Which leads to one big, fat question: Would he be a good addition to the 49ers? I say, yes, and here’s why. He has experience running a West Coast Offense. He’s won big games, including last year…

July 26, 2011

Harbaugh: “It’s on.”

Jim Harbaugh strode into the press room at 4949 Centennial Blvd. with a big, confident smile on his face and announced: “Hello, it’s on.” He had an aura and a twinkle in his eye reminiscent of Willy Wonka opening his chocolate factory for the lucky little boys and girls of the world. Harbaugh even quoted Wonka, explaining that the 49ers have “so much to do, so little time to do…

July 25, 2011

Niners hire Bobby Engram

Engram spent eight seasons with the Seahawks (2001-08) and played in the West Coast Offense, a system the Niners will implement this season. At 34, Engram set career-highs in receptions (94) and yards (1,147) in 2007.

January 28, 2011