Tag Archives: Michael Crabtree

49ers flaws were exposed and the rest of the league was watching

Here is my Tuesday column on the issues the 49ers currently face. The Week 1 win against the Packers masked issues on the 49ers, but the Seahawks just tore off the mask. What do we see? The offense is worse than it was last season. Let’s start there. They’re missing key players: Michael Crabtree, Mario […]

What I found funny while reading this article is that Grant explains why FG's stats are so low right after he suggests t... - Mike D.

Cosell says 49ers’ bunch formation is the key to Sunday night’s game in Seattle

Here is what Greg Cosell about the upcoming 49ers-Seahawks game on a Sports Illustrated podcast. Q: Last year before the Super Bowl, we talked a lot about the creativity that Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman implemented in the run game. This year, they’ve taken that creativity to trips and bunch, and the way they set […]

They'll get the running game going. Kansas City has a great run defense. Dontari Poe has arrived.... - Grant Cohn

49ers announce roster moves

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers made 10 roster moves today. They placed Cornellius Carradine, Quinton Dial, Marcus Lattimore, Luke Marquardt and Eric Wright on the Non-Football Injury List. The 49ers placed Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham on the Reserve/PUP List. The 49ers placed Chris Culliver on the Injured Reserve List, and the 49ers cut Lamar […]

CB Ras-I-Dowling was just waived by the Pats. Probably will be claimed by someone else. But might be worth throwing on t... - Sullyball

This won’t be a rehearsal, this is a game to shape the 49ers’ roster

Here is my Saturday column previewing the 49ers’ Sunday preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. If you expect the 49ers to treat Sunday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings like a dress rehearsal for the regular season, you may be disappointed. Most NFL teams treat the third exhibition game like a dress rehearsal. The 49ers […]

DS wannabe/Screech clone... - Crab15

Getting Baldwin in a trade for Jenkins is a real win for Baalke

Here is my Monday column on the A.J. Jenkins-Jonathan Baldwin trade. The 49ers traded A.J. Jenkins to the Chiefs for Jonathan Baldwin Monday morning. Hallelujah for the 49ers. Heaven help the Chiefs. Why on earth would Kansas City trade anything for Jenkins? Why would they want him in the first place? Just this past Friday, […]

When is the column coming on Colt McCoy and Tolzien coming? They both have looked less than stellar - to put it nicely. ... - PhD

Meaningless exhibition? Not when you know what to watch

Here is my preview of the 49ers-Chiefs preseason game. Five things to watch in the 49ers’ preseason game against the Chiefs Friday night: 1. Colin Kaepernick in the red zone. Kaepernick has something to prove here. As terrific as he’s played in his brief career, he needs to improve his passing in the red zone. Last […]

Barry Switzer shows that coaching doesn't matter. if Troy Aikman can win a superbowl with Switzer as the coach, there w... - Matt

Too early to worry, but 49ers show they have issues to solve

Here is my Friday column about what we learned in the 49ers’ first preseason game. It’s almost impossible to evaluate the 49ers’ starters after their first preseason game. We don’t know how much the 49ers game planned for the Broncos – probably not very much. And the starters played just one series. Frank Gore and […]

I know harbaugh won't show anything during the preseason but his team has to be able to play their best games in the fir... - mo

NFL teams need to rethink regimens for players’ safety

Here is my Friday column on the recent rash of NFL offseason and training camp injuries. Have you noticed how many NFL players already have torn ACLs or Achilles’ tendons this offseason? We’re not even two weeks into training camp, and already nine NFL players have torn ACLs and three have ruptured Achilles, and most […]

I didn't get a chance to comment on this article but I wanted to say that Harbaugh doesn't run anywhere close to the mos... - F’ing arrogant know-it-all.

Harbaugh on Kaepernick: “He’s universally respected in the locker room and loved by his teammates.”

SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh spoke to Bay Area reporters in the media tent Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said.   One of the themes for the team that loses the Super Bowl is how historically they have a difficult time coming back, whether it’s mental or what. Is that an issue that concerns you […]

Thankew, Matt. There's no organization in pro sports that I dislike and disrespect more than the Traiders, and to put t... - Rusty_in_OC

Kaepernick: “Knock on wood, I haven’t been knocked out yet.”

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke to Bay Area reporters Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: How has your life changed the past few months? KAEPERNICK: I’ve had more opportunities to do things. For the most part for me, I’m worried about playing football. Q: Was it awkward for you last season going from […]