49ers 26, Eagles 21: Grades

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers beat the Eagles 26-21 Sunday afternoon. Here are the 49ers’ grades. KAEPERNICK: B-. Made both of the 49ers’ touchdowns happen. On the first one he scrambled left, drew the Eagles’ entire defense and threw back to the right, across the whole field to Frank Gore who was wide open. One of the most thrilling plays you’ll see. Next, Kaepernick scrambled to the left and threw…

September 28, 2014

Chip Kelly: “I’ve had a lot of respect for Jimmy and Greg Roman going against them. They can scheme up the run game as good anybody I’ve ever seen.”

This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Wednesday morning conference call with Bay Area reporters. Q: Is there anything you can put your finger on for why you’ve had to come back from big deficits the first three games? KELLY: Part of it is the opponent. You’ve got to give credit to them for playing well. I think every week in this league is a battle. There aren’t many blowouts…

September 24, 2014

Which QBs are surrounded by the most talent on offense?

Does Colin Kaepernick have more offensive talent around him than any other quarterback in the NFL? He may. According to Pro Football Focus, Kaepernick is surrounded by six high-quality players (Bruce Miller, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Joe Staley, Mike Iupati), and four good players (Frank Gore, Stevie Johnson, Alex Boone and Anthony Davis). Nick Foles is surrounded by a lot of talent, too: Three elite players (LeSean McCoy,…

June 23, 2014

Ranking the top QBs in the NFL

Who are the best QBs in the NFL? I’m going rank them by tiers. You’re free to rank the QBs however you see fit. TIER ONE: GREAT QUARTERBACKS. QBs who can carry a team even if it lacks a good defense or key offensive personnel. 1. Peyton Manning 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Tom Brady 4. Drew Brees TIER TWO: GOOD QUARTERBACKS. QBs who lack one or two qualities the great ones have. QBs…

March 3, 2014

Why Alex Smith might go to the Chiefs

I don’t know for sure, but as I analyze it, it seems the Chiefs are the team that will most likely trade for Alex Smith. Here’s why. The Chiefs legitimately have no realistic quarterback options on their roster. Matt Cassel has exhausted his nine lives, and Brady Quinn is not the answer. The Cardinals, the other team reportedly interested in Alex Smith, have at least three quarterbacks on their roster…

February 25, 2013