Tag Archives: Patrick Willis

49ers’ third exhibition may answer questions…or not

This is my Saturday column. The 49ers’ preseason game Saturday against the Denver Broncos almost matters. It’s the third preseason game, the dress rehearsal. Both teams’ starters probably will play the entire first half so they can get in rhythm and feel confident for the regular season. Here are the top-three things to watch about […]

Love this game... - Dale

Eric Mangini on Jim Tomsula: “He cares deeply about (the players) and that resonates, I believe, in the locker room.”

SANTA CLARA — Here is the transcript of defensive coordinator Eric Mangini’s Saturday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. LB NaVorro Bowman prepared for this and you’ve got to be excited to see what he does back on the field? “He’s been great. He had a really good spring. I’ve gotten to know […]

Naw, I would rather they survive and win one for me.... - sebnynah

5 things to know about the 49ers before camp opens

This is my training-camp preview for the 49ers. The 49ers may be on the downswing. This offseason, they fired a top-notch coaching staff and lost almost a dozen veterans and leaders. Who will fill those voids? That’s just one key question the Niners face. Here are five more they’ll face during training camp: 1. Is […]

Not to throw too much water on that 11-5 record, but 5 of those 8 wins were by spreads of 3, 4, 3, 5 and 5 points. A FG ... - ribico

49ers have no simple solution to Willis’ absence

This is my Friday column. SANTA CLARA It was a test. I knew the correct answer to the question I was going to ask Trent Baalke. I wanted to see if Baalke knew the answer, too. Baalke was sitting in the 49ers’ media room facing a semi-circle of reporters, answering questions about the state of […]

I agree that losing Willis is a big deal - losing Crabtree won't hardly be noticed.... - Berdj Joseph Rassam

Patrick Willis: “I know I don’t have too much more left in these toes.”

Jed York, Trent Baalke and Patrick Willis spoke at Willis’ retirement press conference Tuesday afternoon. Willis agreed to answer questions; York and Baalke refused. Here is the complete transcript, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department CEO Jed York opening comments: “Obviously this is a bittersweet day for the San Francisco 49ers. We’re here to honor […]

A wise man who follows his Faith first and realizes that the money is no good if you wind up a cripple for 40 years. Mu... - BW

49ers announce Patrick Willis’ retirement

The 49ers just sent out an e-mail announcing that Patrick Willis will announce his retirement in a press conference this afternoon at Levi’s Stadium. Here’s a written statement from Jed York: “On behalf of the entire San Francisco 49ers organization, my family, and our Faithful fans, I would like to thank Patrick for everything he […]

Razor, Absolutely agree. As a religious man myself, I have no problem with anyone answering to a Highest Calling. T... - AES

Rumor: Patrick Willis to retire

The 49ers are expecting Patrick Willis to announce his retirement, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports. If this is true, this is a tremendous blow to  the 49ers now and in the future. Willis is the Niners’ third-best player after Aldon Smith and NaVorro Bowman. Willis turned 30 on January 25. He missed 10 […]

Wow, a bunch of chicken littles here. On Willis, he did the team a huge favor by retiring rather than be an injury limit... - 7x7erd

Frank Gore (hip) is limited in practice

This is Wednesday’s Week 10 practice participation report, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. 49ers Did not participate: LB Dan Skuta (ankle), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), LB Patrick Willis (toe) Limited participation: CB Tramaine Brock (toe), RB Frank Gore (hip), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring), NT Ian Williams (shin) Saints Did not participate: LB David Hawthorne (hand), […]

Fan77, Heard my old friend Matt Borrows on the radio this afternoon. His take is that the 49ers are still a very good t... - AES

Jim Harbaugh: “We’re not going to be concerned about what other people think or point out.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Have you had a chance to talk to RB Marcus Lattimore about his future yet? “He’s weighing his options and we’ll have an announcement about that, as we said yesterday. Still to come.”   Do you […]

Maybe your just not funny.... - wilsonm73

Patrick Willis, Tramaine Brock and Aaron Donald are questionable for the 49ers-Rams game

Here is the Week 9 game status report for the 49ers and Rams, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. 49ers Questionable: CB Tramaine Brock (toe), LB Patrick Willis (toe) Probable: CB Chris Culliver (hamstring), S Jimmie Ward (quardricep) Rams Questionable: DT Aaron Donald (shoulder), LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (toe), CB Janoris Jenkins (knee), S Rodney McLeod (knee) Probable: C Tim Barnes […]

Wait.... there is a guy named Aaron Donald on the 49ers?... - Tim

Vic Fangio: “I didn’t do a good enough job coaching and we didn’t do a good enough job playing.”

SANTA CLARA — Here is the transcript of Vic Fangio’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Does it look like you’re going to have LB Patrick Willis back in your defense this week? “It’s questionable right now.”   Going back over that Broncos game, do you wipe away some of that since […]

Don't worry Ralph Barbieri, it will happen this week.... - Hammer Robbie

Grading 49ers at the break

This is my Sunday column. The 49ers just finished dead week. These are their midterm grades. COLIN KAEPERNICK Pocket proficiency: B. Was a C-minus last season. Completed just 57 percent of his passes and posted an 81 passer rating inside the pocket in 2013. Has completed 69 percent of his passes and posted a 90 […]

Leo, Where in SoCal do you live? Tin Horn Flats in Burbank is a 49er bar/restaurant. Tower of Pizza in Manchest... - exgolfer