Kaepernick: Pro Football Focus’ highest rated passer

Everyone is passionate about the quarterback controversy, and a lot of people feel that Alex Smith was done an injustice. I’m not here today to argue one way or another. I would like to point out one thing to keep the discussion grounded in fact. Pro Football Focus grades quarterback performances game-by-game. A “zero” is average, a positive number is a good grade, and a negative number is a bad…

December 4, 2012

Pro Football Focus ranks 49ers

I’m passing along Pro Football Focus’ player rankings for the 49ers because I think you’ll find them fascinating. If you want to know how PFF grades players, you can read that here. If you want to see the grades, you have to purchase their premium stats. According to Pro Football Focus, Joe Staley currently ranks as the best run-blocking tackle in the NFL by far. Alex Boone and Mike Iupati…

October 22, 2012

Dashon Goldson: The weakest link of the Niners defense

SANTA CLARA — I have a proposition for you. Let’s pause the never-ending Alex Smith debate and temporarily over-analyze something else. We can always come back to Smith. If you’re not in the mood for an intermission though, who am I to boss you around? Do what makes you happy. For those of you who are still with me – here’s my question: Who’s the weakest link on the Niners…

December 22, 2011