Tag Archives: Robert Griffin III

49ers need Kap insurance

This is my column for Wednesday. The 49ers need a new quarterback. This is not to say the 49ers should give up on Colin Kaepernick — with the right coaching he may still have a future. But they shouldn’t go all in with him, either. The 49ers should hedge their bets, draft a quarterback who […]

Redskins can be troublesome

Here is my column previewing the 49ers-Redskins Monday Night game. Sure, the 49ers should beat the Redskins Monday night, should blow them away. The 49ers are a good team fighting for a playoff spot and the Redskins are 3-7, going nowhere. I just can’t help noticing a few factors which work in the Redskins’ favor […]

Redskins v. 49ers by the numbers

Here are some interesting stats to consider for the 49ers’ upcoming game against the Redskins. Offensive points per game 49ers: 24.7 Redskins: 24.6 Yards per rush 49ers: 4.5 Redskins: 5.1 Yards per pass attempt 49ers: 6.7 Redskins 6.7 Yards per rush allowed 49ers: 3.9 Redskins: 4.3 Yards per pass attempt allowed 49ers: 6.1 Redskins: 8.0 […]

The Skelton signing is a huge development for the 49ers and here’s why

Here is my Thursday column about the 49ers’ signing of John Skelton. SANTA CLARA – You think you know Jim Harbaugh, and then he goes and signs John Skelton as a backup quarterback. Signing Skelton is a defining move of the Harbaugh Era. Not because Skelton is good. He isn’t. He represents a dramatic shift […]

Which NFL quarterbacks will have passer ratings better than 95 this season?

Last season, 10 quarterbacks finished the regular season with passer ratings better than 95.0. Those quarterbacks were: 1. Aaron Rodgers: 108.0 2. Peyton Manning: 105.8 3. Alex Smith: 104.1 4. Robert Griffin III: 102.4 5. Russell Wilson: 100.0 6. Matt Ryan: 99.1 7. Tom Brady: 98.7 8. Colin Kaepernick: 98.3 9. Ben Roethlisberger: 97.0 10. […]

Kaepernick vs. the QBs on the 49ers’ 2013 schedule

49ers fans and Bay Area residents are hyper-aware of Colin Kaepernick’s excellent 2012 season. He took Alex Smith’s starting job Week 10, started the final-seven games of the regular season and was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over that stretch. I thought it would be interesting to compare Kaepernick’s final-seven regular season […]

Falcons-49ers matchups: Part I – Weatherspoon v. Kaepernick

The 49ers play the Falcons Sunday at the Georgia Dome. In the meantime, I’ll break down the key matchups. WLB Sean Weatherspoon vs. QB Colin Kaepernick. On passing downs, like third down and second-and-long, the Falcons will put a “spy” on Colin Kaepernick. That spy will be Atlanta’s fastest linebacker, Sean Weatherspoon. The Green Bay […]

Why the Packers are a lucky draw for the 49ers

The 49ers are lucky they get to play the Packers on Saturday night and not the Seahawks or the Redskins. Why? Let me list the reasons. 1. The Seahawks and the Redskins have two of the best running backs in the NFL. The 49ers run defense has been mediocre to bad recently. They do not […]

Harbaugh: “RG III, Colin, they got a pretty good callus of running the ball.”

SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Jim Harbaugh said about Colin Kaepernick at the head coach’s Monday press conference. Q: You mentioned yesterday that the play-calls weren’t getting out of the huddle fast enough, and you had to burn a couple timeouts. Were they getting to Colin fast enough? Was he having some issues? HARBAUGH: I […]

Sunday matchup: Dolphins offense vs. 49ers defense

I think the Dolphins will struggle dramatically on offense, especially in the passing game. They do not possess a wide receiver who can stretch the field. They basically have a “chains” or “sticks” passing game – it doesn’t extend beyond ten yards. They have not demonstrated the capacity to design “double move” routes for any […]