Tag Archives: Ryan Fitzpatrick

Raiders overmatched even against lowly Texans

This is my column on the Raiders’ upcoming game against the Texans. WARNING: This is a Raiders column. 49ers fans, feel free to skip this. You know what Sunday’s Raiders’ game is? It’s the Raiders’ best chance to win a game until late October. They are playing the downtrodden Houston Texans. If the Raiders lose […]

12 years a bottom feeder, coming to a stadium near you. ... - joseph

How good of a wide receiver is Stevie Johnson?

Last season, Stevie Johnson played poorly. But he had injuries. The three seasons before last — 2010, 2011 and 2012 — he was productive. He caught 237 passes for 3,123 yards and 23 touchdowns. Is Johnson a good receiver, or just another receiver who put up numbers on a bad team? Consider that from 2010 to […]

Stevie Johnson had a 15.4 percent drop rate last season, a 13.9 percent drop rate in 2012, a 6.6 percent drop rate in 20... - Grant Cohn

Prediction: 49ers will dismantle Bills

The 49ers will dismantle the Bills on Sunday, just take them apart. The Bills defense can’t stop the run – they give up an average of 4.8 yards per attempt. I expect the following sequence to happen more than once: Frank Gore up the middle for five yards on first and ten; Kendall Hunter up […]

Bills-49ers matchup: Steve Johnson vs. Tarell Brown

The 49ers play the Bills at Candlestick on Sunday. In the meantime, I’ll break down a couple of key matchups every day. Split end Steve Johnson (6-2, 210 pounds) vs. Right cornerback Tarell Brown (5-10, 193 pounds) Brown has struggled in his second season as a starter. He’s been targeted 18 times and he’s allowed […]

Whitner on Fitzpatrick: “He’s going to take the good with the bad – touchdowns and interceptions.”

SANTA CLARA – Donte Whitner spoke in the media tent Wednesday afternoon. He broke down the Bills quarterback – Ryan Fitzpatrick. Whitner discussed the keys to defending the Bills’ offensive playmakers. And Whitner explained why he knew Colin Kaepernick would play against the Jets. Here’s a transcript. Q: Who’s the guy the defense needs to […]