Tag Archives: Takeo Spikes

Whitner explains what it takes for a first-round pick to succeed

SANTA CLARA – Donte Whitner spoke in the media tent Monday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: Does it put a strain on you when you’re working with a new free safety? WHITNER: It’s not really a strain, but I have to do most of the vocal stuff back there. When Dashon was here, he […]

Baalke’s top-five moves of 2011

Trent Baalke is having a monster year. On Friday, the 49ers extended his contract through the 2016 season, this coming a few weeks after he won the NFL’s Executive of the Year award. Almost every move he made in 2011 worked out. It was like he was on a heater at a craps table in […]

Should the 49ers sign Asomugha?

SANTA CLARA – Yesterday on a conference call Jed York made clear the 49ers’ strategy for free agency. It is, in his words: “making sure that we resign our own guys.” They’ve accomplished that with quarterback Alex Smith, but they’ve failed elsewhere on the roster. Takeo Spikes agreed to a contract with the San Diego […]

The 49ers’ five sure things

Thanks for your generous responses to my earlier post. Our discussion of the top 49er storylines turned into a lengthy list of concerns. Adam, among other readers, pointed out the defensive backfield and the offensive line as two more areas of anxiety for the 49ers. Thank you, Adam. Let’s look at the team from the […]

Scattered-armed Smith fails Harbaugh’s accuracy test

Troy Smith completed 45 percent of his passes in his final four starts and finished the season with a completion percentage of 50.3. Of the 43 NFL quarterbacks who threw at least 100 passes, Smith ranked 42nd in completion percentage (Arizona rookie John Skelton was 43rd).

Early rising Spikes makes impression on Harbaugh

The 49ers have offered no public assurances that free-agent-to-be Takeo Spikes will be back in San Francisco in 2011, but the team captain and 13-year veteran has clearly made an impression on coach Jim Harbaugh.

Grab bag: LSU’s Peterson to Niners in McShay’s mock

In his latest mock draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay has San Francisco selecting LSU conerback Patrick Peterson, the winner of the Bednarik (top defensive player) and Thorpe (top defensive back) awards this past season.

Spikes nominated for NFL Man of the Year Award

In 2003, Spikes launched 51 Ways, Inc. with former NFL linebacker Carlos Emmons. Spikes and Emmons have lost family members to cancer and their foundation provides financial, spiritual and physical support to families of children with cancer and blood disorders.

Willis knows defense could have different look in 2011

Willis, obviously, can withstand pain. But he couldn’t do much when he received a concerned look after the results of an X-ray on his broken right hand came back after Sunday’s 25-17 loss to the Rams.

Takeo Spikes wins Niners’ top award

Spikes, who was sharing time with rookie NaVorro Bowman earlier this season, assumed a full-time role and shares the team-lead with three interceptions while posting the 10th 100-tackle season of his career.

Keaton Kristick is having a blast, man

Most of the 49ers are polite when fielding questions from the media. Keaton Kristick, happy to discuss wrestling moves once the tape recorder is turned off, might be the only one who could accurately be described as eager.