This is what I see when I watch the wide receivers in this year’s draft class. If you disagree with me you’re probably right. I will revisit this after the Combine. Amari Cooper: Torry Holt. Smooth route-runners who are fast, big-play receivers. Value: First round, top 10. Kevin White: Sidney Rice. Tall, lean downfield threats […]
SANTA CLARA – The third practice of training camp started nearly an hour ago. Now that I’ve seen three, I’d like to share some trends I’ve noticed. The big activity to begin practice is special teams, and Ted Ginn has returned most of the kickoffs so far. Coach Jim Tomsula works with the defensive line […]
SANTA CLARA – Ted Ginn spoke to the media under the hot Santa Clara sun this afternoon. He wore a sweatshirt and loafers – an outfit much too hot for me in this weather but, hey, some like it hot. Here are selected quotes from the group interview. Enjoy. Q: How is this offense different […]
A No. 3 wide receiver isn’t the most pressing of the Niners’ draft needs, but it’s likely somewhere on the list. And with a pair of big-bodied wideouts in Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan, it wouldn’t be a surprise if San Francisco targets a slot receiver.
The thought has crossed my mind that plenty of NFL players might not be too broken up about missing minicamps if there is an extended lockout. Perhaps. But Niners tight end Vernon Davis, among others, has some serious incentive to get back on the field.
San Francisco quarterbacks had a whopping 113.8 rating in 2010 when they targeted Vernon Davis, who had a particularly good rapport with Alex Smith (124.0 rating).
In 2001, when Greg Roman was a Panthers assistant coach and Jim Harbaugh was in his 15th and final season in the NFL, Carolina’s veteran quarterback told the bright young assistant that their paths would cross again.
The acquisition of Ted Ginn was a boon for the 49ers’ pitiful punt-return unit. Now, will the hiring of special teams coordinator Brad Seely be a boon for the already productive Ginn?
In what was likely his penultimate game as the 49ers coach, Mike Singletary got in a yelling match with Troy Smith on Sunday after the quarterback tossed a third-quarter interception in a 25-17 loss to St. Louis.