Tag Archives: Trent Baalke

Why the 49ers signed TE Cameron Morrah

The 49ers just announced they’ve signed 26-year old H-back Cameron Morrah to a one-year contract. The 49ers did not include a statement from general manager Trent Baalke in the press release. Morrah (6-3, 251 pounds) missed all of last season with a toe injury. But he’s fast (4.61 40-yard dash), agile (6.99 3-cone drill), strong […]

The one player the 49ers should avoid in the draft

If there is one player the 49ers should avoid drafting at all costs, who is it? If you can’t think of just one player, can you make a top-five list? I’m saying the 49ers should not draft USC wide receiver Robert Woods, who’s projected to get picked at the end of the first round or […]

Trent Baalke’s pre-draft press conference transcript

Trent Baalke held a press conference in the 49ers’ defensive meeting room Wednesday morning. Here’s a transcript. Q: Where are you guys in the process of putting together your board? BAALKE: We’re probably 50 percent there. Q: That’s all? BAALKE: It’s pretty much set. We’ve got some touch-up stuff we’ve got to do, cleaning some […]

Grading the 49ers’ trade for Colt McCoy

How I see it: Colt McCoy basically has a one-year tryout with the 49ers who traded for him on Tuesday. McCoy has one year left on his rookie contract and if he doesn’t show anything this year, the Niners are not going to re-sign him and negotiate a larger contract for 2014. McCoy has not […]

Should the 49ers sign QB Pat White?

The 49ers reportedly have interest in free agent quarterback Pat White, according to USA Today. Do you think the Niners should sign him? White (6-0, 205 pounds) is 27 years old and has not played football in two years. The Dolphins drafted him with the 44th pick of the 2009 draft and they cut him […]

Trent Baalke’s mid-offseason progress report

In my humble opinion, you’re doing pretty well so far this offseason, Trent. I’m not going to give you a final grade today. That wouldn’t be fair. You still have the draft in a few weeks, and that’s when you need to perform your best. You have 14 picks. You may feel this year’s rookies […]

The 49ers should trade up

It would be a waste for the 49ers to keep all 12 of their draft picks, plus the three compensatory picks which can’t be traded, for a total of 15 selections, because there is no way all of those players could make the Niners’ roster or practice squad. The 49ers could improve more by packaging […]

Top 5 storylines of the 49ers’ offseason

Last week I listed the five biggest questions the 49ers must answer this offseason. This morning I’m sitting on my bed thinking about the five biggest storylines of the 49ers’ offseason. Here’s what I came up with. Trent Baalke. He’s been inconsistent. In 2011, he arguably had the best offseason in the NFL, drafting Aldon […]

How the 49ers built a championship roster

This is my Saturday article on the gradual construction of the 49ers’ roster. By GRANT COHN After the 2004 season, the 49ers were the worst team in football. They had practically no talent, they had won two games, and they had one Pro Bowler, long snapper, Brian Jennings. This season, the 49ers are going to […]