Week 17 grades

Here are my Week 17 grades for the 13-3 49ers. Alex Smith: B+. He made one very nice play in this game – the eight yard touchdown scramble on third and goal in the first quarter. He slipped in the pocket and when he bounced back up it seemed like he wanted to throw the ball away, but he didn’t. Instead he plowed his way into the end zone. He’s…

January 1, 2012

Roman: “What some might label conservative, we look at as opportunity.”

SANTA CLARA – In today’s press conference Greg Roman explained many things, including his decision to call three straight run plays in the fourth quarter against the Seahawks after the deep pass to Michael Crabtree. Here’s what he said. Opening Statement: “I’m in at past noon, so good afternoon. We’ve got the Rams this week. Really well-coached team. We’ve got a lot of respect for [Head Coach] Steve Spagnuolo and…

December 29, 2011

Alex Smith on Braylon Edwards, Joe Hastings and conservative play calling

SANTA CLARA – As you know, the Niners cut Braylon Edwards yesterday. As you may not know, they’re most likely going to promote practice squad WR Joe Hastings to the 53-man roster to fill Edwards’ spot. Alex Smith answered questions this afternoon Edwards and Hastings. He also answered questions about conservative play calling. Here you go. Q: What were your thoughts when you heard Braylon Edwards had been cut? ALEX…

December 28, 2011