Do the 49ers still match up well against the Packers?

The 49ers don’t play the Packers until September 8, but we’re killing time over here, so here’s a question for you: Do the 49ers still match up well against the Packers? The Packers did not match up well against the 49ers in two games last season, but this offseason Green Bay drafted two running backs – Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin – and a defensive lineman – Datone Jones –…

June 10, 2013

Jason Cole says the 49ers should sign Greg Jennings

Yahoo NFL insider Jason Cole spoke on 95.7 The Game this week about the 49ers’ need for a No.2 wide receiver. Here’s what Cole said. Q: Is Percy Harvin a good fit for the 49ers? COLE: “Sure, if you like to buy headaches.” Q: Literally? COLE: “Literally and figuratively. Look, I live in Gainseville, Florida. I watched all of his career. I know an awful lot about Percy. He’s just…

February 12, 2013

Carlos Rogers on Moss, Crabtree and Greg Jennings

SANTA CLARA – Carlos Rogers spoke in the media tent Wednesday afternoon. He said Randy Moss looks much faster than he did in training camp, and Rogers explained what makes Packers’ wide receiver Greg Jennings tough to cover. Here’s a transcript. Q: Were you just as curious as everybody else to see what Randy Moss had left when he showed up in April? ROGERS: Yeah, I was, but once I…

September 5, 2012

Packers-49ers matchups: Part I

The 49ers play the Green Bay Packers in five days. In the meantime, I’ll break down two key matchups a day. CB Carlos Rogers: 6-0, 192 pounds, 31 years old, 4.44 40-yard dash vs. WR Greg Jennings: 5-11, 195 pounds, 28 years old, 4.42 40-yard dash Jennings plays every wide receiver position, but over his final five games last season he lined up in the slot on roughly 65% of…

September 4, 2012

Preview: How the Niners match up against the Packers

As we examine the details of team building this offseason, let’s also look at the big picture, just for fun. How do the Niners match up against the Green Bay Packers, their first opponent next season? NINERS DEFENSE VS. PACKERS OFFENSE: Green Bay may have the best offense in the NFL, but it doesn’t match up well with the Niners defense because Green Bay’s offensive line simply isn’t good enough….

May 23, 2012

Cosell says the Niners are “built in a way that always leads to success,” but he has one final question

NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell spoke on KNBR this morning about the Niners. Here’s the transcript of what he said. Q: Jim Harbaugh is saying that the Seahawks defense is better than the Steelers’ defense is right now. Is that a fair statement? COSELL: I think it’s a very fair statement. In fact, one could easily make the argument that the best young secondary in the NFL resides in…

December 22, 2011