It’s too early to take stock of the quarterbacks, so I’ll just give an observation. The three top QBs on the training camp roster – Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, and Jeremiah Masoli – are all most comfortable throwing the ball from the shotgun. Each guy played strictly in shotgun or shotgun-like offenses in college. Smith ran the spread, Kaepernick ran the pistol, and Masoli ran the option. When you think…
Greg Roman spoke to the media at the podium after practice today. It was the first time he spoke at the podium this training camp. He spoke at length on the progression of the offense, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Vernon Davis and Frank Gore. He had the highest praise for Davis and Gore. Here’s the transcript, courtesy of the 49ers. On how he is doing: “Feeling great, it’s great to…
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 in the back-left corner of the property, not technically on a playing field, just beyond…
Niners offense coordinator Greg Roman isn’t the only former John Carroll University football player to make a name for himself in the NFL.
Jim Harbaugh didn’t throw a single pass during his final NFL season, but he did make quite a prediction.
How did Billy Miller go from unemployed wide receiver to effective NFL tight end? The story, Miller says, involves coaching, compromise and 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who appears to have maintained his flexible style as he’s climbed the coaching ladder.
If you were starting an NFL franchise would you hire Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, offensive coordinator Greg Roman and special teams coordinator Brad Seely?
As a general rule, NFL head coaches don’t enlist former Division III defensive linemen to help educate their $60 million quarterbacks. But Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers says Greg Roman isn’t a typical coach.
“We’ve been tracking it down through NFL Films and trying to retrieve some of that intellectual property that belongs to the San Francisco 49ers. So we’re trying to build that library back up and that legacy back up. I can’t wait to watch it. So we’re making progress.”
Jackson, 44, was a safety in the NFL for 12 seasons, the final four (1997-2000) with the Chargers. Harbaugh and Jackson were teammates in San Diego from 1999-2000.
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.
George Seifert, 70, who had a 98-30 record and won two Super Bowl titles in San Francisco, had Niners offensive coordinator Greg Roman on his staff and coached Jim Harbaugh during his career-ending, three-year tenure in Carolina from 1999-2001.
The 49ers have announced three assistant coaches will follow Jim Harbaugh from Stanford to San Francisco: Vic Fangio (defensive coordinator), Greg Roman (offensive coordinator) and Tim Drevno (offensive line). According to multiple reports, Drevno will share offensive-line duties with Mike Solari.
Roman, 38, will become the 49ers’ ninth offensive coordinator since 2003 and the third in the past four months. Of course, there is reason to believe Roman might have a bit more staying power given his close and successful working relationship with Harbaugh, who is expected to be involved in play-calling.
In discussing Harbaugh’s greatest assets this week, Lamb said his ability to assemble an A-list coaching staff ranked near the top of the list. Lamb, who spent two years (2005-06) with Harbaugh at the University of San Diego, went so far as to say Harbaugh’s ability to identify great coaches – coupled with own coaching ability – would make him a success in the NBA or major leagues.