Grant’s 49ers mock offseason: 1.0

Many of you have asked me for my best guess about what the 49ers will do in free agency and the draft. This is my first best guess. I’ll make subsequent best guesses in the coming weeks. The 49ers will cut David Akers and Parys Haralson to create cap space to give the franchise tag to Dashon Goldson. Goldson probably wants a five-year contract worth about $8 million per year….

February 19, 2013

Harbaugh: “For the most part it’s the same offense” with Kaepernick or Alex Smith at QB

SANTA CLARA — Here is what Jim Harbaugh said about the evolution of the 49ers offense at his Monday press conference. Q: Frank Gore was saying that the offense with Kaepernick is really the same, just you do more read option. Is it essentially the same? HARBAUGH: That’s one take. I think for the most part it’s the same offense, don’t know that it’s dramatically different. I’d concur with Frank….

December 10, 2012

Roman on the Lions: “They do a great job destroying blocking schemes.”

SANTA CLARA – The transcript of Greg Roman’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. Opening Statement: “Getting ready for a good Detroit team, playoff team. The strength of their front, probably lies with their front four, they bring a lot of D-linemen to the game. They roll them through there to keep them fresh. There’s times when they’ll load up the front, it’s no secret. Kind of an old…

September 13, 2012

Harbaugh on The Handshake: “There’s nothing I can possibly add.”

I was in an airplane somewhere above Nebraska or Colorado when Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media in Santa Clara Monday afternoon. He reiterated all the good things his players did against the Packers on Sunday, and he spoke about the upcoming opponent – the Detroit Lions – and the “mini-controversy” surrounding last year’s slap handshake with Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz. Here’s a complete transcript, courtesy of the 49ers….

September 10, 2012

Jim Harbaugh says the defense dominated the offense “about every which way it could be dominated.”

SANTA CLARA – Friday in the media tent, Jim Harbaugh explained that his defense dominated his offense in practice. He also explained why Mike Iupati did not participate and why Alex Boone did not finish the team drills. Here’s a transcript of the press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   Opening statement: “Hello. [G] Mike Iupati was excused from practice today, expecting their first child, [his wife] Ashley and Mike…

August 3, 2012

Niners sign Leonard Davis

SANTA CLARA — More breaking news: The 49ers have signed guard 33-year-old guard Leonard Davis to a one-year contract. Davis (6-6, 375 pounds) did not play a single snap last season, but he will compete with Alex Boone for the Niners starting right guard job in training camp. Here’s what Davis said to reporters this afternoon: Q: When you came to visit the 49ers in March, did you have an…

July 26, 2012