Reggie Bush comments on Jay Glazer’s report re: Colin Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA Reggie Bush just spoke in the 49ers’ media room. Here are selected quotes. Q: How would you describe Colin Kaepernick and his style of leadership? BUSH: He’s a hard worker. He works really hard. And I’ve said this before – he’s one of the hardest workers I’ve been around, especially in the weight room. He works his butt off. He’s constantly on the field talking to guys, just…

October 27, 2015

Jim Tomsula on the status of 49ers’ injured center Daniel Kilgore: “I didn’t ask.”

This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Injuries; [LB] Ahmad [Brooks], you saw Ahmad got back yesterday, had a good practice. So, we limited him, and then he’ll be out there practicing today. So, really glad to have him back in the building. [RB] Reggie [Bush], today they’re going to do some work with him on the side and…

October 16, 2015

Jim Tomsula: “You either pull together or you fraction off.”

This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Injuries as far as practice goes, and I just went back in there and checked. Again, [LB NaVorro] Bowman, [S Eric] Reid, [TE Vernon] Davis will be in practice today. So, Vernon will be out there today. We’ll see exactly where that is with Vernon. The other guys I don’t think there’s…

October 2, 2015

Jim Tomsula on Ahmad Brooks: “We’ve all known about this, the potential of things so this is nothing new to us.”

Here is a transcript of head coach Jim Tomsula’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “[S Craig] Dahl, [LB Philip] Wheeler and [TE Vance] McDonald didn’t practice. You knew that. [LB Nick] Moody got a little tweak on the knee. I just talked to him, seems like that’s fine. Haven’t gotten to the trainer yet. And [CB Tramaine Brock] T-Brock pulled a muscle, I just…

August 27, 2015

49ers get smarter in the passing game

This is my Saturday column. Some say the 49ers suffered a damaging blow when the NFL suspended their No. 3 receiver, Jerome Simpson, for the first six games of 2015. Some say they showed no football wisdom in signing him, a player likely to be suspended. I say forget Jerome Simpson. His absence will have zero impact. He wasn’t the Niners No. 3 receiver, anyway – not in training camp,…

August 22, 2015

49ers training camp report: Day 12

SANTA CLARA – Here are the highlights of the 49ers’ eighth padded practice of training camp. THE GOOD 1. RB Reggie Bush. Didn’t play during Saturday’s preseason game against the Texans, and may not play at all during the preseason – the coaches seem to want to keep him healthy. But, from the looks of practice, Bush will play a lot during the regular season. Today he had a team-leading…

August 18, 2015

49ers training camp report: Day 9

SANTA CLARA – Here are the highlights of the 49ers’ fifth padded practice of training camp. THE GOOD 1. ILB NaVorro Bowman. During an 11 on 11 fourth-down drill, Bowman tagged Colin Kaepernick for a sack when Kaepernick was scrambling toward the sideline. After Bowman tagged him, Kaepernick threw a deep pass across his body to Anquan Boldin, who caught the ball for a gain of about 40 yards. After…

August 11, 2015

Jim Tomsula on the 49ers’ offensive play-calling: “We have cut down verbiage.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. First off, how’s LB Aldon Smith’s foot? Is it minor? “He got it stepped on. He had it stepped on earlier in OTAs. So, then he got banged again yesterday, that’s all. It’s aggravated. We’re not going to push it. He’s got the ice bags on and there’s really nothing else to…

June 10, 2015

Report: 49ers reach contract agreements with RB Reggie Bush and OL Erik Pears

The 49ers have reached a contract agreement with 30-year-old running back Reggie Bush, according to Adam Schefter. From 2011 to 2013, Bush averaged 92.7 yards from scrimmage per game. In 2014, he averaged just 50 yards from scrimmage per game. It was one of the worst seasons of his career. Still, Bush caught 40 passes in 2014. He’s a better receiver than the 49ers’ other small running back, Kendall Hunter,…

March 14, 2015

Trent Baalke answers lots of questions

SANTA CLARA— Trent Baalke answered a few reporters’ questions in the 49ers’ media room Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript of the interview. BARROWS: Has Justin Smith decided whether he will retire? BAALKE: As I said at the end of the season, I think at this stage of his career, he has earned the right to make that decision when it’s right. I think he’s still sorting through that process. He’s…

March 12, 2015

Whitner says the 49ers defense is going to have to beat the Patriots

SAN FRANCISCO — Donte Whitner spoke at the podium after the 49ers beat the Dolphins on Sunday. Here’s what Whitner said. Q: Can you talk about your body slam of Reggie Bush? WHITNER: We just want to be physical any way we can. When you’re physical as a defense, it gives the offense something else to think about – not just your scheme, not just your pass rushers, but they…

December 10, 2012

Dolphins-49ers matchups: Part IV – Jonathan Martin vs. Aldon Smith

The 49ers play the Dolphins Sunday at Candlestick.  In the meantime, I’ll break down five key matchups. LT Jonathan Martin vs. ROLB Aldon Smith Aldon Smith is arguably the best 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. Rookie tackle Jonathan Martin is the 7th-worst tackle in the NFL this season according to Pro Football Focus. Martin has no chance against Aldon Smith. That means the Dolphins pocket will collapse on obvious…

December 8, 2012

Fangio to Goldson: “If the quarterback starts to slide, you’ve got to get off of him.”

SANTA CLARA — Vic Fangio spoke in the 49ers media tent Thursday afternoon. Here is what he said, courtesy of the 49ers.   What kind of problems do the Dolphins present? “Well, they’ve got a talented young quarterback who’s a good athlete, runs well. He’s a scrambler, got a strong arm. I think he’s gaining more and more confidence with every game that he’s played. I think they’re a much…

December 6, 2012

Sunday matchup: Dolphins offense vs. 49ers defense

I think the Dolphins will struggle dramatically on offense, especially in the passing game. They do not possess a wide receiver who can stretch the field. They basically have a “chains” or “sticks” passing game – it doesn’t extend beyond ten yards. They have not demonstrated the capacity to design “double move” routes for any of their wide receivers or tight ends to get deep. Anthony Fasano has the speed of…

December 5, 2012

Reggie Bush says the Dolphins are “going to have to play a near perfect game” to beat the 49ers

Here is what running back Reggie Bush said Wednesday to South Florida reporters, courtesy of the Miami Dolphins.   (On facing the 49ers defense) – “It’s going to be a tough game – physical, make no mistake about it. This is probably going to be the most physical game we’ve played all year to date. We’ve got to prepare ourselves on a daily basis. You’ve got to get in the hot…

December 5, 2012

Alex Smith gets off the mat, visits the Dolphins

Did you expect Alex Smith to take all of this sitting down? No way. While we were sleeping last night he flew all the way to Miami to workout for the Dolphins, a bad team featuring Smith’s former high school teammate, Reggie Bush. So, Smith means business. He said this to the South Florida Sun-Senitinel: “This is the NFL. I guess nothing surprises me anymore. I never thought a year ago (Peyton)…

March 18, 2012