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Colin Kaepernick’s contract structure protects team from overpaying struggling QB

The contract that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick signed in June of last year marks a new era regarding money paid to quarterbacks. It’s not the value or length—six years, $114 million—nor the guaranteed money—$61 million—that makes it so curious. After all, it’s rare that a quarterback ever sees the full value of a contract he signs nowadays. ...
Via The Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks to miss game after death of sister

Linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not be with the 49ers when they visit the Giants on Sunday due to the death of his sister, according to a report. 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks will not play vs Giants after his 40-year-old sister, Casandra, died of Lupus, per Brooks’ agent Greg Williams.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2015 Brooks, a 2013 Pro Bowl selection who has one sack in...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers OC may or may not have made ‘major changes’ to offense

After featuring the most inept offense in the NFL the past couple of weekends, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst had some interesting comments Thursday about what’s been done to remedy the situation. Speaking with reports after Thursday’s practice in Santa Clara, Ca., Chryst revealed plenty by not saying much. “We made some major changes. I shouldn’t say...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ahmad Brooks out against Giants after death of sister

After San Francico 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula announced Wednesday that Ahmad Brooks was granted leave from the team for “family reasons,” reports indicate the linebacker will sit out Sunday’s game against the New York Giants following the recent death of his sister. Brooks’ agent informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the linebacker’s 40-year-old sister Cassandra passed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three things to watch for when Colin Kaepernick takes the field this weekend

The 49ers offensive line has been a big topic of discussion during the team’s current three-game skid. While they may not be playing great football, they are not playing bad football, either. After watching the tape from last week’s loss to Green Bay, the horrific offensive performance is on Colin Kaepernick’s shoulders alone. If he does not revert back to the 2011-2012 Kap...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Torrey Smith on 49ers: ‘Fans don’t deserve to watch the way we play’

The San Francisco 49ers are in a terrible funk, having managed to score only 28 total points during a stretch of three consecutive losses. Fans are afraid to come out from under the covers to find out what doom comes next for their beloved team, but wide receiver Torrey Smith tried to provide a little hope, per ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “We’re a better team than what we’re...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Browns, Lions & Saints

49ers Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the 49ers will not be able to use their franchise or transition tags on G Alex Boone. According to Getlin, Boone is likely to be “sought after” in free agency next year. Bears The Bears re-signed John Timu to their practice squad after releasing him from the 53-man roster on Tuesday. (Brad Biggs) Browns Browns HC Mike Pettine...
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Jim Tomsula: ‘I want a confident’ Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has struggled mightily, but head coach Jim Tomsula isn’t about to insert backup gunslinger Blaine Gabbert. According to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, Tomsula rebuffed the idea of a quarterback competition and said he still believes in the beleaguered quarterback. “I want a confident man, knowing just full-bore ahead...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 things to watch for when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Giants in the Big Apple

If you would have told me on Saturday the San Francisco 49ers would hold Aaron Rodgers and the mighty Green Bay Packers to only 17 points, I would have had no doubt the 49ers would have left Levi’s Stadium with a “W” and a 2-2 record. Unfortunately for Jim Tomsula and the 49ers faithful fans this was not the case.  Instead the 49ers left Levi’s with big “L” and a 1-3...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What should be done with Colin Kaepernick?

No, Blaine Gabbert is probably not the quarterback of the future for the San Francisco 49ers. But, it’s getting more and more difficult to see Colin Kaepernick holding that post for many more seasons—let alone this one. Why is that? Where did the talent go that he displayed in 2012 and 2013? As is typically the case, a combination of factors are in play here. First, let’s...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Dilfer rips Jimmy Graham as a blocker

Jimmy Graham’s fit on the Seattle Seahawks has been questionable so far this season, and ESPN’s Trent Dilfer believes part of that is because he is “unwilling and incapable” of blocking. During “Monday Night Countdown” prior to the Seahawks-Detroit Lions game, Dilfer spent some time analyzing Graham’s role on the Seahawks. Specifically, Dilfer says Graham...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers' Torrey Smith: 'Fans don't deserve to watch the way we play'

Torrey Smith is in his first season with the San Francisco 49ers,  but he's seen enough to proclaim his team hasn't been worth the price of admission."The fans don’t deserve to watch the way we play," Smith said per the San Francisco Chronicle one day after the 49ers absorbed their third straight defeat with a 17-3 home loss to the Green Bay Packers. "We got to get this thing...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman Has Faith 49ers 'Will Get it Right'

San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman took a glass half-full approach following Sunday's 17-3 loss to the unbeaten Green Bay Packers.  "I think we definitely took a step in the right way as a defense," Bowman told reporters in the wake of the 49ers' third straight loss. "But we would like to get the win." "We're in this together. I have faith we'll get it right. I really believe...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Tomsula ripped fart during press conference?

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula just doesn’t care anymore. Facing reporters on Thursday a mere four days after being destroyed by the Arizona Cardinals, Tomsula may have ripped a fart when he finished telling reporters about how much respect he has for the Green Bay Packers. Here’s the clip everyone is talking about: The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers fans already looking to sell season ticket licenses

Fans of the San Francisco 49ers have not been too happy with CEO Jed York and the direction of the franchise over the past several months. At 1-2 on the season and coming off two consecutive humiliating losses, these fans are letting the team know about their disapproval.Though, a recent report from a local ABC affiliate in Northern California suggests that thousands of fans of the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lights at Levi's Stadium possibly hazardous to airplane safety

The alarming number of stories surrounding Levi's Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, haven't died down more than a year after the venue opened up in Santa Clara.From fans complaining about the heat to issues with the stadium's turf, the site of Super Bowl 50 this upcoming February has been the talk of the NFL water cooler for some time now.That's unlikely to change...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Randy Moss comeback looking unlikely

Randy Moss still hasn’t ruled out an NFL return. But it also doesn’t sound like the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is ready to hit the comeback trail anytime soon. A source with knowledge of the situation told ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio that Moss has not attempted to find a job with an NFL team. Likewise, no teams reportedly have inquired about Moss’ services. This...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarryd Hayne's debut was bigger than Super Bowl in Australia

Jarryd Hayne’s debut for the 49ers wasn’t quite the fairy tale we were all hoping for.  After an electrifying preseason, Hayne muffed a punt on his first touch in regular season action.  He did rebound from there and played a role on the 49ers offense as backup to the excellent Carlos Hyde – Hayne finished with 4 carries and 1 reception for 20 total yards of offense. Hayne’s...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

How high is Carlos Hyde’s ceiling?

The Vikings and 49ers slogged their way through the nightcap of the Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader. The game was filled with special teams mistakes and there wasn’t much to see on offense. Those who were able to stay awake, however, were treated to a breakout performance from 49ers running back Carlos Hyde. The second-year back ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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