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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Blame Colin Kaepernick

Here is a link to my Monday column about the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Bears with a special emphasis on the crummy play of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Colin Kaepernick blew the game for the 49ers. There’s no polite way to put it. It’s on you, Colin, the 28-20 loss to the Bears. Sure, other 49ers didn’t play well. The defense, minus Aldon Smith and NaVorro Bowman, played like chumps, made Bears quarterback… Read More »

Ode to Carlos Hyde

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Carlos Hyde. The full text runs below: A good tailback is a thing of beauty. A really good tailback is rare. He is a man who runs into people. He is a man who runs through people. He is a man who bounces off people. Sometimes, he is not a big man. He inflicts pain. He endures pain. He runs. He receives the ball in two hands and runs behind his… Read More »

Ted Robinson suspended

Here is a link to my Friday column about Ted Robinson. The full text runs below: Let’s get this straight. The 49ers, those paragons of morality, didn’t bench the player, but they benched the announcer. Which means the Niners have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to play-by-play guys screwing up. Not so much with players like, you know, Ray McDonald, accused of screwing up big time. Here’s the background. Robinson was on radio the other day talking about Ray… Read More »

Harbaugh not losing control of 49ers

Here is a link to my Monday column about the Niners’ win over the Cowboys. The full text runs below: ARLINGTON, Texas Jim Harbaugh is a worthless coach who has lost control of the 49ers’ locker room, and the veterans can’t stand him and won’t play for him. That’s what we learned hours before the 49ers murdered the Dallas Cowboys 28-17 on Sunday in that temperature-controlled thing that looks like an airplane hangar. Forget about starting the season with a… Read More »

Jed York again does not speak

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Jed York. The full text runs below: Dallas Jed York is not an impressive man. Amend that. The way Jed handles the 49ers’ crises is unimpressive to the max. We have seen plenty of evidence. In fairness, he may be impressive to his wife and parents at Christmas dinners, at Thanksgiving, at birthday parties. He may be a master around the piñata. Jed’s latest non-action is a monster of non-action. It… Read More »

49ers and due process

Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke keep invoking due process when they discuss Ray McDonald, accused of and arrested for domestic violence. Due process is a legal term that does not necessarily apply to a person’s standing in a private company. McDonald should not play in Dallas on Sunday. He should not wear the Niners’ uniform until the cloud that hangs over his head goes away. If I got arrested for beating up Mrs. Cohn Zohn, the PD would suspend me… Read More »

49ers’ offense below par

Here is a link to my column from the 49ers-Chargers game. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Colin Kaepernick didn’t play that badly in the 49ers’ third exhibition game. Watching him complete just half his passes, you didn’t want to poke a pencil into your eye or stick your finger down your throat. Give him that. He threw some good passes. He really did. Early in the second quarter, he went on a roll — sort of. He hit… Read More »

How the Niners blew it

Here is a link to my Sunday column about the 49ers grass fiasco. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA — The crowning touch, the detail that made the 49ers ludicrous was Sal Castaneda and the traffic helicopter. The 49ers were trying to keep a secret — the field in Levi’s Stadium was dangerous at all speeds. It sucked. On Wednesday afternoon, Jim Harbaugh had yanked his players off the field, in front of fans, because players were falling down… Read More »