I am linking to a Grant article and this one I really enjoy doing. Bill Pinella, our editor at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, asked Grant, this morning, to write a fan's guide to the NFC championship game coming up on Sunday. Grant leaped into the project in a way [...]
It's about time we agree the 49ers are for real -- to go into that stadium in Detroit and keep their composure and beat that very good Lions team, well that's impressive. The Niners won with defense but they also ran against the Lions and Alex Smith threw the winning [...]
Matt Maiocco raises the key point about the 49ers in his blog. It's true they played very well against the Saints, but they lost. A loss is a loss is a loss. They are 0-2 but their record gives hope if they can live up to the hope. They must [...]
Sorry about the delay but I'm finally posting my Tuesday column which I wrote at the 49er/Saints game Monday night. Thrilling game. In the column I discuss the Niners' three main protagonists -- Mike Singletary, Alex Smith and Jimmy Raye, with a note about Frank Gore. And I address the key [...]
Let's forget about headsets and playcalling and Mike Singletary and Alex Smith and Jimmy Raye -- let's forget about all of that for a moment and talk bitter reality. By losing to Seattle the Niners opened up the possibility they stink and they opened up the possibility this season could [...]
Eric Branch is sitting next to me during a timeout and he's beginning to think about his 49er grades. I don't do grades but if I did I'd give these 3. Alex Smith -- D Jimmy Raye -- D Mike Singletary -- F Do you agree. If not, please say why
Another quickie during a timeout. The Niners are behind, sure, but they are showing zero ability to catch up. Their offense is so limited and its scope is so small. There's a quarter left. Can they do anything to give themselves momentum going forward?
Here's a quickie during a timeout with the score 28-6 Seattle. Do the Niners seem a little unprepared?
Niners have been in red zone twice and got 3 points. What gives? Could have had TD on pass to Moran Norris but Alex Smith threw too high.
The 49ers just marched onto the field. They came in several rows and as they walked they locked arms. It was Mike Singletary's idea and it meant, "We are together and this is a business trip."