On Baalke and headlines

Some confusion about today's Baalke column, interesting in a way. The headline reads: Firing Baalke would make 49ers' situation worse. My article did not say that. It said firing Baalke is not a simple matter because Jed York is probably not in a position to find anyone better. Those are [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|5 Comments

Taking issue w/ crusade vs. Baalke

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By | September 30th, 2016|4 Comments

Tomsula fired, Baalke not fired

Link to Monday column. Text below: SANTA CLARA What happened was they fired Jim Tomsula couple of hours after the game. Niners beat Rams 19-16 in overtime. Didn’t matter. Niners had seen enough of Tomsula. Everyone had, except maybe his wife and kids. End of The Tomsula Era. Call it [...]

By | January 3rd, 2016|28 Comments

Giving Baalke credit

Here is an early link to my Friday column about Trent Baalke. The full text runs below: This is in praise of Trent Baalke. No, not quite praise. This is acknowledging Baalke did the proper thing. He must do more for full-on praise, do more to show he’s an upright, [...]

By | March 12th, 2015|20 Comments

Ray McDonald and due process

Here is a link to my Thursday column about the firing of Ray McDonald. The full text runs below: The 49ers probably did the right thing in dumping Ray McDonald. He seems like a troubled guy and his trouble seems to involve hitting women or worse. And the NFL just [...]

By | December 17th, 2014|25 Comments

Harbaugh vs. Baalke

Here is a link to my Friday column on the Niners. Sorry I didn't post it Thursday night but I was so shocked by the Raiders' win I temporarily lost my mind. The full text runs below: Here is today’s quiz. Think of this as a reading comprehension test, some [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|20 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 3rd, 2014|15 Comments

Trent Baalke and friends

Here is a link to my Friday column about 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. The full column appears below: SANTA CLARA - Trent Baalke slipped quietly into the 49ers’ facility around noon on Thursday. The coaches and players were furiously preparing for the Seahawks and talking to media from all [...]

By | January 16th, 2014|19 Comments

49ers must cut AJ Jenkins

Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about A.J. Jenkins: The 49ers need to cut A.J. Jenkins. Or put it another way. If the 49ers are serious about putting the best team on the field Sept. 8 against Green Bay, Jenkins will not be part of the team. This [...]

By | August 13th, 2013|43 Comments

49ers draft Eric Reid

Here is the opening to my Friday column about the 49ers' first draft pick, Eric Reid: SANTA CLARA The overriding question for the 49ers in the first round of this year's college draft was not: Who will general manager Trent Baalke pick? Obviously, that was a very important question. The [...]

By | April 25th, 2013|10 Comments