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silverjay

  • joined Nov 09, 2009
  • last login Nov 02, 2013
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Will Hawks try to Pick Willis again?

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For those interested in football tactics, here's the play that almost stung the 49ers last time, until the halfback dropped the pass.

PFW Previews 49ers-Packers

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After hyping it as "perhaps . . . the best game of the year," Dan Arkush breaks down the key matchups (mostly units) in next week's game. He'll have player-vs.-player specifics during the week.

Saints Planning to Stop Vernon Post

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Michael Silver discusses how the 49ers exploited the Saints' blitz-happy defense in the postseason and how the Saints are retooling under their new DC (and former Rams' head coach) Steve Spagnuolo.

Baalke Warms up to Gregg Williams

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The Respect Gregg Williams Campaign is a little out of hand, if you ask me.

Rams' Head Coach Reacts to DC's Suspension

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Jeff Fisher apparently has no intention of replacing Gregg Williams, the Rams' recently hired and now indefinitely suspended defensive coordinator, who was a key figure in the Saints' bounty program. Among Fisher's statements were (1) that he was unaware of the bounty program and (2) that Williams was unaware that the program was being investigated when he signed with the Rams. Also, ''Never, at any time, as far as I've been with [Williams], has he disrespected this game from the standpoint of you try to hurt somebody on purpose. He has a passion for this game and a passion for playing hard-nosed, aggressive defense." Fisher and Williams worked together in Tennessee.

New Amsterdam Discovers Justin Smith

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Worth checking out, if only for the photos. Niner fans will notice at least one factual error, not to mention a misphrasing. What is journalism coming to when the Grey Lady can't get her facts straight?

A View From Afar

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I happened to spend weekend one of the NFL season in Cleveland, visiting my mom. Consequently, I missed most of the 49er game, except for the Ted Ginn Show at the end. I hope he settled doubts about his roster spot. But I digress. As compensation for missing most of the game, I had the opportunity to read the opinion of an impartial sportswriter, Toni Grossi of the Plain Dealer, regarding the 49ers' season prospects. Here was his NFC West projection: "NFC West "Predicted order of finish "1. St. Louis, 9-7 2. Arizona, 9-7 3. Seattle, 7-9 4. San Francisco, 3-13 " Last year the Seahawks became the first team to claim a division title with a sub-.500 record. We think the Rams will be better than that. The Seahawks are going to struggle. The 49ers aren't going anywhere until they replace Alex Smith at quarterback. . . . "49ers: Former coaches Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary couldn't win with quarterback Alex Smith. Now Jim Harbaugh will try. Harbaugh left a better quarterback at Stanford in Andrew Luck. If the 49ers play their cards right, there could be a reunion of QB and coach in April." The same writer, Tony Grossi, had this to say in his "annual fearless forecast": "• Braylon Edwards will drop off the face of the NFL map in San Francisco. He will complain about not getting the ball and will talk his way out of the 49ers' plans as the franchise angles for position to draft Andrew Luck in 2012. . . . "• Jim Harbaugh and Andrew Luck will be reunited in San Francisco when the 49ers make the Stanford quarterback the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft." You may recall that Edwards was drafted #3 by Cleveland in 2005. In 2007 at his peak, he accounted for 1289 of the 3787 passing yards achieved by QB Derek Anderson. His production dropped off thereafter and he parted ways with the Browns (along with Anderson) after logging only 4 games in 2009. [Elsewhere I have expressed my low opinion of the "Lose for Luck" strategy.] Keep in mind that these predictions were made before Week One. Grossi also picked the Browns and the 'Hawks to win their opening games. From my viewpoint after those games, the Browns seem more likely than the 49ers to get the opportunity to draft Luck. But, if you believe the sportswriters, they have confidence in Colt McCoy as the answer to a longstanding question mark at QB. (The last time the Browns won on opening day, Jeff Garcia was behind center.)

Kaepernick Critique

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Does Colin Kaepernick look like a West Coast quarterback? National Football Post doubts it, but Coach Harbaugh says, "He’s a football player, first and foremost. That’s what you look for from any player." Will Harbaugh compete with Singletary for most indecipherable football platitudes?

A Chop at Crabtree

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For what it's worth (at least it has nothing to do with the Niners' QB situation).

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Is it the future yet?

It struck me after reading the reactions to the latest QB switch, that many of the fans who supported the move back to Alex explicitly or implicitly were focused on winning the Division this...

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Reading Singletary's Mind

Coach Singletary often appears less than candid in his press conferences.  I understand and even respect this.  After all, his role is primarily to lead the 49ers, only secondarily (if at all) to...

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Are you a Moran fan?

In Sunday's official Alex Smith thread, there was a lot of discussion about the value of Moran Norris to the 49ers.  I suggested a poll and at least one person seemed to like the idea.  I don't...

MY favorite photo of Bret Favre and Adrian Peterson

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MY favorite photo of Bret Favre and Adrian Peterson

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