Saturday, August 1, 2015

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Antoine Bethea

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Eric Reid

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Anquan Boldin

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Jim Tomsula

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Arik Armstead

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Torrey Smith

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | NaVorro Bowman

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Vernon Davis

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Geep Chryst: Kaepernick didn’t regress as much as perceived

The 49ers failed to advance to the playoffs last season, ending a three-year string of making it at least as far as the NFC title game and touching off an offseason of sweeping change.

One thing that didn’t change was the identity of the starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick will run the offense again this season after a 2014 season that left many people feeling like he’d regressed in his third year at the helm. His offensive coordinator Geep Chryst isn’t one of those people. He cited other factors for creating a perception that Kaepernick was moving in the wrong direction.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Vernon Davis: “Game planning” to blame for low 2014 production

49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn’t have the kind of production we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from him during the 2014 season.

Davis averaged nearly 50 catches a season during his first eight NFL seasons, but caught just 26 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns last season. That led to some musing about the team parting ways with Davis in order to save money under the cap, but they’ve held onto him in a decision that lends some support to Davis’s belief that last year’s issue  was with how the offense was run in general and not with him specifically.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Anthony Davis retires at age 25, will pay back unearned signing bonus money

The 49ers have once again lost a player to a surprise retirement.

Anthony Davis, a 25-year-old offensive tackle who was the 11th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, said in a statement that he is retiring from football.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

49ers First Round Draft Pick Arik Armstead says criticism of his effort is misguided

The 49ers liked defensive end Arik Armstead enough to make him the 17th overall pick in the draft, but there were some who were less impressed by Armstead heading into the draft.

Several draft pundits criticized Armstead for giving inconsistent effort while at Oregon, which suggested that the 6-7 former basketball player wasn’t willing to work hard enough to succeed on the football field. Armstead believes the label is an incorrect one, suggesting that those offering their opinion were expecting him to make plays as an individual that weren’t what the team asked him to do.

Colin Kaepernick apologizes for insensitive comment involving Houston flooding