3:24 AM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014

49ers training camp – who is impressing?

Aldon Smith. (AP)What has been most surprising about this training camp so far? The play of the secondary. Even with a bolstered receiving corps, defensive backs have not only kept up, they’ve excelled. A day after cornerback Chris Cook intercepted a pass, fellow veteran corner Perrish Cox intercepted two passes including a one-handed, over-the-shoulder pick of a Colin Kaepernick throw intended deep down the field for Anquan Boldin. Additionally, speedster Darryl Morris knocked away four passes on Wednesday including two aimed at Boldin. Also on defense, the line has excelled, specifically...

Football: Could Bears make future visits to Levi’s?

Cal’s visit to Levi’s Stadium to face Oregon on Friday, Oct. 24 may not be the Bears’ only trek to the South Bay in coming years. Coach Sonny Dykes, while acknowledging he’d prefer never to take a home game out of… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee 3 hours ago

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Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub making good on his promise to put 2013 Houston experience in the rear-view mirror

The Raiders ended practice Wednesday with a two-minute drill where the offense needed to score a touchdown to win. Quarterback Matt Schaub, who has been extremely sharp since the Raiders went to padded practices Sunday, got the Raiders in the… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

Aldon Smith is away, so San Francico 49ers ready replacements for the linebacker

The 49ers' Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier are expected to fill in if Aldon Smith is suspended this season.
Matt Barrows / Sacramento Bee 4 hours ago

2014 could shape up as breakout year for 49ers LB Corey Lemonier

Outside linebacker Corey Lemonier spent the offseason working out with Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Glenn Dorsey … and his Labrador-pit bull mix.

Eccentricities embraced: Harbaugh connects with Lloyd

With that history in mind, his meeting-room behavior since he signed with the 49ers in April shouldn’t come as a surprise. Lloyd, 33, has been talking to himself during video sessions and pretending to run his routes while seated.
San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

Warriors' Steve Kerr watches, learns from Pete Carroll

According to Seahawks.com, Kerr attended Seattle's training camp in Renton, Washington, in order to 'soak in Carroll's coaching philosophy' before his first season as Warriors coach.

Warriors’ Steve Kerr watches, learns from Pete Carroll, loses to Seahawk in shooting contest

The Warriors’ Steve Kerr went out of his way to pick the brain of Bill Parcells in preparation for a future in coaching, and in his quest for knowledge, he turned to another Super Bowl-winning coach in Pete Carroll on Wednesday. According… Continue Reading →The post Warriors’ Steve Kerr watches, learns from Pete Carroll, loses to Seahawk in shooting contest appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
Sacramento Bee 5 hours ago

Giants find way to halt skid, beat Pirates 7-5

SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants flirted with uncharted territory Wednesday. Not since moving to San Francisco in 1958 had they lost all six games of a homestand.
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

49ers camp: Frank Gore and Father Time

The San Francisco 49ers know the road to the Super Bowl goes through the Seattle Seahawks and the ball goes to Frank Gore.

Perrish Cox intercepts Colin Kaepernick twice, Stevie Johnson drops the ball three times

SANTA CLARA — Here is what stood out to me at the 49ers’ padded practice Wednesday afternoon. THE GOOD 1. Darryl Morris. Started off practice by beating Michael Crabrtee in a one-on-one drill. Crabtree tried to beat Morris with a move to the outside, but Crabrtee couldn’t shake him and Morris knocked away the pass. […]

Jim Harbaugh on Brandon Lloyd: “He does this thing in meetings that I have not seen before.”

SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh was interviewed in the 49ers’ auditorium Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers. Since the last time we spoke to you, RB LaMichael James got injured. What can you tell us about his situation, when do you expect him back? “Don’t have a time table on it. […]
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Practice report No. 6: Skuta, Lemonier replace Smith; Cox excels, as do young CBs

If Aldon Smith is indeed suspended for the start of the 49ers season, Wednesday s practice marked a chance to confirm how he d be replaced.

Practice report No. 6: Skuta, Lemonier replace Smith; Cox excels, as do young CBs

If Aldon Smith is indeed suspended for the start of the 49ers season, Wednesday’s practice marked a chance to confirm how he’d be replaced. Enter: Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier. That familiar tandem filled in while Smith attended a hearing… Continue Reading →

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