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San Jose Mercury News Jul 26, 2016

Top offensive battles at 49ers camp: Kaepernick, Gabbert not only ones vying to start

Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are about to duel in the 49ers training camp's ultimate position battle.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 26, 2016

NFL: 49ers' Anthony Davis ending one-year retirement

Offensive tackle Anthony Davis says he plans to return to the NFL after announcing his retirement in June 2015. Davis, who left open the possibility of a comeback after sitting out a year to get healthy, said Monday on Twitter that he has sent his reinstatement letter to the NFL and the 49ers.
Niners Nation Jul 24, 2016

Golden Nuggets: Blaine Gabbert is ahead ... or maybe Colin Kaepernick ... or we know nothing

Saturday, July 24th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. Good morning everyone. Today, we don’t have too many new links and a few of them have almost no substance. Of course, there’s another report that Blaine Gabbert is ahead when it comes to the quarterback battle with Colin Kaepernick for various reasons. That’s where the lack of substance comes in, as I recall just a couple iterations of the Golden Nuggets ago, there was a link suggesting Kaepernick had a leg-up due to the nuances of Chip Kelly’s...
Niners Nation Jul 22, 2016

Jerry Rice likes Blaine Gabbert’s confidence, thinks he has legit chance of winning 49ers QB job

The San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame wide receiver chimed in on the 49ers quarterback position during the American Century Golf Tournament. Yesterday, we mentioned how Jim Harbaugh was at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament and had a chance to talk about the San Francisco 49ers. Turns out there are other people talking 49ers! Jerry Rice was in town for the tournament, and the GOAT also got a chance to talk about the 49ers quarterback position. Rice talked about the two quarterbacks, and noted that he had a chance to meet Blaine Gabbert and likes his confidence. He thinks he has a “legitimate...
Niners Nation Jul 20, 2016

Golden Nuggets: Rivals Interested In 49ers QB Competition

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet “Heck of a competition”. Those were the words used by Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera when discussing the quarterback competition that the 49ers will be having this training camp. Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick will be competing for the starting job when training camp begins July 30th. The winner of that competition will likely face Rivera’s Panthers in Week 2. Ron Rivera described both Blaine and Colin as dynamic quarterbacks. He also said both have...
Niners Nation Jul 19, 2016

One analyst’s bold prediction: Blaine Gabbert starts entire season for 49ers

Predictions about the 49ers QB situation are going to come fast and furious leading up to the start of training camp! The approach of training camp means NFL analysts are lining up their many bold predictions. I’m pretty sure most will be forgotten next February after Super Bowl 51 comes to a close, but we might as well at least mark them down. The latest comes from NFL.com analyst Elliott Harrison. He put together one bold prediction for each team, and it is no surprise his prediction for the San Francisco 49ers looked at the quarterback position: Are we all merely waiting for the real...
Niners Nation Jul 18, 2016

Ron Rivera thinks Blaine Gabbert-Colin Kaepernick will be ‘heck of a competition’

Ron Rivera has some experience with both quarterbacks. I wouldn’t expect negative comments, but it’s still something to consider. Most NFL teams report back for training camp later next week, which means players and coaches are getting their last bits of vacation in before it all picks back up. Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was in Truckee this past weekend for the eighth annual Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic. 49ers beat writer Cam Inman was in town for the event and had a chance to chat with Rivera about the 49ers quarterback situation. Rivera has plenty of experience with both...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2016
Panthers' Ron Rivera: 49ers Kaepernick, Gabbert headed for epic duel

Panthers' Ron Rivera: 49ers Kaepernick, Gabbert headed for epic duel

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the 49ers are in good shape at quarterback with either Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert.

Panthers' Ron Rivera: 49ers Kaepernick, Gabbert headed for epic duel

TRUCKEE – As summer break nears an end and training camps loom, the 49ers quarterback race is about to ignite between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects a “heck of a competition” to unfold between… Continue Reading → The post Panthers' Ron Rivera: 49ers Kaepernick, Gabbert headed for epic duel appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
Niners Nation Jul 16, 2016

NFL draft analyst thinks Jeff Driskel lacks confidence, poise to be impact player

Lance Zierlein likes Jeff Driskel’s tools, but is concerned about his confidence. Based on Zierlein’s pre-draft scouting report though, the 49ers could be a solid position for Driskel. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback competition is focused on Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick, but rookie Jeff Driskel will likely see plenty of work behind Thad Lewis. The 49ers spent a sixth round pick on Driskel, and his athleticism could be something that Chip Kelly can build on. On Thursday, NFL.com draft analyst and former scout Lance Zierlein was on 95.7 The Game talking primarily about the...
Bucs Nation Jul 12, 2016

Jameis Winston handled pass rush pressure very well

The biggest reason successful college quarterbacks fail in the NFL may be pressure. In college, quarterbacks often play behind dominant offensive lines and rarely face the kinds of athletes they have to beat every week in the NFL. It’s also a little easier to scheme your way out of pressure with quick passes in college. All of that leads to some shocking results when seemingly talented QBs hit the NFL stage — that, for instance, is why Blaine Gabbert bombed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. That didn’t happen with Jameis Winston, though. The rookie quarterback was one of the...
Niners Nation Jul 12, 2016

Pro Football Focus ranks 49ers near bottom of QB rankings

Hey, what do you know, another ranking that has the 49ers quarterbacks near the bottom. Pro Football Focus is making their way across each position and ranking all 32 teams. On Monday, they released their quarterback rankings, and it is no surprise the San Francisco 49ers end up near the bottom. PFF ranked them No. 31, with only the New York Jets ranked worse. PFF listed Blaine Gabbert as the starter and Colin Kaepernick as the backup. They then had this analysis for the position group: Key stat: 2015 was by far the best season of Blaine Gabbert’s career, and still saw him grade below...

What critics fail to grasp about Chip Kelly’s offense

Atlanta Falcons v San Francisco 49ersColin Kaepernick #7 and Blaine Gabbert #2 provide Chip Kelly with a run threat. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/)When 49ers coach Chip Kelly left Philadelphia, the efficacy of his offense was still very much in question, with many believing that NFL defenses are too quick and powerful for Kelly’s fast-paced but simplified scheme. However, what many analysts fail to realize – including Kelly’s harshest critic, NFL network’s Heath Evans – is that Kelly has yet to coach a running quarterback in the NFL. Both Nick Foles and Sam Bradford, his quarterbacks with...
Niners Nation Jul 5, 2016

49ers free agents: Considering Blaine Gabbert and his next NFL contract

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback situation remains a question mark. Blaine Gabbert will be a free agent next spring. Here are some potential comps if the 49ers decide to re-sign him. The San Francisco 49ers have just about wrapped up any offseason roster additions, and so we thought it would be fun to take a look at some potential contracts for next offseason. And why not get it started with quarterback Blaine Gabbert? He is heading into his walk year, having signed a two-year extension with the 49ers back in March 2015. For this analysis, I will consider two scenarios. The first will be...
Niners Nation Jun 28, 2016

Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick included in most team-friendly, player-friendly contract lists

Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick are conveniently listed on opposing sides of team- and player-friendly contracts. The latter is not exactly an easy one to assess. I have to admit, this is really quite convenient! ESPN’s Mike Sando put together a list of the most team-friendly contracts, and followed that up with the most player-friendly contracts. Conveniently enough, Blaine Gabbert appeared on the former list, and Colin Kaepernick appeared on the latter list. Given the chatter around Kaepernick’s contract shortly after he signed the deal, it is quite the reversal of fortune in some...

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