4:27 AM EDT, Fri August 26, 2016

49ers 31, Broncos 24: Grades

Here are the grades for the 49ers’ 31-24 preseason win over the Broncos. QUARTERBACKS: B. Blaine Gabbert gets a ‘C.’ He made four good throws and five bad ones, including a short pass in the flat that almost hit Vance McDonald in the ankle, a short pass in the flat that led Carlos Hyde too […]

49ers-Broncos First quarter summary

Blaine Gabbert looked much better in this game then he did in the preseason opener. His completion to tight end Vance McDonald for 12 yards was a perfect throw. Trenton Brown at right tackle also stymied Von Miller. Brown just enveloped him, but of course, who knows how much of a effort Miller is putting forth in this preseason game. The defense looked a little slow getting off blocks on the opening drive, which resulted in a touchdown.

Who to watch in Saturday night’s game in Denver

Who will start next to linebacker NaVorro Bowman? (Photo by Tom Pennington/)What to watch for today in Denver when the 49ers visit the Broncos. The 49ers scored the fewest points in the league last year (238) and Denver allowed the fewest points last year. So if the 49ers’ first team can move the offense at all, it would be a victory. Here are the players to watch in tonight’s game. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert: Gabbert threw 10 passes in last week’s preseason opener and five were either off-target or late. His aim needs to be right on at least 70 percent of his passes. Denver’s...
Niners Nation Aug 20, 2016

49ers schedule features average QB of Andy Dalton in ESPN analysis

The 49ers face a tough schedule, and now we have a QB comparison for the schedule. Every year, ESPN’s Mike Sando puts together a tier ranking of NFL quarterbacks, surveying 42 “league insiders,” including GMs, head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators, position coaches, and other talent evaluators. QBs are ranked out in five tiers. No quarterback received enough votes to fall into the fifth tier. It is no surprise then that Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are in tier four, right next to each other at 29 and 30. This year, Sando added something new after creating the...
Niners Nation Aug 20, 2016

Golden Nuggets: Bring on the Broncos

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, August 20th 2016 Given everything that happened in the first preseason game, it will be interesting to see if we get anything different from Blaine Gabbert on his second outing. His first preseason game was awful and he looked like he was back in Jacksonville. Nothing like the progress displayed in his half-season playing in the Geep Chryst offense. Even with Colin Kaepernick out, Gabbert is playing himself out of a job with another performance like that. Beyond that. I don’t care if it’s preseason. It’s just nice to have some football on...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 18, 2016
49ers notes: Anthony Davis' cameo at right guard; Blaine Gabbert's red-zone TDs; Aaron Lynch sits out; Charles Haley's coaching embraced

49ers notes: Anthony Davis' cameo at right guard; Blaine Gabbert's red-zone TDs; Aaron Lynch sits out; Charles Haley's coaching embraced

San Francisco 49ers' Anthony Davis (76) is photographed on the sidelines against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter of Sunday's exhibition game.

49ers notes: Anthony Davis' cameo at right guard; Blaine Gabbert's red-zone TDs; Aaron Lynch sits out; Charles Haley's coaching embraced

In an intriguing twist for the 49ers offensive line Thursday, Anthony Davis moonlighted away from right tackle and lined up at right guard for the first time since his freshman year at Rutgers a decade ago. "A few weeks ago, I told coach… Continue Reading → The post 49ers notes: Anthony Davis' cameo at right guard; Blaine Gabbert's red-zone TDs; Aaron Lynch sits out; Charles Haley's coaching embraced appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

A pass-by-pass look at Blaine Gabbert’s performance Sunday night

Blaine Gabbert cranking up to throw versus the Texans (Connor Radnovich, The Chronicle).49ers head coach Chip Kelly characterized Blaine Gabbert’s performance as “up and down” in the 49ers’ preseason opening night loss to Houston. Here is a closer examination of what Kelly was talking about. Passes 10 Inaccurate: 5 Accurate: 5 While pressured: 1-2 9 yards with two runs for 16 yards. Hit: 1 (after 3 seconds in the pocket, Joe Staley allowed the pressure) When blitzed: 0 for 1 with two runs for 16 yards. Overall analysis: Gabbert was way too inconsistent. His best pass was his last when...
Niners Nation Aug 17, 2016

Golden Nuggets: QB Depth Addressed

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet The San Francisco 49ers were down to 2 quarterbacks after Sunday’s game. Thad Lewis, as expected, was placed on the injury reserve list and will be out for the rest of the season. Colin Kaepernick is still dealing with what is being called a “dead arm”. That leaves the team with only Blaine Gabbert and Jeff Driskel as the only healthy arms on the team. On Tuesday, the team made a move to address their lack of depth at the quarterback position. Former 1st...
Niners Nation Aug 16, 2016

Check out 49ers quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder working with Steve Mariucci in 2011

The San Francisco 49ers now have three quarterbacks on their roster from the 2011 NFL Draft. And now we can watch when Christian Ponder and Blaine Gabbert worked with Steve Mariucci. The San Francisco 49ers signed Christian Ponder on Tuesday, giving them some much needed camp depth. Colin Kaepernick has not thrown in practice since Wednesday, and Thad Lewis tore his ACL on Sunday. Ponder is not exactly a good quarterback, but he’ll be in camp to compete with Blaine Gabbert and Jeff Driskel. At the very least, he gives the team another warm for Saturday’s game against the Denver...

49ers training camp report, Day 12: Kaepernick misses third practice in a row

SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me during the 49ers’ 12th training-camp practice, which lasted a little longer than an hour. THE NOT SO GOOD 1. QB Colin Kaepernick. Didn’t throw a pass for the third practice in a row, yet somehow still seemed better than Blaine Gabbert. 2. QB Blaine Gabbert. Completed […]
San Jose Mercury News Aug 16, 2016

49ers hire Christian Ponder to help QB corps while Kaeperinck still can't throw

Christian Ponder is joining 2011 draft-class quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick, the latter of whom hasn't thrown in 49ers practice for nearly a week because of shoulder tightness.

49ers hire Christian Ponder to help QB corps while Kaeperinck still can't throw

Christian Ponder is joining 2011 draft-class quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick, the latter of whom hasn't thrown in 49ers practice for nearly a week because of shoulder tightness. Ponder agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract, filling the roster spot of… Continue Reading → The post 49ers hire Christian Ponder to help QB corps while Kaeperinck still can't throw appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
Niners Nation Aug 16, 2016

49ers sign Christian Ponder to 1-year deal

The 49ers needed QB depth, and they get it with Ponder. He is likely no more than a camp body for now. Well, there’s your new quarterback depth! The San Francisco 49ers have signed Christian Ponder to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. He joins a roster that lost Thad Lewis to a torn ACL, and has been without Colin Kaepernick throwing the ball since last Wednesday. Blaine Gabbert is the favorite to win the 49ers starting quarterback job, and Ponder’s addition likely will not threaten that. The team only has two healthy quarterbacks right now, so Ponder gives...
Niners Nation Aug 16, 2016

Colin Kaepernick dressed, not throwing in 49ers walkthrough practice

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to be sidelined by a tired arm. We break down the latest news. The San Francisco 49ers are conducting a walkthrough style practice on Tuesday, and once again, Colin Kaepernick is not throwing, according to the beat writers. The team is traveling to Denver after practice to conduct a pair of joint practices, and so they’re taking it relatively easy on Tuesday. Kaepernick was dressed, but Blaine Gabbert and Jeff Driskel were the only quarterbacks throwing. QB coach Ryan Day served as the third quarterback for warmups, according to...

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