9:07 PM EST, Wed December 07, 2016

49ers not pondering a third starting QB

On Wednesday, head coach Chip Kelly said Blaine Gabbert will remain the backup behind Colin Kaepernick for Sunday’s game against the Jets, which suggests third-stringer Christian Ponder will stay inactive. Really, it was just who was going to be the starting quarterback against the Jets and then let’s get forward because part of game-planning evolves around who’s pulling the trigger. Kaepernick’s starting status was discussed because he completed 1 of 5 passes for 4 yards and took five sacks in a 26-6 loss in Chicago. Kaepernick struggled to grip the football in snowy and wet...

For 49ers’ Christian Ponder, it’s mind over matter

ORLANDO — Seven years ago, when quarterback Christian Ponder was attending college 250 miles away in Tallahassee, he had a game in which everything came easy. Ponder, then a junior, completed 33 of 40 passes for 395 yards and three touchdowns to rally Florida State to a 30-27 victory over North Carolina. On Tuesday, after the 49ers practiced at the University of Central Florida, Ponder acknowledged that he’s been light-years removed from the zone for the majority of his NFL career. Draft history is littered with busts at the NFL’s most vital, pressure-filled and hard-to-evaluate...

49ers @ Dolphins live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week-12 road game against the Miami Dolphins. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room. 8:33 Here are the 49ers’ inactives: OLB Aaron Lynch DT Quinton Dial QB Christian Ponder RB Mike Davis DB Marcus Cromartie TE Je’Ron Hamm OL John Theus

49ers vs. Patriots live blog

SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week-12 game against the New England Patriots. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. 12:00 Here are the 49ers’ inactives: WR Torrey Smith OLB Aaron Lynch QB Christian Ponder RB Mike Davis OT John Theus TE Je’Ron Hamm […]

Brady next in 49ers’ November parade of carvers

Christian Ponder is the 49ers’ third-string quarterback, which means he runs the scout-team offense during the week and mimics the next quarterback on the schedule. Safety Antoine Bethea, 32, whose first career interception came against Brady in 2005, expects more of the same in his ninth game against the four-time Super Bowl winner. The 49ers (1-8), on pace to allow the second-most yards in NFL history, against a legend who can tie Brett Favre for the second-most total wins (199) by a quarterback with a victory Sunday. The league’s worst run defense snapped its NFL-record...

49ers @ Cardinals live blog

This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week-10 game against the Arizona Cardinals. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room. 12:00 Here are the 49ers’ inactives: RB Mike Davis CB Rashard Robinson OLB Aaron Lynch OT John Theus TE Je’Ron Hamm DT Chris Jones QB Christian Ponder This means […]
Niners Nation Nov 11, 2016

Golden Nuggets: Pondering Ponder

San Francisco 49ers links for November 11, 2016 Why should Christian Ponder get a chance to play? Most of the “know it alls” around Niners Nation, including myself, are already pretty convinced he will not be any better than our other two quarterbacks. In fact, we are pretty sure he will be worse. He looked pretty decent in the preseason against second and third string competition but that does not mean much when it comes to playing against another team’s finest players. Christian Ponder is 6’-2”, weighs around 230 pounds and is twenty eight years old. He played his college...

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