11:14 AM EDT, Fri September 22, 2017
44 mins ago
I can watch this video of Pierre Garçon’s toe-tap catch over and over

I can watch this video of Pierre Garçon’s toe-tap catch over and over

The 49ers veteran receiver had two particularly great catches The San Francisco passing attack struggled to get much going at times on Thursday, but in the second half, it took off. And Pierre Garçon deserves as much credit as anybody. Trent Taylor and Marquise Goodwin made some huge plays, but it was Garçon who was Brian Hoyer’s go-to wide receiver. Garçon finished the game with seven receptions for 142 yards, and he was making huge play after huge play. He had two in particular that I loved. The biggest had to be his toe-tapper. When the play ran live, it looked like there was no way...
1 hour ago
Brian Hoyer is going to be a roller-coaster of emotion for 49ers fans

Brian Hoyer is going to be a roller-coaster of emotion for 49ers fans

The 49ers QB bounced back in the fourth quarter or Thursday Night Football The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams put together a matchup on Thursday that was significantly entertaining than I think most any of us expected. It looked like it would be ugly early, with quarterback Brian Hoyer throwing an interception on the first play of the game. But Hoyer and the rest of the offense bounced back late in the 41-39 loss. Prior to the game, I tweeted an article where I asked people if the 49ers would score a touchdown against the Rams. The 49ers entered the game having no touchdowns on...
2 hours ago
49ers-Rams recap: Kyle Shanahan talks pass interference call, Brian Hoyer and more

49ers-Rams recap: Kyle Shanahan talks pass interference call, Brian Hoyer and more

Kyle Shanahan met with the media following the 49ers’ loss to the Rams on Thursday, and we have the full transcript. On the two-point play, was it strictly called for WR Trent Taylor or were there other options on that? “No. [WR] Pierre [Garçon] was number one in the progression. They played it pretty good. [WR] Marquise [Goodwin] was number two. Trent was number three.” You had to call a timeout before that and the play before that. Were you having a hard time getting the play call? What was going on there? “No, the last one, [QB] Brian [Hoyer] slowed down with the clock. The...
3 hours ago
49ers-Rams final score: 9 things we learned

49ers-Rams final score: 9 things we learned

The 49ers lost a wild one on Thursday Night Football. Here’s what the game told us. The San Francisco 49ers lost a tough one in Week 3, dropping Thursday Night Football to the Los Angeles Rams by a final score of 41-39. The team looked out of it a couple different times, but kept fighting back. They couldn’t close the deal late, but it was still a wildly entertaining game. Time to start seeing what we learned from it. 1. Brian Hoyer can fight back from adversity At halftime, and even into the fourth quarter, I was not happy with how Brian Hoyer was playing. Nobody was. And yet, he...
6 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: Officials win

Golden Nuggets: Officials win

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday September 22, 2017 The 49ers did a lot of things to lose the game last night. Garcon seemed to be our only receiver that knows how to catch a football at times. Pass blocking left a lot to be desired at times, and our defense gave up a lot of yards along with 41 points. I don't know why the officials thought they needed to take it upon themselves to make some of the ridiculous calls they made like the holding call on Juszczyk or the offensive pass interference on Taylor. We also had a sack nullified by the officials on a Dontae Johnson hold that looked a...
11 hours ago
The Trent Taylor OPI call was trash

The Trent Taylor OPI call was trash

And it cost the 49ers the game. The San Francisco 49ers shot themselves in the foot several times on Thursday against the Los Angeles Rams, but they also suffered from some bad calls by the referees. There will be plenty of time to break down the 49ers self-inflicted issues, but for tonight, I think it’s fair to do a little bit of complaining. Trailing 41-39 in the fourth quarter, the 49ers managed to recover an onside kick. They got nothing on first and second down, but on third down, they appeared to convert a first down on a pass to Trent Taylor. If the 49ers get the first down,...
11 hours ago
49ers-Rams final score: What the hell just happened?

49ers-Rams final score: What the hell just happened?

The 49ers lost a wild one against the Rams? Thursday Night Football is rarely an entertaining experience, and yet we saw the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams put together what might end up being the best game of the season. Unfortunately, the 49ers came up short, losing by a final score of 41-39. The 49ers drop to 0-3 on the season, while the Rams improve to 2-1. Things got off to a rough start, with Brian Hoyer throwing an interception on the first play of the game. The Rams followed up with a quick Todd Gurley rushing touchdown. The 49ers looked like they might be in for a rough...
12 hours ago
49ers-Rams fourth quarter score updates

49ers-Rams fourth quarter score updates

The 49ers are back home on a short week as they face the Los Angeles Rams on Week 3 Thursday Night Football. We’ve got game threads! The San Francisco 49ers return home in Week 3 as they face the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football. The game kicks off 5:30 p.m. PT on NFL Network. This is your fourth quarter open thread. I’ve included a few helpful links, and also embedded the 49ers media Twitter list if you want to see what the media has to say during the game. NFL.com score center49ers depth chart Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CAGame time: Thursday, September 21,...
13 hours ago
What was Jimmie Ward supposed to do for this hit on Robert Woods?

What was Jimmie Ward supposed to do for this hit on Robert Woods?

He leaned down, and then Woods did as well. I don’t know what else Ward could do. The San Francisco 49ers gave up a touchdown to the Los Angeles Rams at the end of the first half, and it was preceded by an unnecessary roughness penalty on free safety Jimmie Ward. The Rams had a 1st and 10 at the 49ers 17. Jared Goff found Robert Woods over the middle, and just after Woods caught the ball, Ward came in with a huge hit. Given how the NFL is claiming they want to protect player safety, it was not entirely surprising they called Ward for the penalty. In the bang-bang moment of this hit, it...
13 hours ago
49ers-Rams third quarter score updates

49ers-Rams third quarter score updates

The 49ers are back home on a short week as they face the Los Angeles Rams on Week 3 Thursday Night Football. We’ve got game threads! The San Francisco 49ers return home in Week 3 as they face the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football. The game kicks off 5:30 p.m. PT on NFL Network. This is your third quarter open thread. I’ve included a few helpful links, and also embedded the 49ers media Twitter list if you want to see what the media has to say during the game. NFL.com score center49ers depth chart Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CAGame time: Thursday, September 21, 5:30...
13 hours ago
Reuben Foster is wearing a custom ‘Savage’ jersey on the sideline while inactive for 49ers-Rams

Reuben Foster is wearing a custom ‘Savage’ jersey on the sideline while inactive for 49ers-Rams

Yea, people might like buying this one! The San Francisco 49ers are looking forward to the return of linebacker Reuben Foster, but in the meantime, the rookie is inactive for Week 3 Thursday Night Football. Normally, an inactive player is in a sweat suit with a t-shirt on. Not reuben Foster! The rookie is sporting a jersey that has “Savage” in the nameplate. Well, let me correct myself. It says 5AVA6E. It has become a thing for players to use their numbers in their names. I don’t know why, but I suppose it is another identifier. It is safe to say this is about to be the most popular...
13 hours ago
49ers long snapper Kyle Nelson gets on the stat sheet with a fumble recovery

49ers long snapper Kyle Nelson gets on the stat sheet with a fumble recovery

This might be the biggest play of his career to date. It has not been a particularly pretty night of Thursday Night Football as turnovers have been the name of the game. The 49ers have given up the ball twice on an interception and a fumble, but they finally have a takeaway. Well, it was more a Tavon Austin giveaway, but the 49ers will take it. Austin was back deep for a punt and the wind likely contributed to him muffing the punt. What was most impressive about the play though was that long snapper Kyle Nelson was the guy who got down there and recovered the punt. In the GIF below, he’s...
14 hours ago
49ers-Rams second quarter score updates

49ers-Rams second quarter score updates

The 49ers are back home on a short week as they face the Los Angeles Rams on Week 3 Thursday Night Football. We’ve got game threads! The San Francisco 49ers return home in Week 3 as they face the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football. The game kicks off 5:30 p.m. PT on NFL Network. This is your second quarter open thread. I’ve included a few helpful links, and also embedded the 49ers media Twitter list if you want to see what the media has to say during the game. NFL.com score center49ers depth chart Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CAGame time: Thursday, September 21,...
14 hours ago
Carlos Hyde questionable to return with hip injury

Carlos Hyde questionable to return with hip injury

The 49ers can’t afford to lose their top offensive weapon. San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is officially questionable to return to Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams. Sideline reporter Heather Cox reported that the training staff is checking out his hip and the official designation is questionable. Hyde suffered the injury in the first quarter. He left the field, came back on to convert a third down, and then left a game. Cox said the training staff has been using some heat to loosen things up in his hip, so we’ll see how that takes. He has his helmet on...
14 hours ago
Brian Hoyer runs in 49ers first touchdown of 2017

Brian Hoyer runs in 49ers first touchdown of 2017

The 49ers will not go a third straight game without a touchdown. Hey, what do you know, the San Francisco 49ers have scored a touchdown! After two games and about seven minutes of Week 3, the 49ers scored their first touchdown of the Kyle Shanahan era. And I don’t think it came the way many people expected. Quarterback Brian Hoyer had the team set up with a 3rd and 4 at the Rams 9 yard line. Out of the shotgun, he looked around for an option, but nobody could get open. Eventually he ran to his right and found a hole to get into the end zone. Hoyer’s night got off to a horrible start, as...