This is probably the right time to take off that Alex Smith jersey and stuff it into a box with the rest of your 49ers memorabilia. Smith is still pacing the sideline in his red-and-gold helmet, but he’s practically a relic in the wake of Colin Kaepernick’s performance in a 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More
Even if Colin Kaepernick’s second start was hardly as spectacular as his first, he played well enough to extend coach Jim Harbaugh’s quarterback quandary for at least another week.
With the 49ers’ defense making big plays of its own, it might not have mattered who was under center. Read More
As you read this today, I’ll likely be in the icy Pacific Ocean off the coast of Aptos, atop a boogie board. Grinning ear to ear, I’ll be dropping into a smallish wave that will take me all the way to the shore and into the unconditionally giddy embrace of my 8- and 9-year-old daughters.Unless, of course, they drop into the wave before me — or muscle me off it. Read More
Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears — who were 7-2 coming into the game — was supposed to be a measuring stick for a 49ers team that has been inconsistent at times this season.
They passed that test with flying colors, rolling on offense and defense on their way to a 32-7 victory that was never in doubt. Up next: a surging New Orleans Saints team that gave San Francisco all they could handle in the playoffs a season ago. Read More
Niners coach Jim Harbaugh had an appointment Tuesday for a follow-up evaluation with doctors after undergoing a minor procedure last Thursday for an irregular heartbeat. Read More
Take a deep breath, go for a walk around the block or just pour yourself a stiff drink. As I type these words, local sports radio is getting overwhelmed with calls pleading for Colin Kaepernick to be named as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Read More
A game that was supposed to be a defensive battle featuring two backup quarterbacks was anything but, as Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a 32-7 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday in his first career start.
Kaepernick completed 16-of-23 passes for 243 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Aldon Smith piled up 5½ sacks of Bears quarterback Jason Campbell, the second best single-game sack total in franchise history. Read More
When Jay Cutler got hurt last November, the Chicago Bears’ promising season fell apart fast, with no capable backup behind him.
The Bears went from 7-3 and looking toward the playoffs to losing five of their final six to finish 8-8 and with no postseason berth. Read More
President Barack Obama has already given his hometown Chicago Bears the nod for best defense in the NFL.Niners linebacker Patrick Willis insists he is hardly one to argue with the commander in chief, especially considering Obama will be running the country from the oval office for another four years. Read More
When the 49ers drafted Colin Kaepernick, they did so with the express intent to someday — someday very soon — install him as their starting quarterback.
He’d just put up collegiate numbers, with his legs and with his MLB-drafted right arm, akin to the cartoonish stats posted by none other than Cam Newton. Read More