Geno Smith

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Earth to Planet Baalke: Why is Kap still here?

Balls needs help. And, no, it’s not what you’re thinkin’. Can somebody…

 

Colin Kaepernick watches from the sideline during a preseason game against the Houston Texans at Levi’s Stadium on Aug. 14. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Timing is curious, but Kap’s actions nothing new in NorCal

NEW YORK — A quarterback is in the hot seat because he…

 

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, middle, gives his then offensive coordinator Jake Spavital a hug during his pro day in 2014. Spavital recently accepted the offensive coordinator position at Cal. (Patric Schneider/2014 AP)

Former Johnny Manziel coach joins Cal as new offensive coordinator

Jack Spavital has been hired by California as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks…

 

Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Memo to Super Bowl Week: Wake Up!

Three days before Super Bowl 50, it’s almost time to panic. The…

Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree against the New York Jets in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Carr throws 4 TD passes to lead Raiders past Jets 34-20

OAKLAND — A year after entering November in search of their first…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree against the New York Jets in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick has done nothing to quiet doubts this postseason. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Kaepernick at crossroads

Somewhere beneath his self-armored, media-phobic, tatted-up crust, there is a joy for…

The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick has done nothing to quiet doubts this postseason. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles as the team stretches at training camp in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)

No drama here: Carr emerges as trusted leader

NAPA — Pull Roger Goodell from the judge’s chambers. Alert the insiders…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles as the team stretches at training camp in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)
AP Photo/Kathy WillensOakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater gestures while scoring on a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Matt McGloin during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets

Smith leads Jets to 37-27 victory over Raiders

Geno Smith did it all for the New York Jets' suddenly resurgent…

AP Photo/Kathy WillensOakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater gestures while scoring on a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Matt McGloin during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets