Peter Hansen Aldon Smith
September 12, 20122

49ers’ turnover margin mastery is no accident

Turnovers. That’s all anyone seemed to talk about today at the 49ers’ facility. Alex Smith’s streak of 185 passes without an interception. NaVorro Bowman’s crucial fourth quarter interception of Aaron

Michael Crabtree films Alex Smith
September 12, 20123

Michael Crabtree, starting WR and budding journalist?

I’ve noticed more and more people using Flip Cams or their phones to record video lately. Last year, I was the only one recording interviews before and after Giants games

Jed York 49ers
September 12, 201210

49ers and Cumulus extend contract through 2023

Remember all the way back (a whole week ago) when the Golden State Warriors announced an extension with KNBR through the 2015/16 season? This morning, the San Francisco 49ers took dwarfed

Jim Harbaugh
September 10, 20128

Harbaugh won’t touch Schwartz handshake ‘mini-controversy,’ comes from ‘sticks and stones school’

Jim Harbaugh’s press conferences always start with an opening statement. Sometimes it’s a little bit about the current state of what the team is doing (usually words like “preparing” and

Jim Harbaugh 49ers press conference
September 10, 20121

Jim Harbaugh on Aaron Rodgers: ‘You’re not just going to shut him down’

I asked Jim Harbaugh one question before today’s press conference became a bit of a feeding frenzy to see who could get the San Francisco 49ers head coach to say

David Akers 49ers
September 09, 201211

49ers dominate Packers, escape with victory

I had a thought while sitting in the AT&T Park press box, watching the San Francisco 49ers play the Green Bay Packers. It was on the tip of my tongue,

49ers 1982
September 08, 20122

In grooming Colin Kaepernick, is Jim Harbaugh channeling Bill Walsh?

The scribes seemed particularly interested in Colin Kaepernick and the read option Thursday when Greg Roman hit the podium at 49ers headquarters. They poked and prodded at Roman, trying to

total non-expert
September 07, 201210

BASG non-expert NFL Picks: Week 1

That’s right, we don’t make idle threats. Five BASG contributors will pick every NFL game against the spread this season to determine who’s the best at gambling (with nothing on

Kendall Hunter
September 06, 20124

Expect to see a lot of Kendall Hunter and Kyle Williams in Green Bay

Brandon Jacobs and Ted Ginn were the two San Francisco 49ers who didn’t practice on Thursday afternoon. They worked out on a side field while the rest of the team

Donte Whitner
September 06, 20120

Donte Whitner isn’t all that concerned about the Packers’ run game

Sunday afternoon’s game at Lambeau Field has a great chance of being the most fascinating game of the weekend, even for those who don’t closely follow the teams involved. Much

Jason Witten
September 05, 201211

BASG contributors pick against the spread and each other, starting TONIGHT

On BASG we’re going to build off my weekly NFL picks against the spread from previous years, with all of the contributing writers competing against each other this time around.

Brent Celek
September 04, 20121

49ers roster short on surprises (except for a certain little brother at TE)

I made my roster projections, then we traveled to parts of California where my smartphone was rendered useless before the San Francisco 49ers announced their final cuts. So it wasn’t

September 03, 20123

The loss of Haralson hurts 49ers’ run defense

The 49ers announced the corresponding roster to move to Sunday’s signing of OLB Clark Haggans: Parys Haralson, the team’s only back-up OLB last season, has been placed on injured reserved

haggans 49ers
September 02, 20123

49ers to sign Clark Haggans for OLB depth

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are looking to bolster their outside linebacker depth by signing 35-year-old Clark Haggans. A 12-year veteran, Haggans started 16 games

Anthony Dixon SF 49ers
August 31, 20120

Open Thread: Tracking the 49ers’ roster moves (Updated with final 53)

We’ll keep a running tally of 49ers’ roster moves here, which means the faster you hit refresh, the faster you’ll find out who’ll back up Kyle Williams as back-up punt

Josh Johnson
August 31, 20123

49ers vs. Chargers: Kaepernick steals the show, but did Johnson and Dixon steal roster spots?

The 49ers’ 35-3 routing of the San Diego Chargers Thursday night marked the end of another too long, always meaningless exhibition season for the red and gold. Maybe it’s because

49ers offensive line
August 30, 20120

Projecting the 49ers’ 53-man roster…

… is really, really hard! All those people out there building stuff and cleaning buckets full of dead rats out of homeless encampments (San Francisco!) have it easy. How is

Anthony Dixon SF 49ers
August 28, 20120

By volunteering to play FB, Anthony Dixon may have saved his job

Anthony Dixon isn’t one of those quiet, lead-by-example types. On the field, he’ll celebrate after a good run or a crushing block. Off it, he’s noticed as much for his

Brandon Jacobs
August 28, 20121

How Brandon Jacobs deals with ‘cyber gangsters’ on Twitter

I saw Brandon Jacobs talking to a couple reporters in the locker room. So I meandered over, figuring he’d be talking about the condition of his left knee. Instead, I

Josh Johnson
August 28, 20125

49ers make first cuts; who’s on the 53-man bubble?

For the second consecutive year, one of the 49ers’ recent sixth round picks failed to make it out of the preseason. A year ago it was Ronald Johnson — the

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