Archive for the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ Category

Jerry Rice believes 49ers are Super Bowl contenders after 2-0 start

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The 49ers have a long way to go before we honestly can start talking about the Super Bowl (maybe we start with the playoffs?), but Rice believes Kyle Shanahan's club absolutely is a contender, although he added some humor to temper his expectations for the Niners. "They just got to not have as many turnovers," Rice said Monday on 95.7 The Game's "Jo, Lo and Dibs" when asked about what the 49ers need to do to make the playoffs.

Mike Tomlin won’t address if Steelers considered QB Colin Kaepernick

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

After the Pittsburgh Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season, they acted quickly Monday to add one quarterback to the active roster and another to the practice squad. Mason Rudolph, a third-round draft pick, takes over as the starter, beginning Sunday against the 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, it seems, never was under serious consideration.

Week 3 fantasy football kicker ranks: Robbie Gould could see boost in rising offense

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The San Francisco 49ers put up 41 points in Week 2, as everything was working on offense for Kyle Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo. As fantasy players we all want to have assets from juggernaut, point-scoring offenses, and everyone rostering their kicker could see a boost from him if this type of high-scoring continues. Robbie Gould and the 9ers will go up against a Pittsburgh Steelers team who just lost their starting QB and seem to be heading in the wrong direction very fast: 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings power...

Chip Kelly has no plans to bring back his Oregon offense at UCLA

Monday, September 16th, 2019

No, Chip Kelly is not going to implement the offense he ran at Oregon at UCLA. Kelly is in his second year at UCLA following a mostly unsuccessful stint in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. Kelly went 46-7 in four years at Oregon, won three conference titles and once brought the Ducks to the BCS National Championship Game.

Giants get TE Kaden Smith on waivers, waive RB Paul Perkins

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The New York Giants have claimed tight end Kaden Smith on waivers and released running back Paul Perkins. The Giants (0-2) announced the moves Monday, giving them five tight ends. Smith was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.

Reality check: Home opener brings Bengals back to earth

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Buoyed by their strong showing in a close, season-opening loss at Seattle, the Bengals looked forward to winning back fans and stamping themselves as a turnaround team at Paul Brown Stadium under new head coach Zac Taylor. Every part of the team contributed to a 41-17 meltdown against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the most points they've allowed in a home opener. ''We see how close we are,'' Taylor said Monday.

Week 3 fantasy pickups: Widely available options to help replace injured players

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The list of damaged players is loaded with stars: Drew Brees (thumb), Ben Roethlisberger (elbow), Damien Williams (knee), James Conner (knee), LeSean McCoy (ankle), DeSean Jackson (groin), Alshon Jeffery (calf), Michael Gallup (knee), Devin Singletary (hamstring).

Correction: Black 14 Reunion story

Monday, September 16th, 2019

In a story Sept. 13 about the University of Wyoming honoring black athletes kicked off the football team, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Wyoming won the Sugar Bowl the year before the 1969 season. Wyoming lost the Sugar Bowl after the 1967 season in a game played on Jan. 1, 1968.

Kaepernick Nike ad wins Emmy for ‘Outstanding Commercial’

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may not be playing in the NFL this season, but the controversial commercial that he starred in and narrated last year just won a big award in the advertising industry. The Nike commercial "Dream Crazy" won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Commercial" at the Creative Arts Emmys Sunday night. Kaepernick, who started in Super Bowl XLVII for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 before struggling as opposing teams adapted to his style of play and who later lost his starting job, has become a lightning rod for controversy in recent years. He became the public face of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against social and racial injustice in America.

Nike’s ‘Dream Crazy’ advert starring Colin Kaepernick wins Emmy

Monday, September 16th, 2019

A Nike advert starring Colin Kaepernick has won the award for outstanding commercial at the Creative Arts Emmys. Nike released the advert, titled Dream Crazy, in September last year. It featured the former NFL quarterback and the slogan: “Believe in something.