Podcast: 49’ers Bye Week Special

With the bye-week at hand, we break down what happened against Atlanta as well as what to expect against Seattle! There were some changes to the roster and we discuss some changes that may be coming still! Be sure to listen to the end! We shout-out a lot of fellow faithfuls! Progress is being made but that doesn’t mean that the team is Superbowl bound! Faithful, unite!

Podcast: 49’ers Current State of the Franchise Episode 3

San Francisco 49ers v St. Louis Rams

Another State of the Franchise episode is here! As usual, I talk about the current news and state of the team from top (Jed York) to the bottom (practice squad) in no particular order! What should we expect from Blaine Yo Gabba Gabbert and is Colin Kaepernick coming back? Also a little out-of-character tidbit for you too!


49ers at Rams NFL Week 8 Inactives

49ers inactives: WR Anquan Boldin, RB Carlos Hyde, WR DeAndrew White, G Brandon Thomas, OL Ian Silberman, NT Mike Purcell, TE Blake Bell

Rams inactives: DE Chris Long, QB Sean Mannion, S Christian Bryant, RB Trey Watts, G Cody Wichmann, DT Doug Worthington, TE Justice Cunningham

TMZ: Kaepernick’s Headphones Ticking off Teammates in Niners Locker Room

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers

TMZ reports there’s more drama with the 49’ers and QB Colin Kaepernick, to the point now where players are peeved about of all things – Kaepernick’s headphones.

While there’s been denial about the altercation between Vernon Davis and Joe Staley, it seems like Kaepernick keeps finding himself at the forefront of all these issues.

Here’s the story from TMZ:

Colin Kaepernick’s headphones were a heated topic with the 49ers players — and played a key role in the blowout between teammates at a players meeting earlier this month … multiple team sources tell TMZ Sports.

Our 49ers sources tell us … there definitely was a heated exchange between Vernon Davis and Joe Staley at a team meeting — where they verbally clashed over Kaepernick.

We’re told one of the issues that was raised in the meeting was … a bunch of players felt like Colin had been acting like a “loner” — constantly walking around the team facility with his headphones on, tuning out the rest of the team.

Our sources tell us players are frustrated because it makes Colin seem unapproachable — and some of the vets, including Davis, felt he NEEDS to be more inclusive if he wants to be an effective leader.

We’re told it’s not just the headphones … it’s more complicated … but it was raised in the meeting as one of the issues.

By the way, we’re told not everyone on the team feels this way — including Joe Staley.

“Joe let Vernon know his opinion might be a little off,” one source tells us.

As CSNBayArea.com reported, the exchange got heated — but we’re told things did NOT turn physical. Vernon and Staley went outside and spoke minutes after the meeting and worked out their issues.

“They hugged each other and dapped each other up and everything was cool.”

49ers TE Vernon Davis Denies Verbal Altercation with LT Joe Staley

Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

49ers tight end Vernon Davis denied a report that he and left tackle Joe Staley had a verbal altercation in the locker room over quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a team meeting earlier this month, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.

“No, I didn’t call Kap out,” Davis said Thursday. “I don’t know where you got that from. I didn’t call Kap out at all. It’s not my job, my role to call Kap out; I let the coaches do that.

“We’re all together. There’s nothing that can separate any of us. We’re inseparable, I would think. Me, Kap, Joe, we’re all on the same page. We’re captains. We’re leaders of the team, so we have to stay together in order to make things happen, and we rely on each other.

“If we do say anything to each other, it’s going to be out of respect and it’s going to be done properly. It’s not going to be done in a way where someone might get upset and then he’s ready to fight. It’s not going to be done like that.”

Tomsula, talking to radio station KNBR, said he then turned the proceedings over to the players.

And that’s when, CSN Bay Area reported, Davis called out Kaepernick and Staley jumped to his defense as “the exchange became heated and may have even gotten physical,” per the report.

“I don’t recall that,” Davis said. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. That’s funny to me, if you ask me. It’s funny.”

Davis is in his 10th season with the 49ers, and Staley, who was not available during the open locker room period Thursday, is in his ninth season.

“He’s like a brother to me,” Davis said. “We’ve argued in the past. My first year we came here we got into it and then seconds later we were hanging out, drinking sodas together. But me and Joe, if anything happens with me and Joe, we’re going to be brothers. It doesn’t matter.

“But I can’t recall us getting into something where he was mad at me, I was mad at him. I’ve never been mad at Joe. Ever. Maybe upset … I love him. I think he’s awesome.”

49ers at Rams NFL Week Eight Capsule



STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomsula: 0-0 Fisher: 4-5-1
LAST WEEK L 20-3 vs. Seahawks W 24-6 vs. Browns
LAST GAME 11/2/14: Rams 13 at 49ers 10. St. Louis kicker Greg Zuerlein kicks GW 39-yard FG with 5:30 remaining in 4th quarter. Rams defense records 8 sacks.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/13/14: 49ers 31, Rams 17. San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick throws for 343 yards & 3 TDs. 49ers WR Anquan Boldin records 7 catches for 94 yards & TD.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Dick Stockton, David Diehl, Kristina Pink (field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (SF), 145 (StL.). XM: 232 (StL.).


PASSING Kaepernick: 124-202-1453-6-5-82.8 Foles: 96-164-1119-6-5-78.8
RUSHING Hyde: 115-470-4.1-3 Gurley (R): 74-442-6.0-2
RECEIVING Boldin: 31-372-12.0-2 Austin: 20-187-9.4-3
OFFENSE 295.6 298.8
DEFENSE 406.0 351.3
SACKS Lynch: 5 Donald: 4.5
INTs Acker, Brock: 3 (T2C) Jenkins, Johnson: 2
PUNTING Pinion (R): 43.5 Hekker: 47.3
KICKING Dawson:41 (8/8 PAT; 11/12 FG) Zuerlein: 36 (12/12 PAT; 8/13 FG)


49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK has won past 2 starts at StL with 5 TDs, 0 INTs & 120.6 rating…RB CARLOS HYDE has 15 runs of 10+ yards & 25 rush 1st downs. In only game at StL (11/15/09 with NO), RB REGGIE BUSH had rush TD & rec. TD. Is 1 of 2 active players with 5,000+ rush yards (5,493) & 450+ receptions (470)…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN aims for 5th in row vs. StL with 90+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 4 of past 5 at StL. Has 6 100-yard games vs. Rams. In only game vs. StL (9/25/11 with Bal.), WR TORREY SMITH had 5 catches for 152 yards (30.4 avg.) & 3 TDs. Since entering NFL in 2006, TE VERNON DAVIS has 62 TDs (incl. playoffs), 3rd most by TE…In his past 2 vs. Rams, LB NA VORRO BOWMAN has 17 tackles, 3 sacks & FF. Leads team with 69 tackles. LB MICHAEL WILHOITE is 2nd on team with 63 tackles. LB AARON LYNCH had 2 sacks last week. Had sack in last meeting. LB AHMAD BROOKS has 3.5 sacks in past 2 at StL. Had 2 sacks last week. CB KENNETH ACKER aims for 3rd in row with INT. CB TRAMAINE BROCK has INT in 2 of past 3…RAMS: QB NICK FOLES has 91.8 career rating…Rookie RB TODD GURLEY has rushed for 433 yards (144.3 per game) in 1st 3 career starts. Is 1st rookie since 2005 with 125+ rush yards in each of 1st 3 career starts. Leads NFL with 3 rushes for 45+ yards. Scored 1st 2 career TDs last week. RB BENNY CUNNINGHAM had rush TD in last home game vs. SF…WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN has 14 career TDs (7 rec., 4 rush, 3 PR). Is 1 of 3 players in NFL with rec., rush & return TD in 2015. WR KENNY BRITT had TD catch in last meeting. TE JARED COOK had 4 catches for 74 yards (18.5 avg.) in last home meeting…Defense ties for NFC lead with 23 sacks led by DT AARON DONALD (4.5) & DE ROBERT QUINN (4). Donald has 0.5+ sack in 10 of past 13. Has 8 sacks in past 8 at home. Quinn had 2 sacks & FF in last game vs. SF. Since 2009, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is only NFL player with 15+ sacks (16.5) & 10+ INTs (10).

Jerry Rice Gives Advice to the 49ers – Bench QB Colin Kaepernick

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers

49ers great Jerry Rice has some advice for the Niners issues – that being to send quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the bench, even if for just a short time.

Here’s the story from TMZ:

Jerry Rice has a solution for the 49ers’ woes this season … BENCHING COLIN KAEPERNICK … saying giving the QB some temporary pine time might be just the wake up call he needs.

Look, it’s no secret Kaep isn’t playing his best ball — and with the 49ers nursing a 2-5 record, something needs to be done to get the team back on track.

Jerry made it crystal clear he SUPPORTS Colin and still thinks he’s incredibly talented — but says something drastic needs to happen if there’s any hope of saving the season.

“I am a true Kaepernick fan. 100%. I’m not saying bench him for the season, but sometimes you gotta shake things up. It could energize the team, and provide Colin the spark he needs.”

Rice says he knows from experience that Kaep needs support from the vets to break out of his funk.

“Look, when I came in, I struggled. I dropped balls. And I wasn’t used to that. But I had great people around me, and I got through it.”

Overall, Rice says … you can’t just point the finger at #7, everyone needs to step up their game.

“The 9’ers aren’t a cohesive group right now. They’re making way too many mistakes. It’s not only Kaepernick, there’s plenty of blame to go around.”

“The team has to decide. Are they gonna throw the towel in, or are they gonna fight through it?”

Podcast: 49’ers Current State of the Franchise

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers

The first part of a discussion concerning our beloved 49ers starting from the top (owner) to the bottom (roster spots)…