Found May 12, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has indicated that quarterback Alex Smith has made ”dramatic improvements” in his throwing motion this offseason. His improvement is due to a visit that he made to motion specialist Tom House.
“Alex was using his head where he’d have a late posture change to get his release point accurate,” said House, whose a former major league pitcher.
House believes that due to Smith’s previous shoulder injuries, it caused him to compensate for a lack of strength, which would cause him to move his head to the left as his arm would accelerate.
Smith spent a week with House at USC along with fellow quarterbacks, Carson Palmer, Matt Cassel and Tom Brady. House used 3-D video to recognize weaknesses in their motion’s.
“It was kind of cool because it became a sandlot for quarterbacks. They learned from each other,” said House.
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SAN FRANCISCO – 49ers QB Alex Smith is obviously happy with what veteran WR Randy Moss has brought to the table thus far.
“It’s tough to tell that he missed a year of football,” Smith said. “I certainly don’t see any rust. He’s running well, catching well. No surprise, he’s a pro and already has a good understanding of the playbook.”
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When a team plays as well as the San Francisco 49ers did last season, usually the quarterback gets a lot of credit for that and quarterback Alex Smith was rightfully deserving of the credit. Smith guided the 49ers to a 13-3 regular season record and nearly led them to the Super Bowl. When you dig deeper into the 49ers' passing statistics though, you start to get a very different...
SAN FRANCISCO– The 49ers bewildered the football community when they chose wide receiver A.J. Jenkins in the first round. Jenkins was taken off the board before higher ranked names such as Stephen Hill and many others.
Jenkins was brought in to be that top flight speedster that could become a consistent deep threat.
Now the only problem is that he may not be in shape.
Jim Harbaugh hobbled out wide to the line of scrimmage in his trademark black sweatshirt and khaki pants, smirking back at a group of rookie receivers out of breath on a warm Silicon Valley afternoon.
Welcome to the San Francisco 49ers.
Harbaugh opened his first 49ers rookie minicamp Friday, and that the workout actually took place - something that never happened last year during...
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t waste any time welcoming his rookies to the NFL.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Jenkins was one of a number of rookies who Harbaugh called out for being out of shape at rookie training camp this afternoon.
While the first day of practice shouldn’t raise any huge red flags, it’s something to keep an eye on...
Round 1 (30thOverall)
A.J. Jenkins, Wide Receiver, Illinois
Jenkins was projected to go in the second round by the majority of scouts. While many would view at this as an indictment of the pick, I certainly do not. Jenkins is an explosive receiver with top-end speed. He may not be the best route runner out there, but the 49ers had more of a need for a burner than a possession...
The rookies who reported to the 49ers' minicamp Friday have run untold numbers of 40-yard dashes, pushed up the 225-pound bench press hundreds of times and run the three-cone drill until their legs gave in preparation for last month's NFL Draft. That didn't prevent coach Jim Harbaugh from a blunt assessment when asked about his receiving crew, including first-round...
Randy Moss looked every bit a team player as he demonstrated a cut and quick feet for his fellow wide receivers, who listened intently and observed while the veteran impressed in his first formal practice with the 49ers.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver A.J. Jenkins clearly showed up to rookie minicamp out of shape. Head coach John Harbaugh clearly noticed how winded Jenkins got after running some routes.
“Out of shape, that’s the bad news,” Harbaugh said of Jenkins and the entire group of rookie receivers per Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News...
The San Francisco 49ers had a chance to fill some holes in this draft but reached too often and failed to add any instant-impact players. It was a disappointing haul for a team hoping to make another deep playoff run in 2012.
A.J. Jenkins is a talented receiver but was a huge reach in the late 1st round. He put together a solid 2011 season, but has always been inconsistent and...