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The Sport Mentalist:
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 picture of Smith as a quarterback. Sure he put together a great season, throwing 17 touchdowns while tossing only five interceptions, but many of his other numbers were extremely pedestrian. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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.”
Were you expecting any...
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...