Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gruden, Olson focused on improving Carr

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Head coach Jon Gruden and offensive coordinator Greg Olson say their No. 1 priority with Raiders is to get QB Derek Carr back on track. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Gruden-Olson-Focused-on-Getting-Carr-Back-on-Track-469942983.html

Center Kilgore wants to stay with 49ers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Center Daniel Kilgore can be a free agent, but he wants to stay. And, he has a big fan in his new QB. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Veteran-Center-Kilgore-Wants-to-Stay-With-49ers-469951823.html

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dumervil played his role well. Will he return?

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Elvis Dumervil led the 49ers in sacks in 2017. But at 34, is he worth bringing back? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Does-Dumervil-Figure-Into-49ers-Plans-for-2018-469756553.html

In hindsight, 2017 offseason was a disaster

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 2017 offseason decisions laid the cracked foundation for what happened in a 6-10 season. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/In-Hindsight-Raiders-2017-Offseason-Was-a-Problem-469750953.html

Veteran skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender is going full speed toward another Olympics

Olympic skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender is focusing on one thing these days: maximizing her potential. As she tries to make another Olympic team, she's putting aside past injuries and road blocks to make certain that this time she can be at her best in the Games. My story for TeamUSA.org: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/January/17/My-Focus-How-Skeletons-Katie-Uhlaender-Is-Overcoming-Challenges-To-Maximize-Her-Potential

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kittle excited by progress in rookie season

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tight end George Kittle says he's eager to improve on his rookie year. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Kittle-Eager-to-Build-on-Strong-Rookie-Season-469562823.html

Mack's excellence not dimmed by disappointing 2017

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Khalil Mack continued to improve, even if the Raiders as a whole didn't. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mack-Continued-to-Improve-in-Fourth-Season-469554723.html

Cable seems like odd choice for Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Why would Oakland bring in Tom Cable to coach the offensive line, when he favors zone blocking and the linemen in place to better in power schemes?https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Cable-Seems-Like-an-Odd-Fit-For-This-Offensive-Line-469377593.html

49ers' Thomas wants to refine skills

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Solomon Thomas isn't satisfied with how he rushed the passer as a rookie. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Thomas-Intent-on-Becoming-a-Better-Pass-Rusher-469372203.html

Friday, January 12, 2018

Just call the 49ers fullback "Juice"

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Fullback Kyle Juszczyk, nicknamed Juice, is going to the Pro Bowl and is eager to see what the offense can become in 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Investment-in-Juice-Paid-Off-for-49ers-468988083.html

Gruden still searching for O-line coach

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: With offensive line coach Mike Tice likely not to return, head coach Jon Gruden is looking for a coach to get the most out of the unit in 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Gruden-Still-Looking-for-an-Offensive-Line-Coach-468992973.html

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Olson returning to Raiders once again

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jon Gruden hires Greg Olson as offensive coordinator, the same role Olson held with the Raiders in 2013-14 before he was let go. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Will-Olsons-Second-Stint-With-Raiders-be-More-Successful-468625373.html

Staley thought about retirement; now he's excited

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tackle Joe Staley had a long talk with Kyle Shanahan early in the 2017 season that now has him excited about his future and the 49ers' future, too. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Optimistic-Joe-Staley-Eager-for-49ers-Next-Season-468616613.html

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Norton moves across Bay to 49ers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Ken Norton Jr., fired as defensive coordinator of the Raiders in 2017, will join the 49ers as assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Bring-in-Norton-to-Coach-Inside-Linebackers-468466233.html

Penn: Gruden is exactly what Raiders need

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tackle Donald Penn played for Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay and is excited to play for him again in Oakland. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Penn-Says-Grudens-Energy-Will-Excite-Raiders-468462393.html