Thursday, August 15, 2019

Garoppolo throws 5 picks in 5 attempts

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jimmy Garoppolo is known for his accuracy, so is there cause for worry when he throws five straight interceptions in a summer practice? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shanahan-Not-Worried-About-Garoppolos-Ugly-Practice-544638411.html

Undrafted Keelan Doss making bid with Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Former UC Davis receiver Keelan Doss, from Alameda, is making a strong bid to make Raiders roster. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Undrafted-Keelan-Doss-Hopes-to-Keep-Momentum-Rolling-544558261.html

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mullens vs. Beathard is still a dead heat

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kyle Shanahan says there's no edge for either Nick Mullens or C.J. Beathard in the battle to win the No. 2 QB job. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mullens-Beathard-Remain-in-a-Dead-Heat-for-Backup-Job-539807781.html

Antonio Brown will (finally) report to Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: WR Antonio Brown loses his appeal to the NFL to use his old helmet and says he will finally report to training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Report-Indicates-Antonio-Brown-Will-Join-Raiders-539750011.html

Monday, August 12, 2019

Arden Key has terrific opening game

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Arden Key may have given the Raiders a glimpse of his terrific potential in the first exhibition game. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Excited-by-Arden-Keys-Debut-Performance-537416591.html

Shanahan wants more out of his wide receivers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Head coach Kyle Shanahan says no one wide receiver has shown he's No. 1, and the group as a whole needs to do more. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shanahan-Wants-to-See-More-From-His-Wide-Receivers-537336531.html

Gabe Jackson's injury a blow to Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Guard Gabe Jackson will miss as much as two months after an injury in training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Jacksons-Injury-a-Blow-to-Raiders-Hopes-for-a-Fast-Start-530176211.html

Sherman sees big season for 49ers' Taylor

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Cornerback Richard Sherman says Trent Taylor has special talent, could catch 80-90 passes in 2019. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Sherman-Believes-Trent-Taylor-Will-Have-Huge-Season-530254991.html

Nicholas Morrow drawing praise from Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Young linebacker Nicholas Morrow could push veteran starters for playing time. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Nichols-Morrow-Learning-from-Veteran-Linebackers-527922281.html

Ankle sprain will slow Nick Bosa

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie defensive tackle Nick Bosa sprains his ankle and may not play in summer games. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Bosas-Ankle-Sprain-May-Keep-Him-Out-of-Games-527843581.html

McKinnon excited to be back on the field

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Running back Jerick McKinnon finally is back to 100 percent. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Jerick-McKinnon-Completes-Long-Road-Back-to-the-Field-523620281.html

Is time running out for Vanderdoes?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes is battling another injury. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Time-May-be-Running-Out-for-Raiders-Vanderdoes-523603591.html

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Jordan Matthews not a lock at WR for 49ers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 49ers signed ex-Eagles & Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews this offseason to provide experience to a young group, but he'll have to fight for his roster spot. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Veteran-Receiver-Matthews-Must-Fight-for-His-Roster-Spot-523169921.html

Josh Mauro could start at DE for Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Veteran journeyman Josh Mauro, in his first training camp with Raiders, is No. 1 on the depth chart now at one defensive end spot. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Josh-Mauro-Could-Start-at-Defensive-End-for-Raiders-523215801.html

Brad Spiess has been hooked on hiking since he was a boy on Guam

Brad Spiess is a personal trainer, Army veteran and ardent hiker. Hiking is part of his lifestyle and his gateway to nature and landscape photography, and keeps him fit and grounded. My story on him for the Active San Diego series in the Health section of the San Diego Union-Tribune. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/story/2019-08-05/hiking-plays-lead-role-in-trek-for-fitness

Monday, August 5, 2019

Rookie DE Bosa coming on strong for 49ers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: In training camp so far, rookie defensive end Nick Bosa has been even better than the team had hoped. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Its-Early-but-49ers-Nick-Bosa-Looks-On-Track-to-be-an-Impact-Player-520810151.html

As expected, Raiders' Waller is excelling

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tight end Darren Waller hasn't played much in his short NFL career, but he now appears poised for a breakout, and even an injury Friday shouldn't stop him. https://www.sfchronicle.com/raiders/article/Raiders-practice-report-TE-Darren-Waller-14277625.php

Friday, August 2, 2019

Injury sidelines 49ers' Garnett once more

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Joshua Garnett, who was taking snaps with the first team, is out three weeks with finger surgery. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Injury-Puts-49ers-Garnett-on-the-Sidelines-Again-513725221.html

Raiders' Hankins doing more with less

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jon Gruden says defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is the most improved player in camp after coming to camp lighter and more fit. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Smaller-Hankins-is-Giving-Raiders-Big-Results-in-Training-Camp-513789441.html

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Raiders' Renfrow already playing like a veteran

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, a fifth-round pick from Clemson, just seems to find an opening in the defense on every play. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Rookie-Wideout-Hunter-Renfrow-is-Playing-Like-a-Veteran-513494171.html

Dwelley getting an opportunity to back up Kittle

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Ross Dwelley, from little University of San Diego, has a chance to be the No. 2 tight end behind George Kittle. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/With-Celek-Out-Dwelley-Getting-His-Shot-at-Tight-End-for-49ers-513492681.html

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Crosby, Ferrell adding juice to Raiders' D-Line

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Coaches and teammates are praising the contributions of rookieshttps://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Excited-by-Play-of-Rookie-Defensive-Linemen-513388131.html Clelin Ferell and Maxx Crosby to the defensive line.

Despite 2018 injury, Garoppolo will still scramble

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: QB Jimmy Garoppolo was injured last season while scrambling, but in training camp, he's scrambling again and he and coach Kyle Shanahan say he won't stop. I have my own life and I am stronger than you know

Monday, July 29, 2019

Raiders have great expectations for Trent Brown

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Oakland likes what it sees from new tackle Trent Brown. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Have-Big-Expectations-for-Their-Biggest-Man-513338121.html

Pettis already looking sharper

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: WR Dante Pettis already looks more advanced than he did in 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Pettis-Making-Strides-in-his-Second-Training-Camp-513336771.html

5 perfect scenarios for Raiders training camp

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: If these five things happen, the Raiders will be in good shape by the end of training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Five-Things-That-Would-Make-a-Perfect-Training-Camp-for-Raiders-513245311.html

5 perfect scenarios for 49ers training camp

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: If these five things happen, the 49ers will be fine by the end of training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Five-Things-That-Would-Make-a-Perfect-Training-Camp-for-49ers-513244101.html

Meet Raiders' "Rocket" and "Satellite"

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: A pair of running backs could be overlooked weapons of Oakland's passing game. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Have-a-Rocket-and-a-Satellite-in-Passing-Game-513191731.html

Greenlaw is intriguing 49ers option at linebacker

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Draft pick Dre Greenlaw could compete for starting spot among 49ers linebackers. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Dre-Greenlaw-Provides-Intriguing-Option-for-49ers-at-Linebacker-513139131.html

Martin will be mentor for Jacobs

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Veteran Doug Martin says he's happy to be a mentor for running back Josh Jacobs. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Doug-Martin-Will-be-Mentor-for-Josh-Jacobs-513140311.html

Lights, camera, action! Raiders are ready

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: "Hard Knocks" is about to put the Raiders in the spotlight. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Are-About-to-Step-Into-the-Spotlight-513089041.html

Some see 49ers as NFC West champs

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Can the 49ers go from worst to first? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Are-49ers-Primed-to-Win-an-NFC-West-Championship-513087121.html

Monday, July 22, 2019

Alec Ingold will challenge to win fullback job

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Undrafted Alec Ingold was college football's best fullback in 2018 and now a challenger to Keith Smith at fullback in Oakland. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Undrafted-Alec-Ingold-Ready-to-Fight-for-Fullback-Job-513035021.html

Raiders' defensive front still kind of a mystery

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Oakland's defensive front seven was revamped this offseason, but will it actually be good? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Front-Seven-on-Defense-Remains-a-Mystery-512939481.html

49ers' Bourne is on the bubble

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kendrick Bourne has gone from being the team's top wideout in 2018 to a possible cut victim in training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Despite-Solid-2018-Performance-Bourne-May-be-On-the-Bubble-512939111.html

Gruden's ability to be revealed in 2019

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: How good is Jon Gruden as a coach? We'll truly find the answer in 2019. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/How-Good-is-Gruden-Year-2-Will-be-Revealing-512890451.html

Gould grateful 49ers made a push for him

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kicker Robbie Gould is thankful the 49ers decided to make a push to keep him on a long-term deal. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Gould-Grateful-49ers-Made-a-Really-Aggressive-Push-512888411.html

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Garoppolo owes much to Tom Brady

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo says that playing behind Tom Brady and watching him prepare has helped his own career in many ways. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Garoppolo-Thankful-He-Played-With-Brady-512833361.html

Is Karl Joseph on the trading block?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Karl Joseph had his best season in 2018, but does the safety figure into the team's long-term plans? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Joseph-May-Not-be-in-Raiders-Long-Term-Plans-512834821.html

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Raiders sign Cooper for O-Line help

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Journeyman pro Jonathan Cooper has signed with the Raiders and will compete for a job at guard. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Add-Jonathan-Cooper-to-Offensive-Line-512781931.html

49ers sign Gould to long-term deal

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kicker Robbie Gould, who was a potential holdout for training camp, has signed a two-year deal with San Francisco with an option for two more years. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-and-Robbie-Gould-Reach-Agreement-512729251.html

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Raiders sign running back Josh Jacobs

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Just when it seemed running back Josh Jacobs, a first-round pick, might hold out, the Raiders announce a four-year deal with him. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Sign-First-Round-Pick-Josh-Jacobs-512527582.html