Monday, June 17, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Antonio Brown may help Raiders CBs

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Raiders corners will be tested and honed, every day, by facing receiver Antonio Brown. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Cornerbacks-May-Benefit-From-Antonio-Brown-511184151.html

Shanahan will be patient with backup QB duel

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kyle Shanahan, at team minicamp, says competition for backup QB job between Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard will last through training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shanahan-Will-Take-His-Time-to-Evaluate-Beathard-Mullens-511182801.html

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hurst looks even better in Year 2

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: As a rookie in 2018, defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was very good. In spring workouts, it appears he's improved further. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Hurst-Hopes-to-Build-on-First-Year-Experience-510915781.html

The Joe Show must go on with 49ers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Offensive tackle Joe Staley signs a two-year extension to stay with the team through 2021. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/The-Joe-Show-Will-Continue-With-49ers-Through-2021-510913751.html

Crosby could overtake Key at defensive end

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie Maxx Crosby is seen by some as a better all-around talent at defensive end than Arden Key. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Rookie-Crosby-Will-Battle-With-Arden-Key-at-Defensive-End-510863031.html

Will the real Jimmy Garoppolo please stand up?

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Is Jimmy Garoppolo the QB who was scintillating in 2017, or the one who struggled early in 2018 before a season-ending injury? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Garoppolo-Faces-a-Prove-It-Season-With-49ers-510861491.html

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Is Raiders' Ferrell "mean enough" to succeed?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Even talented players get labeled, for better or worse. No. 1 pick Clelin Ferrell is reportedly being questioned by some in the Raiders organization on whether he is "mean enough" on the field. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Is-Raiders-Clelin-Ferrell-Mean-Enough-to-Excel-510811721.html

Liz Tenuto is always on the move

To Liz Tenuto, being active is like breathing or getting out of bed each day. It's a constant. The ultra runner just wishes there were more time in every day to do more activities. My story about her for the Active San Diego series in the Health section of the San Diego Union-Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/story/2019-06-03/when-it-comes-to-fitness-shes-in-it-for-the-long-run

Monday, June 3, 2019

Will Incognito signing bite the Raiders?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Some predict the signing on controversial lineman Richie Incognito will turn out to bite the Raiders in some way. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Some-Believe-Raiders-Will-Pay-a-Price-for-Signing-Incognito-510761261.html

49ers gambling Ward will stay healthy

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: DB Jimmie Ward has had a slew of injuries, but was re-signed by the Niners in March. Now he's hurt again. Can he still play well in 2019? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Despite-Latest-Injury-Ward-Still-in-49ers-Plans-for-2019-510758981.html

Friday, May 31, 2019

New 49ers coach touts Solomon Thomas

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: New defensive line coach for 49ers believes this will be the year former No. 1 pick Solomon Thomas makes a big impact. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-New-Defensive-Line-Coach-Praises-Thomas-510666711.html?shf

Raiders say they have a 'secret weapon' at TE

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: On paper, the Raiders tight end corps hardly looks promising. But Darren Waller has been tabbed as a possible break-through player in 2019. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Raiders-May-Have-a-Secret-Weapon-at-Tight-End-510668201.html?sfh

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

McGlinchey eager to play even better in 2019

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tackle Mike McGlinchey had an outstanding rookie season but is working hard to get better. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-McGlinchey-Working-to-Build-off-Rookie-Season-510508701.html

Raiders sign troubled, talented Incognito

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Former Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito, who's been followed by personal problems, has signed with the Raiders. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Reports-Say-Raiders-Have-Signed-Talented-Troubled-Guard--510510491.html

Sherman ready to "move and groove" in 2019

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: After coping with injuries since 2017, cornerback Richard Sherman says he's totally healthy and fit again. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Richard-Sherman-is-Fully-Fit-and-Ready-to-Play-510323051.html

Carr finally gets to stay in same system

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: QB Derek Carr is excited that he can finally stay in the same offensive scheme, a rarity in his NFL career. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Carr-Finally-Has-Luxury-of-Staying-in-Same-System-510322351.html

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Raiders see vast potential in Johnson at CB

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Isaiah Johnson switched to cornerback from wideout just two years ago, so his skills are a bit raw, yet the Raiders drafted him in the fourth round because of what they see as tremendous potential. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fourth-Round-Pick-Could-be-Sleeper-in-Raiders-Secondary-510015241.html

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Healthy Verrett could be great Comeback candidate

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: If Jason Verrett is fit again, the cornerback could be a prime candidate for Comeback Player of the Year in the NFL in 2019. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Cornerback-Verrett-Could-be-a-Key-to-49ers-Defense-509851481.html

Raiders' Marquel Lee sheds some weight

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Linebacker Marquel Lee was terrible in pass coverage last season, so has lost weight and gained fitness to get better. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Lighter-Version-of-Marquel-Lee-May-be-Improved-Too-509853651.html

Friday, May 10, 2019

Shanahan eager to use Hurd all over the field

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan sees multiple roles for new wide receiver Jalen Hurd. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Shanahan-Eager-to-Use-Hurd-in-a-Multipurpose-Role-509751711.html?shf

Former college soccer star discovered rugby after graduation and is now a star in the making for Team USA

Kristi Kirshe thought her athletic career might be over after college. After being a four-year starter and All-America soccer player, she was working in an office and playing a rec game per week. Then she discovered rugby. Eighteen months later, she's a star in the making on the U.S. national women's rugby sevens team ... and could be an Olympian next year. My story on her for ESPNW.com: http://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/article/26708965/us-rugby-player-kristi-kir-unlikely-path-national-team

Is Carr ready for another marquee year?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: One national analyst predicts Derek Carr will return to his 2016 MVP candidate form in 2019. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Carr-Could-be-Poised-to-Repeat-His-2016-Season-in-2019-509750131.html

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Utah coach defends worth of Wishnowsky

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The Niners were knocked by many for drafting a punter in the fourth round, but Utah head football coach says punter Mitch Wishnowsky is worth it. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Utah-Coach-Says-49ers-Were-Wise-to-Select-Punter-509639871.html