No team benefitted more from the three week layoff than the San Jose Sharks, who welcomed back Logan Couture and Raffi Torres. Couture missed 16 games after surgery on his hand while Torres missed the first half with a torn ACL.
From everything I read it’s all about money. Seven million, $10 million, name your price and the 49ers will have to pay it. Or is this about more than money?
The harsh reality 49er fans must accept is that the Seattle Seahawks are a better team, offensively and defensively, than San Francisco.
They say everything’s big in Texas. Including the rumor that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh might be interested in the coaching job for the Longhorns.
There is nothing the couch coach does better than the coach himself, except for clock management.
The Raiders, despite all the preseason prognostications of a team in the hunt for the number one draft pick, have not only become respectable, but very watchable.
Jim Harbaugh gave me a quizzical look when I suggested during an interview this week that Colin Kaepernick was suffering from growing pains. He assured me the Kapper was the present, the future and on target to take the 49ers to the next level.
Before we get too excited about Matt McGloin becoming the 4th player since 1970 to throw three touchdowns with no interceptions in his first NFL start, you should know that one of the others was Todd Marinovich.
Don’t forget to carry a flak jacket around 49er headquarters these days. The shrapnel is flying everywhere as Colin Kaepernick fends off his critics with his now trademark short responses.
Here’s the bottom line: There is a dilapidated pier out there that the Warriors are willing to fix and construct a state-of-the-art arena that the city has never had. They are willing to pick up the $1 billion-plus tab and turn the eye sore into a unique arena that will include a park and stores.