Will the NFL restart the season? Football pushes forward, regardless of risk

This could be a familiar sight for the football season — empty seats and virtual fans. (photo John Burgess, Press Democrat)  This has never...

If the NFL can stock a roster with one training camp, why does baseball...

Milwaukee Brewers minor league player Andre Nnebe throws as Canadian geese take the infield during an informal workout. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) We know how...

Kyle Shanahan’s remarkable press conference. And what it means going forward

Kyle Shanahan doesn’t do in-person press conferences now. But in a virtual session with reporters last week he made strong statements about racial...

Politically, signing Kaepernick makes sense; football-wise, not so much

    We make an effort to keep politics out of this blog. But in this case we don’t have much of a choice, do...

Replacing Staley, Sanders and Buckner might be tough. And not for the reason you...

For 13 seasons Joe Staley was team captain, morale officer and mentor. They’ll miss his play, but how about the intangibles? Here’s a thing....

Jimmy G is perfectly fine at QB, and other 49ers thoughts

Most teams would take Jimmy G happily. We begin with the bad news. The two witty and knowledgeable writers who have been...

Shanahan and Lynch, unplugged

John Lynch says Colton McKivitz can play tackle or guard.(Photo: Associated Press) I focused mostly on Joe Staley’s retirement in today’s draft wrap. We’ll...

First Buckner, now Staley. It’s the end of an era.

For 13 seasons, Joe Staley was one of the faces of the 49ers.(Photos: 49ers) The first shoe dropped March 18. The other fell a...

Is this the end for Joe Staley?

Trent Williams is officially a 49er. How about Joe Staley?(Photo: Associated Press) Landing a Pro Bowl-caliber offensive tackle at a bargain rate is a...

How the 49ers can sneak into Day 2

The 49ers have ways of getting into Round 2 or 3. They could, for example, trade a veteran player like Solomon Thomas. (Photo:...

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