Tag: San Francisco 49ers
Seahawks’ 2015 schedule seems favorable: Bags packed to start, Week 9 bye, 3 in a row at home in November
The Seahawks opening the 2015 season with two roads games has a positive flip side: only the second three-game homestand in a regular season since 2004.
The two-time defending NFC champions will open on the road at division rival St. Louis on Sept. 13 and with a rematch of January’s conference championship on Sept. 20 at Green Bay in a Sunday-night showcase game on NBC.
The Seahawks’ home opener is Sept. 27 against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field.
On Oct. 4, the fourth Sunday of the regular season, the NFL was pinched into having …
Versatile midseason pickups Will Tukuafu, Demarcus Dobbs returning in 2015; DT Jesse Williams re-signed
While the Seahawks – and quarterback Russell Wilson — wait for alternatives to emerge (Stefen Wisniewski? Chris Myers? a draft pick this month?) as their new starting center and left guard, they are bringing back two contributors who they found in the middle of last season.
Fullback Will Tukuafu posted on his Instagram account he has re-signed with Seattle, and a couple hours later the league’s transaction report confirmed the move. He also played on Seattle’s defensive line last season after the Seahawks signed him in the wake of starting fullback Derrick Coleman breaking his foot during pregame warmups at …
Seahawks bring back Dwaine Board an assistant D-line coach, add Chris Cash and Andre Curtis as assistants in secondary
The Seahawks announced today they have brought back out of a Bay Area high school their defensive line coach from 2003-08 Dwaine Board to be the assistant defensive line coach. They also hired Chris Cash to be an assistant coach in the secondary working with cornerbacks and Andre Curtis to be an assistant coach with the safeties.
Since leaving the Seahawks’ staff following Mike Holmgren’s exit as coach at the end of the 2008 season, Board has been an assistant with the Raiders for two seasons, the Browns in 2011-12 and for St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California, in 2013-14. …
What Chris Borland’s stunning retirement after just one year says about football, what it could (or won’t) mean
Chris Borland sure got our attention.
My pals in the Bay Area are still buzzing over the 49ers middle linebacker who started last season abruptly retiring after playing just that lone season in the NFL because of his concerns about the long-term effects of head trauma from playing football.
This was the cover of Wednesday’s Mercury News in San Jose:
— Bay Area Sports (@BANG_Sports) March 18, 2015
Mark Purdy, the longtime columnist with the Mercury News I last saw again …
Graham trade official; S Jeron Johnson signs with Washington; Jesse Williams says he’s returning–or maybe he doesn’t; Greg Hardy?
Seahawks owner Paul Allen, taking time out from pulling relic warships off an ocean floor, puts the official stamp on the Jimmy Graham trade now being complete, with departed center Max Unger passing his physical with New Orleans:
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) March 16, 2015
Backup safety Jeron Johnson became the second Seahawks defensive back to sign with an NFC East team as an unrestricted free …
Seahawks’ offseason plans crystallize with Marshawn Lynch signed; what is going down in Santa Clara?
The first domino the Seahawks needed to fall to set their offseason plans fell late Friday afternoon: Marshawn Lynch agreed to return for $12 million guaranteed this year as part of a new, two-year contract extension he signed at team headquarters in Renton. The deal got done during a meeting between him, his agent, Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll — and even owner Paul Allen.
Now the Seahawks know they don’t need to sign a lead running back when the free-agent signing market opens tomorrow. They can keep their primary targets at cornerback, including among Tramon …
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke just spoke at a podium here in the stadium lobby at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Two things he said of note to the NFC West and the Seahawks in particular.
*He praised quarterback Colin Kaepernick for how diligently and hard he is working this winter in Arizona with former NFL MVP Kurt Warner on the mechanics of the position such as footwork, arm angles of different passes plus throwing with more balance and versatility in the pocket. The 49ers GM used the word “dedicated” to describe Kaepernick’s work this offseason.
*Baalke said he …