San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Bosa says rookie Kinlaw taking to NFL like an experienced player

The San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa talks about rookie offensive tackle Javon Kinlaw saying he’s one of the biggest human beings he’s ever seen (photo from 49ers Webzone)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Nick Bosa knows talent when he sees it and he says rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw will kill it this season.

#2 After taking in video meetings and watching Kinlaw, Bosa said Kinlaw is ready and will not be too overwhelmed while taking his position with the 49ers.

#3 Bosa said that he’s impressed with Kinlaw and also his work ethic in the team meetings saying he doesn’t seem like a rookie out there and he’s adjusting with no problems.

#4 Bosa also said physically Kinlaw doesn’t look like no rookie at 6’5 and 319 lbs. Bosa said he’s one of the biggest humans that’s he’s ever seen in person.

#5 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo says the offense is coming back and it’s a great group and he’s looking forward to getting to work with them.

Join Joe Hawkes each Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

49ers podcast report with David Zizmor: Mostert almost dropped out to be with family; 49ers like Jordan as defensive end

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) scores in front of Green Bay Packers free safety Darnell Savage during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)AP

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert said he was  considering dropping out out of concern for his wife Devon and son Gunnar because of the Coronvirus spread. Mostert said he had long talks with Devon and both decided that he would play this season working with the Niners while Devon and Gunnar stayed in Devon’s hometown of Cleveland during the season.

#2 The 49ers met with two pass rushers this past week with defensive end Dion Jordan and Ziggy Ansah. Jordan’s price tag was more to the 49ers liking making him the most likely one of the two to be signed. It was noted that Jordan had previous battles with drugs and alcohol but most importantly he has been sober since 2017. Ansah had been suspended previously for performance enhancers.

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Kittle wants to be more than a tight end; Garoppolo encourages fans to wear a mask

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle who is negotiating a contract with the team says he would like to be known more than just a tight end on his new contract (bleacherreport.com file photo)

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 The 49ers and 49ers tight end George Kittle are still a ways apart from reaching an agreement with Kittle saying he doesn’t want to be a just a tight end on his contract.

#2 Kittle said he’s more than a tight end and has games where he’s caught some passes and more than likely wants to be in that role as well.

#3 Kittle who was voted the seventh best player in the league wants to be more than a tight end because the tight end market is not offering what Kittle feels he’s worth.

#4 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the NFL and NFL players are trying to workout a Covid-19 economic proposal some of the details of the safety issues are in question and Lynch has call negotiations “tricky”

#5 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has made a public service message encouraging everyone to wear a mask to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and will wear a mask under his helmet this season.

Join Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Lynch and Shanahan locked in new contracts; Stubblefield looking at life for rape charge

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch enjoys the preparation of getting into the NFC Championship in this Jan 19th 2020 photo as the 49ers get ready to host the Green Bay Packers. Lynch signed a five year deal with the 49ers keeping him with the team until 2024. (AP file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 The 49ers have signed John Lynch to a five year deal this week that keeps him at the 49ers front offices until 2024. The 49ers also secured head coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six year deal replacing the old contract.

#2 Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield is looking at a 15 years to life sentence for the forcible rape of a developmentally disabled woman while using a gun in April 2015. The woman came to Stubblefield’s Morgan Hills home thinking she was going to be interviewed for a babysitting job. Stubblefield led the 49ers in sacks with 10.5 in his rookie year and played for San Francisco from 1993-97 and returned with the team for two seasons 2001 and 2002.

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: How much Samuel will be missed; Mostert and 49ers trying to work it out

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert and the 49ers sound like they’ve reached some middle ground after Mostert had requested a trade (49erswebzone.com photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 David talk about Deebo Samuel the 49ers wide receiver who broke his foot who was working out with the team in Nashville back on Jun 18th and is sidelined for 12-16 weeks how much will the team miss his talents.

#2 49ers running back Raheem Mostert who earlier requested a trade from the team but in the last two days it was reported that the 49ers and Mostert are in a better place.

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with David Zizmor: PGA and City of SF close on Curry Tour deal; 49ers Kittle can high jump on 12 foot ceiling

Stephen Curry seen here at the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe on July 10, 2020 taking his third shot on the third hole will host his namesake annual golf tournament for five years starting September 2021 at Harding Park San Francisco (mercurynews.com file photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with David:

#1 The PGA Tour is on the verge of hosting an annual golf tournament at Harding Park in San Francisco and it will be hosted by the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry. The event is scheduled for September 2021 the contract runs five years with Curry as host of the event.

#2 David talk a little about San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, he can do it all run, run vertically, make defenders huff and puff trying to keep up with him and he was video taped jumping up hitting a 12 foot ceiling in the 49ers training weight room. Talk a little about his athleticism.

David Zizmor does Headline Sports podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Loaded with primetime games, SF 49ers face tough road in 2020

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo prepares to throw in Super Bowl LIV as Garoppolo will lead the 49ers in the 2020 season that is if the NFL gets the nod to open up the season. (si.com file photo)

By Joe Hawkes
SRS Contributor

While its still unknown if the sports landscape will return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL continues to operate as normal, officially releasing its 2020 regular-season schedule for all 32 teams Thursday.

Time to mark your calendars 49ers fans. (Hopefully).

See full schedule here: https://www.49ers.com/schedule/

After losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV in Miami back in February after holding a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, the San Francisco 49ers’ road back to the Super Bowl will be a daunting one.

San Francisco will tussle with both the NFC and AFC East squads on top of their NFC West opponents in 2020.

The reigning NFC Champions will have six games against 2019 playoff teams, including the Seattle Seahawks (twice), New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots. San Francisco has the fourth-toughest schedule in 2020, with their upcoming opponents were a collective 134-120-2 (.527 winning percentage) in 2019.

Expectations are sky-high for San Francisco heading into the season after a 13-win campaign last year.

All eyes will be glued on 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in 2020 to see if he can follow up an impressive 2019 season. In his first full year as a starter, Garoppolo shined as the top signal-caller for San Francisco, throwing for 3,978 yards with 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

With rumors swirling that general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were contemplating signing Tom Brady, San Francisco decided that they’re all in with the 28-year-old Garoppolo for the long haul.

For the first time since 2017, the 49ers will open up the season at Levi’s®Stadium with the Arizona Cardinals rolling into town. In the opener, San Francisco will get an up close and personal look at the Cardinals’ biggest offseason acquisition in wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona acquired the dynamic playmaker from the Houston Texans, in exchange for running back David Johnson with each team picking up multiple draft picks too.

This year marks the first time since 2016 that the 49ers will kickoff the season against a divisional opponent.

San Francisco will be prominently featured in primetime, playing four of the five games at Levi’s®Stadium:

  • Week 4 against Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday Night Football)
    • The 49ers last faced the Eagles in 2017, in which San Francisco were throttled 33-10 in Philadelphia.
  • Week 6 against Los Angeles Rams (Sunday Night Football)
    • San Francisco and Rams meet for the second-straight year on Sunday Night Football. The 49ers won both meetings last year, including their last-minute victory in Week 16 that saw San Francisco convert back-to-back 3rd-and-16 completions from Garoppolo to engineer the win.
  • Week 9 against Green Bay Packers (Thursday Night Football)
    • Green Bay will make their third-straight trip to Levi’s®Stadium within a calendar year. The Packers and 49ers met twice last year, in Week 12, and again in the NFC Championship game, with the 49ers winning 37-20 and locking up their first Super Bowl appearance since 2013.
  • Week 13 against Buffalo Bills (Monday Night Football)
    • The Buffalo Bills, who have high expectations of their own heading into the 2020 season, will make their first-ever trip to Levi’s®Stadium. The Bills made a splash in the offseason, trading a bevy of picks to the Minnesota Vikings for electric wide receiver Stefon Diggs to help third-year quarterback Josh Allen’s development as a passer.
  • Week 15 at Dallas Cowboys (Sunday Night Football)
    • Talk about two organizations that aren’t strangers to one another. Both organizations have won five Super Bowls and feel that this is the year that they both can win their sixth. With this matchup late in the year, this could be a potential playoff preview or at the least, a playoff spot will be up for grabs.

San Francisco has three separate stands of back-to-back road matchups, starting with Weeks 2 and 3.

The 49ers are set to face the New York Jets then New York Giants at Met Life Stadium in consecutive weeks, marking just the second time in team history that San Francisco is taking on the Jets and Giants in consecutive weeks (Weeks 13-14 of 1986) and the first time doing so on the road in back-to-back weeks.

Last year, the 49ers stayed on the east coast in between road games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 1) and the Cincinnati Bengals (Week 2), and the Baltimore Ravens (Week 13), and the New Orleans Saints (Week 14).

In Week 7, San Francisco will head to the Northeast to take on the New England Patriots in Jimmy Garoppolo’s return to Foxborough. The following week, San Francisco will travel to the Pacific Northwest for their first matchup against NFC West rival, the Seattle Seahawks.

Unlike last season’s Week 4, this year the 49ers’ bye comes in Week 11, which could be vital for San Francisco who could be fighting for playoff positioning. This marks the third time in four seasons that San Francisco have had their Bye in Week 11.

Following the Bye, the 49ers will evenly split their final six contests between home and road trips and a final meeting against each of their division rivals.

For the second-straight year, the 49ers and Seahawks face each other in the season finale. Week 17 could prove to have playoff implications again, similar to 2019 where the 49ers clinched the NFC West in Seattle thanks to then-rookie linebacker Dre Greenlaw’s goal line stop on Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister that perserved a 26-21 victory.

The 49ers will open and close the regular-season at home for the first time since 2016.

Reports: 49ers acquire Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams for two picks

Trent Williams joins the San Francisco 49ers after playing in Washington he joins the 49ers as of Saturday’s news (bleacherreport.com file photo) 

By Joe Hawkes
SRS Contributor

The saga between the Washington Redskins and perennial Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Williams appears to have finally ended, with Washington agreeing to send Williams to the San Francisco 49ers according to Williams’ agent, Vincent Taylor on Saturday.

“The time has come to part ways,” Taylor said in a statement. “Trent Williams is ready to get back to competing in the NFL and is glad to be a part of a great organization like the San Francisco 49ers.”

The Redskins will send Williams to San Francisco in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, and a third-round pick in 2021, league sources confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

NFL Media and ESPN first reported the details of the completed trade.

Sources also confirmed to Schefter that Williams and the 49ers are expected to restructure the final year of his contract, in which he’s scheduled to make $12.5 million this season.

Williams. 31, has played every game at left tackle since entering the NFL in 2010 as Washington’s No. 4 overall pick. He played his first four NFL seasons with Mike Shanahan as coach and Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator.

Now that Williams is in the fold, it appears that left offensive tackle Joe Staley’s time with the 49ers is coming to an end after 13 seasons.

On Monday, 49ers general manager John Lynch said he was confident that Staley would return for his 14th season in 2020 when he spoke to local reporters. But those who watched the 49ers closely in 2019 saw that Staley was breaking down and maybe considering calling it a career.

But according to an additional report by Schefter on Saturday that Staley is expected to retire do to health concerns, which allowed the trade for Williams to take shape:

Who can forget following San Francisco’s close Week 17 win in Seattle, Staley left the field in tears?

“I was super emotional after that game,” Staley said in Seattle. “Been a long time, haven’t won here since 2011. I was overcome with emotion on the field. I sprinted into the tunnel because I was getting choked up.”

Staley, who hardly missed games during his career, missed a career-high nine games in 2019 due to injuries, including a broken leg and a broken and dislocated finger.

49ers draft two players Thursday that could help right away in Round One

Defensive tackle of the San Francisco 49ers Javon Kinlaw who was selected out of South Carolina seen here during his collegiate days (AP Photo)

By Joe Hawkes
SRS Contributor

Armed with two first-round picks (No. 13 and No. 31 overall) heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the talk that the San Francisco 49ers would select a play-making wide receiver with their first pick was a forgone conclusion.

After swapping the 13th pick with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who was selecting 14th overall), the 49ers selected South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw on Thursday night. San Francisco also acquired the 117th pick (fourth-round) in the deal from the Vikings, although they also had to surrender a seventh-rounder to complete the deal.

The 49ers have now drafted a defensive lineman in the first round in five of the past six drafts.

Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh has a new weapon to deploy on opposing offenses.

Kinlaw can help San Francisco right away, filling a void that was left after the team decided to trade defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts last month. In exchange for Buckner, the 49ers received the No. 13 overall pick from the Colts.

A native of Trinidad, Kinlaw is still a newbie to the game of football. Kinlaw spent most of his childhood homeless and moved around often. After playing in junior college right out of high school, Kinlaw’s road navigated to South Carolina where he would played in 37 of 38 games and was named a team captain.

The 6-foot-5, 324-pound Kinlaw finished his collegiate career with 82 tackles, 10 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and eight passes defensed in three seasons. He was named a first-team All-American after totaling six sacks and six tackles for a loss as a senior with the Gamecocks.

Later in the first-round, San Francisco made another deal, trading away the No. 31, No. 117 (acquired from the Buccaneers) and No. 176 to the Minnesota Vikings for the No. 25 pick. With that pick, the 49ers selected Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk.

In a draft that is rich with talent at wide receiver, the 49ers selected the 6-foot-tall, 205-pound Sun Devil product that has a gigantic 81-inch wingspan making his catch radius seemingly endless. Most draft experts has Aiyuk as an above-average route runner with the burst to separate from man-to-man coverage. Aiyuk could face some trouble early adjusting to the NFL, but should flourish as he gets comfortable in 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

With the loss of veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in free agency to the New Orleans Saints in the offseason, Aiyuk gives franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo another pass-catching threat.

Aiyuk, who is a native of Reno, NV, attended Sierra College in Rocklin, CA before moving on to Arizona State, where he caught 98 passes for 1,666 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons in the desert.

 

Super Collapse in Super Bowl LIV

photo from sfgate.com: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) stands on the field, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs’, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla

By: Joe Lami

This one is going to sting the faithful for quite some time. The Kansas City Chiefs completed their third double-digit comeback of the postseason to blow past the Niners 31-20 in the closing minutes of Super Bowl LIV to capture the franchises’ second Lombardi Trophy, and first in 50 years.

Epic collapses are becoming a common theme for Kyle Shanahan in big games, as the 49ers coach has been the offensive play-caller for two of the largest blown leads in Super Bowl history. 10-point, fourth-quarter leads have been blown three times, with Shanahan now operating the offenses of two of them.

ESPN’s Ed Werder later pointed out that the Niners had 14 snaps with the lead, and Garoppolo drop backed to pass on nine of them, a higher dropback percentage than his first Super Bowl mishap with the Falcons.

His misfortune becomes Andy Reid’s celebration as the future Hall of Famer finally captures his first Lombardi Trophy. Patrick Mahomes was named MVP, solidifying his position as the face of the league. His electric playmaking ability was just too much for a tired-looking 49ers’ defense to hang on at the end.

The Niners played great up until the fourth. The run-game was dominant, with Deebo Samuel leading the way with three carries for 52 yards, while hauling in five catches for 39 yards. Jimmy Garoppolo threw a TD and an interception, completing 17 of 20 passes for 183 yards.

Then, Shanahan began to out-think himself with shotty playcalling, with a tired defense on the other end that held Mahomes to what would have been a career-low 10 points. After intercepting a pass on Kansas City’s first drive in the fourth, the offense stalled with what should’ve been the dagger.

The Niners started to get pass-happy on the drive, dropping back on three of the five plays with two being incompletions and one turning into a Jimmy G scramble. After just taking three minutes off the clock, it quickly gave the ball back to K.C. as they jump-started their comeback.

There was no need to pass the ball; they were averaging 6.4 yards-per-carry and dashing the Chiefs every time they ran to the right, finishing with eight carries for 79 yards. Instead, they coughed up momentum to the NFL’s best player with a championship on the line.

The Niners’ next shot to end it came on the ensuing possession. They even forced Kansas City into a 3rd and 15, but Mahomes found Tyreek Hill on a 44-yard bomb, (that was set up by an obvious non-holding call), thanks to Emmanuel Moseley biting off of his Cover 3 zone to an underneath route. Later a defensive P.I. Call set up the Chiefs on the one-yard-line for an easy score, making it 20-17.

Shanahan then turned to the dull, run, pass, pass for a quick three and out, only taking 1:03 off the clock, allowing Mahomes ample time with 5:03 to go to set up the victory. He quickly marched down the field, picking up a huge chunk of their 65-yard drive on a pass to Sammy Watkins that burned Richard Sherman in one-on-one coverage, eventually setting up the score.

Thanks to the quick score, they were given another chance with 2:44 to operate, down 24-20. After advancing the ball to midfield, thanks to a 17-yard rush by Mostert (to the right side), and a quick pass over the middle to Kenrick Bourne, they decided to take their chance. Garoppolo fired one deep to Emmanuel Sanders, attempting to cement his name in the record books alongside Joe Montana and Steve Young, but overthrew the wide-open target by five yards.

Instead, the Niners turned the ball over on downs and the Super Bowl to Kansas City.

It’s unfair to point all of the blame for this collapse solely on Shanahan. The defense didn’t step up when it needed like it had most of the season, and Garoppolo misfired a couple of crucial throws. But then again, it was Shanahan that forced them into that situation due to poor clock management and only running the ball three times with the lead in the fourth.