Maiocco: Camp Alex film would benefit coaches

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Maiocco: Camp Alex film would benefit coaches

June 11, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comThe San Jose State video department was on vacation, and the equipment was locked away.So Alex Smith thought -- and this is serious -- about asking his wife to videotape the on-field work this week during the four days of 49ers get-togethers, known here as "Camp Alex."Then, considering his wife had given birth to the couple's first child just a month earlier, Smith thought better of the idea and scratched that from his to-do list.If the lockout continues and there is a Camp Alex Part Deux, Smith said the practices will definitely be filmed so he can use the moving images as a teaching tool during the daily classroom sessions."Would you send a copy of the tape to the 49ers, too?" I asked him.Smith paused and wondered aloud if he could do that. I responded that he can do anything he wants as a player. There are no rules what players can and can't do during the owners-imposed lockout. Aside from players being physically locked out of team facilities, the restrictions impact only NFL employees.Of course, the coaches would be prohibited from responding to the players and sending along any input during the lockout. But there would be big benefits to the coaches if they had the opportunity to view the practices.If Smith shipped a copy of the practice film to coach Jim Harbaugh, all the offensive coaches could keep tabs on what the players are doing. It could help them formulate a more concise practice plan for when the lockout lifts. The coaches would know what the players are doing perfectly and what they need to emphasize and correct at the beginning of training camp.The 49ers did not want any part of this subject and declined comment. And an NFL spokesman has yet to respond to a question about the hypothetical situation of the 49ers' coaches being allowed to view the contents of a package that arrives in their in-boxes.

Source: 49ers agree to four-year deal with former Dolphins DT

Source: 49ers agree to four-year deal with former Dolphins DT

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with defensive tackle Earl Mitchell on Friday, CSNBayArea.com has learned

Mitchell, 29, will earn $5.5 million in his first year with the 49ers. 

The seven-year veteran played in nine games last season for the Dolphins. He recorded 17 total tackles. 

Since entering the league in 2010 as a third-round draft pick with the Texans, Mitchell has appeared in 100 games between Houston and Miami, totaling 206 tackles. He has also recorded 5.5 sacks. 

49ers 2017 NFL Draft picks

49ers 2017 NFL Draft picks

The San Francisco 49ers have a total of 10 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Here is where they will be on the clock in each round:

49ERS 2017 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round: No. 2 overall
2. Second round: No. 34 overall
3. Third round: No. 66 overall
4. Fourth round: No. 109 overall
5. Fourth round: No. 143 overall (compensatory)
6. Fifth round: No. 146 overall
7. Fifth round: No. 161 (pick acquired from Washington in 2015 trade for TE Derek Carrier)
8. Sixth round: No. 186 overall
9. Sixth round: No. 202 overall (pick acquired from Denver in 2015 trade for TE Vernon Davis)
10. Seventh round: No. 219 overall (pick acquired from Cleveland in 2015 trade for Andy Lee)