Maiocco responds to tweets ... a lot of them


Maiocco responds to tweets ... a lot of them

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Mindi Bach and I solicited questions for a Matt & Mindi segment in front of the dome, a lot of very good Tweets came rolling in . . . after we taped the spot.Such as . . Matt, why would bowman not take a deal now that gets him a lot of guaranteed instead of risking injury @ a high risk position? @rkg115
I'm sure he does want a deal. A source told me that NaVorro Bowman's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, recently approached the 49ers about a new deal. But the timing does not appear right for both sides. The 49ers already have one high-priced inside linebacker (Patrick Willis). But the deal has to make sense for both sides. Bowman is in his third year. His original four-year deal expires after the 2013 season. Remember, the 49ers can also retain him as their franchise's early but if the 49ers when the Super Bowl how much do u think the price tags of Alex, Goldson, and Bowman will go up? @FireMedcGardner
Alex Smith is signed for two more years after this season at a very reasonable price of between 8 million and 11 million a season, depending on incentives. Goldson is the franchise player for the 49ers this season. He has wanted a long-term deal that averages 8 million a year. He is signed this season for one year, 6.212 million. I'd think 8 million annually will still be his target. Bowman is locked up to the 49ers for 2013, and they can control him in 2014 with a franchise tag.Alex Smith has been throwing with a lot more zip & accuracy. Do u think it's because of the work with the guru in the offseason? @FireMedcGardner
His work with throwing mechanics guru Tom House has probably had some impact. But I think he is throwing the ball better, mostly, because of his comfort with the offense and his complete understanding of the offense. It's easier to play good, physically, when you don't have to do as much thinking.are Alex's accuracy number evening out this year between passes to WR, TE & RB? @Utbusa
Sorry, but I don't have time to break down all those numbers. But the fact that he has completed 13 of his 16 pass attempts to Michael Crabtree is a great sign for the 49ers' offense.overunder on how many play @Kaepernick7 gets tomorrow? Over or under at 2.5? @SHERPUTH
This was sent yesterday, so the question is about Sunday's game. I'd say, the over-under is zero.the more kaepernick plays the harder its gona be for the niners to keep him from starting!!!! @jasonharnden
But if Alex Smith continues to play well, Kaepernick will never get a chance to play.what 2nd stringers from the 49ers will start elsewhere in the league? @jakegawel
Maybe not as many as you'd think. I think the 49ers' two best backups might be third cornerback Chris Culliver and fourth cornerback Perrish Cox. Also, I think there are teams that would like to have Ricky Jean Francois as a starter on the defensive line. Also, tight end Delanie Walker is not a great option in the passing game any more, but he has really improved as a is Andy Lee's broken thumb? @ajisgood11
It's good enough that the 49ers are not worried about him Sunday against the Vikings. The 49ers activated Scott Tolzien last week just in case Lee could not cope with the chores of handling the snaps from Brian Jennings on extra-point and field-goal attempts. Tolzien is not active for Sunday's game, so Lee must be doing a lot better.Matt, If the Niners win this week what do you see their record being for the rest of the year? @chadg30
I'm one of those who originally had the 49ers as an 11-5 team. Now, it's difficult to look at their schedule and find losses. If I were to adjust my record, I'd go with you see Jenkins getting any significant playing time or would that only happen if a WR went down? @ADM36
No, I don't see Jenkins getting any playing time this season. It would probably have to take another injury. Remember, Jenkins has not played in a game and Ted Ginn hasn't even suited up, yet.Do you think the 49ers can still win 10 games without the gaudy turnover numbers they put up last year? @grantmp1
Yes, absolutely. The reason is because the 2012 49ers are a lot better than the 2011 49ers. This team does not need turnovers to win games. The margin of error is much greater with this year's you think Randy Moss get more snaps than usual this week? @rainx_1
Hard to say. I'd think he'll be right there where he was in Weeks 1 and 2. He'll probably play anywhere from a quarter to one-third of the offensive plays.Which coordinator will get a head coaching job next year? Roman or Fangio? @holodez
I'll go with Greg Roman, the offensive coordinator, because he had some interviews last year for college coaching jobs. I think it'll be difficult for the 49ers to keep him next season. Some university would be wise to hire him. Vic Fangio should also draw some interest, but I think Roman has the inside track.a lot has been made this week on SFgiantshat gate and not much of dome noise factor. How much have the 49ers prepared for this? @Jteezza
The 49ers' offense practices with crowd noise pumped onto their practice field every week before road games.when will we see LaMichael James? Isn't he a value as a return man? @Ponyboylicks
Perhaps, next season. No, I don't believe he has much value as a kick-return man. That's Kendall Hunter's job, and James will be bumped down another peg when Ginn returns. And James is not yet comfortable handling punts, as he struggled in that phase in the exhibition season.who will guard Jared Allen? @jayteeevans
Ah, you didn't read Key Matchup No. 1: Joe Staley vs. Jared Allen, did you? Busted.Will the @49ers kick away from Percy H on Sunday? Why risk giving them a cheap one - big play? @DTNCA
Ah, you didn't read Key Matchup No. 2: David Akers vs. Percy Harvin, did you? Busted. As I state in that matchup, it'll be Akers' job to blast the ball through the end zone and not give Harvin a chance to return kickoffs. (Harvin does not return punts.)I know aldon smith has 2.5 sacks. But do you think he is less effective as an every down backer? @49erjunky
I thought he was very, very good at setting the edge in the run game against the Lions. So, my answer -- through two games -- is no.Does it concern anyone that @49ers D has given up to huge plays in both 4th QTRS that led to 2 TDS late @DTNCA
It certainly concerns coach Jim Harbaugh, who said that screen pass that went for 50 yards might've been the worst defensive play in the past two you think the 49ers could beat the ny giants in a playoff game this year? @Jfangon92
Well, I did predict a 49ers Super Bowl, so there's your answer.How close is Brandon Jacobs to being ready and when he is, how much playing time will he likely get this season? @yougomango
It'll depend on how well he plays when he comes back. I kind of doubt he'll be ready to play against the Jets. I'm thinking the next game against the Buffalo Bills will be his 49ers debut.with ginn close to returning does this push moss completely out of the picture? @9erKrazy
No, I think there is a definite role for Moss as a red-zone target for Alex Smith.hey matt can u please post the link to find out if my niners will be on my local fox station. @novarito24
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Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff

Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff

SANTA CLARA – Kyle Shanahan will retain the role he held the past nine seasons in his first year as head coach of the 49ers.

Shanahan eschewed the formality of naming an offensive coordinator because he will keep those duties for himself. Still, Shanahan made it clear that he alone will not be able to fix the 49ers’ offense.

Shanahan has assembled a supporting cast that he said makes him comfortable to delegate responsibilities whenever his attention has to be focused on something other than the team’s offense.

“I mix it up,” said Shanahan, who previously held offensive coordinator roles with Houston, Washington, Cleveland and Atlanta. “Different guys have different attributes.”

Mike McDaniel and Mike LaFleur joined Shanahan after time together on the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive staff. McDaniel is the run-game specialist, while LaFleur, the wide receivers coach, is the pass-game specialist.

Tight ends coach Jon Embree, formerly the head coach at Colorado, is Shanahan’s assistant head coach. Shanahan said Embree has a vocal role on his staff.

Moreover, long-time NFL running backs coach Bobby Turner is a trusted assistant after spending 14 seasons in Denver and four more in Washington with Mike Shanahan, Kyle’s father. Turner coached under Kyle Shanahan the past two seasons with the Falcons.

”Bobby Turner’s been an assistant head coach for our teams we’ve had in the past and anytime that I need him to take over, he does,” Shanahan said. “So it depends what period it is, depends what we’re talking about.”

The 49ers opened organized team activities last week. It was the first time the 49ers’ rookies and veterans were together on the field for offense vs. defense practices. Shanahan said it takes some adjustment for him to figure out how to best budget his time during the workouts.

“I’m used to knowing exactly where to go and what to do and I always did that from an offensive coordinator standpoint which I still do a lot of those responsibilities,” Shanahan said. “So, at times, I feel most comfortable when I go to do that because that’s something to do. But, when I pass it over to some other guys and let them do it, I find myself walking around a lot and I’m not used to that.

“It feels awkward, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think I should walk around and watch everyone and see it. I always see it on the tape, but that’s later at night. You want players to know you’re there and paying attention to everything and I usually try to cover that in meetings the next day also.”

Harbaugh goes Biblical, responds to Jacobs' criticisms of his coaching

Harbaugh goes Biblical, responds to Jacobs' criticisms of his coaching

Former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Jacobs only played in two games and gained seven yards on five carries. The results were nothing like his 5,087 yards and 60 touchdowns over eight years with the Giants. 

Apparently being pushed to the bench as a 31-year-old veteran running back didn't sit well with Jacobs. 

“Going somewhere where they don’t have route conversions into certain coverages was just absurd,” Jacobs said Thursday on the Tiki and Tierney Show. “They’re just running routes in the defense, getting people killed. Size and strength is what they had, and that’s why they won.

"Let’s be real. They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing. Jim had no idea. Jim is throwing slants into Cover-2 safeties, getting people hurt. That guy knew nothing, man."

On Saturday morning, Harbaugh responded to Jacobs with a tweet to him. 

Harbaugh went 44-19-1 in four seasons as the 49ers' head coach. He also added five playoff wins and a trip to the Super Bowl in the 2012-13 season, the one that Jacobs played for him.