New rules force changes in 49ers camp schedule

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New rules force changes in 49ers camp schedule

Aug. 1, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE
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Coach Jim Harbaugh gave the 49ers their first day off of training camp on Monday.It's been a different kind this summer, as NFL teams adjust to the new collective bargaining agreement that govern health and safety issues at training camp.First, teams were not allowed to practice in full pads until the third day of on-field work. Teams can no longer have two fully padded practices in the same day. In fact, players can wear helmets on the field only once a day. And teams are required to give the players a day off before working seven days in a row.Many teams are incorporating a "walk-through" into training camp as part of their four hours of allowable field time per day. With no offseason program because of the NFL lockout, there is a greater emphasis this summer on meeting time.
"Our biggest issue is overcoming the 25 practices we lost and all that meeting time, and a lot of little details haven't been covered yet with these guys through nobody's fault, not the coaches' fault, not the players' fault," 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. "We just haven't had a lot of time yet, but we'll get there."
Here is a look at the 49ers' daily work schedule in Santa Clara for training camp:6:30-8 a.m. -- Breakfast is served. Also, players who require addition treatment in the trainers' room arrive at the 49ers practice facility. This is also when players can get in their individual weight-room workouts.
8-8:30 a.m. -- Special-teams meeting.
8:30-9:30 -- Separate offensive and defensive meetings to go over playbook installations.
9:45-10:45 a.m. -- After a 15-minute break, the team heads to the practice field for a walk-through to go over what they were just taught in the meeting room.
10:45-noon -- Position groups break up into meetings.
Noon-1 p.m. -- Lunch and media obligations.
1-2 p.m. -- Final meetings to go over expectations for practice. After meetings, players get prepared for practice.
2:30-5:30 p.m. -- On field for practice. One of the interesting parts of practice is a "Make It Right" session at the end. During team period, the 49ers do no repeat plays that are not run perfectly. To keep the tempo of practice, they go on to the next play. But at the end of practice, there is a time set aside to go back over those plays.
5:30-7 p.m. -- Dinner and rest.
7-9 p.m. -- Team and group meeting time.
Until 9:30 p.m. -- Snacks are available and players can go back to the team hotel.
11 p.m. -- Curfew at the team hotel.

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.