Matt Maiocco

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Yes, we reported Friday morning that Alex Smith bought chairs for the 49ers offensive line. But the Alex was actually Alex Boone, as Jaymee Sire discovered when she asked Boone about Smith's apparent generosity.

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In Part II of Matt Maiocco's interview with 49ers offensive line coaches Mike Solari and Tim Drevno, lineman Anthony Davis is highlighted as a player maturing in all areas, including improvement in the weight room.

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Matt Maiocco was fortunate enough to sit down with 49ers offensive line coaches Mike Solari and Tim Drevno. In Part 1 of the two-part interview, we learn how the two built their relationship during the lockout.

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In the 49ers' first three games, Alex Smith was sacked 11 times. In their last six games, that number has shrunk to just 10. How has the 49ers' signal-caller rewarded the big men up front? One word -- comfort.

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The 49ers offense is ranked 24th in red-zone efficiency, and center Jonathan Goodwin knows they can do better. "There's a lot we can clean up."

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A few plays in the 49ers' big win over the Giants had the New York head coach prickly with the New York media this week. Jim Harbaugh can't, or refuses to understand why.

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Frank Gore, who is recovering from a right knee bruise, did not take part in 49ers practice Wednesday, despite head coach Jim Harbaugh saying he believed his star running back would earlier in the day.

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The Arizona Cardinals made a heavy investment in quarterback Kevin Kolb. But the former Eagle has not lived up to expectations so far and is now nursing a toe injury that will likely keep him out against the 49ers.

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Despite his status of playing under a one-year contract, 49ers QB Alex Smith said a new deal is "something we can deal with later."

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Matt Maiocco says voters don't need to look outside the 49ers for another candidate for NFL Executive of the Year, as GM Trent Baalke has proven himself quite worthy.

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Alex Smith has done everything the 49ers have asked, and has seemingly earned a contract extension, but our 49ers Insider explains why it's a moot point until the final game of the season has concluded.

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The knock against the 49ers all season has been that they're dependent on Frank Gore. He rushed six times for zero yards Sunday, and the 49ers beat a solid Giants team. Matt Maiocco breaks down how it was done.

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Carlos Rogers may have made the flashy plays, but it was Justin Smith who played every snap and sealed the 49ers' 27-20 win over the Giants in Week 10. Matt Maiocco goes player-by-player in his defensive review.

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Jim Harbaugh brought Greg Roman and Vic Fangio with him to the 49ers from his staff at Stanford. Along the way, he picked up Brad Seely. But Harbaugh said he is not sure how long he'll be able to keep his staff intact.

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It was hotly debated by Giants coach Tom Coughlin on the sidelines, but Jim Harbaugh insisted his shift in formation on third and two in the fourth quarter was normal, and legal. "We do it all the time."

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