The photo reflects the trust Walsh had in Zagaris, who was given an unusual amount of access to the document the 49ers, partly owing to Walsh’s appreciation for history. Walsh thought Zagaris’ photos would help chronicle his time with the team. Similar privileges haven’t been granted by every 49ers head coach. Jim Harbaugh, for example, was the anti-Walsh when it came to giving Zagaris access for most of Harbaugh’s four seasons with the franchise. … [Read more...] about How one photo came to embody Joe Montana, Bill Walsh and a 49ers dynasty
“I see Sonny being the next David Cone with that great natural stuff, the ability to figure out how to get people out on the fly and for his stature. Computers spit out 6-foot-5 guys throwing 100, and Sonny is on the smaller side, but he has the same insides as David Cone, great competitive fire. And I think he’ll age very well. He’ll be a top-five guy in the league for his run, however long it is.” … [Read more...] about A’s Sonny Gray is among the best — and getting better
While the younger Chryst has had plenty of role models in the pro ranks, Hogan has been the big one. “I’ve picked up a lot from him,” Chryst said. “Hanging in there in the face of pressure. Subtle movements in the pocket. Keeping his base. Even when there’s a free rusher coming on, he’ll take a little step to avoid that and keep his eyes down the field and deliver a strike.” … [Read more...] about Is Keller Chryst the next great Stanford QB?
“Three very talented football players who are only going to get better with time,” Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. “You’ve seen the success they’ve had early in their careers already together. The more you play together, the more comfortable you get. You learn systems, you learn more about one and other. … [Read more...] about Keep an eye on Raiders’ Carr, he watches it all
“I think it’s human to think about that,” Duffy said by phone from his Orange County home, an apartment, alas, that does not allow pets. “But you just get back to what made me able to do it. I wasn’t worrying about hitting .300 or hitting 10 homers. … [Read more...] about Matt Duffy pounced on his chance with Giants