More Videos

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction 0:56

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end 1:32

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end

49ers vs. Bears: 3 players who might benefit with Jimmy Garoppolo under center 1:20

49ers vs. Bears: 3 players who might benefit with Jimmy Garoppolo under center

Alex Padilla on sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol 0:33

Alex Padilla on sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol

Meet Ducky, the Sac SPCA's puppy with 'swimmer syndrome' 0:27

Meet Ducky, the Sac SPCA's puppy with 'swimmer syndrome'

'There are perpetrators...and enablers in this building' 0:40

'There are perpetrators...and enablers in this building'

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness 2:51

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness

Watch the Thomas Fire burn above Montecito 0:32

Watch the Thomas Fire burn above Montecito

'Lady Bird' shows off Sacramento locations 0:34

'Lady Bird' shows off Sacramento locations

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you 0:27

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you

  • Video: Five Things to Watch When the Falcons Visit the 49ers

    Sacbee reporter Matt Barrows with five things he will be watching when the Atlanta Hawks visit the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Sacbee reporter Matt Barrows with five things he will be watching when the Atlanta Hawks visit the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
Sacbee reporter Matt Barrows with five things he will be watching when the Atlanta Hawks visit the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
49ers with Matt Barrows

49ers with Matt Barrows

The premier blog for news and insights on the San Francisco 49ers

49ers notes: In Blaine Gabbert, team saw plenty of Alex Smith

November 05, 2015 01:16 PM

UPDATED November 05, 2015 11:42 PM

Comments

More Videos

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction 0:56

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end 1:32

49ers: Three players with most on the line as season nears its end

49ers vs. Bears: 3 players who might benefit with Jimmy Garoppolo under center 1:20

49ers vs. Bears: 3 players who might benefit with Jimmy Garoppolo under center

Alex Padilla on sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol 0:33

Alex Padilla on sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol

Meet Ducky, the Sac SPCA's puppy with 'swimmer syndrome' 0:27

Meet Ducky, the Sac SPCA's puppy with 'swimmer syndrome'

'There are perpetrators...and enablers in this building' 0:40

'There are perpetrators...and enablers in this building'

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness 2:51

'One Pill Can Kill': Raising prescription drug awareness

Watch the Thomas Fire burn above Montecito 0:32

Watch the Thomas Fire burn above Montecito

'Lady Bird' shows off Sacramento locations 0:34

'Lady Bird' shows off Sacramento locations

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you 0:27

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you

  • 'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction

    Fox Sports rules analysts Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino discuss the San Francisco 49ers recent upswing and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

About This Blog


Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
Twitter: @mattbarrows

Sports Night


Sign up to receive breaking sports news alerts and the Sports Night newsletter with late-breaking developments, stats and scores.

Key links


NFL news
Pro Football Focus
NFL.com
Monday Morning Quarterback / Sports Illustrated
Los Angeles Times NFL
RotoWorld / NBC Sports