Jerry McDonald, East Bay Times

Jerry McDonald

East Bay Times

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
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  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Mercury-Register
  • Pasadena Star News
  • ChicoER
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Daily Breeze
  • Times-Standard
  • The Denver Post
  • L.A. Daily News
  • The Press-Enterprise
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Recent articles by Jerry:

49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo avoids the roller coaster to focus on there here and now

Oft-criticized 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo unfazed by sudden status as toast of the town. → Read More

49ers’ injury outlook: Deebo Samuel questionable, Arik Armstead doubtful for Saints

49ers’ wide receiver Deebo Samuel has another hamstring strain and is questionable to face New Orleans Sunday. → Read More

49ers’ defense dominating by conquering the lost art of tackling

Under tutelage of defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, 49ers have become one of top tackling teams in the NFL. → Read More

Thanksgiving NFL games: Why Cowboys haven't hosted 49ers in 50 years

One might think the NFL would want to promote a classic rivalry between to big-brand teams during its big holiday celebration. → Read More

Focus on Saints: Dennis Allen under fire as New Orleans head coach with 49ers up next

The New Orleans Saints are 4-7 and the first of three straight home games for the 49ers on Sunday. → Read More

49ers’ defense gets third straight second-half shutout in win over Cardinals

The 49ers’ defense hasn’t given up a point in the second half since a blowout loss to Kansas City on Oct. 23. → Read More

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk making a name for himself without fanfare or self-promotion

Brandon Aiyuk is putting up numbers that could put him in company with Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice Monday night against Arizona. → Read More

NCS playoffs: San Ramon Valley bullies Foothill in NCS Division II semifinal

San Ramon Valley unleashes running game in big NCS Division II semifinal win over Foothill. → Read More

Ex-49er Gary Plummer: Seau’s suicide was a wake-up call to seek help

In NBC feature, former 49ers' linebacker Gary Plummer details his battle and progress against early onset dementia. → Read More

Ex-49er Gary Plummer: Seau’s suicide was a wake-up call to seek help

In NBC feature, former 49ers' linebacker Gary Plummer details his battle and progress against early onset dementia. → Read More

Focus on Cardinals: Arizona grasps for relevance ahead of Mexico City showdown with 49ers

Arizona’s story is fit for in-season HBO viewing — and the 49ers game was highlighted as a potential turning point in the season. → Read More

49ers leaving for Colorado Springs to prepare for Mexico City altitude

The 49ers will prepare for the elevation of Mexico City by practicing this week in Colorado Springs. → Read More

McDonald: Jimmy Garoppolo showed best version of himself in win over Chargers

49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has gone from projected backup to one of the best at his position in the NFC. → Read More

NCS playoffs: Foothill holds on to beat Vintage in thriller

Foothill survives last-ditch effort by Vintage to win NCS Division II opener. → Read More

49ers vs. Chargers injury report: Samuel, Mitchell cleared to play

The 49ers plan to activate Elijah Mitchell and three other players off injured reserve for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. → Read More

Focus on Chargers: 49ers like to run the ball, and L.A. has been helpless to stop it

The Los Angeles Chargers have battled through injuries and some spotty play yet are 5-3 and just a game behind Kansas City in the AFC West. → Read More

Would 49ers enter Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes? 3 factors to consider

49ers rumored to be in the mix for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. — a look at factors to be considered. → Read More

NFC playoff picture: How it shapes up for the 49ers with season near midway point

Despite a .500 record, the 49ers are already in playoff position eight games into the season and are looking to move up. → Read More

NFC playoff picture: How it shapes up for the 49ers with season near midway point

Despite a .500 record, the 49ers are already in playoff position eight games into the season and are looking to move up. → Read More

McDonald: The biggest storylines of the NFL’s first half — with the 49ers leading the way

Besides big news by the 49ers, the NFL season has included the rise of Geno Smith, a concussion crisis and a face-plant by the Raiders in Las Vegas. → Read More