Ramifications if Niners took QB at No. 10

Moments after the 49ers’ final game of the season, new team president Jed York gathered the team around to announce Mike Singletary had been hired permanently as 49ers coach.   But before he made the announcement, York promised the players – and later made the same bold prediction to the media — that the 49ers would no longer finish the season in December.

April 14, 2009

Stafford scheduled for a Monday meeting with 49ers

UPDATE (Monday, 5:56 p.m.): I was out of the area today. The official word from the 49ers was that they were neither confirming nor denying Matthew Stafford’s scheduled pre-draft visit. (Don’t worry, it was confirmed yesterday.) There were no reports of a Stafford vs. Singletary wrestling match, so we assume everything went OK. Tomorrow, I’ll check in with my feeling about the likelihood of the 49ers taking a QB with the…

April 12, 2009

Niners visit with potential No. 10 pick

UPDATE: Michael Oher has not yet visited the 49ers. He is scheduled to visit. * * * Each NFL team is allowed 30 visits from draft-eligible players leading up to the draft. The 49ers got the process started two days ago (will get the process started in the near future).

March 29, 2009

Niners’ comp picks in the fifth and seventh rounds

The NFL announced the distribution of 32 compensatory picks, including two to the 49ers. * * * Niners 2009 draft picks: First round, No. 10 (10 overall) Second round, No. 11 (43) Third round, No. 10 (74) Fourth Round, No. 11 (111) Fifth round, No. 10 (146) *Fifth round, No. 35 (171) Sixth round, No. 11 (194)(184) Seventh round, No. 10 (219) *Seventh round, No. 35 (244) (*compensatory picks can’t…

March 23, 2009

Niners own No. 10 overall pick in 2009 draft

The 49ers own the No. 10 overall pick in the April draft. Their picks in each round will rotate from Nos. 10 to 11 through the seven rounds. (They’ll pick 10th in the odd-numbered rounds, and 11th in the even-numbered rounds.) In addition, they’re expecting two compensatory picks.   So whom do the 49ers select with the 10th selection? My answer: The best player available.

December 29, 2008

What are 49ers options at QB in 2009?

Mike Singletary is the 49ers’ interim head coach. Shaun Hill is the interim starting quarterback.   Whether they think about it in these terms or not, both men are auditioning in the final weeks of the season to remove the “interim” tags from their job titles in 2009.

November 19, 2008