For the time being I will not be writing as much as I have been about Sonoma County sports but instead will be tracking the 49ers through this blog. It will not be an easy chore since the lock-out has locked things down, in which the most mundane of activities becomes newsworthy. To wit: The magistrate in the labor dispute is enjoying himself these days by sliding a 40-pound rock…
The 49ers never showed interest in adding Donovan McNabb. If they had, the Eagles certainly would’ve preferred to trade the veteran quarterback to San Francisco instead of sending him to an NFC East rival.
The NFL offseason kicks into gear this week with the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Next week, the NFL free-agent signing period begins. Here is a look at the key dates for the 49ers on the 2010 NFL Calendar:
It was a good day for the 49ers. Their best player will not play in the Pro Bowl, thus he will not subject himself to unnecessary risk in a meaningless game. And the one team from the NFC West that has finished with a winning record the past two seasons lost its best player.
There will continue to be a lot of discussion this offseason about the 49ers’ offensive line. The Colts and Jets, playing this afternoon in the AFC Championship game, are proof that there are a lot of different ways to construct an offensive line.
It’s a good weekend to be a fan of the NFL, as the eight remaining teams square off in the divisional playoffs. And 49ers fans do not have to feel left out of the action. Each of the eight teams has ties to the 49ers. I thought it would be a quick and easy blog entry to scan the team directories to document those connections. This ended up taking me…
There was some discussion about concussions in the comments section of this blog yesterday. In an unrelated event, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today took a stand on the issue. Goodell informed NFL teams of stricter guidelines for allowing players to return to play after sustaining concussions. The new policy will take affect with this week’s games, the NFL announced.
Since the beginning of the season – and definitely during the 49ers’ four-game losing streak – my opinion was that the 49ers’ only route to the playoffs was to overtake the Arizona Cardinals and win the NFC West. Looking at the schedule a couple weeks ago, that prospect looked extremely difficult. But after perusing the NFC standings, I’ve arrived at a different conclusion: There is no question the 49ers are…
It’s Day 6 of 49ers training camp for rookies (and the second day of practices) and the 49ers’ top draft pick is still not under contract. And word is that the 49ers and receiver Michael Crabtree are getting no closer in their contract talks.
Remember when I wrote I wasn’t going to post a blog entry for a while? Well, I lied.
Getting ready to head out the door to the first 49ers’ State of the Franchise evening in San Mateo . . .
The NFC West is in a state of flux.
The Cardinals won the NFC West and came oh-so-close to taking home the “sticky” Lombardi Trophy to the desert.
Scott Linehan has reportedly agreed to become the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator, and my faith in humanity has been restored – at least until I learn something different.
It took two trips to the Bay Area for Scott Linehan to come to the conclusion that he did not want to coach for the 49ers. He cited family reasons for turning down Mike Singletary’s offer.
If you want to plan ahead for your football year, here are some key dates for the coming year:
Typically on the Sunday of a bye week, I secure a table at a local establishment, order some wings, nachos and diet soda, pull out a notepad and scribble some notes as I watch all the games simultaneously.