Singletary considers Bly over Brown for cornerback spot

Coach Mike Singletary hinted at personnel changes on Monday. He revealed a little more on Wednesday, the first day the 49ers began on-field work to face the Jaguars.   The 49ers own the league’s No. 29th 30th-ranked pass defense, and Singletary said there might be some adjustments made in the secondary. When I asked if that meant veteran Dre’ Bly would take over for Tarell Brown at left cornerback, Singletary…

November 25, 2009

Brown gets promotion in Indy; Clements takes reduced role

When the 49ers began working toward a contract extension with third-year cornerback Tarell Brown in late September, it was apparent that he figured into the team’s future.   Well, the future has arrived. Brown is set to take over at left cornerback for Nate Clements because the 49ers’ coaches believe he matches up better against the Indianapolis Colts’ receivers. The Colts use a lot of three-receiver sets, so Clements will…

October 31, 2009

Singletary’s message: We want to win

Niners coach Mike Singletary said today he has yet to make a final decision whether Michael Crabtree will be in the starting lineup for the 49ers on Sunday against the Houston Texans.   “He’s certainly going to play a lot, and that’s the bottom line,” Singletary said.

October 21, 2009

Crabtree likely to start Sunday’s game

There is a “strong possibility” rookie receiver Michael Crabtree will be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Houston Texans, 49ers coach Mike Singletary confirmed this afternoon.   Josh Morgan started the first five games for the 49ers at split end. But Morgan told The Press Democrat today he has been informed Crabtree and Isaac Bruce will be the 49ers’ starting receivers on Sunday.   Furthermore, Morgan remained at the 49ers’…

October 19, 2009