Category Archives: Personalities

What comes first: leadership or victories?

Fifteen seasons have passed since the 49ers played in a Super Bowl. Back then, winning was a part of the team’s DNA, much the same way as losing has become part of the 49ers since many of the team’s leaders were fired after the 2003 season.   Eric Davis and Gary Plummer both played on […]

Just for fun: Q&A with Isaac Bruce

Receiver Isaac Bruce played first 14 NFL seasons with the Rams organization. Now, he’s with the 49ers and will play against his former team for the first time.

Singletary cherishes balance of football, family

Niners interim head coach Mike Singletary said today that he has prepared his entire life to be a coach. But he had other priorities that stood in the way of his turning to that profession after his playing career concluded.

The Singletary-Walsh connection

In August 2007, a few days after the death of Bill Walsh, I spoke to Mike Singletary. I asked the Hall-of-Fame player about the Hall-of-Fame coach. What follows is the article I wrote for The Press Democrat.

Gore, Willis as leaders are works in progress

Running back Frank Gore and linebacker Patrick Willis are two young guys who are turning into leaders in the 49ers’ locker room. But neither had much to say after the team’s loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

Reflective TBC to make season debut vs. Patriots

Pass-rusher Tully Banta-Cain was among the last 49ers to leave the locker room Sunday in New Orleans. That’s unique because Banta-Cain did not even suit up for the game.