Category Archives: Strategy

Singletary and his role in game-planning

This is the fifth time the 49ers have game-planned for an opponent during Mike Singletary’s tenure as head coach. I was curious about the approach Singletary takes during those days.

Niners had 155 seconds to get consider possibilities, get organized

The 49ers would have had 40 seconds to get things together for that final play of Monday’s game if Shaun Hill’s spike with :02 remaining had counted after Frank Gore’s failed run at the goal line. (He was tackled with :15 on the game clock.)

Shaun Hill kept his cool in final minute

I was home for just a few minutes this morning before driving to the 49ers’ practice facility. But it was long enough to shower and watch the final minute of the game again.   The thing that stood out was how Shaun Hill handled himself. While everybody around him on the field – and on […]

More on Nolan’s replay challenges and Paraag’s presence

The 49ers’ system for replay challenges has been a topic of discussion this week. After all, coach Mike Nolan has experienced the least success of any coach in the league this season. He is 0-for-4 on replay challenges.

Blitz not the 49ers’ friend vs. Patriots

Whatever the 49ers are doing defensively, it’s just not working. * * * From the pages of Monday’s Press Democrat . . . “Patriots play keep away, overwhelm 49ers” and “Niners retire Steve Young’s No. 8.” And, there’s also the Q&A with Steve Young at the Cohn Zohn. * * *