Oh, by the way, there is a football game tomorrow.
Running back Frank Gore went through a limited practice and is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins. Gore looked good today while running and making cuts.
The burden of proof was on Mike Singletary when he took the interim position on Oct. 20. Many in the organization felt the 49ers had to hire an offensive-minded head coach at the end of the season, so the club would not run the risk of repeating one of the big problems from the Mike Nolan era.
Mike Singletary told his players to take one hour out of their days today to focus on football. I’m not one of Singletary’s players, but since it looks as if Singletary is going to be around for a while, I figured I’d better follow his directive.
The 49ers might have a revolt on their hands if Mike Singletary is not named head coach shortly after the season. All signs are pointing that way.
The Dolphins were the worst team in the league last season. Now, they’re one game away from winning the AFC East. The Falcons were horrendous, too. They’ve already clinched a playoff spot. So, my question to you: Are the 49ers really that far from being a legitimate playoff team?
I’m going to make this quick, as I haven’t been home since landing back in the Bay Area:
Coach Mike Singletary said he wanted to choke his quarterback. Instead, he decided to bench him.
It’s really, really cold here in St. Louis. Thank goodness, they play football in a dome.
It’s been only six weeks since I did the whole 49ers-Rams matchup exercise. You can refer back to what I did then and it pretty much remains the same.
The 49ers continue to call it a game-time decision, but running back Frank Gore has gone two full weeks without practicing due to a left ankle sprain.
There is a different aura surrounding the 49ers since Mike Singletary took over as coach, but it’s very difficult to quantify exactly what has happened.
The 49ers have not always played an exciting brand of football in the past few seasons. One of my neighbors, Tripper, told me last year that he did not always make a big effort to get in front of the TV to watch the games. He found he had a lot more fun listening to Joe Starkey’s descriptions on the radio.
A lot has happened since 49ers GM Scot McCloughan said during training camp that quarterback Alex Smith would not be back with the team in 2009 if he did not head into the offseason as the proven starter.
Quarterback Alex Smith said he is open-minded about returning to the 49ers next season, realizing full well that he would have to accept a dramatic paycut.
Soft-spoken receiver Isaac Bruce was announced as the winner of the Len Eshmont Award today, this team’s most prestigious honor.
Linebacker Patrick Willis made the NFC Pro Bowl team for the second time in his two-year career. He has been elected as a starter.
There are few things, it seems, in my personal life that aren’t in some way connected to this job I’ve held for one-and-a-half decades. Please allow me to tell one of those stories.
There are 22 players on the field, and that’s a lot of people to watch when viewing a game live. I hear there are football coaches who can watch film and have a pretty good idea how every player on the field fared on any given play without rewinding and viewing it multiple times.
While I was 38,000 feet over Albuquerque today, Mike Singletary had his typical day-after game press conference.