Head coach Mike Singletary made it clear last week that he wants the 49ers to be a running team.
The 49ers were the second-best team in the NFC West this season. The best team in the division is getting ready to show the world what the NFC West is all about. So while we all get prepared to watch the Cardinals put an NFC West-style whipping on those poor, unsuspecting Falcons, I figured I’d tackle a few questions from the studio audience. * * *
The nucleus of the 49ers roster should remain intact as only two starters in 2009 have contracts set to expire at the end of February.
Mike Singletary said a list of candidates for the 49ers’ offensive coordinator vacancy has been compiled. They are going through the process of whittling down the list to a manageable number. There don’t figure to be any interviews this week, but the work continues behind the scenes.
You’ve seen the excerpts from Mike Singletary’s season-ending press conference. And, now, here is the Q&A session in its entirety (courtesy of the fine folks in the 49ers’ public-relations department who transcribed every syllable).
Coach Mike Singletary just conducted his after-season press conference, a 30-minute affair that focused on his pursuit to establish an offensive philosophy.
Coach Mike Singletary is scheduled to conduct his season-ending press conference today at 2 p.m. There might be a question or two about Singletary’s plan for the future of the 49ers’ offense. Check back here some time after 2:30 for a recap of the press conference.
Mike Martz has been fired as 49ers offensive coordinator. Niners head coach Mike Singletary met with Martz just minutes ago to inform him of his decision, Martz said.
If Mike Martz has been fired as 49ers offensive coordinator, it is news to him.
The NFL Network is reporting, with “99.9 percent” certainty that Mike Martz is out as 49ers offensive coordinator after a meeting this morning.
As far as I’ve been able to gather, offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s status with the 49ers remains in limbo. Nothing has happened today.
The 49ers own the No. 10 overall pick in the April draft. Their picks in each round will rotate from Nos. 10 to 11 through the seven rounds. (They’ll pick 10th in the odd-numbered rounds, and 11th in the even-numbered rounds.) In addition, they’re expecting two compensatory picks. So whom do the 49ers select with the 10th selection? My answer: The best player available.
Linebacker Takeo Spikes is beginning to lobby for his return next season to the 49ers. And he has the team’s only Pro Bowl player firmly on his side.
The 49ers finished 7-9 – their sixth consecutive losing season with their sixth offensive coordinator in six seasons. Coincidence? Hmmmm.
It’s official. Mike Singletary has signed a four-year contract to remain as 49ers head coach for 2009.
Greetings from beautiful, ahem, Candlestick Park, site of today’s 49ers season finale against the Redskins.
Jed York has been named team president. He was on the field before the game. He said it’s a formalization of his role with the club.
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.