We’re getting an early start on the blogging this morning after a good workout here at the team hotel in Amherst, N.Y.
It was an epic day to be a tourist in the Buffalo area.
The 49ers this morning made a roster move to compensate for the rash of injuries at the wide receiver position.
The team arrived at its Amherst, N.Y., hotel late last night. So even though the 49ers are 3-27 since 2003 in those 10 a.m. (Pacific) starts, it appears as if they have decided to show up and play the game against the Bills, anyway.
Niners defensive coordinator Greg Manusky has made some changes since the big switch. Whereas before he was up in the booth on game days, now he is calling plays from the sideline. This gives Manusky the ability to communicate freely with is players between series, he said.
The 49ers could be playing in some extreme weather on Sunday in Buffalo. And they might not have an experienced player back returning punts.
It’s been a busy few days, so I decided to use a quiet Thanksgiving morning to take a closer look at the 49ers’ offensive line play from the game against the Cowboys. * * * Here’s some Thanksgiving reading for you: Clements has already forgotten Dallas and Equipment staff preparing for everything in Buffalo. * * *
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.
We turn our attention off the field to give a brief look at the stadium situation.
Mike Singletary held his Wednesday press briefing this morning.
Six former 49ers, including running back Roger Craig, took a step closer to induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was announced today.
Niners interim head coach Mike Singletary answered questions about the state of the team and its 35-22 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. * * * Here’s my game story, “Owens, Cowboys trounce 49ers.” * * *
The 49ers led 6-0 at the end of one quarter. But — at that point — when the 49ers settled for two field goals, it was over. There was no way the Cowboys were going to lose this one.
Welcome to the Texas Stadium, where the 49ers are making their final appearance. Check here early and often for all the news and notes from today’s 49ers-Cowboys game.
Last week’s GPS game against the Seahawks Rams (or whichever dreadful team they played) established that the 49ers are not the worst team in the NFL. In fact, the 49ers would pick No. 7 overall if the draft were held today.
In the past few days I’ve heard more about Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff than I’ve heard about him during his first three-and-a-half seasons in the NFL – combined.
Linebacker Patrick Willis sat out Wednesday’s practice due to a hip strain. On Thursday, he was held out because of “some kind of bug.” But 49ers coach Mike Singletary said Willis will be available to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Mike Martz met with the media today and was interesting, as usual.
The NFL has fined 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz $20,000 for comments critical of the officiating after the team’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, Nov. 10, a league spokesman said.
Mike Singletary is the 49ers’ interim head coach. Shaun Hill is the interim starting quarterback. Whether they think about it in these terms or not, both men are auditioning in the final weeks of the season to remove the “interim” tags from their job titles in 2009.