The 49ers claimed offensive lineman Kirk Barton off waivers today to take cornerback Shawntae Spencer’s spot on the 53-man roster.
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.
Left tackle Joe Staley says he wanted the rematch with Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, who schooled him when the teams met last season at the Meadowlands. That game remains as the most humbling – and probably biggest learning experience – of Staley’s young career.
The 49ers this morning signed fullback David Kirtman (6-0, 238) off the Chargers’ practice squad to take the roster spot vacated when Zak Keasey was placed on injured reserve.
There will be no changes to the 49ers defense, coach Mike Nolan said today during his Monday press conference. “No, I’m looking for us to play better,” Nolan answered when asked if changes were coming.
Just received word from the NFL Office in New York on what happened when 49ers coach Mike Nolan challenged David Akers’ 38-yard field goal on Sunday. The kick gave the Eagles a 27-26 lead midway through the fourth quarter. My first question to league spokesman Randall Liu (via email) is whether the play was even reviewable.
Is the 49ers’ season lost? Coach Mike Nolan tried to ease the concerns of his team afterward. His postgame talk to his team focused on how the season is long and there’s still a lot of time for the 49ers to turn this thing around.
Check here throughout the day for all the latest happenings from the 49ers-Eagles game at Candlestick Park.
There might be someone new wearing the green dot on the 49ers’ defense Sunday against the Eagles.
News out of Philly is that the Eagles will be without running back Brian Westbrook, receiver Reggie Brown and guard Shawn Andrews.
Are the 49ers getting from Vernon Davis what they expected when they selected him with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2006 draft?
We’re roughly one-third of the way through the season. (Actually, we’re 31.25 percent of the way through the 49ers’ 16-game schedule, but who’s counting?) So this seems like a perfect time to take a step back.
Thanks to everyone for finding your way to my blog. I’m still trying to negotiate my way through all this, with a big assist from Heather Irwin of the Bite Club. (By the way, I’ve tentatively agreed to write a food review from the road one of these days.)
Coach Mike Nolan just met with the scribes (and a few cameras) for his typical Wednesday morning media briefing.
Andy Reid, the gruff coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, joined us on a conference call this morning. He kept his answers short, concise and to the point. He was followed by rookie receiver DeSean Jackson.
Since the arrivals of Mike Nolan and Scot McCloughan in 2005, the 49ers have chosen eight players in the first or second rounds of the draft.
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.
Coach Mike Nolan held his usual Monday press conference, and spoke about Sunday’s 30-21 loss to the Patriots. Among the topics he discussed was tight end Vernon Davis, who was again held without a catch.
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. * * *
The 49ers jumped out to leads of 7-0 and 14-7, and then disappeared