Eddie DeBartolo Jr. did not get voted into the NFL Hall of Fame last weekend. Here’s why: There are many more deserving former players who need to be inducted first. Like Tim Brown and Cris Carter. And Charles Haley, who won five Super Bowls. None of those players were inducted this season. If they didn’t get in, DeBartolo had no chance. Bill Parcells – a former Super Bowl winning coach…
Steve Young spoke with Ted Robinson for a change this afternoon on KNBR. Here’s the transcript. Enjoy. Q: What did that win over the Steelers mean for the 49ers? YOUNG: “It was huge, just perceptually around the country. People look at the Pittsburgh Steelers – that’s a marquee name and a marquee game and a marquee record, and a big name, big players, big stuff, Monday night. So it’s perception….
Cal running back Shane Vereen met with the 49ers at the NFL Combine and one topic of conversation was Vereen’s 42-carry, 192-yard performance in Cal’s 34-28 win over Stanford in 2009.
An injured Dent played in only two games during his lone season in San Francisco. In contrast, Sanders, who was named NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, had arguably the finest season of his 14-year career, returning three of his six interceptions for touchdowns.
Haley’s championship resume is a powerful selling point, but his career sack total (100.5) is well below the numbers produced by fellow finalists Kevin Greene (160.5) and Chris Doleman (150.5), who rank third and fourth in NFL history, respectively (sacks became an official stat in 1982).
Craig, a do-it-all running back in the West Coast Offense, was a revolutionary player in a pioneering system. In 1986, he became the first player to have 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. Faulk (1999) is the only other player to do so.