SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Jim Tomsula said about Jim Harbaugh in particular and success in general on Monday in the press trailer. Q: Is it gratifying that this D-line group that has worked so hard and stayed the course is finally paying off? TOMSULA: “Gratifying? I don’t know if that’s the word.” Q: Are […]
SANTA CLARA — During his group interview on Monday, Jim Tomsula gushed over his star defensive tackle – Justin Smith. Here’s what Tomsula said about him. Q: What do you see from Justin Smith that the lay person doesn’t if they’re just looking for him to get sacks? How much does he mean? TOMSULA: “I […]
SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Jim Tomsula said on Monday about his starting “nose guard,” Isaac Sopoaga. I also included a Tomsula quote at the bottom on nose guards in general. Q: Isaac Sopoaga at nose – is that where he’s most comfortable? TOMSULA: “Yeah. There’s a lot more technique at the nose guard position […]
SANTA CLARA — Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula sat down in the press trailer and spoke to a group of Bay Area reporters for an entire hour about all kinds of things this Monday. I’ll post a few excerpts of that interview for your enjoyment. Here’s what he said about defensive tackle Ray McDonald. Q: […]
SANTA CLARA – The third practice of training camp started nearly an hour ago. Now that I’ve seen three, I’d like to share some trends I’ve noticed. The big activity to begin practice is special teams, and Ted Ginn has returned most of the kickoffs so far. Coach Jim Tomsula works with the defensive line […]
Tomsula, allergic to glad-handing, was never hired by a friend or former colleague in his four stops in NFL Europe. He earned his positions by word of mouth — you know, man, that guy can really coach.
When asked about being a first-year NFL coach and dealing with the uncertainty regarding the league’s labor situation, Harbaugh busted out one of his mottos, coming, perhaps, to a T-shirt near you, “All obstacles can and must be overcome.”
In the aftermath of their 38-7 beatdown of Arizona in Sunday’s season finale, the Niners continued to heap praise on gregarious interim coach Jim Tomsula, who created a looser atmosphere and, his players say, a better team in his seven full days on the job.
From a reporter’s perspective, this week with 49ers interim coach Jim Tomsula, 42, has been a bit different from the previous 16 weeks with his predecessor, Mike Singletary.
The last big decision of Mike Singletary’s 40-game tenure was his choice of quarterbacks for last week’s must-win game at St. Louis. Singletary chose Troy Smith. And last week’s backup conceded today that he wasn’t thrilled when Singletary gave him the news.
After the latest sloppy loss in a 5-10 season that began with division-title hopes, 49ers coach Mike Singletary was fired Sunday night shortly after the team’s flight returned home from a 25-17 defeat to the Rams.