Jed York on Alex Smith’s contract status: “The ball’s in his court.”

Jed York spoke outside of 49ers headquarters this afternoon about Alex Smith’s contract status. Here’s a transcript. York said the ball is in Smith’s court. He also said, “Alex is just trying to figure out what he wants to do.” When asked if he was surprised Smith hasn’t signed yet, York replied, “No, free agency hasn’t started yet.” I don’t have inside knowledge, but it sounds like the Niners are prepared…

March 12, 2012

Why Plaxico rejected 49ers

In Matt Maiocco’s latest article he argues there are two main reasons the 49ers can’t sign an impact wide receiver like Plaxico Burress: No recent winning tradition. No proven quarterback. I agree with Matt, but here’s my question for you. Which reason plays a bigger factor in the 49ers striking out with Burress? I’m saying the second one, the one about the quarterback is the main reason. A good quarterback…

July 31, 2011