49ers CEO’s comments hurting his own cause

This is my Wednesday column on Jed York. On second thought, Jed, don’t talk. Go ride a bike. Gardening is fine. There are so many things you can do. But, please, no more talking publicly. You’re making things worse with this Ray McDonald mess by making it all about you. You probably didn’t want to talk about the issue in the first place. I acknowledge that. You stayed silent for…

September 10, 2014

Lott on the 49ers: “Did they really have the faith in understanding how to win a championship?”

Ronnie Lott spoke about the 49ers Friday on KNBR. Here’s what he said. LOTT: “The fascinating thing about faith and champions and knowing what it’s like, which I think the 49ers have, is all of a sudden they know they can get back there. Then the question is can they close? Can they finish? That’s what I’m trying to look at right now. “I’m looking at the characteristics of what…

October 26, 2013

Who should be on the 49ers’ Mt. Rushmore?

This is my Friday column on the 49ers’ Mt. Rushmore. Let’s play the Mt. Rushmore Game for the 49ers. Who are the four greatest figures in 49ers history? I’m talking players, coaches or owners. You pick. Who would you carve onto the 49ers’ own Mt. Rushmore? We can agree on three people right off the bat – Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Bill Walsh. Those are gimmes. “Each of them…

June 28, 2013

Ira Miller on the 49ers – this season and 1981, a conversation

I did an interview with Ira miller, who, as you know, was the 49ers expert in the ’80s and ‘90s. He’s retired now, living in Illinois. What follows is the full transcript of our phone interview. A shorter version ran in the Press Democrat but did not get put on the web. If it gets posted later today, I also will put that on the blog so you can see…

January 7, 2012

LSU’s Patrick Peterson and … Ronnie Lott?

Now, no one is ready to predict Peterson will join Lott, the No. 8 pick in the 1981 draft, in the Hall of Fame. But there are a few noted draft analysts who are predicting Peterson will follow Lott’s path from college to San Francisco: In their latest mock drafts, ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both have the 49ers selecting Peterson with the No. 7 pick.

February 17, 2011