Tag Archives: Steve Young

Steve Young on whether Alex Smith should be a Pro Bowl alternate: “It’s just fun to talk about Alex in these terms.”

Eric Byrnes asked Steve Young Wednesday on KNBR if Alex Smith should be a Pro Bowl quarterback. Here’s what Young said. Q: Should Alex Smith have been a Pro Bowl quarterback? Or if someone fell out – Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees or Eli Manning – should Alex Smith take his place? YOUNG: “Emotionally I’m […]

Steve Young explains the over-my-dead-body quality in great quarterbacks

Here’s one more excerpt from yesterday’s Steve Young interview on the Razor and Mr. T show. Ralph Barbieri asked Young about Tim Tebow, and he replied in general terms about what makes great quarterbacks great. Q: What’s your explanation for Tim Tebow’s success? YOUNG: “There’s no question in my mind that there’s a relentlessness to […]

Steve Young on quarterbacking in the red zone: “Be the artist and create something to get the ball in the end zone.”

Steve Young spoke with Tom Tolbert and Ralph Barbieri on KNBR Wednesday afternoon. Here is the part of interview I found most interesting. TOM TOLBERT: How do you cure Alex Smith – I shouldn’t say Alex Smith, I don’t know if that’s fair – but the Niners of their red zone woes? Can you make […]

The lowdown on the 49ers quarterback meetings

Here for your pleasure and enlightenment, and because it’s a Bye Week and nothing’s going on, I wrote a piece about what happens in quarterback meetings, focusing on 49ers quarterback meetings. The article follows. SANTA CLARA — What happens in an NFL quarterback meeting? And specifically, what happens in a 49ers quarterback meeting? You’ve probably […]

Meeting Steve Young

This isn’t news, it’s the story of when I was seven-years-old and I met Steve Young. If you feel this is self indulgent, please read something else. If you have a meeting-a-49er story too, please share it in the comment section. It was 1995 and it was towards the beginning of the season after the […]

Joe Montana vs. Steve Young

I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood with my dad, and on that walk I asked him this loaded question: You are the GM of the 49ers, and there is an NFL expansion draft, and every player who’s ever played the game is 22-years-old and draft-eligible, but you know what they are […]