Moments after the 49ers’ final game of the season, new team president Jed York gathered the team around to announce Mike Singletary had been hired permanently as 49ers coach. But before he made the announcement, York promised the players – and later made the same bold prediction to the media — that the 49ers would no longer finish the season in December.
UPDATE (Monday, 5:56 p.m.): I was out of the area today. The official word from the 49ers was that they were neither confirming nor denying Matthew Stafford’s scheduled pre-draft visit. (Don’t worry, it was confirmed yesterday.) There were no reports of a Stafford vs. Singletary wrestling match, so we assume everything went OK. Tomorrow, I’ll check in with my feeling about the likelihood of the 49ers taking a QB with the…
The 49ers do not have a supremely talented roster. The club has gone six seasons without a playoff appearance. So any player the 49ers choose with the No. 10 overall has to become an immediate starter. Right?
Kentwan Balmer, the 49ers’ first-round pick last season at No. 29 overall, was not expected to put up big numbers as a rookie. Heck, he won’t be expected to put up big numbers at any point in his career.
Finding a pass-rusher might be the 49ers’ biggest need heading into the draft. In the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme, the pass rush is expected to come from the outside linebackers.
At some point, perhaps on the second day of the draft (April 26), the 49ers will select a running back to complement Frank Gore.
When the 49ers opened the Marie P. DeBartolo Sports Centre, it was considered the best training complex in the NFL.
Being a fan of college hoops, I was looking forward to last night’s championship game. After about four minutes, I started searching for other things to occupy my attention.
One of the top defensive players in the draft is relieved he does not have to be on the defensive any longer.
The season of pre-draft visits began today with several prospects visiting the 49ers’ new-and-improved facility.
In mid-February, coach Mike Singletary was asked if the 49ers would take a quarterback with the No. 10 overall pick. He tilted his head to the side and pressed his lips together. His body language said no.
UPDATE: This entry was posted a couple hours before news broke that the Broncos traded Jay Cutler to the Bears. Obviously, the Bears were not one of the teams mentioned as a “leader” get to Cutler. The 49ers, apparently, never surfaced as a serious player. * * * There are reportedly three top candidates to land Jay Cutler, the future former Broncos quarterback. And the 49ers are not among the…
Veteran receiver Isaac Bruce spoke with 49ers coach Mike Singletary this morning and told him what is on his mind.
If the 49ers are interested in Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler – and there’s no reason for them to sit this one out – they can now officially get into the ballgame.
The board is wide open for the 49ers with the No. 10 overall pick. The 49ers are likely to choose whomever they deem to be the best player on the board after the first nine selections are made. And it should not matter which position he plays.
Veteran Marvel Smith officially signed a two-year contract with the 49ers. Does that eliminate the need for the team to draft an offensive lineman with the No. 10 overall pick?
We (I) jumped the gun on the Michael Oher visit.
Former 49ers coach Mike Nolan will make his defensive coordinator debut with the Broncos at Candlestick, and the 49ers will visit the new Cowboys stadium during the exhibition season.
UPDATE: Michael Oher has not yet visited the 49ers. He is scheduled to visit. * * * Each NFL team is allowed 30 visits from draft-eligible players leading up to the draft. The 49ers got the process started two days ago (will get the process started in the near future).
The 49ers added a fourth Smith to the roster today, as they agreed to terms on a two-year contract with veteran offensive tackle Marvel Smith, a league source said.