A word of caution: We don’t really know what today’s game meant, other than it was a victory and we haven’t seen one of those from the 49ers in quite a while. Well, we also know that the 49ers beat a very, very bad football team today at Candlestick Park.
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When it was revealed a year ago 49ers director of football operations Paraag Marathe was in the booth on game days, helping with rules and replays, it caused a lot of people to question the wisdom of coach Mike Nolan’s decision.
Former 49ers coach Mike Nolan talked about the 49ers’ last-minute meltdown today on SIRIUS NFL Radio with hosts Adam Schein and John Riggins.
Running back Frank Gore is scheduled to practice today when the 49ers hit the field from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. today. He said he’s happy and feeling normal.
UPDATE (5:17 p.m.): Frank Gore just entered the press trailer with a 49ers PR representative. Gore told reporters he jammed his neck while making a block in Monday’s game, and he is convinced he did not sustain a concussion. Although Gore said he still felt soreness at the back of his neck, his headache has subsided. Either way, Gore’s condition might have affected him on his goal-line run on which…
Running back Frank Gore did not practice today with what the club is saying is a neck injury. Gore said a couple hours ago that he still has a headache from a concussion he sustained Monday night.
Receiver Isaac Bruce played first 14 NFL seasons with the Rams organization. Now, he’s with the 49ers and will play against his former team for the first time.
Running back Frank Gore said today he still has a “bad” headache from a concussion sustained late in Monday night’s game against the Cardinals.
The most talked-about 45 seconds of the 49ers’ season occurred Monday night. And that period of time will continue to reverberate through the franchise for quite a while.
One of the questions I had about the replay challenge after Frank Gore’s failed goal-line run was why the play was not reviewed immediately. Gore was tackled with 15 seconds remaining in the game. The whistle did not blow to signal a replay challenge until there were four seconds remaining.
There were a couple of instances from Monday’s game that got people talking about Mike Singletary’s rapport with offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
Rookie receiver Josh Morgan has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Rams with a groin strain.
The 49ers would have had 40 seconds to get things together for that final play of Monday’s game if Shaun Hill’s spike with :02 remaining had counted after Frank Gore’s failed run at the goal line. (He was tackled with :15 on the game clock.)
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz took a brief break from his game-planning to face the Rams this week to explain what happened in the final hectic minute. He discussed the confusion in the final minute and how he really didn’t learn what had actually occurred until he spoke on the phone this morning with former 49ers coach Mike Nolan. * * *
Coach Mike Singletary addressed the media to talk about the 49ers’ 29-24 loss to the Cardinals last night.
I was home for just a few minutes this morning before driving to the 49ers’ practice facility. But it was long enough to shower and watch the final minute of the game again. The thing that stood out was how Shaun Hill handled himself. While everybody around him on the field – and on the sideline – was panicking, Hill was about the only person thinking clearly.
Here’s what 49ers interim coach Mike Singletary had to say during the Q&A after the 49ers’ 29-24 loss to the Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.:
The 49ers absolutely blew this game tonight. They had control of the game throughout, and then mismanaged the final critical seconds of the game – an excruciating 29-24 loss to the NFC West-leading Cardinals.
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