Welcome to the Texas Stadium, where the 49ers are making their final appearance. Check here early and often for all the news and notes from today’s 49ers-Cowboys game.
Last week’s GPS game against the Seahawks Rams (or whichever dreadful team they played) established that the 49ers are not the worst team in the NFL. In fact, the 49ers would pick No. 7 overall if the draft were held today.
In the past few days I’ve heard more about Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff than I’ve heard about him during his first three-and-a-half seasons in the NFL – combined.
Linebacker Patrick Willis sat out Wednesday’s practice due to a hip strain. On Thursday, he was held out because of “some kind of bug.” But 49ers coach Mike Singletary said Willis will be available to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Mike Martz met with the media today and was interesting, as usual.
The NFL has fined 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz $20,000 for comments critical of the officiating after the team’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, Nov. 10, a league spokesman said.
Mike Singletary is the 49ers’ interim head coach. Shaun Hill is the interim starting quarterback. Whether they think about it in these terms or not, both men are auditioning in the final weeks of the season to remove the “interim” tags from their job titles in 2009.
Rookie Chilo Rachal might get his first NFL start on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, 49ers coach Mike Singletary said this morning. Rachal has split time in the past two games at right guard with Tony Wragge.
Had to throw away that list of questions that I prepared for today’s scheduled conference call with Cowboys WR Terrell Owens. Instead, it was Tony Romo who got on the call this morning with most of the media who cover the 49ers.
Just got a call from the Cowboys. Terrell Owens is sick today, we’re told, so he might not be able to do the conference call. The call is scheduled to begin in just a few minutes. If Owens can’t go, QB Tony Romo will take our call instead.
The 49ers placed Jonas Jennings on injured reserve today, likely bringing a close to the oft-injured tackle’s career with the club.
I have breakfast plans for tomorrow. Good ol’ T.O. is scheduled for a visit.
Coach Mike Singletary met with the media this afternoon for his usual day-after-game press conference. Unlike previous times this season when the 49ers won games, the players are around today.
After the 49ers’ thrashed the Rams with one half of good football, there are two questions on the mind of every 49ers’ fan. 1) Is Mike Singletary going to be the head coach in 2009. And 2) Why wasn’t Shaun Hill starting from Day 1?
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…