There’s a lot more than football on the mind of Mike Martz this week, as he and his family are going through a difficult time.
GM Scot McCloughan (and Mike Nolan) has not experienced much success in finding wide receivers via the draft. But what about the team’s two youngest wideouts? Can they play? At this point, we do not know.
Remember when GM Scot McCloughan said Alex Smith would not return to the 49ers in 2009 if he did not head into the offseason as the starter?
Third receiver Arnaz Battle, the 49ers’ leading pass-catcher among team’s wideouts, will miss Monday night’s game with a foot sprain, coach Mike Singletary just announced.
The 49ers did not practice today. Neither did the Arizona Cardinals. Still, they had to follow NFL rules and submit an injury report for Monday’s game. * * * UPDATE: Lowell Cohn changed his mind and decided to post the transcript of his interview with Jed York. You can read it all right here. Enjoy. * * *
We’re going to make this short and sweet on Election Day.
Quarterback Alex Smith, who is out for the season with his shoulder injury, underwent a “relatively minor procedure” late last week, a team spokesman said.
The 49ers are not practicing today, but the entire team had to be back in Santa Clara for meetings. Coach Mike Singletary had a conference call with reporters this afternoon.
The 49ers this morning announced the signing of tight end Sean Ryan. To make room on the 53-man roster for Ryan the 49ers waived fullback David Kirtman.
Typically on the Sunday of a bye week, I secure a table at a local establishment, order some wings, nachos and diet soda, pull out a notepad and scribble some notes as I watch all the games simultaneously.
On Wednesday, I decided to poll as many players in the 49ers locker room as possible to gauge where the club stood politically. This post has nothing to do with football. So if you don’t care and don’t want to read anything about the mixing of sports and politics, there is absolutely no need for you to read any further. OK, there’s your fair warning on Election Eve.
Today in the paper, I touched on some of the highlights and lowlights of the first half of the 49ers’ season. (And before any of you get started, I wish to remind you that I wrote every word of the article, but I did not write the headline.)
Mike Singletary said today that he would not change a thing about how he handled the first week of tenure as interim head coach. He said he plans to find out who leaked the information to an Arizona radio reporter that he dropped his pants during halftime to inspire his players on Sunday against the Seahawks.
Thanks for all the questions. There were a lot of overlapping questions, but I tried to hit on as many as I could.
The 49ers were getting their behinds spanked through 30 minutes of play on Sunday against the Seahawks.
It was a light day in Santa Clara today. For the newspaper, I wrote about Ahmad Brooks. But now seems like a good time to solicit some questions from y’all. * * *
Took the day off from making the trek to Santa Clara this morning, but I can still deliver a slice of Santa Clara to you.
The 49ers will honor Hall-of-Fame defender Fred Dean on Dec. 7 at halftime of the game against the New York Jets, the 49ers have announced. But it’s not too early to look at the nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2009.
Coach Mike Singletary informed the quarterbacks this afternoon at Shaun Hill will replace J.T. O’Sullivan as the team’s starter for the Monday, Nov. 10, game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Mike Singletary had his first day-after game press conference today at the 49ers’ team offices in Santa Clara. * * *