A lot has happened since 49ers GM Scot McCloughan said during training camp that quarterback Alex Smith would not be back with the team in 2009 if he did not head into the offseason as the proven starter.
Quarterback Alex Smith said he is open-minded about returning to the 49ers next season, realizing full well that he would have to accept a dramatic paycut.
Soft-spoken receiver Isaac Bruce was announced as the winner of the Len Eshmont Award today, this team’s most prestigious honor.
Linebacker Patrick Willis made the NFC Pro Bowl team for the second time in his two-year career. He has been elected as a starter.
There are few things, it seems, in my personal life that aren’t in some way connected to this job I’ve held for one-and-a-half decades. Please allow me to tell one of those stories.
There are 22 players on the field, and that’s a lot of people to watch when viewing a game live. I hear there are football coaches who can watch film and have a pretty good idea how every player on the field fared on any given play without rewinding and viewing it multiple times.
While I was 38,000 feet over Albuquerque today, Mike Singletary had his typical day-after game press conference.
Vernon Davis wondered why he was not on the field for the final crucial play today in the 49ers’ 14-9 loss to the Dolphins.
Check here throughout the day for updates from the 49ers-Dolphins game.
The much-anticipated NFL regular-season debut of running back Thomas Clayton might happen tomorrow.
When it comes time to fill out my ballot for postseason awards, I have a pretty good idea whom I’m going to tab as “Comeback Player of the Year.” Right now, Buccaneers receiver Antonio Bryant has my vote.
Receiver Arnaz Battle will miss his fifth game in six weeks on Sunday in Miami due to an aggravation his mid-foot sprain. Meanwhile, running back Frank Gore is questionable with his left ankle sprain.
Coach Mike Singletary gives a status report on some of his injured players following Thursday’s practice.
Alex Marvez of Foxsports.com, and president of the Pro Football Writers of America, compiled his All-Overpaid and All-Underpaid teams of 2008.
Running back Frank Gore still holds out hope that he can play Sunday when the 49ers go to his hometown of Miami to face the Dolphins.
Let’s talk about the middle of the 49ers’ defense, especially nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin and middle linebacker Patrick Willis.
The Jaguars plucked defensive lineman Attiyah Atiyyah Ellison off the 49ers’ practice squad. The 49ers filled the opening by signing fullback Carl Stewart, an undrafted rookie from Auburn.
In an article I wrote for Tuesday’s paper, I suggested the 49ers could lose Mike Singletary to another organization if the club wanted to wait until after the season to name him head coach for 2009 – and beyond.
Coach Mike Singletary met with the media this morning to discuss several topics of interest with the 49ers set to play the Dolphins on Sunday.
The 49ers have confirmed a Press Democrat report that offensive coordinator Mike Martz is no longer a candidate for the San Diego State head-coaching position.