Mike Nolan has spent a lot of time the past two days on the phone, speaking with friends and family and many of his former players. Nolan was fired Monday after going 18-37 in 3 1/2 seasons as head coach. Today, he was gracious enough to return my phone call. We spoke for about 15 minutes, and covered such topics as what went right and what went wrong. Ultimately, he said…
The 49ers’ game Sunday against the Seahawks will not be blacked out on local television, a team spokesman said just moments ago.
The 49ers have not enjoyed a winning season since Steve Mariucci was dumped after the 2002 season. The 49ers were 10-6, champions of the NFC West, and won a first-round playoff game.
Mike Nolan made his first public comment today, one day after being fired as 49ers head coach. Nolan released a statement through the 49ers today.
The 49ers just held a press conference in which Mike Singletary was announced as the head coach, replacing Mike Nolan, who was fired on Monday.
Before I get to bed, I just wanted to give you some of my thoughts on what happened today.
The 49ers have announced that Mike Nolan has been fired, and Mike Singletary has signed a deal through the end of the season to become the interim coach.
So did anything happen while I was traveling back from the East Coast?
When looking at the schedule prior to the season, it was easy to predict a four-game losing streak at this point. After all, the 49ers stood little chance at Saints, home against the Patriots and Eagles, and then back on the road against the Giants. Right?
Check here early and often for a live blog from today’s 49ers-Giants game in East Rutherford, N.J. The Internet connection has not been good, so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to blog today.
Just arrived in New Jersey. The team will be touching down a little later this evening.
The 49ers claimed offensive lineman Kirk Barton off waivers today to take cornerback Shawntae Spencer’s spot on the 53-man roster.
The 49ers’ system for replay challenges has been a topic of discussion this week. After all, coach Mike Nolan has experienced the least success of any coach in the league this season. He is 0-for-4 on replay challenges.
Left tackle Joe Staley says he wanted the rematch with Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, who schooled him when the teams met last season at the Meadowlands. That game remains as the most humbling – and probably biggest learning experience – of Staley’s young career.
The 49ers this morning signed fullback David Kirtman (6-0, 238) off the Chargers’ practice squad to take the roster spot vacated when Zak Keasey was placed on injured reserve.
There will be no changes to the 49ers defense, coach Mike Nolan said today during his Monday press conference. “No, I’m looking for us to play better,” Nolan answered when asked if changes were coming.
Just received word from the NFL Office in New York on what happened when 49ers coach Mike Nolan challenged David Akers’ 38-yard field goal on Sunday. The kick gave the Eagles a 27-26 lead midway through the fourth quarter. My first question to league spokesman Randall Liu (via email) is whether the play was even reviewable.
Is the 49ers’ season lost? Coach Mike Nolan tried to ease the concerns of his team afterward. His postgame talk to his team focused on how the season is long and there’s still a lot of time for the 49ers to turn this thing around.
Check here throughout the day for all the latest happenings from the 49ers-Eagles game at Candlestick Park.
There might be someone new wearing the green dot on the 49ers’ defense Sunday against the Eagles.