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?
Battle ruled out of action for Monday
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.
Hypothetical injury report for Monday’s game
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. * * *
Training camp in November
We’re going to make this short and sweet on Election Day.
Alex Smith gets ‘scoped
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.
Singletary meets with media via conference call
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.
Niners sign tight end, waive fullback Kirtman
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.
Keeping tabs of what’s going on around NFL
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.
All about politics in 49ers locker room
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.
Bits and pieces from the 49ers’ first half
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.)
Singletary: No regrets from first week on the job
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.
Q&A: Why should we care about Coach’s pants?
Thanks for all the questions. There were a lot of overlapping questions, but I tried to hit on as many as I could.
Singletary’s halftime antics exposed
The 49ers were getting their behinds spanked through 30 minutes of play on Sunday against the Seahawks.
If you have questions, I’ll have some answers
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. * * *
Singletary, O’Sullivan and Hill address the media (minus yours truly)
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.
More 49ers headed to the Hall of Fame?
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.
Hill gets the nod to be starting QB
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.
Singletary speaks about Davis, QB situation
Mike Singletary had his first day-after game press conference today at the 49ers’ team offices in Santa Clara. * * *
Thinking long and hard about Singletary’s actions
Mike Singletary is the 49ers’ interim head coach. But there was nothing “interim” about his actions during yesterday’s game.
Singletary’s first game is one to remember (or forget)
Interim coach Mike Singletary had an eventual first game as interim head coach in the 49ers’ 34-13 loss to the Seahawks at Candlestick.