49ers working out John Abraham but they should not sign him

Accoridng to Adam Schefter, the 49ers are working out defensive end John Abraham at their Santa Clara practice facility today. Abraham, who will be 35 years old next season, probably has some gas left in the tank as a situational pass rusher, as in nickel and sub packages, but he does not have as much left as Fred Dean did in 1981 when Bill Walsh signed him to be a…

March 9, 2013

Should the 49ers sign Dwight Freeney?

On Friday I argued why the 49ers should sign Charles Woodson and many of you disagreed, explaining why he probably would not solve the 49ers’ defensive issues. I found those arguments compelling. The 49ers would be better off signing Dwight Freeney, whom the Colts will not re-sign. Vic Fangio could use the 33-year old defensive end as a sub package rusher – that’s how Bill Walsh used Fred Dean when…

February 16, 2013

Ira Miller on the 49ers – this season and 1981, a conversation

I did an interview with Ira miller, who, as you know, was the 49ers expert in the ’80s and ‘90s. He’s retired now, living in Illinois. What follows is the full transcript of our phone interview. A shorter version ran in the Press Democrat but did not get put on the web. If it gets posted later today, I also will put that on the blog so you can see…

January 7, 2012