Baalke: “We have to have a good draft. We have to have a good free agency period.”

Trent Baalke held a press conference on Thursday, and here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers.   [Question inaudible but was in regards to the 49ers use of the read option offense.] “You’ve got to do what the skill sets of your quarterback allow you to do. As long as you do that, I think you’ve got a chance.”   Did QB Colin Kaepernick scream “franchise-caliber” to you when you…

February 21, 2013

Tom Gamble to Eagles

Former 49ers Director of Player Personnel Tom Gamble is going to the Eagles to be their Vice President of Player Personnel. Gamble was an assistant for the Eagles’ personnel department fro 1988 to 1994, and his father was the president of the Eagles from ’86 to ’95. Gamble has a sterling reputation in the league. It will be very interesting to see what this does to the 49ers, because he…

February 13, 2013

Report: Gamble to interview for Chargers GM job

For the past few days it looked like the Jets would hire 49ers’ Director of Player Personnel Tom Gamble, but that is not the case according to Adam Schefter. He just tweeted the Jets want someone else. Schefter reports Gamble will interview for the San Diego Chargers GM job on Tuesday. The Chargers fired their head coach, Norv Turner, so Gamble would be able to hire his own head coach…

January 6, 2013

Who is Tom Gamble and what would the 49ers lose if he leaves?

Tom Gamble, the 49ers’ Director of Player Personnel, is being courted around the league to become a general manager. He’s already interviewed with the Jaguars, and the Jets, Browns and Chargers are reportedly interested in him as well. About a year ago, the Raiders expressed interest in him, too. Gamble has a great reputation in the NFL. He was a college scout for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2004….

January 4, 2013