In football it’s always the future. And on this Tuesday morning of sunshine and possibility, for the 49ers it made sense to look ahead.
To the result of the vote on the planned stadium, to the results of a season which is only three months away, and you’d better believe the schedule. Read More
The 49ers are only 11 days away from the critical vote in Santa Clara on their proposed new stadium, and they’re encouraged by the response they’ve gotten from voters.
“What seems to be resonating with voters is the fact there will be no new taxes or a tapping of the general fund,” Lisa Lang, who’s heading up the effort for the 49ers, told me. “We’ve been getting a very favorable response.” Read More
It isn’t just players who have trouble when a team changes quarterbacks. Jimmy Raye, the 49ers’ offensive coordinator, admitted at minicamp this week that it was chaos when Alex Smith replaced Shaun Hill last season. Read More
The most significant aspect of the 49ers’ first-round picks last week is that they now will be able to use an offensive system which is best for their offensive stars. Read More
Hurry! Get your draft grade in now! You can’t call yourself “expert” writer-anchor-talk show host-fan unless you’re able to pass judgment on the talent and performance of 200-plus new NFL players from about a hundred colleges in over a dozen conferences that you’ve never seen play ... by the time they leave the podium! Or at the very least, by the time their flights land in their new cities! Read More
So how different do the 49ers feel now?Regardless of its yet-to-be-determined true impact, the news last week that general manager Scot McCloughan was leaving the team hit the 49er Faithful with a depressing thud. Anywhere else in the NFL? Blip on the radar. Here in the Bay Area, we have a development that opens a gaping wound. Read More
Scot McCloughan’s apparent dismissal as general manager of the 49ers is shocking, and the timing couldn’t be worse, with the 49ers having two first-round choices in the upcoming draft. Read More
Shaun Hill’s tenure with the 49ers officially came to a close Sunday.
In a move that seemed to be inevitable after the team signed quarterback David Carr last week, Hill was traded to the Detroit Lions for a seventh-round pick, according to NFL.com. Read More
Starting pitchers get their work in. Hitters hone their batting eye, sweating through the rust built up over an offseason. All the while wins and losses get tallied up, with hyperventilating fans counting them like poker chips. Read More
Sifting through the tea leaves or the sack numbers, whichever makes more sense, there’s no conclusion yet to be drawn from the arrival of David Carr as the 49ers’ newest quarterback other than the fact Shaun Hill is about to become the 49ers’ newest ex-quarterback.
Presumably Mr. Alex Smith remains the Niners’ starter when the season begins in September, although in the highly volatile NFL, presumption often is about as reliable as a receiver with bad hands. Read More