This afternoon in Seattle, Niners fans should be hoping they witness one of the most important, unexpected steps the team could take toward rejoining the NFL’s elite in the near future. Read More
Mike Singletary may have saved his job with the flexibility he finally showed in the 49ers’ win Sunday against the Jacksonville
Singletary is a strong-willed man, a trait that served him well as a player. It has not always worked for him as a coach, though. When he fired Mike Martz and looked for his replacement at offensive coordinator, some candidates were unwilling to work for him. Jimmy Raye got the job because he was the last man standing. Read More
This was a tough week to be a team struggling in the NFL.
There’s no way Thanksgiving turkey tasted any good to the coaches, general managers or executives living in Cleveland, Washington, Denver or, yes, even Pittsburgh.
And while there had to be a bout or two of indigestion among the 49ers coaching staff, the bird on the Yorks’ table may have been the toughest to swallow. Read More
Wow, has it been a year already?
The 49ers under head coach Mike Singletary technically enter their second year together with this afternoon’s game against the Tennessee Titans. In their first 16 games under Singletary, the 49ers have earned the right to claim they are a legitimate NFL team, compiling an 8-8 record since the head coach took over. Read More
Before anointing Alex Smith the 49ers’ savior, take a deep breath and look again at a videotape of last week’s game against the Texans. The next 49ers star is there — it just wasn’t Smith.
Sure, coming off the bench, after the 49ers had been outscored 66-10 over the previous six quarters, Smith did a nice job. He moved the team, threw three touchdown passes and generally looked like he belonged in charge of the 49ers huddle. Read More
Hey 49ers fans, here’s a ghoulish thought for your Halloween weekend: No matter who plays quarterback at Indianapolis on Sunday, San Francisco is likely headed for a third straight loss. Read More
Unfinished business. That was Alex Smith’s explanation for returning to the 49ers last spring when logic dictated he take his battered psyche and repaired arm to another franchise.
“It was important,” said Smith. “I felt like I had unfinished business here.”
Business he barely had a chance to start. Business which none of us ever believed he would get the opportunity to complete.
And now business that would make his story enthralling. Read More
The 49ers lost the game in Houston but they found the quarterback they need to fuel a playoff run.
Alex Smith came on in the second half on Sunday to throw three touchdown passes and nearly bring the 49ers back from a 21-0 deficit. Smith’s superior athletic ability, both passing and running, gives the 49ers a much better chance than Shaun Hill can with his limited physical skills. Read More