NFL coaching has changed enormously since Bill Walsh started the run of 49ers Super Bowl championships and the ability of the 49ers coaching staff to adapt to the changes has been a big factor in their success.
Walsh was his own offensive coordinator, running an offense that was unique in the NFL when he started. Similarly, George Seifert, who became defensive coordinator in 1983, made all the calls on defense. Read More
Freddie Solomon, who died Monday of cancer, should have been the receiver who made the most dramatic catch in 49ers history, but the fates decreed otherwise, so it is Dwight Clark who is remembered. Read More
Brothers Jim and John Harbaugh go head to head in the first NFL game with sibling head coaches on each side of the field. The brothers have always liked to compete, and it can’t get much better than this. Read More
Vic Fangio, the 49ers defensive coordinator, said last week that he hasn’t seen another NFL team running Bill Walsh’s offense. He’s right, despite all the talk about the West Coast offense. And, the 49ers under Jim Harbaugh don’t run it, either. Read More
Quarterbacks at all playing levels from across the country share one phone number on their speed-dials.
Tom Martinez is busy fielding calls from quarterbacks who need help with their throwing mechanics as the football season progresses.
Among the group of 15-20 quarterbacks that regularly call Martinez are a couple of Serra High School graduates. Read More
Bill Walsh and John Madden highlight the first College of San Mateo Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted tonight on campus.
In honor of the 90-year history of its program, CSM athletics will host a ribbon-cutting dedication for its Hall of Fame Plaza, followed by the induction ceremony dinner.
A total of 16 players and coaches will be inducted.
Walsh and Madden are two of the four football players being inducted holding Read More
Former players Bill Walsh, John Madden, Bill Ring and Neal Dahlen highlight the College of San Mateo’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame class.
The induction ceremony honoring 16 inductees will be held Sept. 23.
San Mateo’s long football coaching tradition will be celebrated by the induction of coaches Murius McFadden, Herb Hudson, Bill Dickey, Ted Tollner, and Tom Martinez. Read More
Enough already about this Aaron Rodgers-Alex Smith-oh-what-could’ve been debate.
There’s just as good a chance the 49ers would’ve ruined Rodgers just like they’ve damaged Smith. Six years of offensive coordinator musical chairs. The pressure to win games the 49ers had no chance to win.
Who’s to say how it would have unfolded for Rodgers? Read More
The confidence borders on arrogance, which is acceptable. “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up,” Muhammad Ali told us. And if what Jim Harbaugh offered in his comments isn’t bragging, it’s not distant. Now we find out if indeed he can back it up.
The choice of Harbaugh as the new 49ers coach seems perfect. The Niners, once the elite franchise in pro football, have been a shambles, almost an embarrassment for eight seasons. Read More
It was all about the past. And the future. The celebration was for what had been, Jerry Rice, Eddie DeBartolo, the Team of the ’80s.
The thoughts were for what might be, a renaissance of the 49ers.
No, never will be there be another Rice, with his flair, his hands, his 1,549 receptions. Or another Niner dynasty. Read More