February 2008

Saturday Niners Thoughts

Pro Football Weekly’s Mike Wilkening has an interesting article discussing the relationship between Mike Nolan and Scott McCloughan. As Wilkening mentions in the article, the Niners have some very talented players (Gore, Vernon, Lawson, Willis)…


Friday Forty-Niner Links and News

Niner Insider Kevin Lynch had a great article today on why the 49ers don’t play a consistent 3-4 defense… Jerry Rice has been tutoring Cal wide receiver DeSean Jackson in preparation for this week’s NFL…


Niners May Make a Run at DE Justin Smith

With Bengals DE Justin Smith set to hit the free agent market, there will be a number of teams looking to acquire his services.  The Bengals will likely lose Smith after they put the franchise…


49’ers Release Linebacker Derek Smith

In a move that was not a surprise based on his role on the team, the Niners on Tuesday said “so long” to linebacker Derek Smith.  The role that Smith played in the past had…


49’ers hire second offensive line coach

Perhaps two is better than one. That’s the philosophy the 49ers are taking as they hired former Ravens offensive line coach Chris Foerster as their offensive line co-coach on Friday, as reported by the the…


Martz Sets the Tone

Dennis Georgatos had a story in the San Jose Mercury News today about Mike Martz’s vision for the 49ers heading into the off-season. The new offensive coordinator explained that he couldn’t care less about Alex…


49ers Raise Ticket Prices

                     The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that season-ticket prices will again rise; most season-ticket holders should receive the new ticket plans in the mail either on Friday or Saturday.  Despite the ticket price increases,…


Competition for the 49’ers Stadium Begins

The competition for the new 49ers stadium has begun. Santa Clara, the 49ers rumored destination for years, will ask voters in November to approve $136 million to be spent towards a new stadium, according to…


Forty-Niners News and Notes

Former 49ers defensive end Fred Dean was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame on Saturday. He will be inducted with the rest of the Class of 2008 in August in Canton, Ohio. Nancy Gay…


QB Hill Signs a Three-Year Contract

Let the QB competition in San Fran begin.  The Niners have come to terms on a three-year deal for QB Shaun Hill, who came on scene late in the season for San Fran and won…