Brian Finneran said he can barely remember what he had for lunch yesterday, so of course the Falcons wide receiver will be a little shaky when asked to conjure up seven-year-old memories.
But still, Finneran recalls when 49ers new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson was Atlanta’s play caller for the final two games of the 2003 season. The details are a little fuzzy, but Finneran said Johnson was a “competitor” who has an “aggressive kind of mindset.”
“He’ll find a way to match his guys up where he wants them so they can try to make some plays against us,” Finneran said in his Wednesday conference call with the Bay Area media. “The No. 1 thing is he is just a competitor and he loves to win.”
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Gold Rush cheerleader Megan can be seen making a cameo in a recent commercial promoting DIRECTV’s Red Zone channel. The first-year member of the squad offered this write up on her experience in making the TV spot:
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Mike Singletary said he made the difficult decision of replacing Jimmy Raye as offensive coordinator after a night-long film review session following his team’s 31-10 loss in Kansas City.
“I came back here and basically spent the night here looking at the film,” Singletary said of his decision to elevate quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson to coordinator and promote offensive assistant Jason Michael to quarterbacks coach.
It was admittedly a difficult decision for the 49ers head coach, but one he felt was necessary after his team had begun the season 0-3 and is currently sitting in last place in the NFC West.
Tags: Alex Smith, Frank Gore, Mike Johnson, Vernon Davis
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We just arrived at the press box at the new Arrowhead Stadium. At first, Taylor Price, Rod Brooks and I were given directions to the old press box which was converted into suites.
Earlier in the week, the forecast called for rain today, but as of this morning, it looks like it should be a good day for football.
Stay tuned to the blog and follow us on Twitter for updates from today’s game.
We continued our weekly “Teddy Football” with Ted Robinson and you can listen to the Q&A by clicking here.
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On the night of Monday, Nov. 15, Alex Smith, Patrick Willis and a host of current and former 49ers will serve as celebrity waiters in a special charity event at Morton’s Steakhouse in San Jose.
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Have a 49ers question for team broadcaster Ted Robinson? Leave it in the comments section of this blog post or on our official Twitter page and it could be selected in our weekly “Teddy Football Q&A.” Robinson will answer your questions prior to the 49ers road contest against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Building a good football team is a process. It takes time.
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley knows this, and although his team is 2-0 this season, he said that process is far from complete.
And when he looks across the NFL at where other teams are in that process, one of the teams he believes he’s chasing is the 49ers.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have signed LB Bruce Davis to the practice squad. Davis attended training camp with the team and had been on the practice squad in week one only to be released following the game.
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Before Mike Singletary could highlight the positives (offensive line, Alex Smith, Frank Gore) and explain the negatives of Monday night’s game (four turnovers and a safety); he thanked the 49ers Faithful first.
“It was great to see the fans excited for the game,” Singletary said in his opening comments. “They were effective with the loud noise they made.
“They gave us energy.”
Singletary also praised the contributions of many of last night’s key participants, most notably, his coordinators, his quarterback and his offensive line.
Tags: Alex Smith, Chilo Rachal, David Baas, Eric Heitmann, Frank Gore
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The 49ers fell to 0-2 on the season in heartbreaking fashion as Garrett Hartley hit a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the Saints a 25-22 win. Instead of saying that his team should have won this game, Mike Singletary focused on the turnovers that proved to be crucial.
Here’s instant analysis from the game.
Tags: Alex Smith, Frank Gore, Josh Morgan, Vernon Davis
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