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Teddy Football: Week 17

Posted by Scott Kegley on December 31, 2010 – 12:10 PM

It’s time for our last episode of the season, so make sure you send in plenty of questions for 49ers broadcaster Ted Robinson.  I’ll pick a few and Ted will give his answers before the 49ers season finale against the Arizona Cardinals.  Submit your question in the comments section of this blog, or send them to us on Twitter.

In case you missed an episode, you can listen to all of them on our “Teddy Football” page on 49ers.com.

Doug, thank you for sending in questions all year! This is the last week though, so I expect nothing but the best.

I will also be joined by a special guest this week as Taylor Price has a few questions of his own.

The season may not have gone as hoped, but I’d like to thank everyone for writing in all season long.  Let me know what you’ve thought of these segments as well as any other ideas you have for 49ers.com in 2011. Have a great New Years!

UPDATE: Listen to our interview – Teddy Football – Week 17


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28 Responses to “Teddy Football: Week 17”

  1. By Eric Honeyman on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    What are the chances of getting John Grueden next year?

  2. By DOUG HOLZKAMP on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Teddy,Scott and Taylor!!
    Here we are at the end of the 2010 season. What an absolute let down for the 49er faithful!! Our expectations were huge at the beginning of the season because we all thought we were building on something from last year! The same coach, the same quarterback in the same system with offensive weapons all around him!!! We improved the offensive line with first round draft picks and our defense was solid as ever!! Teddy obviously there is no one single problem to fix we all know that. This organization has had since 2002 the last time they made the play offs to build and fix this team and to at least have a winning record. Ted I ask you why do you think the 49ers with all the talented coaches and players they have had over the years still have not brought back the glory and tradition of winning to the 49ersand its faithful fans who are tired of living in the past?

  3. By Josh Robinson on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Guys,
    I wanted to know who you think the front runners are for the head coach spot? Any chance Bill Cowher comes to the west coast? Also what in the world are we gonna do about a QB? No question Alex Smith and David Carr should both go, I’m not sure if Troy is the answer though. Any chance that Philly is letting Mike Vick go after his contracts up?

  4. By Mike Pierson on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, what do you think of this John Skelton kid? I really think if he had been playing all season long the Cardinals would have wrapped up the division already. Any chance we can trade you Derek Anderson for Vernon Davis? LOL

  5. By JOSE SANDOVAL on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    I feel that the way we where going buy winning some games we had a chance to go to the playoffs but quaterbacks problems but we can have a good team that we have and a good line to protect the QB hope that next year we have a strong team and a QB that will do good. I hope that we start troy smith i think he can do better job then Alex he needs to read the players and read the plays more better he needs to practice more often and leave troy play more games we have a talent team and we have a good chance to win another SUPERBOWL. THIS SUNDAY is the last game and a new year win but we still need to find a coach that will do his job right not buy changing qb ever 3rd quater or ever half time i has a niner fan i still beleave in my team that we will have 6 trophy in 2011 comeing season

  6. By Jesse V on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hello ,

    I had looked forward to this season but alas we are here in week 17 in the losing season column again. There were so much expectation on the Niner’s to be the team to beat before the season started, so my first question is could it possibly be that those expectations put a lot of pressure on the team and the coaches?
    My second question is, With the talent that we have on both sides of the ball, I am wondering what type of coach and what type of offense and defense would best suit the Niners? I hear a lot of my friends and family say we are a West Coast offense type of team, but in my mind the game has changed since Bill Walsh and is ever evolving. So would it be wrong to say that I feel we don’t have an Identity (Offensively in particular)?

  7. By bob on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    we need a better secondary, clements lost speed,spencer sucks and theres no one else to compliment an aging clements….thats sad…and i think our team was the best team in the nfl that had the worst record…and in my opinion it was due to injuries… our offensive line got banged up and i noticed we have no depth baas didnt do a very good job…sims is unbelievably slow…no footwork at all… and wragge…same thing,and i guess its safe to say anthony davis was a bust due to all of the penalties and once again bad footwork…my question is are we gonna give the o-line another look for the draft…or are we gonna try to work on with what we got?

  8. By yoyo on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Please start Taylor mays

  9. By mac dre on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. Jed York:

    think about maybe interviewing Eric DeCosta from the ravens front staff.. i like trent balke too

  10. By Galo Guerrero on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. Jed York

    I hope you are doing all right with all the happenings, but, as the saying goes, “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stonger.” Now to save our team, and to save all the agony of 16 years, I am going to quote Mr. DeBartolo, “You go out and hire the obsolute very best coaches and let them work.” And remember not to cut costs when searching for results.

    Remember Coach Grueden who wants a very good quarterback and very good protection for that quarterback. Another coach with excellent credentials, like Coach Cowher, should be studied carefuly.

    As far as quarterbacks go, for the time being, we need to look at Vince Young and Donovan McNabb.Either may be a backbone solution for a few years to come but we have to also look thoroughly to and anticipate the draft so that we get the obsolute best quarterback for the future. And we can’t ignore the other positions like corners! ! !

  11. By JR Baca from New Mexico on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hay Ted, hope you & your family have a great 2011. What do you think the chances are of getting Coach Tony Dungey as our head coach? Don’t you agree that with true leadership Alex could become a great QB for our team?

  12. By DZ in SD on Dec 31, 2010 | Reply

    Long and short of it is the Niners may have had high expectations, yet they should! The talent on this team is really good, The defense to me was never the issue, you can’t leave a defense on the field for as long as they were put in that position, time and time again and win anything. Except for a few break downs the defense was not to blame they played consistent hard defensive football game after game..

    The offense on the other hand! Was offensive. In my personnel opinion, Singletary was the one outdated in his philosophy, of what an offense should be, too many times it seemed the intent of score and hang on to win.. He showed absolute no confidence in them to go out and just kick butt from both sides of the ball..His choosing of a coordinator ( Jimmy Raye ) was also his eventual undoing… Why is the only question that I have to ask. Why would you choose someone who had not been in football in 6 years and really had no great glowing credits to his name… A nice man he was! An intelligent and good teacher maybe! Yet does that translate onto the field or from the booth.. It is unfortunate that Mikes greatest strength was his greatest weakness willful, stubborn, determined. It was sad watching Mike argue with Troy Smith finally losing control of the team pulling one guy for another,.Having played myself when a team doesn’t believe in their leadership\Head coach they don’t play the same. Somewhere he lost their faith in his vision.. He lost mine somewhere in the season, not sure if it was any one thing, but there were a lot of miscues. Starting 2 rookie offensive lineman doesn’t help, although they are good and will be better next year, they had a learning curve and Alex Smith payed the price early in the season. There again is confusion Alex Boone is a beast and in his second year and did every thing asked of him, how does that make sense not to let him at least take over when Anthony Davis struggled? Instead of competing for the division the season was reduced to a rebuilding year, these things led to his losing the reigns.

    There is a great team waiting to emerge, the changes are not that many, the right leadership is what is needed now who do you see as the perfect fit as coach? Gruden? In any case the good news is we get another really great draft pick and it could be the one that gets us over the hump

  13. By Alex Trent on Jan 1, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Ted,

    What do you think the qb and coach situation is going to look like next year? And do you think signing an extension for Alex Smith is just “fools gold”?

  14. By Hermie on Jan 1, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Guys…It would seem that Jed is leaning toward Baalke as the GM. Some sports talk mention that it may be hard for the 49ers to get a first tier H.C. (e.g., Gruden, Cowher, Billick, Dungy) if the GM is hired from within (i.e. Baalke). What is your take on this? Also, it is said Baalke’s a workaholic, but do you think his inexperience in this position will hurt us…in that it may take longer to get out of this vicious losing cycle?

  15. By Holistic Medicine on Jan 1, 2011 | Reply

    I’d really like us to get someone like Lombardi for GM, and draft Luck, and hire Steve Young to coach Luck. Also, get a veteran QB to help break in Luck and help us win the division outright in 2011!

  16. By DOUG HOLZKAMP on Jan 1, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Teddy, Scott and Taylor!
    Ted I guess this is our swan song. What will you replace me with after church and Starbucks? And you Scott Teddies right hand man, now you must fill the spot after “death and taxes”? We had an incredible run but now we must go back to the simple life. Ted I ask you what is more important for the 49ers to ever become a winning team again, great coaching or a franchise quarterback? Ted also when looking for the right coach do you think it is more important the 49ers go after a big name proven coach or somebody who has paid his dues working through the ranks and has shown the talent to take the next step as a head coach? Teddy lots of rumbling about coach Harbough possibly comming to the 49ers. Do you think he would be a better fit in Carolina where he could guarantee the quarterback Andrew Luck?

  17. By DOUG HOLZKAMP on Jan 1, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Teddy, Scott and Taylor!

    MY 2010 49ERS.COM SUGGESTIONS!
    1. Have a “ASK YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER” blog spot like Teddys!
    2. Create a music cd of the players pre game motivational music it will sell like “hot cakes” to 49er faithful!
    3. Create and publish the 49ers player recipies from thier home towns or mamas!
    4. Create a “Tell MR YORK” blog spot to voice constructive views from 49er faithful! and have him respond to us via written or recorded audio!
    5. Let fans help design a “futuristic uniform” to be worn at one game this year!
    6. Have a “tail Gater of the Week” contest sponsered by BBQ’s Galore!

  18. By DOUG HOLZKAMP on Jan 1, 2011 | Reply

    7. Have West Coast Customs do a 2011 Toyota Tundra 49ers edition to be raffled off to a lucky fan!
    8. Have terminology lessons from Gary Plummer teaching us “21 personel” and so on!
    9. Let a lucky fan do a interview with a player.
    10. Name Doug Holzkamp the first winner of “the Ted Robinson Award” for most inspirational 49er faithful!

  19. By JOSE SANDOVAL on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    clements needs to start reading the playes better he needs to do better for next season 2011 needs to better if he wants to keep his position we need a to practice by having a better line to protect the qb so he can do his job better and more wins from last year TROY SMITH CAN BE THE KEY TO THE TEAM AND HAVE A BETTER SEASON IN 2011 AND HAVE ALEX AS A SECONDRY QB OR HAVE DAVID CARR START GETTING IN SHAPE FOR THIS SEASON AND MAYBE HE CAN DO SOME PRESEASON GAMES

  20. By JOSE SANDOVAL on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    TO JED YORK
    INTE

  21. By JOSE SANDOVAL on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    TO JED YORK
    INTERVIEW SOME COACHES THAT HAVE ENOUGH EXPERINCE TO COACH A 5TIME SUPERBOWL WLIEVE THAT WINNERS NOT JUST A COACH I BELIEVE THAT JIM CAN DO THE JOB TO BUT U NEED TO FIND A COACH THAT IS WILLING TO DO HIS JOB RIGHT MIKE HE IS A GOOD COACH BUT ALL THE YELLING HE DID LAST YEAR TO TROY WAS NOT GOOD I DONT KNOW WHY HE PUT IN ALEX I WOULD OF KEEPT TROY IN FOR THE HOLE GAME

  22. By george on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Poor coaching, lousy leadership (QB) on offense, and total team breakdown. Bad decisions from game 1! The only thing i enjoyed watching was Frank Gore. The defense cant do it all. As a long time 49er fan it was painful to watch football this year. There is a lot of great, young talent on this team and we the fans expected more. I was once a very proud 49er fan. :(

  23. By PETERD on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    so gerorge, what was your question for teddy?

  24. By jesse on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Hello Ted, the draft will be here soon and you’re the GM. Do you draft with what you need or do you go with the best talent on the board knowing full well its away from whats needed?

  25. By Brian W on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    What are the chances the Niners keep Alex Smith? I don’t think he did that bad with what he had. He obviously didn’t do great but given some of the close losses, things could have been totally different. If they aren’t going to keep Smith, what do you think about Locker out of UW? I think he could be a great find over Luck out of Stanford. Lockers a bigger threat in MY opinion. He just played for a crap team but he has speed and strength. I think he could be a bigger version of Steve Young.

  26. By larry moore on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    to owner , i think in past great 49 teams , there was a lot of details that was taught that havent been taught in years , the details in fundmentails and setting up offence to fit players you all retty have that fits your strongest points thats where the west cost offence came from using joe montanas strenghts, so on .. you need to hire past hall of fame 49rs players like steve young to teach quarterbacks and he knows offence , and bart oates former center for 49s and giants super bowl winner,and a good deffence player that was a lineman hall of faimer that knows deffence and how to teach fundmentails and coverage of recivers rod woodson old steeler to coach or teach in training camp , i would love to see phil simms or joe thiesman check out how the know the gave listen to the broadcast on tv they know how to teach to win and fundmentails { hint s !}

  27. By larry moore on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    ask former players to come in at training camp time to help teach players and teach what they use to to get advantages on the feild , and help team get back to old glory days.ask joe montana , steve young , and bart oats roger craig , jerry rice to check out trainning camp and give there thoughts and see what s not beeing taught that should be hints that can make the differance in winning and loosing.

  28. By larry moore on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    the differance is details and fundmentails in details to get the advantages on the feild thats lacking , and every one knowing there respondabiltise on offence and deffence and blocking skeems and line man need ing fundmentails on blocking and deffence puging up every gap so on deffece back using tight coverage and using recivers reaching for ball or turnning there heads and eyes getting big you know to key off and int or bat the ball down so on and teaching on the side lines thats not happing now show and teaching lineman recivers and middle line backers so on and quarterback coaching on side lines , and you usedto use a martsual arts guy to train palyers hand to hand contact using the bodies pressure points to hit to slow down opposing play down.

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