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Jed York Visits with Fans

Posted by Taylor Price on August 28, 2011 – 5:52 PM

The President and CEO of the San Francisco 49ers is no stranger to sitting in the stands of Candlestick Park. In fact, Jed York grew up watching the 49ers right along with an enthusiastic fan base.

And just like old times, York was supporting his favorite team from the stands Saturday night, watching the 49ers-Texans game along with his wife. It was an important gesture for York to make as he wanted to personally communicate with the 49ers Faithful and alleviate any concerns they might have with fan safety.

“I believe in the safeness of (Candlestick) and that this is a fan-friendly environment,” York later said during a visit with Tim Ryan and Dennis O’Donnell of the 49ers preseason broadcast team.

“It’s one thing to say your stadium is safe and you want to up your security,” York said, “but it’s another thing to sit out there with your wife and show that it is safe.”

York, who wore a red 49ers pullover, enjoyed spending time with 49ers fans during the first half of Saturday’s third preseason game. He especially appreciated the passion of the team’s Faithful fans and was happy to pose for photos, one of which was with a young boy attending his first 49ers game.

“I want everyone to understand that last week was an anomaly,” York emphatically said to Ryan and O’Donnell when discussing the unfortunate violence that escalated from the 49ers game against the Oakland Raiders.

Local media outlets described Saturday’s security scene inside the stadium and its surrounding parking lots. Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News wrote, “Civility and respect did rule during the 49ers preseason game against the Houston Texans.” Outlets as far as Tallahassee, Fl., covered York’s presence in the stands, too.

Perhaps the highest praise came from NFL Security Chief Jeff Miller, who commended the 49ers and the San Francisco Police Department for having a strong history of providing excellent support.

“What you see here today is a result of a lot of hard work and caring from a talented group of professionals from the San Francisco Police Department and the 49ers organization,” Miller said. “It’s also important to remember that what happened last week is not a reflection of 49ers or NFL fans.”

The 49ers commitment to fan safety will continue to be acknowledged this week when York visits with a number of media outlets on Monday. At 8 a.m. he’ll be on with the KNBR Morning Show, followed by a 12:30 p.m. appearance on Sirius/XM NFL Radio and a 5 p.m. visit with CSN Bay Area’s Chronicle Live.

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15 Responses to “Jed York Visits with Fans”

  1. By Clinton Turner on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    What is going on with the lack of trying to go out and improve our offense? Edwards was a great move but hell we lost some good players!!! I ve been a die hard Niner fan since 1989 but really upset on how the movement and situation of this team… I dont care about the preseason!!! But it seems as if it will be a tough year!!!

  2. By stew on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    been a 49er fan since jon brodie yrs. don’t understand why we are not getting a quality qtbk. just watched the houston game and we are in big trouble go after someone like carson palmer and develop the kid but please don’t scrap the season

  3. By Ryan Semmelmeyer on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    He better bring his check book because the 49ers are a joke. Alex Smith is the first problem the next is nice offensive line… Yorks brought the 49ers into losing, congrats!

  4. By Jonny on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    All of the whining really needs to stop. It will take time for Harbaugh to build a winner. Does anyone remember Bill Walsh’s first year? 2-14! Second year? 6-10! Have some patience folks…if not, go cheer for another team. And by the way, it’s not the Yorks fault this team is how it is. I guess no blame goes to Donahue (chosen by Walsh) or Eddie D (getting in trouble in the first place). As a season ticket holder I have a hard time being patient too, but I like what Jed is doing so far…let’s give it some time.

  5. By C. J. on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Welcome to the preseason boys. This is the time to learn and try. You also have to envision the future of the 49ers. There’s been a lot of heartache in recent years, but you cannot expect all of those problems to be solved with the drop of a hat. York hired Baalke to run the team, and he is doing an phenomenal job of it. There are going to be growing pains, new faculty, new offense, etc.

    Also, let it be known, Alex Smith is an NFL quarterback. He does have problems, but you cannot unlearn bad coaching, and abuse taken from a pitiful offensive line in 3 preseason games. Give him some protection, and he will perform.

    Lastly, there was a lock out. So even if we wanted to trade for Carson Palmer… we couldn’t when it was time to do so.

  6. By Eric on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    How about upgrading some positions, like offense line? This offense is pathetic. Sign some dang players man. Spend some money

  7. By JasoXFlash on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I think the problem now is the protection of the QB. Joe Cool or even Steve Young couldn’t do anything anyway. Alex n’ Colin had no time at all. I think Alex can take us to the playoff now that we have a real coach. He needs 3 seconds or more in the pocket.

    High hope this year… Go Niners…..Division….

  8. By sfninerfan on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    I Love this team been a true niner since 79 Im tired of loosing .Enough Alex Smith already we are the looking horrible out there this is gonna be a long season.

  9. By Lovemymelba on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Looking at all the negative comments here, it is no wonder other fans call us 49er fans 40winers!! I too do not want my team to lose but be realistic. It took Bill Walsh 2 losing seasons and then the next season he brought us to the promise land. Just be patient and give Harbaugh a chance to prove himself like Walsh did! Have some faith!!!!

    GO NINERS!!!!

  10. By ben hernandez on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    We have the talent on defense and offense to win some games,
    but we have to put up points whenever we get turnovers.Our defense can;t
    be on the field for too long a time.come on offense!!!

  11. By gary on Aug 30, 2011 | Reply

    I ve been a49er fan forover 40yrs seen bad then good and now bad. Give JH time to get things on the right
    track. Remeber BW didn’t do so hot his 1st yr. Also
    remeber that last yr we were 4-0 in preseason and look
    at what that got us. KEEP THE FAITH

  12. By vader1979 on Aug 30, 2011 | Reply

    im a 31 year old life long niner fan, im not bashing us but we have the most talent in our division by far, but year after year they hype us up and then fail to deliver. im just sick of the excuses time to deliver , there is way to much talent to suck every effin year ……….. anyways GO NINERS!!!!!

  13. By Keith Wood on Aug 30, 2011 | Reply

    should have picked up Donavan McNabb instead of working so hard to get Smith back. McNabb would have given us a starter at least so the season wouldn’t be scrapped, and then we could have looked for a QB to groom and grow up with Harbough’s system, but nooooo. Oh well, regardless it is going to be a couple of years until they get Harbough’s system down. What I would like to see is the system kept, even if Greg Roman or Vic go off to be head coaches, make the new incoming coordinator learn and use the already installed system, so that group of players don’t have to learn it all over again. With the Patroits, Colts, Steeler… it doesn’t matter who goes and how they bring in coach/coordinator wise, because it is still the same system of Bellicheck’s and the new coordinator learns to use it. Just a thought anyway.

  14. By Sparky on Sep 1, 2011 | Reply

    I dont see the 9ers wining one game this year. I think I will go fising on Sundays

  15. By rick on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    Manning is free to go look at other teams,I don’t see how the Niners can not be interested. Alex Smith Is not a Quarterback that can or will ever take us to the Super bowl.He lacks the ability to throw the long ball down the field.He breaks down in the pocket and he is only given plays that he knows he can complete.The News said that because they wanted to put a tag on Alex Smith,they were not interested in Manning.That really blows my mind.The NFL is about having a winning team.Harbaugh should stop having his friendship with Alex cloud his judgement and start thinking about what is good for the team and what direction it should be going.I’m all about friendships, but this is also and most of all about business.

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