The 49ers Faithful celebrated Father’s Day this weekend and shared their favorite photos of their #NinerDads on Twitter. Check out @49ers to see some of the best pictures submitted on Sunday.
The holiday also held a special meaning for sixth-year CB Tarell Brown, who lost his father to a heart attack shortly before being drafted by the 49ers in 2007. Brown spoke to Nate Kuester of National Football Authority recently and spoke about the strong relationship Brown had with his late father, who inspired him to play football at a young age.
Things are a bit quieter now around 49ers headquarters with the conclusion of veteran minicamp, but 49ers.com has you covered with a wrap up of the last team-wide action until training camp. Those headlines — plus a trip down memory lane with Joe Montana and Steve Young — can be found after the jump.
Daniel Brown of the Bay Area News Group was on hand last week as Joe Montana, Steve Young, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Jim Plunkett supported a Harris Barton and UCSF fundraiser toward causes like brain tumor research. At the fundraiser dinner, Montana, Young and the other quarterbacks shared their favorite Super Bowl Memories. Brown: “Montana and Brady eventually did settle on a favorite Super Bowl moment. So did Aaron Rodgers and Jim Plunkett. All of them shared stories of their worst losses, too, and told tales of obstacles and perseverance — and they kept on talking for the better part of an hour.”
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com also attended the event and spoke to the group of talented signal-callers. Maiocco: “Montana and Young, members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and competitive teammates, were seated next to one another on stage. Prior to the event, they spoke comfortably to one another and mingled with guests.”
Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle watched a minicamp session with former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci last week and recently hosted him on the air for KNBR. Lynch and Mariucci came away impressed from the practices, which were very intense in Lynch’s estimation. Lynch: “The offense sported many different looks and it all went off with hardly a glitch. Players moved in and out of the huddle smoothly and everyone seemed to know what they were doing. The 49ers also went through a number of different special teams’ situations almost daily.”
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee also offered up five notable observations from last week’s veteran minicamp. Barrows: “Overall this spring – counting OTAs and minicamps – the two biggest standouts may have been a pair of newcomers, Randy Moss and cornerback Perrish Cox.”
Mike Sando of ESPN.com also weighed in on the 49ers offseason and said Randy Moss made a positive first impression with his new team. Sando: “49ers safety Donte Whitner played against Moss for four seasons in the AFC East. Whitner sees Moss as highly motivated and still possessing sufficient physical abilities.”
Sando also spoke to Whitner about his pick for the 49ers breakout player in 2012. Sando: “The San Francisco 49ers’ Ahmad Brooks has probably played too long for anyone to consider him in the same vein, but his name came up first when I recently asked veteran safety Donte Whitner which teammate was ‘primed for a big jump’ in 2012.”
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Colin Kaepernick’s brother offered this picture of his #NinerDad on Father’s Day.
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