San Francisco 49ers
While the Super Bowl combatants will be decided this Sunday, this is the hiring season in the NFL. Here’s a look at the strengths of those who have either filled positions or are likely to soon.
New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
Rex Ryan is still a hot commodity, despite missing the playoffs for four straight years with the Jets.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
New England’s star quarterback has given his team a little more flexibility in spending.
Ending weeks of speculation, Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh as its coach Tuesday in hopes that its former star quarterback will lead the Wolverines back to national prominence.
The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
As the 49ers look back on this season, it will not be positive. The team almost had a losing record, and missed the playoffs after 3 straight NFC Championship games. However, the teams awful season has to do with injuries than anything else, and a problem that shouldn’t haunt them next season.
New England’s offensive coordinator says he’s happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
The San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but after three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are out. They have the opportunity to play the spoiler for the Chargers, but what has happened to them this year? CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein spoke on this weekend’s west coast game and looks at what has gone wrong and right.
If the Jets want Jim Harbaugh they better say some prayers for the next 10 or so days and then get cracking.
Niners general manager Trent Baalke says he informed McDonald and his agent by phone at 11:30 a.m. PST that the defender is “terminated.”
We’ll find out once and for all how Johnny Football translates as an NFL quarterback, but I’ll tell you one thing: he can’t be any worse than Brian Hoyer!
Maybe it’s time the San Francisco 49ers look behind them and not toward the top of the NFC West.
The situation in San Francisco is getting downright ugly.