Season ticket holders have begun putting their personal seat licenses – the price you have to pay for the right to buy season tickets – on sale on the secondary market, and many of the listings are actually below the original price paid before the 2014 season.
49er fans are none too happy with the off-season upheaval in Santa Clara, and they’ve clearly found a target for their anger CEO Jed York. Now, one man says he’s making it his personal mission to see that York is kicked out of the 49er Empire.
They are looking to raise funds for a billboard that would demand the resignation of CEO Jed York and bring community ownership to the 49ers.
Former Baltimore Raven Torrey Smith is coming to San Francisco to fill in the void by the expected departure of free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
On Sunday news broke that the longtime 49ers running back would be headed to Philadelphia on a three year deal. But as of Tuesday morning, the day NFL free agents can actually sign new deals – Gore had a new likely destination, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter.
Patrick Willis, the man considered the heart and soul of the San Francisco 49ers defensive unit announced his retirement from football Tuesday with an emotional speech where he spoke of the challenges to stayng healthy and his happiness of looking forward the next chapter in his life.
The Coach talks about NFL free-trade talk that goes before players are signed, the trade rumors of 49er QB Colin Kaepernick, the signing of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and loss of Frank Gore.
Mark Purdy suggested in this morning’s San Jose Mercury-News that yesterday might go down as the worst day in 49ers’ history, unless today is even worse. At least when it comes down to off-the-field news, he might be right. Free agents Gore, Crabtree, Iupati and Skuta are gone, or presumed gone (hours before the free agent signing period begins); Patrick Willis confirmed that he’s retiring, amid an NBC report that Justin Smith will do the same; and Santa Clara police confirmed Bruce Miller was arrested last week on a domestic violence charge.
Forty Niner fans everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE, are wondering what in the world is going on down in Santa Clara. One year ago the stadium was nearing completion, the 49ers were Super Bowl favorites and the only concern was where season ticket holders would set up their tailgate.
When Frank Gore arrived the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season and there was no real reason for hope among the 49er faithful. Gore’s consistent performances provided that that hope on offense. A few years later the addition of Patrick Willis gave the defense a stout, punishing identity. The duo helped tick the win-loss record higher until Jim Harbaugh arrived to put all the pieces together. It’s clear now that any future success for the franchise will come without any of them.