And the passing with Alex Smith is good enough. I mean it’s not a great passing game, but it’s good enough to get some first downs, keep the ball moving, you know, do all those things. So it’s put together differently from a West Coast-coached team, but there is a model for that. Remember the Baltimore Ravens and, like I said, the Chicago Bears.”
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers was one of three NFL quarterbacks who threw for more than 400 yards without an interception Sunday. “They’re saying now that Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL, and I’m starting to lean that way myself,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
“It’s easy to say would you put Steve Young in there,” John said. But the picks are limited to four, and adding one means removing another. “I’d put Steve Young in there. I may put guys like Hugh McElhenney in there. I may put a guy like Joe Perry in there. I may put a guy like John Henry Johnson from that million dollar backfield (in there). I may throw a Y.A. Tittle in there. Those were guys that were really a big part of the 49ers also, although in a different era. They’re all in the Hall of Fame too.”
The man who helped guide the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories thinks the team is primed to bring home yet another Lombardi trophy.
John Madden remembers the great 49ers wide receiver as a happy guy who always had a bounce in his step. Freddie Solomon, the former Miami Dolphins and 49ers wide receiver who became known as “Fabulous Freddie” and committed himself to community service died this week at the age of 59.
Some of the greatest legends of the old football era – Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Dwight Clark, and Roger Craig – came together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 49ers’ biggest play: ‘The Catch.’
The Niners have re-emerged as the football authority Bay Area natives remember well, and are already flying high in the playoffs—it’s time to stand up, cheer loud, and have a few cold beverages while screaming for our crimson and gold NFC West Champs.
Not since Bill Walsh has a coach been the face of the San Francisco 49ers franchise. But this isn’t Alex Smith’s team or Patrick Willis’ team, or Frank Gore’s team. This is Jim Harbaugh’s team and they’re all drinking his Cool Aid.
The St. Louis Rams have filed a complaint with the NFL accusing the New York Giants of faking injuries to slow down the Rams no-huddle offense Monday night.