In With the Old, Out With the New . . .


In a move that I sincerely like, the 49ers are reconnecting with their storied past. Whether it’s Jed, St. Jim, Denise, Dr. Dork himself, or Baalke’s bastards, the push for the last 10-12 years has been to disavow, if not completely erase, the accomplishments of Eddie D and the teams he developed into five-time Super Bowl champions.

One of John Lynch’s first moves was to re-establish links with the past greats. Jerry Rice has been to plenty of practices, and has even suited up. Steve Young came to camp last year, with Jerry Rice in tow, Charles Haley is a constant visitor. They’ve had numerous tributes and days for Dwight Clark, and just last weekend, Ronnie Lott stopped by to chat with Adrian Colbert and the DBs.


All this does for me is it shows the team is starting to get it that building a championship team is a difficult task, and getting help from those that have been there can only help in the process. It hopefully gives the players a sense of the greatness that can be, while reliving the greatness that once was. These players that we all grew to love and respect provide a valuable link to the glory days of the franchise, and can impart their knowledge to these young guys. Guys like Reuben Foster, who can pretty much fall on either side of the fence regarding his immediate and long-term future.


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16 Responses to In With the Old, Out With the New . . .

  1. unca_chuck says:

    From ROB!!! on the last thread . . .

    T.O. part trois

    He wants to come out of retirement. He’s only 44. This of course after snubbing the 49ers on his HOF induction.

  2. Rob says:

    The one time I’m ever been on topic and Chuck changes the thread !

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Hah! That’s why I mopved it over. I didn’t see it until after I posted my new thread.

  4. Winder says:

    chuck- it is nice seeing the older 49ers come in and part their wisdom.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    I met Ronnie years ago and was amazed at how physically unimposing he was out of uniform. 6′ 0″ maybe 190. Cedrick Hardman was with him, and he was a beast. At least 6’3″ and somewhere around 250. Shit, Dwight Clark was much bigger than Ronnie. But no one hit like him.

  6. Lurker John says:

    Good move by Jed and Co. He’s starting to make these good moves a regular habit. Kudos.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Skaabs can’t take anything remotely positive being posted about the team. So of course he banned me. Like the pussy that he is. And poor NoCheer has to hide behind Skaabs coat tails. I just don’t get it. The team is improving in many ways, but that is seen as ‘moral superiourity’ in NoBeer’s eyes. Huh?

    Skeebs constantly posts negative shit about the team, and NoCheer eggs him on. I post numbers that show improvement. Apparently a bannable offense over in the bubble. Come on NoFear. I know you are all for dismantling the constitution, but over here differing opinions are allowed.

  8. Lurker John says:

    Damn, Dwight Clark passed. RIP dude. Way, way too young.

  9. Flavor says:

    I’m devastated by the passing of Clark. Simply devastated…..

  10. Lurker John says:

  11. rtfirefly says:

    RIP Dwight. For a 10th round afterthought, you did good.

  12. rtfirefly says:

    I had a cousin I really got along with who died of ALS. Bad for him, it hit him in his prime. At least Dwight got to enjoy his prime. Writing as one who survived major cancer, I’d rather go with cancer when the time comes. ALS tortures a person by progessing degrees for years.

    61, had me by 3 years (well that and a couple Rings and a GM stint).

  13. Winder says:

    Sad day. RIP Dwight. A bright star indeed.

  14. rtfirefly says:

    So the President cancelled the Eagles’ visit to the White House. The NFL has become a political football and is now exactly what Jerruh and his multi-billionaire pals were trying to prevent.

  15. Lurker John says:

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