49er Draft 2009: There’s Always a New Era in San Francisco

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Published: April 9, 2009


... Clara, CA headquarters Apr. 25-26, it’s going to be about more than simply trying to rebuild a once-proud franchise that in years past was more likely to be reloading on draft weekend.

It will mark the second time this decade that a new era is upon the five-time Super Bowl champions—not only in terms of coaching, but in leadership at the very top.

Well documented throughout NFL circles has been motivational-disciplinarian/notorious pants-dropper Mike Singletary’s rise to the top of the coaching ranks in San Francisco.

What has been even more significant, at least in the Bay Area, has been 28-year-old Jed York’s ascension to the top of the entire organization, having assumed the reigns from his parents John and Denise, whose lack of direction and overall understanding of how to run a football team entirely is largely responsible for the 49ers free-fall from the top of the NFL.

Will Jed pick up where his inept folks left off? Or will...

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