Found February 26, 2012 on Talking Points:
The 49ers slid the news in there quietly earlier this month, folded in with the announcement that GM Trent Baalke’s contract had been extended. -Also announced a few weeks ago: Former Facebook and YouTube exec Gideon Yu, brought in with the subtle title of Chief Strategy Officer last April,... Continue reading...

49ers will use their franchise tag on Dashon Goldson

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers will use their franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson. Under the franchise tag, Goldson will make $6.2 million in 2012. Goldson had a break out season in 2011 with 67 tackles and 6 interceptions. With Goldson being tagged, the 49ers will have to work hard to get quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Carlos Rogers under...

Carmen Policy on Jed York, Santa Clara’s great stadium deal, and the Walsh/Harbaugh comparison

Few quick things before I go straight to the transript of my conversation with former 49ers president Carmen Policy… -I called Policy last week to talk about the installation of Gideon Yu into Policy’s old job, but Carmen was busy with his winery business and called me back just now, a... Continue reading...

Jed York, Gideon Yu and the 49ers’ new Silicon Valley-styled momentum

* Straight from tomorrow morning’s paper, with a topper… -Just want to expand a bit on a point I make relatively quickly late in the column that follows: The 49ers haven’t had an owner-president tandem with the potential and wherewithal of Jed York and Gideon Yu since… the... Continue reading...

C.J. Spillman gets 3-year deal from 49ers

Sixteen months after he was cut by the Chargers, 49ers special-teams standout C.J. Spillman has achieved career stability in San Francisco. A restricted free agent, Spillman, 25, signed a three-year, $6 million contract...

Tag Goldson’s It

Adam Schefter is reporting that the 49ers will use the franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson. The franchise tag for a safety is $6.2 million. Prior to last season Goldson was looking for a big payday. The 49ers offered him a 5 year deal worth $25 million, which he turned down to test the free agent market. Goldson got very little interest from teams around the league and came back...

Should coaches draft their ex-players? It's tricky

INDIANAPOLIS – At this time last year, one of the questions buzzing around the scouting combine was how much of his talented Stanford team new 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would bring to the NFL. Jim Harbaugh He wanted to, but he didn't draft any of his former Stanford players after becoming the 49ers' coach. He'll be tempted again this year.

Kawakami: New 49ers president Gideon Yu sees some Mark Zuckerberg in Jed York

Former Facebook CFO says 'Jed ranks up there with those guys that were set to change the world.' Tim Kawakami's blog | Twitter | More columns
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