Jed Consults with Eddie D

The 49ers held a press conference today to talk with new interim head coach Jim Tomsula and also for President Jed York to talk about GM/HC search. Let me start by saying no one cared what Tomsula had to say. It is basically one and done for him. He is basically coaching for an opportunity to stick with the team under the new regime.

The part everyone was waiting for was in regards to what Jed had to say. And let me tell you he didn’t disappoint. First off he said that the new GM will hire the next HC. He’d like to keep some assistants, but he’d leave that up to the new GM and HC. Also in regards to Trent Baalke. If he doesn’t get the GM position it will be up to the new GM if Baalke gets to stick around.

Enough of that let’s get down to the good parts. Jed was asked who he would advice with in regards to finding the right GM. He said he is listening and consulting with his Uncle Eddie. Now I know the firing of Mike Singletary got the fanbase excited, but hearing that Jed is listening to Uncle Eddie through this process has to make the Niners fanbase giddy as a schoolgirl. Jed also mentioned he would consult with the Krafts.

Jed also said that his Uncle Eddie was helping him set up the interviews/meetings with the current GM list they have and not only that but Eddie will sit in on some of the interviews.

After listening to Jed it seems like he realized he had made mistakes with the whole Singletary ordeal and it appears that he wants to right the ship and by hiring the GM that fits the 49ers the best he’ll accomplish that.


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  • http://twitter.com/justinterbeek @justinterbeek

    Love that Jed is including Eddie D! If you want to regain the prominence the 49ers once had, who better to consult with than the man that made it happen. In doing that, Jed seems to already be better than his father. The Yorks style of ownership is not a draw for the good coaches and GMs. Hopefully this marks a shift in that style.

    • LoneTexas49erfan

      Yes Beek and its awesome, and he will bring in Gruden and Mcnabb or someone of his caliber, he will bring in proven players and coaches, that was eddie's D's way. Mr. D wanted immediate results and he would not accept losing or tolerate it any form or fashion. He will instill that in Jed and tell him to intice the players to come here. Back in those days player wanted to come here not only for the program but for Mr. D because he would bring in the talent and spend the money! We will get gruden and Mcnabb and finally have proven sucess in here!

  • Fernando Martinez

    And he will bring back our beloved West coast offense, Perfecto!

  • Josh

    Sure sounds like he's going about it the right way this time. I have goosebumps!

  • LoneTexas49er

    But ya, Mr. D made the 49ers feel like a family, he genuinly loved the players and made it like a family atmosphere. I am sad to see Sing because he was a man of god and he was a good person and a good coach, but if we going to replace him we need that replacement to be Gruden and I know Jed and the 49ers are smart enough to realize we need proven coache's and players in here to build that foundation, mainly a franchise QB like we had in montana, that franhise QB being Mcnabb or Vick! We need to make it happen and spend the money on the coach and QB and we need a GM from the patriots, we need proven talent and we will get it once and for all!!

    • Josh

      Our new GM will hire the new coach. Asked if he planned on asking the Browns if he could contact Mike Holmgren he didn't deny that he would. If Jed's willing to spend some money he could lure Holmgren away from Cleveland. Gruden already said he would coach in Cleveland so I can't see why he wouldn't coach under Holmgren as GM. I think if we can get Holmgren as GM he might hire Gruden.

  • LoneTexas49er

    And we need to go out and get Mcnabb, if we get Gruden he'll definitly get em and so will Holmgrem. Man I'm getting excited about the possibilities with the West coast offense coming back, I was so upset when they got rid of it.

  • LoneTexas49er

    If tehy do these things I gurantee will have a winning record and contend for the championship in 2011. We got all the tools we just need Holmgren-Gruden-& Mcnabb!

  • Subdoc9ers

    This is music to my ears. I think that if we can get Eddie D back involved we will become winners again. He will teach Jed the ropes and I couldn't be happier that he is finally growing a pair. I'm still not sold on McNabb though LoneTexas49er. He really sucked it up this year and has been getting older and older over the past few years. I would really like to see us try to move up the draft and get Luck or trade with Philly for Kobb.

  • LoneTexas49er

    Or backup for Vick. We can get Vick if we offer him more money, thats what it comes down too. We need a proven star QB. I'll review the free agents and get back to you.

  • LoneTexas49er

    We need results quick and Jed wants the same thing, he does not want to rebuild a team over time, he wants player that will make an immediate impact and he will find a GM who will follow that vision. He wants a GM and coach that will have that vision of old and Mr. D will assist him on that choice I'm sure.

  • LoneTexas49er

    But I feel like we need Holmgren and Gruden or pick up a GM from the Patriots, they have a winning legacy much like our 49ers of the 80's and 90's, they remind me so much of our dynasty,and Brady reminds me of Montana. They are a good model becuase they keep there teams together in fee agency of today, they keep it together and continue to compete. I feel strongly about getting holmgren and Gruden, I feel like Jed needs to go for this one and make it happen, this will deliver immediate sucess and Lombardi trophies, I'm sure on that!!! Bringing back the west coast offense, the tradition of the 49ers never lose attitude!

  • LoneTexas49er

    We need proven sucess, and noooooooo Harbough,or will be sucking again next year and in the same mess! We need a proven coach and GM who's Dynamic and will fit our brand, and that's Holmgren and Gruden, both ex 49ers and are prodigies of Bill Walsh's Tree, they know the tradition and the legacy that has to be withold as a 49er team and they know the west coast offense and the kind of players to bring in.

  • LoneTexas49er

    Vick is our most viable option in my opinion looking at the free agents of 11'. Vick or Mcnabb definitly! And those of you who say we can't get Vick, money talks and look at 94' when the cowbillies stole Deon from us, money talks! We need either one of these QB's and draft that QB in the first round, and possibly bring back Hill as backup to Mcnabb or Vick much like Bono and Grbac were used in the 90's. We need the best and that start's with hiring Holmgren-Gruden combo, and we will be instant contenders, instant winners, trust me on this, it will launch us into the championship contention immediatly. We are done with the long drawn out rebuilding days, if we spend the money we will build a legacy and we can do now!

  • LoneTexas49er

    also if he is available, under holmgren GM and gruden HC bring in kubiak as offensive coordinater, he worked with Young and Shani in 94' and helped us pic up a championship. Kubiak is familar with the West coast offense and he would be a great coordianter. We need o put together a top notch staf thats in the West coast offense framework that was built by walsh. We need to moidel our team after Walsh's expertese!

    Holmgren- GM
    Gruden- HC
    Kubiak Offensive coordianter if he is fired.
    Vick or Mcnabb-QB
    Draft QB in first round to train under Mcnabb or Vick for the lineage to begin.
    Draft additional lineman in second round
    Get back hill as backup QB much like Bono and Grbac – while 1st round rookie QB is learning the ropes.

  • Josh

    Great, rumors are that Ballke will more in likely be GM. I see the 1st change isn't really a change at all. It doesn't really matter as long as we hire a successful coach and get a qb, but considering he was "GM" this year and we went 5-10 doesn't sound like too good of a start to the offseason. Like I said though as long as he hires the right coach and lands us a good qb, no worries.

    • 49ersNews

      It is looking that way. Looks like Jed was blowing smoke. Seems like he had his plan in place all along. Promote Baalke and most likely hire Harbaugh. I think he had this planned weeks ago…

    • LoneTexas49er

      josh all respect, but don't always believe what you hear from the grapevine, its probably speculation or Jed trying to throw the media off his business. He's not going to hire Balke as GM, Balke will be on the staff but he will definitly not be the GM, the experimentation is over for Jed and the fan's out there and Jed knows that. We need provens in here now, we've been bringing unprovens in here since 02' and it has not worked at all! I'm not certain if he'll get Holmgren which makes all the sense in the world to Holmgren living close and him being the best fit knowing bill walsh legacy, its a no-brainer and it would be idiotic if they dont go that route. Theres been speculation that Gruden wants to be here and that this is holmgrens ideal situation. We just need to show make this happen and it can happen, its not rocket science, get it done Jed and stop hiring uprovens or we will be in the same mess every year!!! Trust me! __This would be the best casescenerio, if not all on the list, for sure the first 3.__Holmgren-GM __Gruden- HC__MCnabb- QB__Kubiak-Offensive coordinater if fired__Shaun Hill- Back up__1st round draft choice-QB

  • LoneTexas49er

    We need Gruden, thats priority #1 I'm sure Jed will get Holmgren or someone comparitive thats tied to our orginization and is proven.

  • Subdoc9ers

    Baalke, didn't do that bad of a job this year. The team did suck but it wasn't his fault. Remember that he took over a week before the draft and still had a very good draft overall. The linemen that he got will be good with some experiance and Taylor Mays will too now that Sing is gone and he can get ont he field.

  • Subdoc9ers

    This Baalke thing is coming with a package deal. Lets face it, Jed wants Harbaugh to be the next coach. I think that it would be great to get him. I know that he is unproven, but lets face it there are a lot of "proven" coaches that are either getting fired or have been fired because their time has passed. Maybe since Jim coached Luck that him and Baalke can package a deal together and move up to the first pick and get our guy.

    • GRUDEN A PROVEN!!!

      ITS TOO RISKY ERICKSON COMPARRISON ANYBODY!!!!! Erickson was highly touted and succesful in Colleg and everyone said he’s be a good NFL coach and when he got in he ran the teams to the ground, our beloved 49ers and the other team the seahawks. I’m sorry brother, but thats too much of a risk and just like going back to 04 and starting over like we did with Erickson, starting over in the rebuilding process, we got nowhere and we will get noiwhere with Harbough, the NFL game is different, Erickson is highly sucessful in college, even now, but he sucks in the NFL, too much similarities, do you want to take thsat risk Subdoc, if you took a vote to all the fans they would say hell nooooo we want Gruden a proven!!!

      • 49ersNews

        I wouldn't compare Erickson to Harbaugh. First off Erickson didn't really run the team into the ground. Donahue did. He basically gutted the roster and Erickson had nothing to work with. Second of all Harbaugh is inheriting a better caliber of team than Erickson had. 49ers under Harbaugh will not be same as 49ers under Erickson.

    • GRUDEN A PROVEN!!!

      WE WANT RESULTS IMMEDIATE, AND WE WONT A PROVEN WE WANT HARBOUGH ALTHOUGH EVERYONE ON THIS SITE IS A PART OF THE HARBOUGH FAN CLUB!! RIDICULOUS

  • GRUDEN A PROVEN!!!

    And the proven coaches that time has passed, after succesful seasson’s sometimes it good for a change, things burn out and a new start help alot!! ALA GRUDEN

  • GRUDEN A PROVEN!!!

    We need Holmgren and should get him, but if we do not get him we need to get Floyd Reese.