Q&A with 49ers saftey Dashon Goldson

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Q&A with 49ers saftey Dashon Goldson

49ers safety Dashon Goldson was a guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio's Late Hits on Tuesday, and spent some time touching on his contract situation. The 49ers placed the franchise tag on Goldson, and Monday is the deadline for the two sides to agree on a multi-year deal. If a deal isn't done, he and the 49ers will not be able to negotiate a new contract until after the final game of the regular season. Here is a partial transcript of Goldson's interview on Late Hits:
On the offseason
Its been kinda lonely. You know Id love to be there with my teammates, without a doubt. Unfortunately Im on the business side of things (right now). Its just one of those things. But Im feeling good. Ive been working out with all these trainers just picking their brains and adding different stuff to my game. Im at a stage where Ive been in the league going on six years now and Ive been training for a while. So its good to go and bounce around and see what other trainers have. Theres a lot of guys in different leagues that have trainers. They always speak on their trainers so I like to go out there and test them out and see what they got. And they all been great so far. I love em all and they have been tremendous. This whole offseason for me. Ive been working out with Jay Glazer as well. Thats a guy just stepping up, stepping out of my box a little bit with the training and as a football player. Just developing different techniques I can use and add to my game. Im in a position where I want to accomplish a lot. Just be there and be that guy for my team. And I havent been there all offseason so Im sure they're working hard and I gotta do the same thing.

Is it like a second lockout offseason?

Yeah, it feels that way. Mine was a little extended last year due to contracts and all that like I said, its unfortunate i'm on that side of the business, but Ill be well prepared when I get back in to camp.

Optimism on having extension by July 16

Ill let that stay between my agent and the organization as far as those negotiations. Im hoping something long-term will happen, but like you said i'm not taking anything personal. I look at it as a business move on their part. Thats just the business. So i'm not taking anything personal. (something about the tag). Any guy would love a long-term, six years. I played on a one-year last year after a four-year deal. One-year, one-year is not what any football player wants because we all know what we put our bodies through and what we do for our football teams and stuff like that. But I mean its all good. Theres no love lost or anything like that. I just hope something will get done. And if not, ill still be a 49er

On Michael Griffin (Titans) as a helpful blueprint for contract
Im sure it helps. A lot of guys complaining about nobodys getting signed, nobodys getting signed. Mike griffins a great player. Hes a good friend of mine and i'm excited for him. He does a lot for that football team and hes well deserving of what he got. I wouldnt say it would hurt. And if it does i'm not an agent so I wouldnt know how. I'm sure those guys figure that out. I'm not an expert in that area.

Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff

Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff

SANTA CLARA – Kyle Shanahan will retain the role he held the past nine seasons in his first year as head coach of the 49ers.

Shanahan eschewed the formality of naming an offensive coordinator because he will keep those duties for himself. Still, Shanahan made it clear that he alone will not be able to fix the 49ers’ offense.

Shanahan has assembled a supporting cast that he said makes him comfortable to delegate responsibilities whenever his attention has to be focused on something other than the team’s offense.

“I mix it up,” said Shanahan, who previously held offensive coordinator roles with Houston, Washington, Cleveland and Atlanta. “Different guys have different attributes.”

Mike McDaniel and Mike LaFleur joined Shanahan after time together on the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive staff. McDaniel is the run-game specialist, while LaFleur, the wide receivers coach, is the pass-game specialist.

Tight ends coach Jon Embree, formerly the head coach at Colorado, is Shanahan’s assistant head coach. Shanahan said Embree has a vocal role on his staff.

Moreover, long-time NFL running backs coach Bobby Turner is a trusted assistant after spending 14 seasons in Denver and four more in Washington with Mike Shanahan, Kyle’s father. Turner coached under Kyle Shanahan the past two seasons with the Falcons.

”Bobby Turner’s been an assistant head coach for our teams we’ve had in the past and anytime that I need him to take over, he does,” Shanahan said. “So it depends what period it is, depends what we’re talking about.”

The 49ers opened organized team activities last week. It was the first time the 49ers’ rookies and veterans were together on the field for offense vs. defense practices. Shanahan said it takes some adjustment for him to figure out how to best budget his time during the workouts.

“I’m used to knowing exactly where to go and what to do and I always did that from an offensive coordinator standpoint which I still do a lot of those responsibilities,” Shanahan said. “So, at times, I feel most comfortable when I go to do that because that’s something to do. But, when I pass it over to some other guys and let them do it, I find myself walking around a lot and I’m not used to that.

“It feels awkward, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think I should walk around and watch everyone and see it. I always see it on the tape, but that’s later at night. You want players to know you’re there and paying attention to everything and I usually try to cover that in meetings the next day also.”

Harbaugh goes Biblical, responds to Jacobs' criticisms of his coaching

Harbaugh goes Biblical, responds to Jacobs' criticisms of his coaching

Former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Jacobs only played in two games and gained seven yards on five carries. The results were nothing like his 5,087 yards and 60 touchdowns over eight years with the Giants. 

Apparently being pushed to the bench as a 31-year-old veteran running back didn't sit well with Jacobs. 

“Going somewhere where they don’t have route conversions into certain coverages was just absurd,” Jacobs said Thursday on the Tiki and Tierney Show. “They’re just running routes in the defense, getting people killed. Size and strength is what they had, and that’s why they won.

"Let’s be real. They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing. Jim had no idea. Jim is throwing slants into Cover-2 safeties, getting people hurt. That guy knew nothing, man."

On Saturday morning, Harbaugh responded to Jacobs with a tweet to him. 

Harbaugh went 44-19-1 in four seasons as the 49ers' head coach. He also added five playoff wins and a trip to the Super Bowl in the 2012-13 season, the one that Jacobs played for him.