Source: Alabama DT Dareus to visit 49ers Thursday

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Source: Alabama DT Dareus to visit 49ers Thursday

April 13, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comAlabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, a candidate to be the top overall pick in this month's draft, is scheduled to travel to the Bay Area late Wednesday to meet with the 49ers, a league source told CSN Bay Area.Dareus will spend most of Thursday at the 49ers' team offices, visiting with the defensive coaching staff, the source said. Dareus visited Wednesday with the Denver Broncos. He had visits scheduled with seven teams picking in the top 10, NFL.com previously reported.It appears unlikely Dareus (6-foot-3, 319 pounds) will be available for the 49ers to pick with the No. 7 overall selection. The Carolina Panthers are believed to be seriously considering Dareus for the top pick in the draft. In his final two seasons at Alabama, Dareus recorded 20 tackles for loss and 11 sacks while starting all 25 games in which he appeared. He declared for the NFL draft following his junior season.
Also, Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller is also scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area this evening and meet with the 49ers, the Sacramento Bee previously reported.This is a busy time for 49ers. The organization has already met within the past week with quarterbacks Ryan Mallett (Arkansas) and Andy Dalton (TCU), running backs Kendall Hunter (Oklahoma State) and Delone Carter (Syracuse), nose tackle Phil Taylor (Baylor), linebacker Justin Houstin (Georgia), and cornerback Prince Amukamara (Nebraska), according to various reports.

Falcons C Mack explains what makes Shanahan's offense so effective

Falcons C Mack explains what makes Shanahan's offense so effective

The Atlanta Falcons had the highest scoring offense during the 2016 regular season, averaging 33.8 points per game, and they racked up 6,653 total yards.

In two playoff games, they've scored a combined 80 points.

The architect of that high-powered offense is Kyle Shanahan, who is the presumptive head coach of the 49ers.

So what makes Shanahan's scheme so effective?

Falcons starting center and former Cal Bears star Alex Mack answered that on ESPN's Mike and Mike show on Tuesday.

"He does a really good job of just having a very balanced offense. We want to run outside schemes. we want to run outside zone, we want to be really effective at doing that. And when a team stops you from doing that, when they put people over there, or they slant out or whatever they do to stop that, he has the backup plan," Mack said.

"He knows exactly when they bring that safety down to make it really tough to run outside zone, well that's going to open up some throws later down the field. And then when they put someone out there on the throws, well, there's a bigger cutback lane, so he calls a different run for that. So our offense is really built around being balanced and having an answer for what the defense wants to do to stop us," Mack continued.

Mack, Shanahan and the Falcons are set to put their No. 1 scoring offense to the test against the Patriots' No. 1 scoring defense in Super Bowl 51 in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017.

 

49ers freeze ticket prices for 2017, 2018 seasons

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49ers freeze ticket prices for 2017, 2018 seasons

The 49ers on Tuesday informed season ticket holders that ticket prices will not increase for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 

"We are announcing that 49ers season ticket pricing will be frozen through the 2018 season," the team wrote in an email to its season ticket holder. "Invoices for your 2017 season tickets will be made available to view and pay online in the coming weeks, including the option to enroll in a multi-month payment plan."

"Thank you for your valued and continued support as a 49ers Season Ticket Member. We look forward to serving you this season!"

The 49ers will enter the 2017 season with a new general manager and head coach after firing both Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly following their 2-14 2016 season.