Maiocco responds to tweets ... a lot of them


Maiocco responds to tweets ... a lot of them

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Mindi Bach and I solicited questions for a Matt & Mindi segment in front of the dome, a lot of very good Tweets came rolling in . . . after we taped the spot.Such as . . Matt, why would bowman not take a deal now that gets him a lot of guaranteed instead of risking injury @ a high risk position? @rkg115
I'm sure he does want a deal. A source told me that NaVorro Bowman's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, recently approached the 49ers about a new deal. But the timing does not appear right for both sides. The 49ers already have one high-priced inside linebacker (Patrick Willis). But the deal has to make sense for both sides. Bowman is in his third year. His original four-year deal expires after the 2013 season. Remember, the 49ers can also retain him as their franchise's early but if the 49ers when the Super Bowl how much do u think the price tags of Alex, Goldson, and Bowman will go up? @FireMedcGardner
Alex Smith is signed for two more years after this season at a very reasonable price of between 8 million and 11 million a season, depending on incentives. Goldson is the franchise player for the 49ers this season. He has wanted a long-term deal that averages 8 million a year. He is signed this season for one year, 6.212 million. I'd think 8 million annually will still be his target. Bowman is locked up to the 49ers for 2013, and they can control him in 2014 with a franchise tag.Alex Smith has been throwing with a lot more zip & accuracy. Do u think it's because of the work with the guru in the offseason? @FireMedcGardner
His work with throwing mechanics guru Tom House has probably had some impact. But I think he is throwing the ball better, mostly, because of his comfort with the offense and his complete understanding of the offense. It's easier to play good, physically, when you don't have to do as much thinking.are Alex's accuracy number evening out this year between passes to WR, TE & RB? @Utbusa
Sorry, but I don't have time to break down all those numbers. But the fact that he has completed 13 of his 16 pass attempts to Michael Crabtree is a great sign for the 49ers' offense.overunder on how many play @Kaepernick7 gets tomorrow? Over or under at 2.5? @SHERPUTH
This was sent yesterday, so the question is about Sunday's game. I'd say, the over-under is zero.the more kaepernick plays the harder its gona be for the niners to keep him from starting!!!! @jasonharnden
But if Alex Smith continues to play well, Kaepernick will never get a chance to play.what 2nd stringers from the 49ers will start elsewhere in the league? @jakegawel
Maybe not as many as you'd think. I think the 49ers' two best backups might be third cornerback Chris Culliver and fourth cornerback Perrish Cox. Also, I think there are teams that would like to have Ricky Jean Francois as a starter on the defensive line. Also, tight end Delanie Walker is not a great option in the passing game any more, but he has really improved as a is Andy Lee's broken thumb? @ajisgood11
It's good enough that the 49ers are not worried about him Sunday against the Vikings. The 49ers activated Scott Tolzien last week just in case Lee could not cope with the chores of handling the snaps from Brian Jennings on extra-point and field-goal attempts. Tolzien is not active for Sunday's game, so Lee must be doing a lot better.Matt, If the Niners win this week what do you see their record being for the rest of the year? @chadg30
I'm one of those who originally had the 49ers as an 11-5 team. Now, it's difficult to look at their schedule and find losses. If I were to adjust my record, I'd go with you see Jenkins getting any significant playing time or would that only happen if a WR went down? @ADM36
No, I don't see Jenkins getting any playing time this season. It would probably have to take another injury. Remember, Jenkins has not played in a game and Ted Ginn hasn't even suited up, yet.Do you think the 49ers can still win 10 games without the gaudy turnover numbers they put up last year? @grantmp1
Yes, absolutely. The reason is because the 2012 49ers are a lot better than the 2011 49ers. This team does not need turnovers to win games. The margin of error is much greater with this year's you think Randy Moss get more snaps than usual this week? @rainx_1
Hard to say. I'd think he'll be right there where he was in Weeks 1 and 2. He'll probably play anywhere from a quarter to one-third of the offensive plays.Which coordinator will get a head coaching job next year? Roman or Fangio? @holodez
I'll go with Greg Roman, the offensive coordinator, because he had some interviews last year for college coaching jobs. I think it'll be difficult for the 49ers to keep him next season. Some university would be wise to hire him. Vic Fangio should also draw some interest, but I think Roman has the inside track.a lot has been made this week on SFgiantshat gate and not much of dome noise factor. How much have the 49ers prepared for this? @Jteezza
The 49ers' offense practices with crowd noise pumped onto their practice field every week before road games.when will we see LaMichael James? Isn't he a value as a return man? @Ponyboylicks
Perhaps, next season. No, I don't believe he has much value as a kick-return man. That's Kendall Hunter's job, and James will be bumped down another peg when Ginn returns. And James is not yet comfortable handling punts, as he struggled in that phase in the exhibition season.who will guard Jared Allen? @jayteeevans
Ah, you didn't read Key Matchup No. 1: Joe Staley vs. Jared Allen, did you? Busted.Will the @49ers kick away from Percy H on Sunday? Why risk giving them a cheap one - big play? @DTNCA
Ah, you didn't read Key Matchup No. 2: David Akers vs. Percy Harvin, did you? Busted. As I state in that matchup, it'll be Akers' job to blast the ball through the end zone and not give Harvin a chance to return kickoffs. (Harvin does not return punts.)I know aldon smith has 2.5 sacks. But do you think he is less effective as an every down backer? @49erjunky
I thought he was very, very good at setting the edge in the run game against the Lions. So, my answer -- through two games -- is no.Does it concern anyone that @49ers D has given up to huge plays in both 4th QTRS that led to 2 TDS late @DTNCA
It certainly concerns coach Jim Harbaugh, who said that screen pass that went for 50 yards might've been the worst defensive play in the past two you think the 49ers could beat the ny giants in a playoff game this year? @Jfangon92
Well, I did predict a 49ers Super Bowl, so there's your answer.How close is Brandon Jacobs to being ready and when he is, how much playing time will he likely get this season? @yougomango
It'll depend on how well he plays when he comes back. I kind of doubt he'll be ready to play against the Jets. I'm thinking the next game against the Buffalo Bills will be his 49ers debut.with ginn close to returning does this push moss completely out of the picture? @9erKrazy
No, I think there is a definite role for Moss as a red-zone target for Alex Smith.hey matt can u please post the link to find out if my niners will be on my local fox station. @novarito24
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Source: Packers execs make list of 49ers GM finalists

Source: Packers execs make list of 49ers GM finalists

Green Bay executives Brian Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf will be among the finalists to receive second interviews for the 49ers general manager position, a source told on Wednesday morning.

Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton will also be among the finalists, reports the NFL Network, but a second interview with him has yet to be confirmed, a source said.

The 49ers are also expected to bring in another candidate or two for a second interview, a source said.

The second interviews are expected to take place after Sunday, when the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers play in the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers will have a second interview with Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the head-coaching position.

The 49ers are expected to make a formal offer to Shanahan to become the team’s next head coach, and the NFL Network reported Tuesday night it is “almost certain” he will accept. The 49ers will be allowed to speak with Shanahan next week, regardless of Sunday's outcome, but are not allowed to hire Shanahan until the Falcons' season is over. 

The 49ers interviewed nine candidates for the general manager position. Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner removed his name from consideration on Tuesday.

Sources say that Kirchner and coach candidate Tom Cable, Seattle’s offensive line coach, were in serious talks with the 49ers on Tuesday about filling the organization’s top two positions. But Kirchner and Cable felt like they were being used as leverage to land Shanahan as the head coach.

The other general manager candidates who interviewed with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe were Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough, Seattle co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Carolina assistant general manager Brandon Beane, Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III.

Gutekunst, 43, is in his 18th season with the Green Bay and his first as director of player personnel. He and Wolf originally interviewed with the 49ers on Jan. 5.

Gutekunst received a new title prior to last season after Packers general manager Ted Thompson denied permission for him to interview for the director of player personnel job with the Tennessee Titans. He was also denied from joining the Philadelphia Eagles’ personnel department in 2015 during Chip Kelly’s tenure with the team.

Wolf, 32, is in his first season as Green Bay’s director of football operations after receiving a promotion after being denied an opportunity to interview with the Detroit Lions last year.

Wolf is the son Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf. He has also worked closely through the years with current NFL general managers Reggie McKenzie, John Schneider and John Dorsey.

Report: Shanahan 'almost certain' to accept 49ers' offer

Report: Shanahan 'almost certain' to accept 49ers' offer

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is reportedly “almost certain” to accept the 49ers’ offer to become head coach.

Shanahan is the lone remaining candidate among the six individuals who interviewed with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe. The 49ers plan for a second interview with Shanahan and a job offer, a source told Shanahan is expected to accept the 49ers’ offer, reports Michael Silver of the NFL Network, citing sources familiar with both parties.

The 49ers continued to work Tuesday evening on the process of narrowing down the general manager choices, a source said. Shanahan is expected to play a role in the select the team’s next GM, sources said.

On Tuesday, Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner removed their names from consideration for the vacant coach and general manager positions. The 49ers fired Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke after the 49ers' 2-14 season.

One source said Cable and Kirchner believed the 49ers were using them as leverage to hire Shanahan. Cable interviewed with 49ers co-chair Denise DeBartolo York over the phone on Tuesday, NFL Network reported.

The 49ers are allowed to interview Shanahan for a second time after the Falcons’ NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The 49ers are prohibited from hiring or making a formal contract offer to Shanahan until the Falcons' season has concluded.

The top remaining candidates for the general manager job are believed to be Green Bay executives Brian Gutekunst and Eliot Wolf, Arizona's Terry McDonough and Minnesota's George Paton.