Sunday’s 49ers pregame show on KNBR has been a place to learn much more about GM Trent Baalke.
A week after he gave an interview apologizing to 49ers fans, Baalke told KNBR he met with Hall of Famer Bill Parcells while the team was in Florida.
“I spent a couple days with him, talking ball, watching the film, talking through our roster,” Baalke said. “It can’t hurt to spend time with a man like that, that’s accomplished what he has. It was a chance to sit down, view the film and get a different perspective of what we’re looking at.”
Baalke got his start as a scout with the New York Jets when Parcells was with the team in 1998. Parcells served as the coach and GM of the Jets from 1997-2000. He won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, appeared in another with the New England Patriots, helped rebuild the Dallas Cowboys in the mid-2000s and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.
Baalke also said this about his 49ers: At least they are playing hard.
“This team is still very committed,” Baalke said on KNBR. “They work hard. It’s important to them. They haven’t thrown in the towel yet. You saw that last week with the way they competed until the very end. They are battling. They are giving you everything they’ve got. Sometimes it’s not good enough at the end of the day on the scoreboard. It’s certainly encouraging with what we are seeing.”
We’ll have more tidbits from this interview soon.