Quick Takeaways from the 49ers Free-Agent Signings Press Conference
If you didn't get the chance to check out the 49ers Press Conference for the Free Agents, the Periscope Link courtesy of the 49ers is below:
Here are some quick takeaways from this press conference:
1. John Lynch started off the press conference by giving credit to all the people on the staff and that's refreshing to hear. Baalke typically wasn't as open to spreading the wealth and it's awesome to see Lynch do that.
2. All the players, from Garcon to Paulsen to Hoyer are all raving about Shanahan's offense and wanting to be a part of it. It continues to validate the fact that the 49ers made a home-run hire in Kyle Shanahan.
3. They will look to add quarterbacks through free agency or draft. They sort of admitted to adding QB Matt Barkley, but it isn't official yet. They'll probably go into Training Camp with 4 QB's.
4. Malcolm Smith admitted that his connection to DC Robert Saleh was a reason for him signing here.
5. It was clear that Lynch and Shanahan wanted FB Kyle Juszczyk, as they outbid other suitors to make him the highest paid FB in the league. Juszczyk also admitted that he checked with other players, including RB Justin Forsett, TE Owen Daniels and QB Matt Schaub before signing here.
6. The weather in the Bay Area is awesome, as admitted to by K Robbie Gould.
7.. Overall, it's an exciting time to be a 49ers fan, players are wanting to come and be a part of this culture and organization, now it's up to the coaches and staff to put this all together!