SANTA CLARA, Calif. - 49ers CEO Jed York, in an unplanned meeting with a handful of local reporters leaving the practice field Friday, said he plans on addressing the media formally at a later date. For now, he said it isn't his place to talk about his team during the season.
York, who presided over the decision at the end of the 2014 season to part with former head coach Jim Harbaugh, has remained quiet since last talking publicly at the NFL's owners meetings last May in San Francisco.
Of course, York has been the center of scrutiny surrounding his team that enters Sunday's game against the Rams in last place in the NFC West after averaging 12 regular season wins during Harbaugh's first three seasons when he reached the conference title game and a Super Bowl in Feb. 2013.
The 49ers "mutually parted" with Harbaugh following a tumultuous 8-8 season before he landed as the head coach at Michigan, his alma mater.
Last week, York's wife gave birth to the couple's second son following the 49ers' 20-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Following Sunday's game in St. Louis, San Francisco hosts 6-1 Atlanta before its bye week during Week 10.
Chris Biderman is the Editor-in-Chief of Niners Digest and covers the 49ers from their headquarters in Santa Clara. Chris has been writing about the team since the spring of 2013. The Ohio State alum received his Journalism degree in 2011 and has been working in sports media since 2008. Chris, a Santa Rosa, Calif. native, is also a contributor to the Associated Press covering sports throughout the Bay Area. You can follow Chris on Twitter here.
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