Players told little about McCloughan's exit

49ers players don’t know what is going on in their front office either.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that players in town for offseason conditioning were simply told that “things were moved out of [G.M. Scot] McCloughan’s office.”

It’s uncertain if the 49ers will eventually term the parting of ways as mutual or if they are “building a case to fire” McCloughan, according Maiocco.  Officially, McCloughan remains employed.

It’s also unclear who will run the front office, but it’s hard not to see Mike Singletary gaining power in the organization. 

The York family sold their fans on stability and a power structure with McCloughan and Singletary as equal forces not so long ago.  Things looked headed in the right direction for the first time since Steve Mariucci, yet they have descended into disarray once again. 

One name we haven’t heard mentioned much is 49ers director of college scouting, David McCloughan — Scot’s brother.

His presence in such a prominent position is awkward at best and seemingly untenable long-term.

14 responses to “Players told little about McCloughan's exit

  1. im shocked!! If Singletary is selecting draft picks, the niners will have 2 Oline in the first roound. So Singletary can finally implement his “run heavy theory”.

  2. Come on Mike. Do what made this website. Give us a rumor on why McCloughan is out.
    Something tells me there is more to this story. Lets see how good your sources are.

  3. Welcome 49ers fans to being the east coast Jacksonville Jaguars, but at least you still sell tickets, for now.

  4. people on some 49ers boards have snooped around and found that McCloughan is in the middle of a divorce and custody battle for his kids.. so there’s your angle. personally.. i think there’s more to it than that.. such as maybe an in house affair which was the cause of the divorce or something along those lines.

  5. StevieMo … have you SEEN DDY? I think it would be more likely that he was banging (or getting banged by) John York.

  6. He is in the middle of a divorce…hate to scoop you Florio. But the fact he only has hit on 1 of 4 o lineman in the draft. They are all top 3 rd picks. He drafted Adam Snyder…and we are trying to replace him. I hope he is gone. Not to mention he picked Alex Smith, and insists on going to next season with him as the starting qb. Dumbass

  7. Painday- if you are going to mention his bad picks why not balance it with some good/great ones? He also drafted Joe Staley, Vernon Davis, Pat Willis (who singletary originally didn’t want but mccloughan talked him into it), Mike Crabtree (actually I won’t count him, he was more like a gift from Al Davis), and Frank Gore. I’m not saying McCloughan is great by any means, but he has put a lot of talent in SF and with two more 1st Rd draft picks he could have put them over the hump. Guess we will never know.

  8. you don’t need the head coach to be gaining power in this situation,…last time the yorks gave a head coach that kind of authority it was mike nolan…how did that work out? the yorks couldn’t have forseen this a couple months ago, when mike holmgren was looking for a job?

  9. Orbea, good job, man you made me crack up with that one … and Niners fans need to laugh right now. I have seen more organization in a monkey crap fight in recent years, but I think they are a lot better now. They aren’t talking because they are being told by their lawyers not to until an investigation is completed and they determine whether to try to fire with or without cause … and also to keep him from blabbing draft secrets which he cannot do right now or he will be sued into the stone age … come on lawyer boy Florio, right about that one!

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