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Niners interview Lombardi for G.M. job

San Francisco 49ers Jed York is looking for a new General Manager.  It’s widely believed in league circles that they are conducting perfunctory interviews aimed at bolstering the decision to give the job to Trent Baalke.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the latest candidate is Michael Lombardi of NFL Network.  A team source tells Schefter that Lombardi had an “impressive interview’ and will warrant “strong consideration” for the job.

Lombardi previously has worked for the Raiders, among other teams.  His last NFL stint came on an unpaid basis, with the Broncos under former coach Mike Shanahan.

We’ve had some past squabbles with Lombardi, but we’ve also had several positive communications with him privately.  He’s competent and well spoken and while there likely are plenty of candidates who have greater qualifications than Baalke, if Lombardi is the only one the Niners interview, then Lombardi could end up getting the job.

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13 Responses to “Niners interview Lombardi for G.M. job”
  1. importantpftcomment says: Dec 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    Damn, and here I thought they were interviewing Steve “The Brooklyn Brawler” Lombardi for the job!

  2. jimmysee says: Dec 29, 2010 4:28 PM

    Oh lord — this smells of Matt Millen.

    Heaven save the ‘Niners.

  3. cletusvandam says: Dec 29, 2010 4:33 PM

    As a life long 49er fan I just hope they explore all options and finally make the right decision.

  4. hobartbaker says: Dec 29, 2010 4:38 PM

    They kept calling him “Vince”, but Mike didn’t feel it was necessarily in his best interest to correct them at this point.

  5. jaggedmark says: Dec 29, 2010 4:39 PM

    And Lombardi loves Jim Harbaugh. Ut Oh Michigan

  6. realitypolice says: Dec 29, 2010 4:41 PM

    I would love to see Lombardi get the job. He has spent the last several years critiquing the performance of other teams executives, let’s see what he is really about.

    I would be cautiously optimistic, since I usually like his insight, but it would be interesting to see a talking head actually have to take the heat for once.

  7. scoob766 says: Dec 29, 2010 4:42 PM

    G Dammit, I thought they were going to interview Vince at least or “consult” with him. Get a big name, if not get a HUGE coach (and I don’t mean Tom Cable fat), like Cowher, Gruden, Dungy, etc… Don’t let me down for the 9th straight year, I am starting to forget 1995.

  8. joetoronto says: Dec 29, 2010 4:42 PM

    Lombardi is dirty and can’t be trusted, the man shouldn’t have a job anywhere in the NFL.

    Even for free, it’s not worth it.

  9. piratefreedom says: Dec 29, 2010 4:56 PM

    Why haven’t they interviewed Matt Millen yet?

    If the ideas is, as it seems to be, running away from competency than Matt is their man

  10. commoncents says: Dec 29, 2010 4:57 PM

    Matt Millen is available, unless he’s headed to Dallas to help Jerry.

  11. alpod says: Dec 29, 2010 4:58 PM

    HOW DOES THIS GUY KEEP GETTING WORK?!?!?!? go for it niners. if it means his dumb ass isn’t on my TV anymore, i’m all for it.

  12. Reggie's Bush says: Dec 29, 2010 8:25 PM

    Lombardi is horrible.

    Anyone remember his “blue chip players” article on NationalFootballPost last year?

    Biased as all hell.

  13. bbb82 says: Dec 29, 2010 9:43 PM

    LOL good luck with that.

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