San Francisco 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco has put together a must-listen podcast, getting some fantastic guests to dish on the team. He gets plenty of current players, coaches, and executives, but he also gets some great names of 49ers past. This week, he has a favorite in former general manager Scot McCloughan. You can listen to the podcast above, or click here.
Maiocco took McCloughan through much of his 49ers career. They talked about Alex Smith, Joe Staley, and Frank Gore. They talked about how things went down in San Francisco after McCloughan departed. And he offered some thoughts on how John Lynch is doing so far.
Here is a full list of time stamps for the interview. The podcast runs 57 minutes, but the final 17 minutes are Maiocco and Jeff Garcia talking about the team.
2:20 - Joe Staley being the last player remaining and the trade to get him in 2007
5:15 - The Alex Smith pick
8:28 - Jim Harbaugh’s decision on Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith
10:02 - On different personalities of Rodgers vs. Smith and the state of the 49ers at that time
11:58 - All about Frank Gore
17:54 - On the 2011 turnaround of the 49ers including Pro Bowlers brought in by McCloughan
19:19 - What Jim Harbaugh coaching staff did that Mike Singletary, Mike Nolan staffs couldn’t do
21:08 - John Lynch through first year
22:07 - How things have gone down for 49ers since he left
24:13 - The notable executives Lynch brought in to help him
25:38 - Bringing in Justin Smith and people questioning the money
25:55 - Nate Clements and toughness
26:44 - 49ers decision to bring in Brian Hoyer at QB and C.J. Beathard in the draft
29:00 - Kirk Cousins
31:33 - What could be an interesting 2018 offseason for veteran and draft prospect QBs
32:44 - How good he sees the 2018 QB draft class
34:00 - About his scouting service, and how instinctive scouting is
36:55 - His time on Twitter
38:20 - The position he loves watching film on