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Ronnie Lott made a visit to 49ers headquarters

The connection to the history of the team staying strong at 4949 Marie DeBartolo Way

One of great things about the 49ers that has changed since John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have arrived in Santa Clara is the connection to it’s history. When the team first opened Levi’s Stadium there was no connection to the past, no evidence it existed when you sat in your stadium seat. While there are plenty of murals and artwork in the hallways and lounges, there were none to be seen when you were in your seat outside of “Five time Super Bowl Champions” painted underneath the press box.

Some point the fingers at Jim Harbaugh who was creating “new history” for the 49ers. Some blame Trent Baalke, others Jed York. Rumors were that alumni held their allegiance to Eddie DeBartolo very close to the heart and didn’t feel welcome visiting while the above listed names were the decision makers.

Regardless of who it was, it seems that Lynch has stayed true to his promise to keep what made the team great in the past, very close to the present. Jerry Rice has been suited up at practice, Charles Haley is a constant presence at the facility and of course they had Dwight Clark Day. Most recently, Ronnie Lott made a visit according to an twitter post by Adrian Colbert.

Here’s a list of the secondary and their years of experience:

  • Corey Griffin Rookie
  • Emmanuel Moseley Rookie
  • Marcell Harris Rookie
  • Najee Toran Rookie
  • Tarvarius Moore Rookie
  • Terrell Williams Rookie
  • D.J. Reed Rookie
  • Ahkello Witherspoon 2nd season
  • Greg Mabin 2nd season
  • Adrian Colbert 2nd season
  • Trovon Reed 2nd season
  • Tyvis Powell 2nd season
  • Chanceller James 2nd season
  • C.J. Goodwin 3rd season
  • Jaquiski Tartt 4th season
  • K’Waun Williams 4th season
  • Jimmie Ward 5th season
  • Don Jones 6th season
  • Richard Sherman 8th season

While Sherman has been doing an excellent job at getting the group to grow closer off the field as well as coaching them up on the field, visits from players like Lott are invaluable additions to developing and influencing the young group. Hopefully we see more visits like this in the future. Who you you like to see visiting the team?