The Ghosts Of Lions Past

Saturday, May 23, 2009

In a typical May non-event event, the 49ers signed Dre Bly a couple of days ago to help replace the injured Walt Harris. What makes this a little more curious though is that the Bly signing marks the fifth former Lion player or coach added by San Francisco in the last two years. In 2008 the 49ers hired Mike Martz to teach his kill-the-quarterback offense to the team and he brought his henchman J.T. O'Sullivan. After purging the team of the coach and quarterback, Mike Singletary added former Lion coach Tom Rathman to his staff while the team signed Moran Norris and now Bly.

In the most recent iteration of how-many-licks-to-the-center-of-a-Tootsie-Pop we get how-many-former-Lions-to-the-center-of-a ummm ... what? Championship?

With Bly beating out Brian Kelly, another former Lion, for the vacant defense back position, rumors that the 49er front office as been inundated with resumes from Dwight Smith, Edwin Mulitalo, Paris Lenon and Brian Calhoun are entirely unfounded.