Jason LaConfora tweeted recently that the 49ers may be benching a couple defensive veterans after the team's disappointing and embarrassing loss on Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs.
In addition to coaching shake-up in San Fran, I hear veterans Michael Lewis and Takeo Spikes being benched on defense. Big change for 49ers
Looks like some of the younger players (or perhaps, albeit unlikely, a veteran signee) will be getting the starts at strong safety and TED linebacker positions. Seems like it will be LB NaVorro Bowman making the start next week against the Atlanta Falcons, and either Reggie Smith or Taylor Mays getting the start at strong safety. Mays figures to be the starter of the future, but Smith appears more game ready. None of these guys played exceptionally well against the Chiefs, but then again, nobody did.
Either way, there's a chance it may be official today, at around 11:45 a.m. when Mike Singletary and the 49ers hold a press conference to announce the offensive coordinator change, among (supposedly) other things. CSN Bay Area will be streaming the conference live at this page here. It also should be on your TV on the CSN Bay Area channel.
Our 49ers blog, Niners Nation, has an open thread with an embedded video of the live stream in preperation of the 11:45 a.m. start time, so head over there for discussion.