Matt Barrows kicks off the first ever episode of A 49ers Podcast.
Matt has covered the San Francisco 49ers since 2003 and is currently the senior 49ers reporter for the Athletic Bay Area and recent author of "If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the San Francisco 49ers Sideline, Locker Room and Press Box."
We get into:
- New Orleans' role in Matt becoming a 49er beat writer
- Fond & not so fond memories of those mid-2000 49ers teams
- Matt's most fascinating players + three best games he's covered
- Mid-2000's building blocks
- The hard-nosed Harbaugh era
- THE book to read on
- The roller-coaster 2010's
- THE must-read book on all things 49ers 2000's
- Long-term stability ... finally?!
- Why Niner fans should feel good about the future
- The three major challenges facing the 49ers going forward
- Why the 2021 draft is crucial
- Is Jimmy Garoppolo the new Alex Smith?
- Do these beat writers really get along?!