Matt Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area's 49ers Insider, joins A 49ers Podcast for an in-depth conversation on all things 49ers past, present and future.
Matt has covered the team for over 26 years and currently co-hosts 49ers Talk with Laura Britt.
He is also one of the leading figures behind Letters to 87, a documentary and book on Dwight Clark’s “the Catch.” The project highlighted letters and stories on the impact the play and Clark – who passed away from ALS in 2018 – had on the lives of people who witnessed the legendary play up-close, from afar or years after it occurred.
We get into:
- What Letters to 87 means to Matt, how the project came to be and its legacy
- Matt’s favorite letters, and some of mine as well
- Larger than life and so much more: Dwight Clark’s impact on fans
- Matt’s favorite games, and why some losses also standout
- How Matt approaches reporting now vs. when he first walked into the 49ers locker room
- It’s not all bad with Jimmy Garoppolo under center
- An under the radar player or two for 2021
- Why fans should feel confident in the long-term outlook of the team
- The Jets? Why Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur are the right guys for Gang Green