Nolan dismisses Billy Davis rumor

Oct 2, 2006 at 4:28 PM--

Today, San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan dismissed the internet rumor started by ProFootballTalk.

The rumor stated the following:

In the wake of a 41-0 trouncing by the Kansas City Chiefs, talk is intensifying in league circles that Niners defensive coordinator Billy Davis will be fired at the end of the season, if not sooner.

Of course, prior to the 49ers preaseason matchup with the Oakland Raiders, Nolan dismissed rumors that the team was looking to trade former 49ers running back running back Kevan Barlow. Barlow, now with the New York Jets, was traded within days of that dismissal.

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The FOX broadcast caught San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan heading over to a seated Jimmy Garoppolo after the quarterback threw an early interception against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Niners ended up winning the game 34-26, but mistakes like the pick have led to criticisms from fans, especially considering the Vikings scored off the turnover. Garoppolo was asked about the sideline conversation with Shanahan and if his coach was "pissed off" about the costly mistake. "Naturally. It wasn't a good decision," Garoppolo responded. "I've got to be better than that with it. Just take the check-down. They were giving those to us early, and I just need to be more efficient with those." Shanahan was also asked about the sideline


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