Monday, April 4, 2011
Flash: Gary Plummer out as 49ers radio analyst; RL 415 Media Exclusive; Updated
Gary Plummer has been let go as the radio color analyst for the SF 49ers and will be replaced by ex-49ers player and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Pro Football analyst, Eric Davis.
49ers Director of Broadcasting, Bob Sargent, confirmed the move, in an e-mail to me...
"The quality work that Eric Davis has done on Comcast and as the color analyst on CBS 5 during our pre-season broadcasts really caught my attention and became impossible to ignore. With a new era of 49ers football upon us with Coach Harbaugh it seemed liked a perfect opportunity to promote Eric and take our broadcasts in a new direction. I'm very excited."
49ers games are broadcast locally on KNBR.
UPDATED INFO: While Plummer was a popular commentator and respected around 49ers hdqs., his occasional extra-critical and harsh comments, on-air, about the team was not well-received among team officials.
In addition, Plummer, who lives in San Diego, was not around the team facility as much as Niners PR brass would have liked, even during the season. That played a significant reason as to why he was fired--Eric Davis lives year-round here and knows most of the current players and coaching staff.
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