About Damned Time
Staley finally named starter.
Head coach Mike Nolan solidified one starting position that was in question late on Tuesday afternoon by naming Joe Staley as the new starting right tackle instead of Kwame Harris.
“Starting positions on our team are earned,” said Nolan. “Nobody is handed a starting role. Just like the linebacker spot with Patrick, this decision had more to do with what Joe has done. Both Joe and Kwame had outstanding camps. It was a very close competition. Joe was more consistent. That is the reason for the decision. Joe earned the starting position based on his production on the football field both in practice and in the games.”