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  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    January 21, 2016 at 9:03 AM
    I'll go on record to say I am on the fence about the Chip Kelly hire as the 19th head coach of the 49ers. On one hand, I have a little excitement like I had when Harbaugh was hired. On the other, it is hard to ignore the dumpster fire of the 2015 season Kelly had in Philadelphia. Top that with rumors about his personality and you can see where there can be...
  • By David Bonilla
    January 20, 2016 at 12:17 PM
    Around this time a year ago, newly hired head coach Jim Tomsula fumbled his way alongside San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke through an awkward introductory press conference. Chip Kelly's introductory press conference today was the exact opposite. He spoke clearly, was humorous at times, and showed a genuine understanding of...
  • By Brandon Graham
    January 18, 2016 at 1:43 PM
    When Jim Harbaugh was hired, champagne was uncorked. When Jim Tomsula was hired, a collective groan infested Twitter. Chip Kelly announced as the new head coach of the 49ers? Emotionally charged might be the...
  • By Al Sacco
    January 8, 2016 at 8:36 AM
    By now, I'm sure you've heard the news about the San Francisco 49ers officially meeting with Chip Kelly in regards to their vacant head coaching position. The response from fans, at least as far as I can...
  • By Jeff Kaplan
    January 5, 2016 at 3:09 PM
    I've got to admit it, Jed. You almost had me going there. Nice touch, that "apology" of yours. "This past year was frustrating on many levels for 49ers fans," you wrote. "For that, I want to apologize to you and everyone that cares deeply about this team." And then, at the podium, you stepped right up and doubled down: "This season...
  • By Al Sacco
    January 4, 2016 at 11:40 AM
    For almost a year now, the general consensus has been that the San Francisco 49ers are a dysfunctional organization that seems to be imploding before our very eyes. After all, the front office pushed out a coach that went 44-19-1 and won five playoff games in favor of a defensive line coach who sweats a lot. Then, they suffered through an unprecedented...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    January 4, 2016 at 8:31 AM
    Well, it is official. The Jim Tomsula era is over in San Francisco and if we are perfectly honest with ourselves, did we ever think it would make it much past this year anyway? At least this way, the 49ers do not have to fire him in the middle of next season, deal with a stopgap, and possibly miss a really good candidate this off-season. While...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    December 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM
    When Jed York announced that Jim Harbaugh was not going to continue his tenure as the head coach of the 49ers, he announced that the team was primarily searching for a new head coach who had the same characteristics as a teacher. While fans, pundits, and scribes alike have weighed in on the virtues of Jim Tomsula as Harbaugh's successor, often discussing...
  • By Al Sacco
    December 21, 2015 at 9:04 AM
    The year was 2007, and the San Francisco 49ers were knee deep in the worst offensive season in the team's illustrious history. Set back by a bad scheme, a poor line and underwhelming quarterback play, the Niners finished last in the league in points scored (with 219) for the first time in the modern era. Fast forward to 2015, and it seems as if...
  • By John Croston
    December 13, 2015 at 7:43 PM
    This was it. This was the 'statement' game for the Jim Tomsula regime. Good and great teams dominate bad ones. Teams that are on the corner of becoming relevant again beat the bad ones. A team takes on the identity of its coaching staff. I truly believe that, especially having played myself. I remember what it was like to have a coach who had...
  • By David Bonilla
    December 9, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    On Monday, writer John Croston wrote a piece that asked if San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula deserved to return in 2016. While he personally would like to see a new coaching staff come aboard, for numerous reasons, he doesn't believe that will happen. On...
  • By John Croston
    December 7, 2015 at 8:53 PM
    Brace yourselves. Winter is coming. By that, I mean that year two of the Tomsula era could soon become a reality. I know a lot of 49er fans, myself included, have this wonderful fantasy about an end of season firing bonanza of Tomsula & Co. and having them replaced [insert your fantasy coaching lineup here] for 2016, but based on the last...
  • By AJ Bolino
    December 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM
    When last Sunday's game kicked off at Levi's Stadium, about half of the seats were occupied...an indication that not even the 49er faithful held out hope that the home team would put up much of a fight. But after an afternoon of "Three Stooges" style antics from the officials and marginal play from both teams, the 49ers found themselves locked up in a 13-13...
  • By Al Sacco
    December 1, 2015 at 9:48 AM
    You could make the argument that Jim Tomsula was dealt a losing hand. After all, the San Francisco 49ers had one of the most disastrous and bizarre offseasons in the history of the NFL, and not many coaches could succeed with that kind of roster turnover. Okay...I guess that's valid. The thing is, the cupboard wasn't exactly bare. There...
  • By Diego Del Barco
    November 25, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    The season is over. We all know that. So a lot of our time nowadays is spent looking forward to next season: How will we fix our godawful offensive line? Who will be under center? How do we get a real pass rush? The questions seem endless. Specifically when trying to figure out how we will improve the offensive line a lot of fans point out that...
  • By T.H. Lawson
    November 20, 2015 at 8:51 AM
    The television broadcast view may not always show what happens in the defensive backfield with the camera framing so tight on the the pocket. Using the coaches film that shows all 22 players, we can dissect the coverage used by the defense and the route concepts used by the offense to get a better understanding of how a play unfolded. Blaine...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    November 19, 2015 at 10:59 AM
    Good news: the 49ers didn't lose last week. Excuse the bad joke but I'm still jet-lagging. Regardless of that I have re-joined AJ on our video podcasts this week as we look forward to this Sunday's game on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. In here we discuss key matchups against the Seahawks, we what expect out of Blaine...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM
    Colin Kaepernick's rise to stardom was meteoric. He replaced a concussed Alex Smith and never looked back, leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012. For all intents and purposes, his future seemed assured. Fast forward to 2015. The 49ers are coming out of their bye with a 3-6 record, little real hope of a playoff berth...and Blaine Gabbert...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 12, 2015 at 11:36 AM
    On Sunday, the 49ers pulled off a surprising upset of the Atlanta Falcons. Almost immediately, talk of "turning the season around" began...with some going so far as to say that Blaine Gabbert could lead the 49ers to wildcard berth. Not so fast, kids. The 49ers played a complete game, and actually demonstrated that they can play football...but...
  • By Jesse Dumas
    November 6, 2015 at 3:40 PM
    I stated a few weeks ago that I thought Colin Kaepernick should sit down for at least a few games and he of course promptly went out and beat the Ravens. I was happy to be my own jinx in that situation, but eventually my opinion became a reality. Kaepernick returned to his low-form and now we're looking at a new starter for the matchup against the...