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  • By Richard Madrid
    March 5, 2017 at 3:22 PM
    The 49ers' newly acquired head coach Kyle Shanahan brings with him an explosive offense that ranked 7th all-time in points per game...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    February 28, 2017 at 1:36 PM
    Josh Gordon is a name forgotten by most NFL fans, but one that has almost certainly come up in nearly every front office in the NFL at some point this offseason, even if only to dismiss the possibility of signing him. To dismiss him though, you must first acknowledge him. He is still under contract with the Cleveland Browns, but reports have indicated that...
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell
    February 28, 2017 at 10:39 AM
    John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have taken over the 49ers with the tough task of rebuilding a dynasty. While conventional wisdom says that this is a multiple year project for the 49ers, there are ways that the 49ers could jumpstart their rebuild with a smart use of draft capital and the huge amount of cap space the team currently has at its disposal. With the...
  • By Jason Bertolucci
    February 25, 2017 at 8:46 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have several holes to fill across their entire roster. Years of neglect by ousted general manager Trent Baalke have left more than a few positions very thin. However, the neglect has also resulted in having the second most cap room available in the NFL. This will enable the new regime of John Lynch and his crew to not only use the...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    February 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM
    There are a lot of people with significant public platforms trying to convince anyone who'll listen that regarding Colin Kaepernick, don't believe your own eyes and don't believe your own ears. Michael Lombardi of The Ringer is the latest to join the circus. On the latest episode of "The NFL Show" on The Ringer, Lombardi said,...
  • By Al Sacco
    February 20, 2017 at 5:01 PM
    Fans of the San Francisco 49ers have a lot on their minds these days, as excitement about the new regime is reaching a fever pitch. With that in mind, we opened the first of many mailbags to the fans, and got some great questions about the quarterback situation (specifically Kirk Cousins), free agency, and the upcoming draft. Enjoy. Q:...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    February 20, 2017 at 6:25 AM
    Now that Robert Saleh's hiring has (finally!) become official, it seems appropriate to look at his 4-3 under defensive scheme and the personnel the 49ers have on hand to fill the specific roles. A couple of 49ers writers have already offered their take on how well the 49ers' personnel fit their new scheme, but I'd like to spend a little more time discussing...
  • By Jeff Kaplan
    February 12, 2017 at 4:16 PM
    It all began with Shanahan. He'd just finished directing one of the greatest offenses in the history of the game, taking it all the way to the Super Bowl. More importantly, he'd done so by taking the West Coast Offense—the Niners' glorious identity—to heights that Bill Walsh would've never imagined. He thus was the perfect choice to...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    February 9, 2017 at 4:54 PM
    Newly hired 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan held their introductory press conference on Thursday, and quickly dispelled the popular notion that it is a foregone conclusion that quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not be on the team during the 2017 season. "Colin reached out and we plan on visiting, that's something...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    February 6, 2017 at 12:45 PM
    Kyle Shanahan is taking the blame for the Falcons' collapse last night in the Super Bowl, reportedly telling people at the team hotel that he, "blew it." While his offense didn't produce its customary 30+ points, it's hard to imagine that they are responsible for surrendering a 25 point lead. Having re-watched the Super Bowl, I think Shanahan called an...
  • By David Bonilla
    February 5, 2017 at 10:09 AM
    Prior to the NFL Honors ceremony on Saturday, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York revealed that he would be unsurprisingly rooting for the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI. So will a lot of 49ers fans. After all, it's one thing to say that your new head coach was part of a Super Bowl. It's another thing to say that he has won one – and against a team...
  • By Zain Naqvi
    February 2, 2017 at 4:27 PM
    It looks like Jed York has pushed all of his chips to the center of the table with the hiring of former All-Pro safety John Lynch as general manager - who has no previous front office experience - and the decision to pair him with incoming rookie head coach Kyle Shanahan by offering them matching 6 year deals. The question is: Did he do the...
  • By Michael Fitch
    January 31, 2017 at 7:12 AM
    It's been two days, and fans are still wrapping their heads around the notion that John Lynch is the new general manager of the 49ers. He seemed like nothing more than a name York pulled from a hat on Sunday night. He wasn't one of the finalists, and he has absolutely no experience in an NFL front office. Still, here he is – a dark horse...
  • By Al Sacco
    January 30, 2017 at 8:22 AM
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York sent shock waves through the football world when he hired former player and current Fox Sports broadcaster John Lynch as the next general manager of his franchise. The move came completely out of left field and left most people in shock as Lynch hadn't been reported as being a candidate at any point during the...
  • By David Bonilla
    January 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM
    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan holds all the cards right now. Being the only remaining candidate for the head coaching job, Shanahan can pretty much, within reason, ask for whatever he wants from the San Francisco 49ers. That doesn't necessarily mean that he would, just that he holds tremendous leverage over the team waiting for him to...
  • By Anwar Jamison
    January 23, 2017 at 8:08 AM
    When Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee suggested that Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan may want to keep Colin Kaepernick around if he becomes the San Francisco 49ers' next head coach, the response was predictable. It was split between...
  • By Aaron Erickson
    January 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM
    Humans are fickle, nervous beings. We don't do well with patience, and we rarely assess value objectively. It makes sense, then that what may very well wind up as a widely successful hiring process by the 49ers has frequently been characterized as a directionless, bumbling effort. As soon as candidates withdraw from consideration, fans instinctively feel a...
  • By Al Sacco
    January 19, 2017 at 9:53 AM
    The decision by San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York to offer Kyle Shanahan the head coaching job was the most significant decision he's made in his football life. You see, whether he knew it or not, York faced what amounted to a legacy defining moment for him, as he had to make a hire that would begin to heal his fractured fan base. York seemed to understand...
  • By Michael Fitch
    January 17, 2017 at 7:22 AM
    Just two names remain in San Francisco's coaching search, but only one deserves to be there. Monday's report on Josh McDaniels wasn't welcome news for 49ers fans. Citing concerns over moving his family across the country for a job that could be taken...
  • By Michael Fitch
    January 14, 2017 at 7:05 AM
    Two weeks have passed since Jed York's press conference announcing his New Year's resolution to turn the 49ers around, and in that time his rudderless ship still sails without a head coach or general manager. Yet somehow the 49ers are in a better position than I thought possible on New Year's Day. Fans have watched every NFL...
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