Kyle Brandt spotlights the ‘Dark Knight’ of the 49ers’ coaching staff

Nov 26, 2019 at 10:47 AM--


NFL Network's Kyle Brandt highlights San Francisco 49ers assistant strength and conditioning coach Mike Nicolini for his role with the Niners this season.
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The deadline to opt-out of the 2020 season is set for Thursday at 1 p.m. PT, according to ESPN. Players can do so should they be concerned about their health or the health of their loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic. So far, no San Francisco 49ers players have expressed a desire to exercise the option. "I have not had a conversation (about opting out) with any of our players," general manager John Lynch told reporters on Monday via a video press conference. "We've talked a lot. We always feel like

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By Levin T. Black
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The Seattle Seahawks' trade for safety Jamal Adams gives the San Francisco 49ers' division rival one of the players best suited to defend an offense that features running backs and tight ends in the passing game. The San Francisco 49ers have perhaps the league's top offensive mind in head coach Kyle Shanahan while the Seahawks have a defensive guru for a head coach in Pete Carroll. When the 49ers have the ball the two go toe-to-toe on play calls in a manner that can only be compared to a game of chess. Shanahan calls passing plays designed to get tight end George Kittle or one of the bevy of players who line up in the backfield open as much as any coach in the NFL. Just fewer than 50 percent of the 49ers' passing yards in 2019 went to a back or tight

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Kyle Shanahan addresses Mike Florio's criticisms of 49ers' Super-Bowl-or-bust mentality

By David Bonilla
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In June, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk created a stink over some offseason comments by Kyle Shanahan. The San Francisco 49ers head coach commented during the team's State of the Franchise event about his desire to get back to that fourth quarter in the Super Bowl and finish the job. Florio felt the comments dismissed the work it takes to get to that point and set unrealistic expectations. Except, Shanahan did note that he was well aware that the journey would not be easy, and that this season will be harder than ever. "That's why all of our guys have got to take this challenge, and we've got to take advantage of this offseason," Shanahan said in June.

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