Kyle Shanahan

Tommy Call
November 11, 2019 - 10:37 pm
For the first time since Dec. 3, 2018, the San Francisco 49ers lost a football game. For a team that ended 2018 with a 4-12 record to go 343 days without losing should be taken as an accomplishment — but not on Monday Night Football in Santa Clara. The primetime tilt was classified as the biggest...
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Karl Buscheck
November 07, 2019 - 12:49 pm
The 49ers will be without George Kittle for the Monday Night Football showdown with the Seahawks. Kittle's absence is hardly a surpruse. The Niners officially listed the passing-game star as doubtful on Saturday. Kittle was absent from practice all week long heading into the MNF titl. After...
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Ray Ratto
November 04, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The news from Sunday night was, for a change, pleasing. The New England Patriots had just endured their first competitive dismembering of the season, thus offering legitimate hope for the first time that we as a nation could avoid the most hideous of potential Super Bowls: Patriots-49ers. This is...
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Ray Ratto
October 14, 2019 - 12:01 pm
It is now clear to even the most devoted small-sample-size junkies that the San Francisco 49ers are an elite defense-first team, and every minute you choose to focus on Jim Garoppolo as the face, spleen or kneecap of the franchise is a minute wasted on the wrong thing. Garoppolo is fine enough as...
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Tommy Call
October 07, 2019 - 9:37 pm
In 2019 football is about one thing — offense. It's about airing it out. It’s about getting creative with sexy play-calls. It’s about young air-raid quarterbacks. That’s how you win in the modern NFL. The days of three-yards and a cloud of dust are done. The San Francisco 49ers are flipping that...
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Tommy Call
October 02, 2019 - 7:15 am
It’s a simple sports cliche, but it couldn’t be truer — winning solves everything. Winning makes days go by easier, bad players look better and coaches look smarter. No one is a better product of winning solving everything than 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Saleh’s 49er defense is...
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Tommy Call
September 15, 2019 - 4:17 pm
The minute Kyle Shanahan stepped in Santa Clara there was a sense of hope the 49ers haven't seen in years. The young offensive guru with deep coaching bloodlines erased a dark cloud left behind by Chip Kelly and Jim Tomsula. Swagger, moxie, hype or whatever you want to call it, Shanahan had enough...
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Tommy Call
September 12, 2019 - 10:09 pm
When the San Francisco 49ers traded up to grab the University of Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft, a high expectation was set. Pettis grabbed a touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo in the back of the end zone in his first game as a professional. The...
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Karl Buscheck
September 12, 2019 - 11:11 am
After Jimmy Garoppolo looked more like Blaine Gabbert than Tom Brady in the 49ers’ Week 1 win in Tampa, John Lynch called into “Joe, Lo & Dibs” and addressed talk of a brewing quarterback controversy. "I think those are other people's opinions," Lynch said. "I can tell you, we do think really...
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Tommy Call
September 10, 2019 - 8:15 pm
The last two seasons Kyle Shanahan has brought in a new ball carrier to the 49ers offense, but each season they’ve managed to be stalled by injuries. First Jerick McKinnon went down. Now, new running back Tevin Coleman is slated to miss time after suffering a high ankle sprain in the season opener...
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