NFL San Francisco 49ers

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October 16, 2019 - 6:39 am
When Richard Sherman first appeared in a 49er uniform, it was an awkward sight. At the time, when most Niners’ fans picturedSherman, they remembered him celebrating Thanksgiving in 2014, chomping down a turkey drumstick on the centerfield logo at Levi’s Stadium. Fans had no choice but to accept...
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October 13, 2019 - 5:45 pm
The San Francisco 49ers are now 5-0, but they haven’t gotten the respect of a true undefeated team in the NFL. Why? “They’ve played no one,” was a common narrative floating around the 49ers. That changed in Los Angeles. To be the best you have to beat the best and the 49ers did just that with a 20-...
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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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October 05, 2019 - 11:41 am
The San Francisco 49ers are playing their best football in the Kyle Shanahan era. They're currently atop the NFL with the best record in the conference. Outside of some injuries and a couple of sloppy wins here and there, they’ve been close to picture-perfect. If you’re a 49ers detractor, your ammo...
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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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September 17, 2019 - 9:48 pm
The 49ers season has started picture perfect. Back-to-back road wins. Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy. And the defense looks the strongest it’s been since the Patrick Willis era. Although things may look great heading into Week 3, there’s suddenly a major dent in the 49ers' gleaming armor. Veteran left...
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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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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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September 08, 2019 - 5:58 pm
For the first time as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Kyle Shanahan won a season opener. The game was filled with penalties and sloppiness, but for the 49ers to get a win in this situation is an important box for Shanahan and Jimmy Garoppolo to check. Good teams win ugly and winning in that...
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August 29, 2019 - 10:57 pm
After Week 3 of the preseason, Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media after the 49ers beat the Kansas City Chiefs and said he’s going to keep three quarterbacks on the 2019 roster. Shanahan repeated his intention to keep three quarterbacks after seeing C.J. Beathard play Thursday night. Many questioned...
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