1:17 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2019

Analysis: What the changing coaching staff means for 49ers

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t love that he had to answer questions about the viability of his defensive coordinator, Robert Saleh, throughout 2018. After all, it meant that the …

49ers land new defensive coach with ties to Kyle Shanahan

The San Francisco 49ers have a new defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator after setting an NFL record for the fewest interceptions in a season with just two in …
Eric Branch / SFGate 6 hours ago

49ers win next season’s Super Bowl? What are the odds?

The 49ers won their last Super Bowl in Miami. Will their win their next Super Bowl in the same city? The chances aren’t great. The 49ers have 40-1 odds to win Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2020, according to BetOnline.ag. Only 11 teams have longer odds than the 49ers, who share 40-1 chances with the Jaguars and Giants. Of note for the dynastic Patriots, who are managing to play the everyone-thinks-we-stink card before the AFC Championship Game in Kansas City on Sunday: The Chiefs have the best odds (7-1) and the Patriots are a 10-1 shot. Tom Brady’s reaction: No one believes in us.
Niner Nation 6 hours ago
Kyle Shanahan thinks the the 49ers should have won 7 games this season

Kyle Shanahan thinks the the 49ers should have won 7 games this season

Given the closeness of their losses, should the 49ers have won more games this season? Fans typically look for honesty from the members of the team, let it be coaches or players, but rarely do they receive openness from their favorite teams. At the end of the year press conference two weeks ago, 49ers’ head coach Kyle Shanahan might have let out too much, admitting something that fans spend way too much time dwelling on — the “What If” scenarios? Shanahan and general manager John Lynch were asked about their expectations for 2018 and how their performance pales in comparison to...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 8 hours ago
49ers announce hiring of defensive assistant coach Joe Woods

49ers announce hiring of defensive assistant coach Joe Woods

He will be coaching the team’s defensive backs and coordinating the pass defense. The San Francisco 49ers formally announced on Thursday that they have hired former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods to serve as defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator. He replaces Jeff Hafley, who departed after three seasons with the team to serve as co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Head coach Kyle Shanahan had this to say about the hiring decision. “In addition to being a tremendous coach with a wealth of knowledge, Joe is a great person that we believe will help bring...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 10 hours ago
DeMarcus Lawrence topping lists of best 2019 free agents

DeMarcus Lawrence topping lists of best 2019 free agents

There are quite a few quality edge rushers scheduled to hit the market, but how many will actually hit the market. The San Francisco 49ers have a chance to make some huge moves this offseason. They hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and will be in the top ten in cap space, barring any big extensions before the start of free agency. They have shown they are willing to spend, but also will not go too crazy for the most part. The team has a host of needs to address, with edge rusher and secondary help high on the priority list. They will need to figure out the guard situation,...
SFGate 10 hours ago

NFL’er in bullying scandal says he fled to safe house after Jonathan Martin’s Instagram post

A former 49ers offensive lineman and Stanford star was ordered to stand trial on three felony counts for a threatening photo he posted last year on Instagram. The New York Daily News reported that a Los Angeles County Superior Cou...
Eric Branch / SFGate 10 hours ago

49ers: Kyle Shanahan, Kris Kocurek and ... Bill Belichick?

On Tuesday, when the 49ers announced the hiring of defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, head coach Kyle Shanahan’s statement hailed Kocurek’s “proven track record,” termed him one of the NFL’s “most respected” at his position, said the 49ers were “excited” to have him and blah, blah, blah. Of course, this is standard stuff for such a hire. No team-issued press release ever undersells the credentials of the new guy. That said, there’s little question the 49ers are genuinely enthused about adding Kocurek based on what Shanahan said on Dec. 31. At that time, Shanahan he...
Eric Branch / SFGate 10 hours ago

49ers: Kyle Shanahan, Kris Kocurek and … Bill Belichick?

On Tuesday, when the 49ers announced the hiring of defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, head coach Kyle Shanahan’s statement hailed Kocurek’s “proven track record,” termed him one of the NFL’s “most respected” at his position, said ...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 12 hours ago
Robbie Gould ranked among ESPN’s 50 best pending free agents

Robbie Gould ranked among ESPN’s 50 best pending free agents

The 49ers had virtually no problems from their kicker the past two years. We’ll see how it pays off this year in free agency. The San Francisco 49ers have a decision to make with regard to kicker Robbie Gould following a strong 2018 season. He is one of the most accurate kickers in the league, and given the issues kickers have had this past year, having a safe option for field goals and extra points really can’t be overvalued. ESPN’s Kevin Seifert put together a ranking of the top 50 free agents heading into the 2019 league year, and included Gould at No. 50. Here’s what he had to...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 14 hours ago
Why some 49ers assistants getting permission to interview and others aren’t

Why some 49ers assistants getting permission to interview and others aren’t

It makes sense when you look at the situations of the teams calling for interviews. It’s been a busy past seven or so days for the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff. On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos hired quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello to be their offensive coordinator. On the same day, we learned that the Green Bay Packers received permission to interview assistant offensive line coach Adam Stenavich for their vacant offensive line job. Meanwhile, late last week we saw the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, and Minnesota Vikings all denied interviews with passing game coordinator...
Niner Nation 15 hours ago
49ers 2018 offseason roster departures in review: Running backs

49ers 2018 offseason roster departures in review: Running backs

Are there any running backs the San Francisco 49ers were unwise to let go? We’re going to look at departures from each position prior to Week 1 of the 2018 season and see how they fared after leaving the San Francisco 49ers. Some players went on to better careers, while others may be out of the league. We won’t be highlighting every transaction, just some notable ones. Today, we look at the backfield. If there’s anything we learned from the running backs in 2018, it’s that A: Kyle Shanahan can identify and coach them up better than anyone else in the league and/or B: the 49ers are...
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 17 hours ago
What about door No. 3 for the 49ers?

What about door No. 3 for the 49ers?

This seems an unlikely result given the names on the board, but maybe not? The San Francisco 49ers need an edge rusher, if not multiple edge rushers. Cassius Marsh did some decent work off the edge, and Ronald Blair was a really solid rotational option, but they need a big time playmaker. At the same time, they could use a clear No. 1 cornerback for the long-term, some safety competition would be nice, and adding a linebacker to replace Reuben Foster should be a priority. The question is what of that they cover with the No. 2 overall pick. Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa and Kentucky edge...
Niner Nation 19 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: Senior Bowl Rosters Finalized

Golden Nuggets: Senior Bowl Rosters Finalized

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Thursday, January 17th, 2019 edition. Good morning folks, it’s been a busy week, so let’s get to it. The big news from Wednesday was the revealing of the Senior Bowl rosters, which holds extra value for the 49ers as coach Kyle Shanahan will be in charge of the South team. Although edge rusher Josh Allen, a possible target for the 49ers in the 2019 draft, will be skipping the Senior Bowl, the 49ers will have their hands on Montez Sweat, another top edge rusher from Mississippi State. There’s a lot of time before the draft, and this...
Eric Branch / SFGate Jan 16, 2019

49ers QBs coach Scangarello hired as Broncos OC

The 49ers sure have some sought-after offensive assistants for a 4-12 team. On Wednesday, 49ers quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello was named the Broncos offensive coordinator despite having just two seasons of NFL experience as a position coach. However, Scangarello, 46, spent the past two seasons coaching QBs with head coach Kyle Shanahan, whose is the type of young, offensive-minded head coach currently en vogue in the league. The 49ers have denied permission for multiple teams to interview 49ers offensive assistants Mike McDaniel and Mike LaFleur for coordinator positions this...

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    Robbie Gould

    Robbie Gould ranked among ESPN’s 50 best pending free agents

  • 1 Jimmy Garoppolo

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  • 1 Cassius Marsh

    Cassius Marsh

    What about door No. 3 for the 49ers?

  • George Kittle

    George Kittle

    It looks like George Kittle will be starting in the Pro Bowl

  • Nick Mullens

    Nick Mullens

    Report: 49ers believe Rich Scangarello will get Broncos OC job

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