7:32 PM EST, Thu January 27, 2022
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Ambry Thomas practices in full; Trent Williams misses another practice

Ambry Thomas practices in full; Trent Williams misses another practice

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Jimmy Garoppolo was a full participant as well 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan updated the media with the injury report for Thursday’s practice: Did not practice: T Trent Williams (ankle) Limited participant: RB Jeff Wilson Jr (ankle)RB Elijah Mitchell (knee) Full participant: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb)CB Ambry Thomas (knee) Thomas listed as a full-participant is a massive win for the Niners. He was coming along nicely in his development and had a pair of strong outings against quality competition before sitting out last...
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Joe Staley: The Rams secondary is going to get pushed around again

Joe Staley: The Rams secondary is going to get pushed around again

“They don’t want to get hit for four quarters” Much has been said and written about the 49ers’ rushing attack in their games against the Rams. In their two meetings this year, San Francisco has run the ball 75 times for an average of 145 yards per game. However, the reason for that success isn’t due to an advantage along the offensive and defensive lines. According to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Joe Staley, the advantage is on the edge. “You know that they’re trying to talk themselves into being ready for what the Niners do,” Staley said on today’s Niners Nation...
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Mike McDaniel expected to receive a second interview with the Dolphins

Mike McDaniel expected to receive a second interview with the Dolphins

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ McDaniel is one of three finalists 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans isn’t the only coordinator on the Niners staff that’s making the rounds for head coaching vacancies. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel was one of three candidates expected to receive a second interview as the Miami Dolphins narrow their search for a head coach after parting ways with Brian Flores after the regular season. ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe said the Dolphins expect to keep its defensive staff...
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These 49ers defied the odds long before this improbable playoff run

These 49ers defied the odds long before this improbable playoff run

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ You can’t measure heart, but I’m going to try my best to do so My favorite part about covering this playoff run has been the all but impossible to quantify the sense of magic surrounding this 49ers team. At every turn, they have been doubted, yet when they have been faced with seemingly insurmountable levels of adversity, they not only responded, they triumphed by doing the spectacular when the chips were down, and the pressure was at its highest. What’s fascinating to me is that this run has been propelled by a...
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49ers Richard Hightower breaks down game-changing blocked punt against Packers

49ers Richard Hightower breaks down game-changing blocked punt against Packers

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ The Niners special teams coach explained all the things that went into his unit’s best play of the year. The 49ers lone touchdown in their 13-10 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round came on an incredible special teams play. Defensive end Jordan Willis got past the Packers front line and blocked Corey Bojorquez’s punt with five minutes left in regulation. With the Niners trailing 10-3, safety Talanoa Hufanga came away with the ball and scored a game-tying touchdown. 49ers special teams coordinator...
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49ers jersey combo, referee crew, and ticket prices for the NFC Championship

49ers jersey combo, referee crew, and ticket prices for the NFC Championship

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ This crew is one of the most experienced in the league, with Carl Cheffers having 15 postseason games and two Super Bowls under his belt The 49ers are in another NFC Championship. This time, it’s against the Rams in Los Angeles at Levi’s South Stadium. Our friends over at Turf Show Times wrote an article titled “why fears of a Bay Area invasion exposes deeper issues for the Rams.” The Rams' attempt to limit ticket sales turned into a disaster quicker than Sean McVay prematurely ran onto the field to celebrate a touchdown in the...
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49ers in Five: Why does Jimmy Garoppolo put the ball in harm’s way so often?

49ers in Five: Why does Jimmy Garoppolo put the ball in harm’s way so often?

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Both Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan spoke about it yesterday Now that the 49ers are in the conference championship game, the national media has caught up to the storylines that 49ers fans have been talking about all season long. Naturally, that means Jimmy Garoppolo and his propensity to put the ball in harm’s way at times. During yesterday’s media session, Jimmy was asked about his philosophy when it comes to throwing the ball away and living the play another down. “When it’s necessary, you’ve got to,” Jimmy said,...
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Golden Nuggets: Monitoring Trent Williams and Ambry Thomas

Golden Nuggets: Monitoring Trent Williams and Ambry Thomas

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Thursday, January 27, 2022 The Intertwined Evolutions of Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay “It’s that Shanahan … well, he’s just a little bit better at this than McVay. McVay is one of the best offensive designers in the league, but in the face of similar defensive adjustments, Shanahan’s answers were just much better than McVay’s. The power running game with the fullback is just a touch scarier than a zone running game with a lead blocking wide receiver—and not just because of the X’s and O’s, but because of Shanahan’s...
Jan 26, 2022
The Shanaplan: Why the 49ers offense will get back on track against the Rams

The Shanaplan: Why the 49ers offense will get back on track against the Rams

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ In the playoffs, the Niners have two offensive touchdowns in two games. That’s not going to cut it A pair of dominant defensive performances by the 49ers has masked what have been two lackluster performances from the offense in the playoffs. Against the Cowboys, the Niners came out hot, set the tone, and scored on the opening drive. The Niners never found their groove from there and into the Packers game last Saturday. The talent on the team is too much to keep tied down, so there will inevitably be splash plays. The...
Jan 26, 2022
Trent Williams expected to play Sunday against the Rams

Trent Williams expected to play Sunday against the Rams

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Jimmy Garoppolo is no longer listed on the injury report Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday’s practice to update the team’s injuries. Here’s a look at the projected practice report for the 49ers: Limited: Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) Ambry Thomas (knee) Won’t practice: Trent Williams (ankle) Elijah Mitchell (knee) Full: Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) The 49ers also activated WR Mohamed Sanu Sr. from the injured reserve list. Shanahan said it’ll be the same as Week 18 when the Niners last played the Rams as...
Jan 26, 2022
Shanahan: You should never be comfortable until that game ends

Shanahan: You should never be comfortable until that game ends

William Glasheen / USA TODAY NETWORK Trust us, we know. The 49ers have shown that they are one of the toughest teams left in the NFL playoffs. San Francisco has slain the dragons of the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers and is on to face the Los Angeles Rams for the third time this season. Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans should be credited for turning this 3-5 team around. For weeks it felt like it was disappointment after disappointment, and it was mainly due to the 49ers being unable to finish games. San Francisco’s last...
Jan 26, 2022
ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth says 49ers should start Trey Lance over Jimmy Garoppolo

ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth says 49ers should start Trey Lance over Jimmy Garoppolo

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ The former NFL corner argued the 49ers have been winning in spite of Garoppolo on ESPN’s Get Up. The 49ers quarterback room has generated plenty of discussions all season long, and even as they gear up for the NFC Championship Game this Sunday against the Rams, some prominent pundits are debating whether rookie quarterback Trey Lance would give the Niners a better chance to win than starter Jimmy Garoppolo. On Tuesday, former NFL cornerback and current ESPN analyst Domonique Foxworth strongly endorsed Lance on ESPN’s Get Up!. Foxworth...
Jan 26, 2022
Should the 49ers be confident they can beat the Rams for a third time this season? History says yes

Should the 49ers be confident they can beat the Rams for a third time this season? History says yes

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Here’s why... The 49ers' improbable run has brought them to the doorstep of a familiar foe as they prepare to battle the Los Angeles Rams for conference supremacy. While history can’t directly affect the outcome of Sunday’s matchup, it certainly can help paint a better picture in regards to what to expect when these NFC west heavyweights duke it out for a chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LVI. Let’s start with the elephant in the room. The Rams haven’t beaten the 49ers in their last six tries, with their...
Jan 26, 2022
Trent Williams is unfair, and Kyle Shanahan knows it

Trent Williams is unfair, and Kyle Shanahan knows it

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports There’s something about a coach using his All-Pro starting left tackle as a fullback that feels surprising and downright diabolical. Leave it Kyle Shanahan and Trent Williams to go there. As Trent Williams prepares to wrap up what might be the absolute most remarkable season for a left tackle in the history of the sport, collecting a highlight reel of soul-stealing blocks in both the pass and run game, he seemingly tied a big bow around his entire 2021 campaign against the Packers. The 6’5” 320-pounder, who’s been known to run...
Jan 26, 2022
49ers in Five: Ross Tucker says the Garoppolo/Lance situation is working out perfectly

49ers in Five: Ross Tucker says the Garoppolo/Lance situation is working out perfectly

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via “Everything’s turning up Niners right now” Westwood One’s Ross Tucker joined Steiny and Guru on 95.7 The Game this week and said the 49ers are in the best place to be when it comes to their quarterback situation. “This is actually like best-case scenario, on some level, for next year, because the Niners are winning, they’re having success, they’re in the NFC Championship game, legit chance to go to the Super Bowl— but they’re not really winning because of Jimmy. They’re almost winning in spite of him,...