1:46 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
Eric Branch / SFGate 2 hours ago

49ers’ Sherman left alone at left corner

The 49ers have allowed 1,750 passing yards this season, and cornerback Richard Sherman has surrendered just 28 of them. That’s because opponents have targeted Sherman with just 10 of 237 passes, according to Pro Football Focus. Sherman has allowed two completions. "Sure, I’d like the opportunity to get my hands on the ball and compete," Sherman said. "But it’s part of playing a team sport.” Opponents haven’t tested Sherman, who plays left cornerback, partly because of the four-time Pro Bowler’s pedigree. However, they also haven’t been forced to look Sherman’s way because of...

49ers notes: McVay recalls fond memories of 49ers Super Bowl team

The 49ers will always hold a special place in the heart of Rams coach Sean McVay, even if he has to try to beat them twice a year. McVay, after …

How 49ers’ communication problems on defense put them in the hole

There’s been a fundamental problem with the 49ers defense in recent weeks. In between stretches of sound play, lapses in communication at key times have led to disastrous results, with …
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 5 hours ago
Jimmie Ward, Dante Pettis sit out Thursday practice

Jimmie Ward, Dante Pettis sit out Thursday practice

The San Francisco 49ers could be short-handed in the secondary when they welcome the Los Angeles Rams to town this Sunday. Cornerback Jimmie Ward suffered a hamstring injury on Monday against the Green Bay Packers, and he sat out Thursday’s practice. He also “sat out” Wednesday’s practice, but it was a walkthrough, so the practice report was an estimation based on if they had conducted a full practice. With only two full practices this week, Friday’s practice will be huge for Ward’s availability. He had some bumps on Monday, but was showing some promise opposite Richard Sherman....
David Fucillo / Niner Nation 6 hours ago
Robert Saleh understands the criticism comes with the job, is focusing on what he can control

Robert Saleh understands the criticism comes with the job, is focusing on what he can control

The 49ers defensive coordinator has the confidence of his coach and his defensive leader. Will that be enough if the unit continues to struggle? Anytime a team is not competing for a playoff spot, or in some cases, for a high seed in the playoffs, criticism will arise for one or more coaches. It might be the head coach, but oftentimes either the offensive or defensive coordinator gets to face vocal criticism as a season progresses. Any criticism about the San Francisco 49ers is going to involve one or more of general manager John Lynch, head coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and...