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George Kittle recalls Anthony Hitchens bullying him at Iowa practice

Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens was a starter at Iowa in 2012 when a freshman named George Kittle showed up. Kittle was a backup whose primary job was playing on the scout team, and he’s motivated by some of those memories. Kittle said he’s looking forward to going after Hitchens and fellow Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann, [more]

Yes, you can bet that the 49ers will blow a 28-3 lead (but you shouldn’t)

The number of Super Bowl prop bets is limited only by the creativity of those devising them. For Super Bowl LIV, the folks at PointsBet have plucked a fairly low piece of low-hanging fruit in crafting a prop wager that calls back to Super Bowl LI. Via David Purdum of ESPN.com, the odds of the [more]

Hunt family will host close to 2,000 for Super Bowl

Norma Hunt has attended every Super Bowl. This time, the widow of Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt will have plenty of company. According to Chiefs V.P. of communications Ted Crews, “The Hunt family is hosting close to to 2,000 staff, friends and their families” in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. (Ryan O’Reilly wearing a Chiefs helmet [more]

Jed York hopes 49ers are in position to visit White House

What once was a given has become a point of contention in recent years, spanning two administrations. As the 49ers and Chiefs prepare to battle for the privilege of the next NFL invitation to the White House, San Francisco CEO Jed York has taken a pragmatic approach: It doesn’t matter until the 49ers win the [more]

Player attitudes make it easier for Kyle Shanahan to keep the team accountable

For as complicated as football can be, at its core it’s very simple. Blocking, hitting, tackling. And in an age of limited blocking, hitting, and tackling during practice, there’s a premium to be placed on players who can and will embrace blocking, hitting, and tackling during games. The 49ers have players who can and will [more]

49ers taking the entire organization to Super Bowl LIV, including interns

The 49ers haven’t won the Super Bowl in 25 years. As they try to get their sixth Super Bowl championship, they’ll have the entire organization in attendance. As in everyone who works for the team. Interns included. Via David Lombardi of TheAthletic.com, CEO Jed York has confirmed that the team will fly all employees, including [more]

Tevin Coleman’s MRI results were “positive,” but he did not practice all week

49ers running back Tevin Coleman participated in the team’s walk-through Friday, but he remained out of practice. The 49ers released their practice report, and the only change from Thursday was the return of receiver Dante Pettis. Pettis missed Thursday with an illness. Linebacker Kwon Alexander (pectoral), defensive lineman Dee Ford (quadriceps, hamstring) and safety Jaquiski [more]

Tevin Coleman still working on the side

The 49ers’ practice report Friday likely will look a lot like Wednesday’s. The only change from Thursday likely will be the return of receiver Dante Pettis. Pettis missed work Thursday with an illness. He is on the practice field Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports. Running back Tevin Coleman (shoudler) again stretched with the team [more]

Chris Jones closes week with another limited practice

If the Chiefs were playing a game this Sunday, defensive tackle Chris Jones would be listed as questionable to be in the lineup. The Chiefs don’t play Super Bowl LIV until a week from Sunday, so that designation on the team’s final injury report of this week will be updated on a report that carries [more]

Travis Kelce on the practice field for Chiefs

The Chiefs are largely healthy heading into the Super Bowl, and they got a little healthier Friday. Via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, tight end Travis Kelce was on the practice field with the rest of the team. Kelce had missed the last two days of practice with an illness. Along with defensive lineman Chris Jones [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo recalls “class act” Patrick Mahomes seeking him out after ACL tear

Jimmy Garoppolo‘s 2018 season ended in Week Three in Kansas City, when he tore his ACL in a loss to the Chiefs. After the game, Garoppolo got an unexpected visit from Patrick Mahomes. As he and Mahomes prepare to face each other in Super Bowl LIV, Garoppolo recalled this week that Mahomes made a point [more]

Robert Saleh says Chiefs’ speed is Olympian

When 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh watches tape of the Chiefs, there’s part of him that wonders if they’ll go straight from Miami to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The speed the Chiefs put on the field in front of Patrick Mahomes isn’t isolated to one or two guys, which makes coming up with [more]

On the Patrick Mahomes situation, a closer look at the words and context

On Wednesday’s PFT Live, Peter King and I engaged in an analysis of Patrick Mahomes‘ 27-yard run for the ages against the Titans, discussed the serious flaws with the way the Tennessee defense handled the play, and then tried to spin it forward regarding whether the San Francisco defense will do the same thing the [more]

49ers potential victory parade will be in San Francisco

The San Francisco 49ers stand one victory away from their first championship in 25 years. If that victory comes to pass, the celebration for that win will be in downtown San Francisco. According to Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, former Mayor Willie Brown said that the parade to honor the team will be [more]

Nick Bosa will talk to his brother about facing Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

Nick Bosa knows exactly who to ask about playing the Chiefs. The 49ers defensive end’s not-so-secret weapon is his older brother, Joey, who faces the Chiefs twice a season every season with the Chargers. “We’re going to be talking,” Nick said Thursday, via Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com. “He has pretty good input on these guys. [more]

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