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Richard Sherman on Jimmy Garoppolo critics: “Idiots sound like idiots at this point”

Most players get criticized for things they do. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been criticized lately over something he didn’t do. As in he hasn’t thrown the ball very much during the past six quarters of football. The circumstances that led to the run-heavy offense — several near misses against the Vikings in the divisional [more]

49ers’ Mike Person was cut by three Super Bowl teams before finally making it

San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Person will arrive in Miami today to play in his first Super Bowl, after three near misses. Person, who has been on the rosters of six different franchises in his NFL career, was previously cut by the 49ers in 2012, the Seahawks in 2013 and the Falcons in 2016. All [more]

On Patrick Mahomes’ running, more words and context

On Friday morning, I thought I’d said all I needed to say about last week’s comments arising from the failure of the Titans to tackle Patrick Mahomes on his 27-yard, gamebreaking touchdown run and projecting how the 49ers may handle a similar situation with a Super Bowl championship on the line. On Friday afternoon, three [more]

Martin Mayhew: I wish I took Aaron Donald when I was Lions G.M.

Martin Mayhew is headed to Miami for Super Bowl LIV with the rest of the 49ers organization and it marks the vice president of player personnel’s first trip to the game since he went to Super Bowl XXVI as a Washington defensive back. Many in Detroit hoped that Mayhew would have found a way to [more]

George Kittle, USAA, TAPs have given the family of a fallen soldier a Super Bowl trip

49ers tight end George Kittle is doing what he can to acknowledge and support a family that suffered the loss of a man who was serving his country. Kittle, working with USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, has given the family of Martin “Mick” LaMar a trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami. [more]

Expect Kyle Shanahan to exploit Chiefs’ penchant for defensive holding

It’s a good bet officials will call a defensive holding penalty or pass interference penalty on the Chiefs. The question is: How many? The Chiefs led the league in penalties on passing plays during the regular season, according to Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com. That included a league-high 21 defensive holding penalties, with three declined. Kansas [more]

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]

When growing up, Kyle Shanahan learned more from osmosis not direct instruction

Nepotism is part of football. It just is. Like it or not, coaches hire their kids and/or their kids get opportunities with other teams because of who their dads are. (If you think that concept applies in no other American industry, you don’t know much about American industry.) What matters, ultimately, isn’t how the opportunity [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]

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