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NFC West Q&A: What's the book on 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?

NFC West Q&A: What's the book on 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?

ESPN.com Updated Jun 30 (4 days ago)
NFC West Q&A: What's the book on 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?
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  • Jim Harbaugh is still Jim Harbaugh

    Jim Harbaugh is still Jim Harbaugh

    profootballtalk.com Jul 1 (3 days ago)
    As former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was on the verge of leaving the team, he was asked if he’d miss the NFL. “Is the NFL going anywhere?” Harbaugh said. It was more humorous than obtuse. But Harbaugh is often more obtuse than humorous. He was more obtuse…
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  • Vernon Davis: Very good at football, less so at Family Feud

    Vernon Davis: Very good at football, less so at Family Feud

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (5 days ago)
    New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula might be off the hook. Tight end Vernon Davis may have created the most unintentionally hilarious video of their offseason, with one of the worst Family Feud answers in the history of the game. Via The Diamondback, Davis was …
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  • John Harbaugh: It’s time for Marlon Brown to step up

    John Harbaugh: It’s time for Marlon Brown to step up

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (6 days ago)
    The Ravens drafted Breshad Perriman in the first round of the draft and then added Darren Waller in the sixth round this year, but they steered clear of veteran additions to the wide receiver group after Torrey Smith signed with the 49ers as a free agen…
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  • 49ers WR Torrey Smith talking social issues on social media

    49ers WR Torrey Smith talking social issues on social media

    ESPN.com Jun 27 (6 days ago)
    49ers WR Torrey Smith talking social issues on social media
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  • Michigan player claims Jim Harbaugh cajoled him to quit

    Michigan player claims Jim Harbaugh cajoled him to quit

    Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to coach a game in Ann Arbor, and he’s already facing an internal controversy. Via Joe Schad of ESPN.com, Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins claims that Harbaugh and multiple members of his staff asked Pipki…
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  • 49ers tweet '#LoveWins' after historic gay marriage decision

    49ers tweet '#LoveWins' after historic gay marriage decision

    Most professional sports teams avoid making any commentary on controversial topics outside of sports, but the NFL's San Francisco 49ers had something to say on Friday. The United States Supreme Court's ruling on Friday legalized gay marriage nationwide.…
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  • 49ers tweaking their style, but still want to be a physical run…

    49ers tweaking their style, but still want to be a physical run team

    The 49ers still want to be a physical team. But they are going to adapt the way they run. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers plan to install more zone-blocking concepts this year, as the adjust their offensive system under new co…
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  • Jay Cutler is a big Jim Harbaugh fan after working his camp

    Jay Cutler is a big Jim Harbaugh fan after working his camp

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn’t have any college eligibility left. But if he did, he might be a Michigan man. Cutler was asked to appear at a one-day camp for high school quarterbacks by Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh, and he came away impressed wit…
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  • NFC West Q&A: Do retooled 49ers still scare division opponents?

    NFC West Q&A: Do retooled 49ers still scare division opponents?

    ESPN.com Jun 23
    NFC West Q&A: Do retooled 49ers still scare division opponents?
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  • Jim Harbaugh once practiced in full pads with 49ers

    Jim Harbaugh once practiced in full pads with 49ers

    Jim Harbaugh took his khaki pants, pen necklace and often eccentric personality to the University of Michigan, which means the Wolverines should stay on guard for any unexpected arrivals at practice this season. We know from recent pictures of a shirtle…
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  • York reverses course on an NFL without helmets

    York reverses course on an NFL without helmets

    Dr. John York is putting the toothpaste back in the tube by putting the cranium back in the helmet. Clarifying recent remarks to the BBC indicating that the 49ers co-chair and the chairman of the NFL’s health and safety advisory committee can see a futu…
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  • Taylor Mays joins the Lions

    Taylor Mays joins the Lions

    Taylor Mays has left the Vikings, but he won’t be leaving the NFC North. Marketing agent Fadde Mikhail tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Mays has agreed to a deal with the Lions. Mays, who spent one year with the 49ers and four with the Bengals, has start…
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  • Arik Armstead, Trent Brown, Bradley Pinion could start for San …

    Arik Armstead, Trent Brown, Bradley Pinion could start for San Francisco 49ers

    ESPN.com Jun 19
    Arik Armstead, Trent Brown, Bradley Pinion could start for San Francisco 49ers
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  • NFL health and safety chair sees a future without helmets

    NFL health and safety chair sees a future without helmets

    As the NFL continues to look for ways to make the game safer, one way to make the game safer could come from a removal of one of the first significant pieces of football safety equipment. The helmet. Dr. John York, co-chair of the 49ers and chairman of …
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  • 49ers sign three guys to get their roster back to 90 players

    49ers sign three guys to get their roster back to 90 players

    The 49ers filled their roster back to 90 players by signing three guys Monday, which should cover them until the next wave of retirements. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers signed offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk, kicker Corey Acost…
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  • Vernon Davis: “Game planning” to blame for low 2014 production

    Vernon Davis: “Game planning” to blame for low 2014 production

    49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn’t have the kind of production we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from him during the 2014 season. Davis averaged nearly 50 catches a season during his first eight NFL seasons, but caught just 26 passes for 245 yards and t…
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  • We Hopped A Fence And Explored The Ruins Of Candlestick Park

    We Hopped A Fence And Explored The Ruins Of Candlestick Park

    deadspin.com Jun 15
    On Saturday, Ryan and a friend sneaked into San Francisco’s Candlestick Park home of the Giants from 1960-1999 and the 49ers from 1971-2013. Demolition began in November of last year, but after opposition from local residents to an implosion, crews bega…
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  • Jason Tarver's 49ers homecoming has a familiar feel

    Jason Tarver's 49ers homecoming has a familiar feel

    ESPN.com Jun 15
    Jason Tarver's 49ers homecoming has a familiar feel
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  • Aldon Smith says he’s stronger, faster and unstoppable

    Aldon Smith says he’s stronger, faster and unstoppable

    Last year 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith’s off-field troubles overshadowed his on-field struggles. But those struggles were real: Smith managed just two sacks in seven games, a far cry from the 42 sacks in 43 games he had in his first three NFL seasons. …
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  • Torrey Smith thinks Ray Rice deserves a second chance

    Torrey Smith thinks Ray Rice deserves a second chance

    San Francisco 49ers receiver Torrey Smith, who spent three years as Ray Rice’s teammate in Baltimore, wants Rice to get another chance in the NFL. “Good people make mistakes,” Smith told TMZ Sports. “I believe in second chances and I think society is su…
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  • 49ers add a tackle off waivers

    49ers add a tackle off waivers

    Last Friday brought the news that 49ers tackle Anthony Davis won’t be playing for the team in 2015. This Friday finds the 49ers adding a tackle to their roster. The team announced that they have claimed Sean Hooey off of waivers from the Jets. Hooey giv…
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  • 49ers eager to see rugby player Jarryd Hayne in pads

    49ers eager to see rugby player Jarryd Hayne in pads

    Jarryd Hayne knows how to give and take a hit. But he hasn’t done it in pads. Hayne, the Australian rugby player who is trying to make it as a running back on the 49ers, has shown impressive athleticism in offseason work. But running backs coach Tom Rat…
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  • Andy Lee to memorialize his infant daughter with No. 8 jersey

    Andy Lee to memorialize his infant daughter with No. 8 jersey

    Andy Lee is adjusting to a new team after being traded from the 49ers to the Browns last week, but that’s nowhere near the toughest thing he’s gone through this offseason. Lee’s wife gave birth to a baby girl they named Madeline in January, and there we…
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  • Anquan Boldin on departures: You have to just move on

    Anquan Boldin on departures: You have to just move on

    Wide receiver Anquan Boldin turns 35 in October, but the 49ers don’t have to worry about him adding his name to the list of their players who have retired this year. Boldin said Wednesday that he feels great and feels he’s playing at a high level, so th…
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  • Aldon Smith sits out 49ers' minicamp as precaution

    Aldon Smith sits out 49ers' minicamp as precaution

    ESPN.com Jun 10
    Aldon Smith sits out 49ers' minicamp as precaution
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  • Michael Wilhoite signs exclusive rights tender with 49ers

    Michael Wilhoite signs exclusive rights tender with 49ers

    Linebacker Michael Wilhoite has signed his exclusive rights tender with the San Francisco 49ers. With just two years of service time, Wilhoite wasn’t able to become a restricted or unrestricted free agent this offseason. The 49ers tendered him a deal to…
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  • Colin Kaepernick: I feel like I need to do more

    Colin Kaepernick: I feel like I need to do more

    The 49ers have had an offseason filled with change, but one thing that remains the same is the identity of the starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick will remain in the same spot in the lineup, providing continuity amid the upheaval that’s gone on elsew…
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  • A Speech, Some Mail and Book Suggestions for Dad

    A Speech, Some Mail and Book Suggestions for Dad

    CNNSI.com Jun 10
    To lead my last mailbag for a month, before I get to the Father’s Day Book Section, I’ve got a snippet from one more university speech for you: Princeton grad Jason Garrett’s acceptance speech when he received the Citizen Athlete Award from Princeton’s …
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  • Video - How does the rest of the division regard 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?... 02:13

    How does the rest of the division regard 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?...

    Jun 29
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez says coach Jim Tomsula provides a breath of fresh air for the franchise.
  • Video - Niners optimistic despite offseason attrition 02:19

    Niners optimistic despite offseason attrition

    Jun 19
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez assigns a letter grade to San Francisco's offseason, during which the Niners lost a litany of mainstays but gained renewed optimism under new coach Jim Tomsula.
  • Video - 49ers coaches allow cellphone breaks 01:47

    49ers coaches allow cellphone breaks

    Jun 17
    Jemele Hill and Michael Smith discuss whether it is a good or bad for the 49ers to allow cellphone breaks during meetings.
  • Video - Kaepernick thriving in new atmosphere 01:38

    Kaepernick thriving in new atmosphere

    Jun 16
    Adam Schefter discusses QB Colin Kaepernick's development under San Francisco's new coaching staff and the 49ers' cap savings from retirements.

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