Justin Smith Steps Away From ‘Young Man’s Game’

It’s all over for Justin Smith. “You know when it’s time,” the San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman explained in a conference call on Monday afternoon to announce his retirement from the NFL. “It’s a young man’s game.” A veteran of 14 seasons and seven with the 49ers, the 35-year-old is more »

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Jed York: Say One Thing, Do The Exact Opposite

It’s an old trick. And it’s also a good one. Say one thing, and do the exact opposite. That appears to be the playbook that Jed York is operating out of these days. The San Francisco 49ers CEO pounds his metaphorical fist on the metaphorical table and demands accountability. Either I don’t know what the more »

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Patrick Willis Always Knew That He was Going to be ‘Special’

Patrick Willis hit a lot of notes in his final trip to the podium at Levi’s Stadium. Entertaining, honest and funny. And classy. Very classy. Patrick Willis is one hell of a public speaker. “I’ll never forget being eight years old, watching TV, and seeing all these lights go off,” said Willis on Tuesday afternoon, more »

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Tomsula on Justin Smith: ‘He’s Earned The Right to Make Decisions on His Terms’

As Jim Tomsula explained on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, he’s been in touch with veteran defensive tackle Justin Smith during the offseason. “Yea, Justin’s come around to bust my chops. You know that’s the way he does things,” said Tomsula. But the 49ers head coach won’t be pushing Smith to return for an more »

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Baalke on Gore: ‘We’re Going to Do What We Can to Get Him Back’

While speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke suggested that the team would like to bring back Frank Gore for an 11th season, but wouldn’t make any promises. “Frank is just the energizer battery, [he] keeps on ticking,” said Baalke of veteran running back, who cracked the more »

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Anquan Boldin on Jim Tomsula Hiring: ‘I Think It Was a Good Call’

Anquan Boldin was always a fan of Jim Harbaugh. Apparently he’s a fan of Jim Tomsula, as well. “I think it was a good call. I think it was a good choice,” said Boldin during a conference call on Tuesday morning to discuss his selection as a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of more »

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Jed York Says Winning Super Bowls Not About Schemes

While his new head coach was busy face planting in his introductory press conference, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York also had time to add in a few odd comments of his own. “When you’re talking about winning a Super Bowl, it’s not about having the most innovative scheme on this side of the ball more »

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Jim Tomsula Discusses ‘Winning With Class’

For Jim Tomsula, the bar is set high—really high. After the San Francisco 49ers mutually parted ways with former head coach Jim Harbaugh, CEO Jed York explained it was Super Bowl or bust for the franchise. During his introductory press conference on Thursday at Levi’s Stadium, Tomsula was asked point blank it he’s going to more »

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San Francisco 49ers Name Jim Tomsula Head Coach

The San Francisco 49ers have new teacher. On Wednesday afternoon, the team announced that former defensive line coach Jim Tomsula will take over at the 49ers next head coach. “After conducting a thorough coaching search, and meeting with a number of outstanding candidates, Jim Tomsula clearly is the right man to lead this team,” said more »

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Alex Boone Says ‘More People’ Should Have ‘Stepped Up’ To Quiet Harbaugh Rumors During Season

Ever since the San Francisco 49ers attempted to trade Jim Harbaugh last offseason, there was an onslaught of rumors surrounding the now-former head coach’s future. When asked by Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game if he would have preferred that CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke had “diffused” the situation, Alex Boone explained more »

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