Thursday, February 19, 2015

Trent Baalke: Vernon Davis “absolutely” will be with 49ers

Despite an off year and the team dealing with salary cap issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke fully expects tight end Vernon Davis to remain with the team this season.

The 49ers currently the sixth-most amount of money committed to their salary cap of any team in the league, per NFLPA records. If the salary cap is set at $143 million, which is in the range of where the cap is expected to fall, the 49ers would be around $5 million over the cap.

Davis is scheduled to count close to $7 million against the cap this season. The 49ers could save $4.9 million by releasing Davis. With the team having to do some trimming of contracts to get under the cap by the start of the league year on March 10, Davis appeared as though he could become a possible cap casualty.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Colin Kaepernick Rips Twitter Troll

Trent Baalke: "Our intention is to have Frank Gore back"

Running back Frank Gore spent a little time last weekend wondering on Instagram if the 49ers were interested in having him back for the 2015 season, which prompted a response 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke.

Speaking from the NFL scouting combine on Wednesday, Baalke said that he reached out to Gore in the wake of his social media posting to let Gore know that the team had the same plans that they had at the end of the regular season. He went on to share the gist of those comments with anyone else interested in hearing them as well.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jim Harbaugh: 'I didn't leave the 49ers...the 49er hierarchy left me'

Within minutes after the 2014 regular season ended, the 49ers announced a mutual parting with coach Jim Harbaugh.  Appearing on a podcast with Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, Harbaugh said it wasn’t really a mutual separation.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Steve Young: 49ers have Super Bowl roster, not sure about the coaches

Steve Young was the quarterback the last time the 49ers won the Super Bowl. He thinks the players are in place for the 49ers to win another Super Bowl.

As for the coaches? Well, Young isn't sure about that.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Anquan Boldin, Colin Kaepernick excited about Geep Chryst as offensive coordinator

The 49ers announced their 20-member coaching staff on Monday, a group that includes a pair of position coaches at wide receiver and linebacker under new head coach Jim Tomsula.

It seems like a safe bet that the assistant that gets the most attention of that group is going to be offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. After a year that saw the 49ers offense and quarterback Colin Kaepernick take some big backward steps with Chryst serving as quarterbacks coach, Chryst will be charged with getting everything back on line in 2015. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is optimistic that he can do it.

49ers announce 2015 coaching staff

The 49ers coaching staff started changing shortly after the end of their final regular season game with the announcement that Jim Harbaugh would no longer be their head coach.

Those changes continued for several weeks as the 49ers lost their offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators to other jobs while they were hiring Jim Tomsula to replace Harbaugh as the head coach. Those spots and all the rest have now been filled.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Report: 49ers informed Jim Harbaugh of dismissal after loss at Seattle in December

At the conclusion of the 49ers’ regular-season finale vs. Arizona, the club announced it would be parting ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh by mutual agreement.

However, a published report Saturday indicates Harbaugh had been previously told he would not be returning.

Colin Kaepernick: Jim Tomsula is a players coach, will be great for us

The 49ers’ regular season was a disappointment and plenty of people have registered the same reaction to the early part of their offseason, which saw the team part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh and promote defensive line coach Jim Tomsula as his replacement.
It’s been widely viewed as an underwhelming hire motivated by the desires of General Manager Trent Baalke and CEO Jed York more than what might be best for the football team. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed a different point of view during an interview with FOX Sports, however.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Report: Tony Sparano joining 49ers staff as tight ends coach

The 49ers didn’t want to hold onto their coaching staff from last season, but they seem to have liked what they saw from the Oakland staff when the Raiders beat them 24-13 in December.

Report: Eric Mangini to be named 49ers’ defensive coordinator

Eric Mangini has a new job, on the same team.

Manigni is expected to become the defensive coordinator of the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jim Harbaugh Congratulates Multiple Teams on New Coaching Hires, Leaves Out 49ers

When the 49ers promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach, all members of head coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff (other than running backs coach Tom Rathman) were let go.  Harbaugh’s coordinators have since landed elsewhere in those same roles.

On Wednesday, Harbaugh issued some congratulations via Twitter.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

49ers add Jason Tarver as linebackers coach

The Raiders hired 2014 49ers assistant Brad Seely as their special teams coach this week and now the 49ers have returned the favor by hiring a member of last year’s Raiders coaching staff.

According to multiple reports, former Oakland defensive coordinator Jason Tarver will be part of Jim Tomsula’s first 49ers staff as a linebackers coach and senior assistant. The possibility of the hiring was first reported last week, although it was unclear at that point which job Tarver would be taking.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Report: Lane Kiffin a “front-runner” for 49ers offensive coordinator

The 49ers may dip into the college ranks for an offensive coordinator.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is a “front-runner” for the same job on Jim Tomsula’s staff. That follows other reports that Kiffin is in consideration for the job.