Found January 06, 2012 on Niner Insider:
The Chargers fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky on Thursday after only one year on the job, replacing him by promoting linebackers coach John Pagano. The shakeout came four days after the Chargers finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the second straight year. It came two days after team...

Odds of the San Francisco 49ers Making it to Super Bowl XLVI?

Posted in NFLOpinion At 13-3 through the 2011 NFL regular season, the San Francisco 49ers are among the NFC’s elite, but are they good enough to return the franchise to the levels it consistently reached during the 1980s and 1990s? With a win over the St. Louis Rams in Seattle on New Year’s Day, the 49ers are now the No. 2 seed in the upcoming 2012 NFL playoffs. First-year head...

Pagano Named Chargers Defensive Coordinator

The San Diego Chargers named veteran defensive coach John Pagano as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing Greg Manusky, who was released earlier in the day. Pagano spent the last 10 seasons on San Diego’s staff and has coached linebackers since 2005, helping develop Shaun Phillips and Shawne Merriman among other players. “John has worked extremely hard and been...

Playoff-experienced 49ers LB Tavares Gooden provides Harbaugh with advice

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On the current San Francisco 49ers roster, there are 11 players that have been to the playoffs in previous years. But their win-loss record (23-24) isn't that impressive. Regardless, the 49ers are...

Chargers should be looking for a head coach-defense

As previously reported, the San Diego status quo goes only so far.  The Chargers officially have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. “I’d like to thank Greg for the passion and enthusiasm he brought to our team and coaching staff this past season,” coach Norv Turner said in a statement released by the team. Apparently, passion…

Fab 5 gives 49ers largest All-Pro contingent

(01-06) 22:11 PST - After practice Friday, coach Jim Harbaugh announced which members of the 49ers were named to the AP All-Pro teams as his players were huddled around him. "First-team defensive tackle, Justin Smith," Harbaugh announced to cheers. He paused. "Second-team defensive end,...

Norv Turner Fired As Coach Of Chargers, Right?

Norv Turner Fired As Coach Of Chargers, Right?

49ers match team record with five players on All-Pro team

San Francisco All-Pro team members include defensive tackle Justin Smith, kicker David Akers, punter Andy Lee and linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, who didn't even make first-team alternate for the Pro Bowl

Foundation for 49ers Success Started at Top

In the NFL it seems the success or failure of franchises flows down from the top. Inept ownership and bungling general managers can steer teams out of the playoffs and Super Bowls for decades and leave their fans frustrated and fuming. Meanwhile other franchises build a winning foundation from the top down. Every season those teams are in the playoffs or in the running for another...

Walker is uncertain for 49ers' playoff run

SANTA CLARA – Delanie Walker has graduated from soups and shakes to fruits and pastas.

A first: DeBartolo named Hall-of-Fame finalist

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. got a little bit closer to Canton today. For the first time, DeBartolo was announced as a finalist for induction into the Pro Football Fame. DeBartolo, who presided over the team during a 23-year run that included five Super...
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