49ers select Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead 17th

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have selected Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead with the No. 17 pick in the NFL draft. San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke traded the 15th selection to San Diego to move down two spots Thursday. With Ray McDonald gone and Justin Smith uncertain to return, Baalke added a big body - 6-foot-7, 292 pounds - with a quick first...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Children shame supervillain San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York was already not a very popular fellow. Thanks to this next story he may be verging on Dickensian villain territory. According to a report by SF Gate, the 49ers pushed local officials to let them turn a youth soccer field near Levi’s Stadium into a VIP parking lot… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Ways to improve the NFL Draft Bold Predictions: Ten...
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Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair dies at 84

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 84. The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the 49ers announced St. Clair had died Monday. A 6-foot-9 right tackle known for his speed and uncanny blocking ability in the passing and running games, St. Clair was...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the St. Louis Rams really trade up to get their hands on Kevin White?

At this point sorting out the rumors from the facts and idle speculation from absolute insanity when it comes to the NFL Draft is a bit daunting, but here we go. Mock drafts are in full swing as the big day is now just around the corner and some very interesting scenarios are being floated. For example, Peter King of Sports Illustrated came up with a fascinating first-round strategy...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia calls out Jed York

After suffering through what has already been one of the worst offseasons in NFL history, most San Francisco 49ers fans have lost faith in the team’s front office. Now former 49ers players are chiming in with their own discontent… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board Five Things: Teams that could open the season in New England against the Patriots...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers fan movement calling for Jed York to sell team raises $2K of $89K goal

A group of disgruntled San Francisco 49ers have joined forces to start a movement with the stated goals of exerting enough public pressure to coerce owner Jed York to sell the franchise, among other things. While the movement is in its infancy, the group so far only has raised $2,000 of its stated $89,000 goal....Read More The post 49ers fan movement calling for Jed York to sell...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jed York is still blaming Jim Harbaugh for the San Francisco 49ers’ problems

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is already not a popular fellow. A number of fans are already petitioning for him to resign through a Facebook group. This next story isn’t going to help anything… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately QB Rankings: Ranking the starting signal callers from 1-32 based on star power According to a report...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Purdue tight end has private workout with the Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals might be interested in picking a tight in this year’s NFL Draft. According to a report by Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, Purdue tight end Gabe Holmes came in for a private workout today and caught everything thrown his way. Literally… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately QB Rankings: Ranking the starting...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jed York says the 49ers got away from core strengths under Jim Harbaugh

The San Francisco 49ers are talking about what went wrong with the team last season again. But this time, CEO Jed York has somethings to say about last season. Now that the 49ers have gotten rid of Jim Harbaugh, the organization feels like they can move towards winning a Super Bowl. According to York, the 49ers got away from their core strengths under Harbaugh.   “We’re trying...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

York cites 'core strengths' when discussing split with Harbaugh

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York may be one of those power players that would be better suited keeping his mouth shut. Speaking on a wide array of 49ers-related topics on Bloomberg Television earlier this week, York attempted to explain away the team’s decision to “mutually” part ways with former head coach Jim Harbaugh (via SF Gate). We’re trying to win a Super Bowl...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Frustrated 49ers fans start Facebook group to get rid of team CEO Jed York

To say that the San Francisco 49ers have had a difficult offseason so far would be the understatement of the year… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 NFL teams stack up one week into free agency NFL Draft Preview: The 10 best edge pass rushers on the board Patrick Willis (and possibly Justin Smith) are retiring. Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Frank Gore have all...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Fans Blow up Jed York’s Twitter Mentions

We felt the need to post on this. Following a pretty interesting few days in 49er-land, CEO Jed York decided to send a tweet (not sure why). Fantastic dinner at #TheCooperage in Lafayette. Lots of #49ersFaithful tonight. — Jed York (@JedYork) March 11, 2015 With an end result similar to stars of a horror flick heading down to the basement in avoidance of a monster, York’s...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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 word “accountability” means, or York has some explaining to do. On...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Preparing to Lose Frank Gore

Just a day after San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York indicated that he thinks the team will find a way to keep Frank Gore, a report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport tells us a completely different story. According to the insider, San Francisco believes it is losing Frank Gore and is starting to look around for a replacement. Gore, who has played his entire 10-year NFL career with the...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers CEO: ‘I think we will Figure out a Way’ to Keep Frank Gore

San Francisco 49ers’ running back Frank Gore would love to remain with the team until he retires. It now appears the team would like to keep him playing in San Francisco as well. CEO Jed York had this to say about Gore and the idea of re-signing the running back (via the San Francisco Chronicle). I think we’ll figure out a way. That’s my feeling. York’s statement concurs...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

York family ties to hockey run deep

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Long before he took over the San Francisco 49ers from his parents, the family business for Jed York was hockey as much as football. As a kid growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, York made the 70-mile drive to Pittsburgh with his grandfather, Ed DeBartolo Sr., to watch the family's other team, the Penguins, play hockey much more often than he got to see the 49ers...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: Parting with 49ers wasn’t a mutual decision

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News that leaving the 49ers wasn’t really a mutual decision. -Q: There’s been so much comment from Jed York that it was a mutual separation between you and the team, that you mutually agreed you wouldn’t be the coach. Is that true? Or were you told that...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York fares only so-so in Power Rankings

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership are the ones that inevitably compete for championships year in and year out, while franchises with less stable structures at the top are typically mired in mediocrity or stuck in the cellar. That’s what makes cover32′s...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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 or on that side of the ball,” said York on Thursday afternoon while seated next...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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 deliver a Lombardi Trophy next season. ...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot Seat: Who is feeling the heat heading into the NFL’s conference title games?

This time of year, pressure is at a fever pitch in the NFL – both on and off the field. With the final four teams just one win away from the Super Bowl, plenty of people find themselves suddenly under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their ability to perform on the biggest NFL stage. And for the teams no longer in contention, moves are being made that will ultimately...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Does Jim Tomsula=Steve Kerr?

The San Francisco 49ers did something only a Jed York led football team would do. They conducted a false head coaching search when they already knew who their head coach would be. Jim Tomsula, a “Yes Man” to York, was as far back as last year the head coach in waiting. This though didn’t stop York and General Manager Trent Baalke from conducting interviews with numerous candidates...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets, 49ers, Raiders turn to defensive coaches

The New York Jets stuck with defense. The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders are giving it a try, too. The Jets hired Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as head coach Wednesday, the 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, and the Raiders turned to Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Denver, Atlanta and Chicago still have openings. The 49ers said...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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 49ers CEO Jed York in a press release. ...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Curious coaching search

We will have a coach hired within 7 to 10 days. This was the statement San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said at the end of the year press conference after Jim Harbaugh was fired. So far it has been almost two weeks and the 49ers have yet to hire a head coach. So what’s taking so long? Do the 49ers have a plan like everybody wants to believe, or are they going to...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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