Kyle Shanahan Headlines

  • 49ers share Jed York’s address to team after death of his brother

    On Sunday, Kyle Shanahan told reporters the team shared a "special moment" with CEO Jed York in the locker room after their 20-14 win over the Broncos. And the 49ers have shared the moment with the public. On Sunday night, the team website posted video of York's emotional comments to the 49ers after a victory that came two days after his younger brother, Tony, died at 35. Before York spoke, Shanahan said the 49ers were playing for Tony York, the biggest Niner fan Shanahan had met, and gave Jed...

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  • 49ers’ Mullens has been better than expected

    Nick Mullens is the 49ers' starter, but he's yet to prove he's a starting-caliber NFL quarterback. At least that was head coach Kyle Shanahan's assessment when asked if Mullens has shown No. 1-QB qualities. "I don't know," Shanahan said. "Being a starter -- he's got command of the offense. I think the game's not too big for him. But. I'm not going to go there yet." At this point, it's fair to say this: Mullens has been far better than expected. A 2017 undrafted free agent who began the season on...

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  • Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

    Kyle Shanahan's coaching tenure hasn't quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco. He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign. With Garoppolo...

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  • 49ers’ Shanahan didn’t expect to be hired by Broncos last year

    Kyle Shanahan is 0-1 against Broncos head coach Vance Joseph entering Sunday's game against Denver at Levi's Stadium. Shanahan and Joseph have never met in the regular season as head coaches, but they have competed in another arena: Shanahan, Joseph and Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub interviewed for the Broncos' opening that went to Joseph in January 2017. Given Shanahan's ties to the franchise - his father, Mike, won two Super Bowls with the Broncos and spent 20 seasons with the...

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  • 49ers coach accuses Seahawks’ Russell Wilson of gaining an advantage--by tossing a foe’s shoe

    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan makes an assertion that doesn’t exactly fit Russell Wilson’s altruistic brand: that the Seahawks’ quarterback threw a Niner’s shoe up the field to gain an advantage in Seattle’s win Sunday over San Francisco.

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  • 49ers RB Matt Breida out this week with ankle injury

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers will be without another key offensive piece with leading rusher Matt Breida sidelined at least a week with an injured ankle. Breida hurt himself in warmups before Sunday's 43-16 loss at Seattle that officially eliminated the 49ers from playoff contention. Breida ...

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  • In drafting Reuben Foster, 49ers disregarded a history of trouble

    Instead of crossing their fingers after drafting Reuben Foster, the 49ers raised their hands in triumph. In their draft room, where embedded sportswriter Peter King documented the scene last year, there were “shrieks” and “bro hugs” after the 49ers landed their third-ranked prospect with the No. 31 pick. Screamed someone amid the chaos: “How about that s—!” Was the outburst odd? It would have been to others in the NFL given Foster’s background. For example, at least one team reportedly didn’t...

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  • 49ers’ Pettis shines in return to Seattle

    SEATTLE - Cornerback Richard Sherman wasn't the only 49er who made his return to Seattle on Sunday. He was joined by rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis, who played at the University of Washington, and was able to channel his college brilliance in the 49ers' 43-16 loss to the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Pettis, a second-round pick, had 5 catches for 129 yards and had touchdown catches of 75 and 17 yards in the best performance of what had been a relatively quiet, injury marred season. "I love...

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