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NFL: Carroll says it's up to Sherman on family matter

01/30/2015 10:35 PM PST
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the New England Patriots if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected.
 
Me & Marshawn: A front-row seat for BeastMode's beginnings
01/30/2015 03:51 PM PST - After watching Marshawn Lynch at Oakland Tech, what he's done since is no surprise but still must-see viewing. 

Beyond Tom Brady: Other notable Serra High alums
01/30/2015 12:28 PM PST - From Barry Bonds and Jim Fregosi to Lynn Swann and Gary Hughes 

Super Bowl: Tom Brady just as much a Padre as a Patriot
01/30/2015 10:35 PM PST - Serra High grad Tom Brady hasn't forgotten his roots, just like the school's many other famous Peninsula-spawned all-stars. 

How Marshawn Lynch's 'BeastMode' was born at Oakland Tech
01/29/2015 11:29 PM PST - Seattle Seahawks' running back Marshawn Lynch began shaking defenders in high school. 

Purdy: Dr. York preaches health, safety
01/29/2015 11:09 PM PST - The co-chairman of the 49ers is crunching the numbers on injuries and finding some interesting results
 

NFL: Marshawn Lynch fires back at critics
01/29/2015 11:34 PM PST - After two days of giving only scripted answers, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch gave his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week, mostly telling reporters why he won't talk to them.
 

Besides Marshawn Lynch: Noted Oakland Tech alumni
01/29/2015 10:19 PM PST - Oakland Tech's list of notable alums is impressive in the sports world and beyond. 

Oakland Tech is where Marshawn Lynch feels at home
01/30/2015 08:07 AM PST - BeastMode, Marshawn Lynch, may not want to talk at the Super Bowl, but he's right at home at Oakland Tech High. 

49ers bring back personnel man Gamble
01/29/2015 09:11 PM PST - Tom Gamble returns two years after leaving to join the Philadelphia Eagles front office. 

Joe Montana roots for Seahawks, but picks Patriots to win
01/29/2015 12:18 PM PST - San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana says deflation controversy will pull the New England Patriots together.
 

NFL: Marshawn Lynch tells media, 'You know why I'm here'
01/28/2015 11:44 PM PST - Seattle Seahawks star and Oakland product Marshawn Lynch meets Super Bowl media again with new phrase 

49ers set to hire Geep Chryst as offensive coordinator
01/28/2015 09:55 PM PST - Chryst is being promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, two sources told the NFL Network on Wednesday. 

Raiders reportedly turned down by Louisville's Grantham
01/28/2015 11:44 PM PST - Louisville's Todd Grantham turned down a reported contract offer made by coach Jack Del Rio for defensive coordinator job. 

Greg Roman: 49ers could've led league in rushing
01/28/2015 03:34 PM PST - 49ers did produce a top-10 rushing attack each of the past four years under Roman 

NFL: Super Bowl media day raises questions and eyebrows
01/27/2015 10:28 PM PST - Wide cast of characters on display in Arizona in advance of Sunday's Seattle Seahawks New England Patriots game 

Any takers for 49ers offensive coordinator gig?
01/27/2015 07:04 PM PST - As Rob Chudzinski stays put, list of potential Greg Roman replacements continues to dwindle. 

Oakland Raiders announce hiring of four assistant coaches
01/27/2015 10:46 PM PST - New Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio still looking for a defensive coordinator; former Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, a candidate for the Raiders' defensive coordinator post, likely to take season off, according to ESPN. 

49ers strike out in pursuit of Rob Chudzinski
01/27/2015 08:34 AM PST - Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Rob Chudzinski is the latest candidate to vanish from the 49ers' offensive coordinator hunt 

NFL: League reportedly interviews Patriots locker room attendant
01/26/2015 10:33 PM PST - The NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker room attendant who allegedly took the AFC Championship game balls from the officials' locker room to another area on the way to the field, Fox Sports reported, citing sources.
 

Colin Kaepernick opens up, not only about coaches, but about Seahawks strategy

Colin Kaepernick offered prerequisite praise of his new coach and ever-lasting gratitude of his old one. 
Tom Gamble returns to 49ers personnel department
Trent Baalke's personnel department officially brought back Tom Gamble on Thursday, two years after Gamble left to join the Philadelphia Eagles front office. 

Did you miss our 49ers/Raiders/Super Bowl live video chat? You can view it here
Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, 49ers writer Cam Inman and Raiders writer Jerry McDonald discuss issues on our favorite Bay Area teams in addition to viewers questions via Scribble Live.  

49ers bring back personnel man Gamble
Tom Gamble returns two years after leaving to join the Philadelphia Eagles front office. 

Super Bowl chat transcript: Tackling the NFL, Thursday at 2 p.m.
Join the discussion with Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, 49ers writer Cam Inman and Raiders writer Jerry McDonald. 

Joe Montana roots for Seahawks, but picks Patriots to win
San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana says deflation controversy will pull the New England Patriots together.
 

Joe Montana makes his Super Bowl pick on silver anniversary of his last 49ers championship
It's been 25 years and one day since Joe Montana won his fourth Super Bowl with the 49ers. His prediction for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots 27, Seattle Seahawks 24. 

Dick Vermeil on 49ers coaching moves: My gosh, I just cannot believe what s happened
Count Bay Area native and former NFL coach Dick Vermeil among those perplexed by this month's 49ers coaching moves. 

Report: Chryst promoted to fill 49ers offensive coordinator spot
Geep Chryst s days as an under-the-radar 49ers assistant are ending. Chryst is being promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, two sources told the NFL Network on Wednesday. 

Purdy: When the 49ers were a Super Bowl team
Seattle Seahawks presence in Arizona for Super Bowl harks back to a time -- two months ago -- when the San Francisco 49ers were in lockstep with their NFC West rival 

Kawakami: 49ers fans have reason to be concerned
Parting ways with Jim Harbaugh was first step in the Jed York-Trent Baalke plan -- and that's about it.
 

49ers set to hire Geep Chryst as offensive coordinator
Chryst is being promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, two sources told the NFL Network on Wednesday. 

Greg Roman: 49ers could've led league in rushing
49ers did produce a top-10 rushing attack each of the past four years under Roman 

Former OC Greg Roman says 49ers could have led league in rushing every year
The 49ers could have led the league in rushing every year under former offensive coordinator Greg Roman. 

Report: Eagles assistant Bob Bicknell staying put rather than pursuing 49ers OC opening
Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell is the latest candidate to shoot down interest for the 49ers offensive coordinator job, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. 

Any takers for 49ers offensive coordinator gig?
As Rob Chudzinski stays put, list of potential Greg Roman replacements continues to dwindle. 

Coaching staff mysteries not thwarting Colin Kaepernick s progress in Arizona
Someone eventually will get hired as the 49ers offensive coordinator and impact Colin Kaepernick s career trajectory. 

49ers strike out in pursuit of Rob Chudzinski
Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Rob Chudzinski is the latest candidate to vanish from the 49ers' offensive coordinator hunt 

Time for an audible: Rob Chudzinski staying with Colts, 49ers still need offensive coordinator
Rob Chudzinski is the latest candidate to vanish from the 49ers' offensive coordinator hunt.  The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday morning that Chudzinski is returning to them for a second season, after he agreed to be named Associate Head Coach. 

Taming Beast Mode: Our expert panel talks tackling Marshawn Lynch
Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch does not go down easily, so we sought advice from those who have tried. 

Coaching-staff speculation: Vernon Davis wants to meet Chudzinski; McGaughey loves trophy welcome
Jim Tomsula isn't the only one who apparently wants to interview Rob Chudzinski for the 49ers offensive coordinator vacancy. 

49ers ambassador Melissa Galvin succumbs to breast cancer
Melissa Galvin, a former Gold Rush cheerleader and co-host of "49ers Total Access," passed away Saturday night after an inspiring, second battle with breast cancer. 

49ers won't get Lane Kiffin
Lane Kiffin, a candidate to fill the offensive coordinator job for the San Francisco 49ers, will stay with Alabama Crimson Tide instead 

Offensive coordinator search moves on without Lane Kiffin
Lane Kiffin won't be filling the 49ers offensive coordinator vacancy, as the University of Alabama announced Saturday he is remaining in that capacity with the Crimson Tide. 

Steward: Patriots deflate footballs, 49ers deflate franchise
Darting here and there: Will Tony Sparano be the key to Vernon Davis rediscovering his mojo?
 

Checking in on OC candidates Rob Chudzinski, Lane Kiffin and other options
The 49ers are in a holding pattern while looking to land their offensive coordinator. Here is where things stand with their apparent leading candidates, Rob Chudzinski and Lane Kiffin: -- Chudzinski, an Indianapolis Colts special assistant: The Colts, who hired him a year ago after his one 

'DeflateGate' Q&A: Getting to bottom of Brady, Belichick, Patriots' alleged crimes
The New England Patriots have really let the air out of the buildup to Super Bowl XLIX. 

Report: Tony Sparano staying in Bay Area to resurrect 49ers tight-end corps
Ex-Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano is being hired as the 49ers tight ends coach, ESPN reported. Sparano was a finalist to remain as Raiders coach but got beaten out last week by Jack Del Rio. 

Report: Eric Mangini tabbed to replace Vic Fangio as 49ers defensive coordinator
After working with the 49ers offense the past two seasons, Eric Mangini will return to his defensive roots and become the 49ers defensive coordinator, ESPN reported Thursday. 

49ers reportedly tab Eric Mangini as defensive coordinator
After working with the 49ers offense the past two seasons, Eric Mangini will return to his defensive roots and become the 49ers defensive coordinator. 

 
 
 
 
 
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