Bill Belichick

Kyle Shanahan. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers coach won’t rush Jimmy Garoppolo into action

SANTA CLARA — New 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo met most of his…

 

Jimmy Garoppolo took his first reps in practice on Wednesday in Santa Clara. Even if he doesn’t end up being the 49ers quarterback of the future, he’s a worthy investment. (Courtesy Sam Hustis/KNBR)

Jimmy Garoppolo’s arrival heralds a new day for 49ers

Halloween 2017 was Day 3 of the New Millennium 49ers Franchise Turnaround…

 

LaGarette Blount runs away from Eli Harold and Eric Reid during the first half of the San Francisco 49ers' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Patriots turn it on late, pound 49ers

SANTA CLARA — The New England Patriots' victory over the 49ers on…

 

It’s not a great sign that the highlight of the year on the field at Levi’s Stadium doesn’t involve an actual NFL play. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Are you not entertained, 49ers fans? (Because you probably shouldn’t be)

There haven’t been many exciting 49ers games to watch this season. Even…

It’s not a great sign that the highlight of the year on the field at Levi’s Stadium doesn’t involve an actual NFL play. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Not until Peyton Manning, left, was reduced to a game manager by John Elway did Broncos become a defense-dependent Super Bowl team.

The Elway plan — defense — saves Manning

DENVER — They didn’t lift the old man onto their shoulders, instead…

Not until Peyton Manning, left, was reduced to a game manager by John Elway did Broncos become a defense-dependent Super Bowl team.
New England quarterback Tom Brady shouts during the Patriots’ divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The NFL wants Brady to return to the Super Bowl because it’s what will make the league the most money. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Brady, Patriots trigger scorn — and buzz

DENVER — The new conspiracy theory is Son Of Deflategate, a bastard son…

New England quarterback Tom Brady shouts during the Patriots’ divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The NFL wants Brady to return to the Super Bowl because it’s what will make the league the most money. (Elise Amendola/AP)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gestures during a post game news conference following an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 20-10. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Belichick: Surging Chiefs hard to plan against

There are two Kansas City games on Bill Belichick's mind right now.…

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gestures during a post game news conference following an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 20-10. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts from the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Michigan won 35-7. (Tony Ding/AP)

Harbaugh’s temper in mid-season form

Jim Harbaugh won his home debut as Michigan’s football coach Saturday, but,…

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts from the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Michigan won 35-7. (Tony Ding/AP)
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline during Thursday's game against the New England Patriots. (Charles Krupa/AP)

What now? Steelers hear radio interference

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — What else would you expect at the home of…

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline during Thursday's game against the New England Patriots. (Charles Krupa/AP)
San Francisco 49ers defensive backs L.J. McCray (31), Keith Reaser (27) and Jaquiski Tartt (29) during an NFL football mini-camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

The wreckage in Santa Clara

This feels like one of those post-apocalyptic movies where Colin Kaepernick, played…

San Francisco 49ers defensive backs L.J. McCray (31), Keith Reaser (27) and Jaquiski Tartt (29) during an NFL football mini-camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
Jeff Chiu/APDean Blandino

Extra-point rule change is far out

The New England Patriots didn't receive the support they had hoped for…

Jeff Chiu/APDean Blandino
Steven Senne/Ap PhotoNew England Patriots fans cheer as the team passes by in a procession of duck boats during a parade in Boston Wednesday

Patriots draw wild cheers from giddy fans at Boston parade

BOSTON — Giddy fans of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots…

Steven Senne/Ap PhotoNew England Patriots fans cheer as the team passes by in a procession of duck boats during a parade in Boston Wednesday
Elise Amendola/APPatriots coach Bill Belichick answers questions during Thursday's news conference. The Patriots allegedly used underinflated balls during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Patriots' Brady, Belichick offer no explanation for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The two men most responsible for delivering wins for…

Elise Amendola/APPatriots coach Bill Belichick answers questions during Thursday's news conference. The Patriots allegedly used underinflated balls during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.
Matt Slocum/AP File PhotoThe NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana

NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that…

Matt Slocum/AP File PhotoThe NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana
Charles Krupa/AP PhotoNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick used four offensive linemen to be creative and intentionally deceptive on the field.

Belichick proves he has new tricks up his sleeve

When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last…

Charles Krupa/AP PhotoNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick used four offensive linemen to be creative and intentionally deceptive on the field.