Jed York

New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula, above, reports to team owner John York, CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Tomsula, the unfair fall guy

If hot seats could be cranked up in temperature according to absolute…

New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula, above, reports to team owner John York, CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick has done nothing to quiet doubts this postseason. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Kaepernick at crossroads

Somewhere beneath his self-armored, media-phobic, tatted-up crust, there is a joy for…

The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick has done nothing to quiet doubts this postseason. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) watches from the bench in the second half of a game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP)

49ers’ crime taints Super Bowl

The countdown that should interest us is 163, as in the number…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) watches from the bench in the second half of a game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP)
49ers head coach Jim Tomsula won over the locker room by being true to himself, but fans will need to see the team perform before the buy in to the hype. (George Bridges/AP)

Cover your eyes at Levi’s

How nice to see they’ve added crab fondue, grilled Castroville artichokes and…

49ers head coach Jim Tomsula won over the locker room by being true to himself, but fans will need to see the team perform before the buy in to the hype. (George Bridges/AP)
The headlines are all negative for CEO Jed York, who fired Jim Harbaugh and has watched the 49ers continue to implode. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mom and dad, please fire Jed

Unless the objective is to run this franchise into the ground —…

The headlines are all negative for CEO Jed York, who fired Jim Harbaugh and has watched the 49ers continue to implode. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith from the team on Friday after learning of Smith's latest arrest. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Time to save Aldon Smith’s life

So hauntingly, so tragically, he answered my question. “Who Are You, Aldon…

San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith from the team on Friday after learning of Smith's latest arrest. (Tony Avelar/AP)
A 49ers player runs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the team's training camp on Saturday. It took less than a half-hour into the 49ers’ first practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Sad sod sob story haunts 49ers

You can see vintage art pieces celebrating Kerouac and Steinbeck inside Levi’s…

A 49ers player runs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the team's training camp on Saturday. It took less than a half-hour into the 49ers’ first practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Despite his accomplished resume, San Francisco native Mike Holmgren said the 49ers considered him too old to be their head coach when he inquired about the vacancy.    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Holmgren revelation is old story for 49ers

Former NFL head coach Mike Holmgren inquired about the 49ers’ vacancy earlier…

Despite his accomplished resume, San Francisco native Mike Holmgren said the 49ers considered him too old to be their head coach when he inquired about the vacancy.    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
49ers CEO Jed York may have put too much pressure on new coach Jim Tomsula after comparing his situation to that of Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Yo, Jed: Warriors comparison is just plain dumb

It may be eight days before the start of training camp, but…

49ers CEO Jed York may have put too much pressure on new coach Jim Tomsula after comparing his situation to that of Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

The Candlestick Ruins: Memories and an escalator to nowhere

It was foggy and windy, of course, on the corner of Harney…

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoNiners CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke have made some questionable moves in the offseason. And with some top players and coaches leaving soon after

How the 49ers plunged from greatness to dysfunction in one year

Even now, the odor of self-sabotage lingers. Something stinks in Santa Clara,…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoNiners CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke have made some questionable moves in the offseason. And with some top players and coaches leaving soon after
Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoIn this Oct. 2

York family ties to hockey run deep

SANTA CLARA — Long before he took over the San Francisco 49ers…

Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoIn this Oct. 2
Wade Payne/2014 AP file photoAlabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin

49ers want to hire Kiffin? Definitely not a classy move

By now, you should be doing it yourself. Some of you already…

Wade Payne/2014 AP file photoAlabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula smiles in the locker room after a news conference held by the team

49ers introduce new coach Tomsula to get team winning again

SANTA CLARA — Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula smiles in the locker room after a news conference held by the team
Tony Avelar/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers owner Jed York

49ers players support internal candidates for head coach

SAN FRANCISCO -- Several of the San Francisco 49ers have said they…

Tony Avelar/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers owner Jed York
Tony Avelar/AP file photoNiners CEO Jed York essentially blamed the team's struggles on Jim Harbaugh -- who led the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship Games -- so finding a coach to replace him will be tough.

49ers will have to settle for what comes to them in coaching search

As the search for a new coach continues, top coaching candidates no…

Tony Avelar/AP file photoNiners CEO Jed York essentially blamed the team's struggles on Jim Harbaugh -- who led the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship Games -- so finding a coach to replace him will be tough.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers owner Jed York is looking for a teacher in his new head coach.

49ers coach search begins second week for Harbaugh successor

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jed York is looking for a teacher in San…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers owner Jed York is looking for a teacher in his new head coach.
Tony Avelar/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers owner Jed York speaks during a news conference at 49ers football headquarters in Santa Clara

49ers’ Jed York must first learn what class is

Never mind that other than being born into the right family, he…

Tony Avelar/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers owner Jed York speaks during a news conference at 49ers football headquarters in Santa Clara
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoJim Harbaugh will be the third 49ers coach with a winning record to leave in the past 20 years.

49ers’ treatment of Harbaugh will make next hire tough

With the 49ers, success isn't enough: Jim Harbaugh will be the third…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoJim Harbaugh will be the third 49ers coach with a winning record to leave in the past 20 years.