Jim Harbaugh

Kaepernick’s shortcomings holding back 49ers

The 49ers returned on Sunday to the formula that has served them…

Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoNiners coach Jim Harbaugh faced Eagles coach Chip Kelly at the college level when Harbaugh coached Stanford and Kelly Oregon.

49ers' Harbaugh renews rivalry with Eagles' Kelly in NFL

SANTA CLARA -- Chip Kelly and Jim Harbaugh have been fierce competitors…

Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoNiners coach Jim Harbaugh faced Eagles coach Chip Kelly at the college level when Harbaugh coached Stanford and Kelly Oregon.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoNiners quarterback Colin Kaepernick

49ers are spreading out offense

SANTA CLARA -- Jim Harbaugh has made a coaching career out of…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoNiners quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Tony Avelar/AP file photoThrough three games

49ers leading the league in (penalty) flag football

SANTA CLARA -- After three games the San Francisco 49ers lead the…

Tony Avelar/AP file photoThrough three games
Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoJoe Staley and the 49ers are 1-2 and their play has been mistake-filled.

49ers frustrated by mistakes in 1-2 start

SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a familiar…

Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoJoe Staley and the 49ers are 1-2 and their play has been mistake-filled.
LM Otero/AP file photoNiners coach Jim Harbaugh

Where does Harbaugh sit on the likable meter — and does it really matter?

Last year, as I waded back into the shark-infested waters of putting…

LM Otero/AP file photoNiners coach Jim Harbaugh
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoNiners defensive lineman Ray McDonald

Harbaugh: McDonald's legal process must play out

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoNiners defensive lineman Ray McDonald
AP Photo/LM OteroSan Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock

49ers answer the skeptics with stellar defense

So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding…

AP Photo/LM OteroSan Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock
Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photo49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh hasn't ruled out defensive tackle Ray McDonald playing in the season opener Sunday at Dallas

49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

SANTA CLARA -- In a week that should be filled with talk…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photo49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh hasn't ruled out defensive tackle Ray McDonald playing in the season opener Sunday at Dallas
AP Photo/Matt Slocum

49ers' Harbaugh won't tolerate domestic violence

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Tuesday that the team will…

AP Photo/Matt Slocum
AP PhotoPatrick Willis

49ers preview: Eyes still on Super Bowl, 49ers have to overcome obstacles

Out with the Stick, in with the Field of Jeans. After years…

AP PhotoPatrick Willis
AP PhotoAldon Smith’s nine-game suspension is a big blow to a 49ers defense already missing NaVorro Bowman.

Defense holds the key to Niners’ chances

The 49ers will be a much different team than they’ve been before…

AP PhotoAldon Smith’s nine-game suspension is a big blow to a 49ers defense already missing NaVorro Bowman.
Patrick Semansky/APSome 49ers warm up led by from left Daniel Kilgore

49ers, Ravens take off the pads for final practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The 49ers and Baltimore Ravens decided it would…

Patrick Semansky/APSome 49ers warm up led by from left Daniel Kilgore
John Froschauer/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh walks off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks

Family affair: Harbaughs gather for 49ers-Ravens

They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it…

John Froschauer/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh walks off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks
AP file photoNiners linebacker Aldon Smith is facing a probable suspension by the NFL for off-the-field incidents.

49ers have questions entering training camp

Over the past three seasons, the 49ers have been one of the…

AP file photoNiners linebacker Aldon Smith is facing a probable suspension by the NFL for off-the-field incidents.
Tony Avelar/2013 ap file photoSan Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis skipped out on minicamp.

Vernon Davis’ holdout from 49ers minicamp a selfish act

Last time I had the temerity to suggest someone associated with the…

Tony Avelar/2013 ap file photoSan Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis skipped out on minicamp.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Receiver Brandon Lloyd a bright spot in offseason for 49ers

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers are hoping a player who spent last…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Chris Culliver eager to come back strong for 49ers in ’14

SANTA CLARA -- After a second straight tumultuous offseason, Chris Culliver could…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Special team standout Osgood re-signs with 49ers

Veteran special teams standout and wide receiver Kassim Osgood signed a new…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
AP Photo/Wilfredo LeeIn this Dec. 16

Martin on familiar ground with 49ers’ Harbaugh

While there were doubts whether any team would give Jonathan Martin another…

AP Photo/Wilfredo LeeIn this Dec. 16