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John Lynch. (Courtesy 49ers)

Kolsky: Why 8-20 under Shanahan is nothing to worry about … yet

The San Francisco 49ers are a resounding disappointment by most reasonable standards.…

 

Members of the Paradise City High School student body join the San Francisco 49ers team bench during singing of the Nation Anthem before the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

Paradise High School football brought to tears by San Francisco 49ers invitation to Monday Night Football

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On…

 

Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Where do the San Francisco 49ers go from here?

By C.J.Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — Approaching the midway…

Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers made a bid to trade for Khalil Mack

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner Khalil Mack is on his…

Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman addresses the media on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman ready to educate young 49ers defensive backs as training camp dawns

SANTA CLARA — As cornerback Richard Sherman rehabbed at home from an…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman addresses the media on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Richard Sherman had plenty to say in his first remarks as a 49er at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman, the new voice of the 49ers

SANTA CLARA — He knows the inherent risks of his deal. He…

Richard Sherman had plenty to say in his first remarks as a 49er at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates a touchdown with Daniel Kilgore against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 26, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers bring back Garoppolo’s guy, Daniel Kilgore, on three-year deal

Daniel Kilgore has played for the 49ers his entire career, which began…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates a touchdown with Daniel Kilgore against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 26, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

There’s little gray area in Reuben Foster’s latest arrest, 49ers should be worried

Last week, the 49ers gave off good vibes. Jimmy Garoppolo was on…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jimmy Garoppolo was all smiles when he faced questions after signing the NFL’s richest contract.  Now, he has his left tackle in Mike McGlinchey as the 49ers head into training camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract is gargantuan, and worth every penny

Straight cash, homie. Jimmy Garoppolo will have that. To wit: if he…

Jimmy Garoppolo was all smiles when he faced questions after signing the NFL’s richest contract.  Now, he has his left tackle in Mike McGlinchey as the 49ers head into training camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
John Lynch, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan answer questions at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Locking up Jimmy Garoppolo speeds up 49ers’ timeline to contend

SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo is here to stay, and the 49ers are…

John Lynch, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan answer questions at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Cassius Marsh (54) and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Jimmie Gilbert (47) celebrate during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers reward Cassius Marsh with two-year deal

Cassius Marsh was a pleasant surprise for the 49ers in 2017, and…

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Cassius Marsh (54) and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Jimmie Gilbert (47) celebrate during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Saquon Barkley is out there, and with every Mock Draft, fans feel like their expertise is more validated. (Courtesy Penn State/Flickr)

The mock drafts, they’ve started and they’re still meaningless

When someone says, “It’s never too early to start thinking about X,”…

Saquon Barkley is out there, and with every Mock Draft, fans feel like their expertise is more validated. (Courtesy Penn State/Flickr)
George Kittle and Trent Taylor grew as players and will provide the 49ers with receiving depth for years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grading the 49ers’ promising, turnaround second half with an eye for the future

The 49ers did it all in 2017. They ensured a top-10 position…

George Kittle and Trent Taylor grew as players and will provide the 49ers with receiving depth for years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
John Lynch keeps the players in mind as a general manager. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers don’t want to be subject of Hard Knocks

The Niners ended their season as the most intriguing story in pro…

John Lynch keeps the players in mind as a general manager. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Keeping Jimmy Garoppolo happy should be the 49ers' top priority this offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jimmy Garoppolo’s happiness should be 49ers’ top offseason priority

SANTA CLARA — Keep Jimmy Garoppolo happy. The 49ers’ offseason to-do list has…

Keeping Jimmy Garoppolo happy should be the 49ers' top priority this offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid (35) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

It would be a shame for 49ers, Eric Reid to part ways now

Eric Reid flew around the field on Sunday, when the 49ers beat…

San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid (35) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
John Lynch keeps the players in mind as a general manager. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can next year’s 49ers be this year’s Jaguars?

The 49ers’ current three-game win streak has the Faithful think big. And…

John Lynch keeps the players in mind as a general manager. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ahkello Witherspoon sure has the look of a ball-hawking No. 1 cornerback for the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special To S.F. Examiner)

Grading the 49ers’ third quarter

The 49ers enter the final quarter of the season with a winnable…

Ahkello Witherspoon sure has the look of a ball-hawking No. 1 cornerback for the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special To S.F. Examiner)