Pete Carroll

K’Wuan Williams tries to wrangle Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey during the 49ers’ 23-3 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Seahawks should be flattered by 49ers’ imitation

SANTA CLARA — Just a few years ago, the 49ers and Seattle…

 

Colin Kaepernick’s only job prospect during his free agency vanished on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Seahawks rule out signing Colin Kaepernick for now

Only one team — the Seattle Seahawks — has flirted with the…

 

Blaine Gabbert remains the starting quarterback, so a loss on the scoreboard with a moral victory in margin of defeat at CenturyLink this weekend would be a net positive for the 49ers. ( Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

This week’s 49ers game an early referendum on the NFC West

For most of the 2010s, the NFC West has been the cream…

 

49ers running back Jarryd Hayne (38) before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Hayne release: His gain, 49ers’ loss

Jarryd Hayne was one of the few good stories in Santa Clara…

49ers running back Jarryd Hayne (38) before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) and defensive end David King (93) during the game on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Wilson, Seahawks rule rivalry with 49ers again in 20-3 win

SANTA CLARA — No turkey necessary this time, just some high-flying defense…

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) and defensive end David King (93) during the game on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The mother of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, pictured, took to Facebook to voice her displeasure about the team's play calling in the Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Marshawn’s mom causes Seattle stir

RENTON, Wash. — Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch’s mom is just looking…

The mother of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, pictured, took to Facebook to voice her displeasure about the team's play calling in the Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/AP)

USC makes crisis worse

Don’t stop at institutional arrogance. Slog downward toward insufferable hypocrisy, the enabling…

Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/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)
Tim Hales/ap file photoIn this 2007 file photo

Australian rugby star Hayne signs 3-year deal with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO — Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot…

Tim Hales/ap file photoIn this 2007 file photo
Doug McSchooler/AP PhotoSeattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will receive an honorary degree from USC at the May 15 graduation ceremony in Los Angeles.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to get honorary degree from USC

LOS ANGELES — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is going back to…

Doug McSchooler/AP PhotoSeattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will receive an honorary degree from USC at the May 15 graduation ceremony in Los Angeles.
Elaine Thompson/APSeahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s postgame antics drew plenty of criticism

Carroll says Sherman sorry rant overshadowed win

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after speaking with Richard Sherman the fiery…

Elaine Thompson/APSeahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s postgame antics drew plenty of criticism
Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.

Playoff matchup the latest chapter in Harbaugh vs. Caroll

Fans of the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks — and even fans of…

Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.