Trent Baalke

First-year head coach Jim Tomsula says he still has confidence in quarterback Colin Kaepernick despite the 49ers' weekly offensive struggles. (Ben Margot/AP)

Can Tomsula stop the bleeding?

Only months into the job, the 49ers’ Jim Tomsula faces his first…

First-year head coach Jim Tomsula says he still has confidence in quarterback Colin Kaepernick despite the 49ers' weekly offensive struggles. (Ben Margot/AP)
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York talks to reporters during a break of the NFL owners meeting in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (Richard Drew/AP)

Impeach York? Write on

It sure stinks to be a 49ers’ fan these days. Your team…

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York talks to reporters during a break of the NFL owners meeting in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (Richard Drew/AP)
San Francisco 49ers  offensive tackle Alex Boone (75) says he and the other linemen need to do a better job of protecting Colin Kaepernick, right, if the team is to succeed this season. (Tony Avelar/2014 AP)

49ers’ Boone: Time to pick up Kap

So how do the 49ers fix quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a matter…

San Francisco 49ers  offensive tackle Alex Boone (75) says he and the other linemen need to do a better job of protecting Colin Kaepernick, right, if the team is to succeed this season. (Tony Avelar/2014 AP)
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes expressed optimism that a new deal would be struck before Oct. 31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Barnes drama looms over Warriors

For the first time in four decades, the Warriors held their annual…

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes expressed optimism that a new deal would be struck before Oct. 31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Confidence in Colin Kaepernick never has been lower after his four-interception debacle Sunday in Arizona.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Say it: Kaepernick a bust

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The organizational coddling of Colin Kaepernick can stop now.…

Confidence in Colin Kaepernick never has been lower after his four-interception debacle Sunday in Arizona.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters celebrates after returning an interception thrown by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for a touchdown. (Ed Zurga/AP)

Latest Baalke misfire: Bypassing top CB

This is about a Geep, a Mangenius, a Baalke, a quarterback who…

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters celebrates after returning an interception thrown by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for a touchdown. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) twists away from San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) to go for a big gain after making a catch in the second quarter  Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Exposed, scorched, (pick a word) for 49ers

PITTSBURGH — In Row 2 of the press box, Trent Baalke finally…

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) twists away from San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) to go for a big gain after making a catch in the second quarter  Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Jim Tomsula, right, and the 49ers face a stiff challenge in Tomsula’s debut as head coach.(Tony Avelar/AP)

Rebuild and regret? 49ers are on the clock

The 49ers will open the season amid their lowest expectations in years,…

Jim Tomsula, right, and the 49ers face a stiff challenge in Tomsula’s debut as head coach.(Tony Avelar/AP)
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)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, on Aug. 23 (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Tomsula: LB Brooks won’t return to 49ers practice this week

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the…

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, on Aug. 23 (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The 49ers' Jarryd Hayne finished with 120 total yards in Saturday's preseason game against Houston Texans. (Patric Schneider/AP)

No worries, mate

In America’s ongoing fascination with all things Aussie, which involve too many…

The 49ers' Jarryd Hayne finished with 120 total yards in Saturday's preseason game against Houston Texans. (Patric Schneider/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)
QB Colin Kaepernick, left, drops back to pass alongside Blaine Gabbert at 49ers mini-camp last month. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Trade Kaepernick? He might be only reason to watch

For months, a rumor has circulated that the 49ers were shopping Colin…

QB Colin Kaepernick, left, drops back to pass alongside Blaine Gabbert at 49ers mini-camp last month. (Jeff Chiu/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)

49ers' Bruce Miller pleads no contest to charge of disturbing the peace

49ers fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse…

David J. Phillip/ap file photoThe 49ers picked up Arik Armstead in the draft on Thursday.

49ers land big one in Armstead

SANTA CLARA — Niners general manager Trent Baalke is known for holding…

David J. Phillip/ap file photoThe 49ers picked up Arik Armstead in the draft on Thursday.
David J. Phillip/AP File photoOregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead is a front-runner to land in Santa Clara after the 49ers lost multiple starters from their defense this offseason.

Balls: Pressure is on Baalke to get it right

Trent Baalke, your team is on the clock. And make no mistake…

David J. Phillip/AP File photoOregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead is a front-runner to land in Santa Clara after the 49ers lost multiple starters from their defense this offseason.
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