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49ers bring back personnel man Gamble

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Tom Gamble returns two years after leaving to join the Philadelphia Eagles front office.
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Tom Gamble returns to 49ers personnel department

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Trent Baalke's personnel department officially brought back Tom Gamble on Thursday, two years after Gamble left to join the Philadelphia Eagles front office.
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Joe Montana roots for Seahawks, but picks Patriots to win

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana says deflation controversy will pull the New England Patriots together.
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Joe Montana makes his Super Bowl pick on silver anniversary of his last 49ers championship

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — It's been 25 years and one day since Joe Montana won his fourth Super Bowl with the 49ers. His prediction for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots 27, Seattle Seahawks 24.
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Dick Vermeil on 49ers coaching moves: My gosh, I just cannot believe what s happened

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Count Bay Area native and former NFL coach Dick Vermeil among those perplexed by this month's 49ers coaching moves.
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Report: Chryst promoted to fill 49ers offensive coordinator spot

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Geep Chryst s days as an under-the-radar 49ers assistant are ending.Chryst is being promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, two sources told the NFL Network on Wednesday.
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49ers expected to hire Geep Chryst as O-coordinator

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — The San Francisco 49ers are expected to hire Geep Chryst as their offensive coordinator. Will Chryst be able to upgrade Colin Kaepernick and the Niners' offense?
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Super Bowl live video chat: Tackling the NFL, Thursday at 2 p.m.

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group Blog Editor) — Join the discussion with Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, 49ers writer Cam Inman and Raiders writer Jerry McDonald.
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Purdy: When the 49ers were a Super Bowl team

Inside Bay Area (By Mark Purdy Mercury News Columnist) — Seattle Seahawks presence in Arizona for Super Bowl harks back to a time -- two months ago -- when the San Francisco 49ers were in lockstep with their NFC West rival
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49ers hire QB coach, but no offensive coordinator in sight

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Steve Logan, the 49ers new quarterbacks coach, called Colin Kaepernick 'my kind of guy -- mobile, accurate and smart.'
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Kawakami: 49ers fans have reason to be concerned

Inside Bay Area (By Tim Kawakami Mercury News Columnist) — Parting ways with Jim Harbaugh was first step in the Jed York-Trent Baalke plan -- and that's about it.
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Greg Roman: 49ers could've led league in rushing

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — 49ers did produce a top-10 rushing attack each of the past four years under Roman
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Former OC Greg Roman says 49ers could have led league in rushing every year

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — The 49ers could have led the league in rushing every year under former offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
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Report: Eagles assistant Bob Bicknell staying put rather than pursuing 49ers OC opening

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell is the latest candidate to shoot down interest for the 49ers offensive coordinator job, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
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Any takers for 49ers offensive coordinator gig?

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — As Rob Chudzinski stays put, list of potential Greg Roman replacements continues to dwindle.
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Coaching staff mysteries not thwarting Colin Kaepernick s progress in Arizona

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Someone eventually will get hired as the 49ers offensive coordinator and impact Colin Kaepernick s career trajectory.
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49ers strike out in pursuit of Rob Chudzinski

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Rob Chudzinski is the latest candidate to vanish from the 49ers' offensive coordinator hunt
  • 2 days ago

Time for an audible: Rob Chudzinski staying with Colts, 49ers still need offensive coordinator

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Rob Chudzinski is the latest candidate to vanish from the 49ers' offensive coordinator hunt. The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday morning that Chudzinski is returning to them for a second...
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Live video chat: Tackling the NFL, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Join the discussion with Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, 49ers writer Cam Inman and Raiders writer Jerry McDonald.
  • 3 days ago

Taming Beast Mode: Our expert panel talks tackling Marshawn Lynch

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch does not go down easily. We sought advice from those who have tried.
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Blog Articles

Tom Gamble returns to 49ers’ front office

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Prior to his two seasons in Philadelphia, Gamble, 51, spent eight seasons in the 49ers’ personnel department, finishing as their director of player personnel from 2011-12. After Gamble left, he...
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Streak buster? Chryst charged with stopping 49ers’ offensive stretch

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Chryst, who will reportedly become the 49ers’ next offensive coordinator, will oversee an attack that hasn’t been elite in over a decade. Consider: The 49ers, Titans and Dolphins are the only...
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Report: 49ers will name Geep Chryst offensive coordinator

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Geep Chryst, the 49ers quarterbacks since 2011 who has deep ties to former head coach Jim Harbaugh, is expected to be named their offensive coordinator, the NFL Network reported. Chryst hasn’t...
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Report: Logan set to become 49ers QBs coach

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Steve Logan’s role with the 49ers is no longer unspecified. Logan, the head coach at East Carolina from 1992-2002, will sign a two-year contract to be the 49ers quarterbacks coach, WRAL-TV in...
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Will the 49ers get creative with offensive-coordinator hire?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — The most important position on the 49ers coaching staff, maybe even more important than head coach – offensive coordinator – remains unfilled. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin...
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Search continues: Eagles’ Bicknell reportedly not interested in 49ers’ OC opening

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Seven days after Jim Harbaugh was hired by the 49ers in 2011, he hired his former Stanford colleague, Greg Roman, to be his offensive coordinator. Four years later, it’s been two weeks since the...
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Report: 49ers add former ECU head coach Logan to offensive staff

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Logan, 61, was the offensive coordinator when Tomsula was head coach of the Rhein Fire in 2006. He went on to serve as Boston College’s offensive coordinator (2007-08) and the Buccaneers running...
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Welcome back: 49ers to add Aubrayo Franklin as assistant

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Former 49ers nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin will return to the team with a different title: coach. The 49ers are expected to add Franklin, 34, to their staff as an entry level defensive assistant, a...
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Source: Fewell passes up 49ers’ offer to join Washington

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Four days after former Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, 52, interviewed to be the 49ers defensive backs coach, he took same position with Washington on Monday, a source said.
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49ers’ OC options dwindling: Colts retain Rob Chudzinski

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers really wanted to speak with Rob Chudzinski. Unfortunately for them, the Colts really wanted to keep him. Indianapolis announced it retained Chudzinski, 46, today by promoting him from...
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Best guess on the 49ers’ plan

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — The Chronicle’s Ann Killion wrote a Sunday column about the seemingly pilot-less direction of the 49ers of late. I agree. Some of the coaching moves have been curious, beginning with the big...
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Eric Mangini and the 2005 Patriots defense: What happened?

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Consider: Those injury ravaged Patriots started 45 players during the 2005 season, an NFL record for a division champion (the 10-6 Patriots won the AFC East and lost a divisional-playoff game to...
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Modest buyout part of Harbaugh’s 7-year Michigan deal

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — If former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh wants to returns to the NFL before his seven-year contract with the University of Michigan expires, he can do so with a relatively modest financial penalty.
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Reports: 49ers will interview Fewell, could speak with Chudzinski soon

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers will reportedly interview Perry Fewell today. And the Patriots probably think that’s a good idea.
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Report: 49ers expected to name Mangini defensive coordinator

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Eric Mangini will get back to what he knows best. Mangini, 44, who landed two NFL head-coaching jobs based on his work as a defensive assistant with the Patriots, is expected to be named the 49ers...
  • 7 days ago

Would Lane Kiffin leave Alabama and would 49ers fans want him to do so?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — It appears that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and Colts special offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski are the top candidates to be the 49ers next offensive coordinator. Either one would...
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Report: Tony Sparano will join 49ers as TEs coach

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — With the 49ers, Sparano will oversee a position group marked by injuries and a lack of production in 2014. Tight end Vernon Davis, 30, a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, had 26 catches for 245 yards...
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Several ex-NFL head coaches on 49ers’ radar

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Jim Tomsula has no prior NFL head-coaching experience, but his yet-to-be-assembled staff certainly could.
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He’s back: Tarver will return to 49ers as LBs coach

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Jason Tarver will return to the 49ers and inherit a similar role to the one he vacated after the 2010 season.
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Harbaugh tweets ‘congrats’ to some of his ex-49ers colleagues

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — When asked last week why the 49ers made significant progress in Jim Harbaugh’s first season in 2011, new head coach Jim Tomsula offered a 340-word answer that was notable for this: His response...
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