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49ers name Gamble senior personnel executive

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Gamble has returned to the San Francisco 49ers as a senior personnel executive. Gamble spent the past two seasons as the vice president of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles. The two sides decided to part ways on Dec. 31. His previous tenure with the 49ers began in 2005 and spanned eight seasons, including his last two as the director...

Ranking the 15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
What defines a great play? Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above. Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting...

10 Biggest Conference Title Game Blowouts of the Last 30 Years

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 7 months ago
History says the New England Patriots might want to save some of Sunday’s good fortune for the Super Bowl against the Seahawks. New England’s 45-7 rout of Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Game Sunday was the biggest blowout in a conference title game since the 2000 season and one of the biggest of the last 30 years. What could that mean for the Super Bowl? Four of the...

Extra Points: Tomsula was always the plan for Niners

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - It was well over a year ago when a source with intimate knowledge of the San Francisco 49ers organization told me that Jim Tomsula would be the team's next head coach, at least if it were up to Niners general manager Trent Baalke. The information seemed absurd even if the entire league knew Baalke and Jim Harbaugh were speeding toward a divorce despite what turned out...

49ers name Tomsula head coach

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers will stay in- house for Jim Harbaugh's successor. The team announced Wednesday that longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula has been elevated to the head coach's post vacated by Harbaugh's tumultuous departure for the University of Michigan. Tomsula has been a Niners assistant since 2007 and worked under three head coaches...

NFL Matchup - Detroit at Dallas

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
NFL Matchup - Detroit at Dallas Detroit Lions:== Sep 8 - W vs. NY Giants, 35-14== Sep 14 - L at Carolina, 7-24== Sep 21 - W vs. Green Bay, 19-7== Sep 28 - W at NY Jets, 24-17== Oct 5 - L vs. Buffalo, 14-17== Oct 12 - W at Minnesota, 17-3== Oct 19 - W vs. New Orleans, 24-23== Oct 26 - W at Atlanta...

Extra Points: The copying ceases on 'Black Monday'

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL is almost universally regarded as a "copycat league" and for the most part that sentiment is true. When it comes to Xs and Os, plagiarism is certainly an accepted part of professional football and imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery in the coaching ranks. "We are a copycat league, you bet," NFL head of football operations Troy...

Report: Harbaugh leaving 49ers to coach Michigan

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - It appears Jim Harbaugh is ready to return to the college ranks, this time at his alma mater. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports Harbaugh will be introduced as the head football coach at the University of Michigan on Tuesday. Currently the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh will guide his team in Sunday's season finale, at home against...

Harbaugh out as 49ers coach

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jim Harbaugh is out as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers after four seasons. That much is certain. The only question remaining is where he goes next, with all signs pointing to a return to college football. The 49ers and Harbaugh officially parted ways after Sunday's 20-17 win over Arizona, a move weeks in the making that the team called...

Niners put Boone, Ventrone on IR

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers have placed offensive lineman Alex Boone and safety Bubba Ventrone on injured reserve. Boone played in 15 games (14 starts) this season. The Ohio State product has appeared in 64 games (46 starts) during his career with the 49ers. Ventrone saw action in eight games this year. The special teams ace has played in 97 career...