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49ers pay DL Earl Mitchell 16 million over four years

Today the San Francisco 49ers made Earl Mitchell a pretty wealthy defensive tackle. 

While Mitchell had a visit set up with the Atlanta Falcons the former Dolphins defensive lineman signed a four year deal worth 16 million.

Mitchell had four teams drooling over him, but Mitchell likely went with the team willing to pay him the most. You cannot blame him.

49ers have fired assistant GM Tom Gamble; Team meets with Colin Kaepernick

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The 49ers are getting rid of the old and turning a page. John Lynch fired assistant general manager Tom Gamble and will move on doing work alone.

The 49ers announced the move on the team website, with new GM John Lynch making the following statement:

“The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and appreciation for Tom Gamble and his many years of service,” said General Manager John Lynch. “He is a class act who has helped a great deal in this transition, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. After working together over the last month, Tom and I agreed that it would be in both of our best interests for him to pursue other opportunities. Tom is a true professional and we wish him and his family great success in the future.”

Now comes this report from CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco indicating that Kaepernick has indeed visited the 49ers’  headquarters, presumably to meet with Shanahan and new general manager John Lynch.

“Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who faces an uncertain future with the 49ers, visited team headquarters in Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, according to a league source,” Maiocco reported on Wednesday. “Kaepernick was likely there to meet with 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan for the first time since they were hired to replace Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly.”

49ers fans are you happy about your new head coach after last night’s game?

Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is expected to take the 49ers coaching position

In the fourth quarter all the Falcons had to do is pick up one yard on the ground.  Instead of running the ball the 49ers new head coach Kyle Shanahan tried to throw the ball when he was hit and fumbled giving the ball back to the Patriots.

Then on their next drive, Matt Ryan suffered another sack from the Patriots’ 23-yard line (easy field goal range) pushed them into a third-and-23, from whence a holding call pushed them out of a chance for potentially game-clinching points.

Shanahan answered the question after the game, but I want to know what you think of you new coach?

“The thought is to get as many yards as you can,” Shanahan said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “And we were right there on the fringe. It was by no means an easy field goal. From what I remember, we ran in on first-and-10 and lost yards. Got into second-and-11, so we try to get a pass to get us back into a manageable third down, closer to the field goal, and we took a sack. Taking a sack . . . got us into a third-and-20, so we threw a quick pass trying to get back into field goal range, which we did. But there was a holding call on the play. And when you get a holding call on third-and-20, it goes back that far. We were way out of field goal range. We tried our best to get back in but couldn’t get it done.”

“It’s not really the run-pass ratio that I look at,” Shanahan said. “It’s you stay on the field, and you run your offense. When went three-and-out two times, which was huge. I think we had second-and-1 on both of those. To not convert on second-and-1 and then third, it was tough. That’s why we let them get back into the game.”

The Falcons were not playing to win, they seemed to go away from what was really working. Devonta Freeman was dominating, but they stopped giving him the rock when they needed him the most.  I want to know what 49ers fans think?

49ers coaching search is coming to an end; Coach could be Kyle Shanahan

Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is expected to take the 49ers coaching position

The San Francisco 49ers coaching search has been interesting. Many people have pulled out of the race, while others refused to go in the first place. According to Mike Silver the 49ers are closing in on their guy.

Shanahan will essentially get to pick his GM from available candidates. I still believe Packers exec Brian Gutekunst is the favorite…
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Niners’ interest in Tom Cable was real. Owner Denise DeBartolo York interviewed him on the phone today for an hour…
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Among the GM candidates who told Jed York they wanted Cable as HC: Trent Kirchner, Scott Fitterer, Chris Ballard (declined to interview)
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Gus Bradley wanted to go to SF as Cable’s DC. Niners called today to try to get him to come anyway. He said no. Only wanted Cable.
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Kirchner & Cable pulled out today because they became convinced that 49ers had informally offered Shanahan & that he planned to accept
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49ers are expected to fire Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke


The San Francisco 49ers are planning on cleaning house.

They will fire both GM Trent Baalke and Head Coach Chip Kelly.

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