Opinion: Legendary 49ers coach Bill Walsh left a legacy of opportunity for minority coaches

What would Bill Walsh think? Sure, it’s a loaded question, but I had to ask Harry Edwards, anyway, when considering the disturbing patterns in the NFL regarding head coaching and other high-level positions. Edwards, the renowned sociologist and civil rights activist who worked alongside the legendary 49ers coach in the 1980s, barely let me finish the question. “I think Bill […]

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Aussie Mitch Wishnowsky set for Super Bowl with 49ers

Australian punter Mitch Wishnowsky says he is treating the Super Bowl just like any another game, but admits if his San Francisco 49ers beat the Kansas City Chiefs he might shout himself a Tesla car. The 49ers take on the Chiefs in Miami on February 2 in the NFL season finale. Wishnowsky, a 27-year-old rookie from Perth who grew up […]

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Eli Manning and the five remarkable playoff upsets that came to define his NFL career

Eli Manning announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, ending a 16-year career that included two Super Bowl victories. While the Giants quarterback never delivered elite regular season numbers, he did step up on several monumental occasions, eliminating some of the most talented teams of his era. Manning’s 2007 Super Bowl triumph over the Patriots is probably remembered most, […]

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Travis Kelce (illness) misses Chiefs practice Thursday

The Kansas City Chiefs are dealing with a bit of a bug ahead of Super Bowl LIV. Tight end Travis Kelce is sick and didn’t practice on Thursday, NFL Network’s James Palmer reported. Safety Jordan Lucas also did not practice due to illness. Defensive lineman Chris Jones (calf) was limited yet again. Kelce and Lucas missing practice sick comes a […]

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Jurrell Casey high on Titans' future despite playoff exit

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jurrell Casey’s Tennessee Titans fell one game short of the Super Bowl, but he sees bright things ahead for his team. It didn’t take much for him to explain why he’s confident in Tennessee’s future. The Pro Bowl defensive lineman loves the makeup of his squad, and especially his defensive teammates. "Just the unbelievable trust and accountability […]

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NFL: Reported concussions rose slightly in 2019

Reported concussions rose slightly during the NFL’s 2019 preseason and regular season, increasing from 214 in 2018 to 224, according to data released Thursday by the league. The new total remained well below the previous three-year average from 2015 to 2017 (266.3), an outcome that league executives attributed to the permanence of a series of rule and policy changes implemented […]

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Vikings to name Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator

Gary Kubiak is back in the offensive coordinator chair. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the Minnesota Vikings will tap Kubiak as the team’s new OC, per sources informed of the decision. Kubiak spent the 2019 season as the Vikings assistant head coach and offensive advisor. He was heavily credited with importing the familiar run-scheme that dominated his stints […]

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South Carolina DT Kinlaw (knee) done for week at Senior Bowl

South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw dominated the first two practices at the Senior Bowl this week but will now shut it down. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that Kinlaw is done for the week, per sources informed of the decision. LATEST ANALYSIS  ▶ Battista: Assessing Eli’s legacy  ▶ Debate: Is Eli a HOFer?  ▶ Jeremiah mock draft 1.0  ▶ Unsung hero for […]

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