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Ranking the 10 greatest NFC championship games

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Malcolm Smith’s interception off a pass Richard Sherman deflected is one of the greatest moments in NFC championship game history. There have been some remarkable games through the years to send teams to the Super Bowl. Only games after the 1970 AFL-NFL merger were considered (that eliminates the Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys “Ice Bowl,” but let’s get this out of the way — had that been considered it would have been the No. 1 NFC game).

Ken Norton Jr. takes Seahawks defensive coordinator job after taking job with 49ers

Monday, January 15th, 2018

There are two strange parts to the story that Ken Norton Jr. is the Seattle Seahawks’ new defensive coordinator. First, Norton accepted a job with the San Francisco 49ers just last week. The Seahawks obviously weren’t worried about those obstacles, because multiple reports (including Alex Rozier of KING-TV in Seattle) on Monday said Norton will be Seattle’s new defensive coordinator.

Ken Norton Jr. leaving 49ers after just one week for DC job

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Ken Norton Jr.'s stay with the 49ers lasted about one week. Last Monday, the 49ers hired Norton as the assistant head coach -  defense/inside linebackers. Originally repoted by the NFL Networking and KING 5 News in Seattle, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area the news that was Norton was leaving.

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested on marijuana charge

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is free on bond after his arrest in Alabama on a charge of second-degree possession of marijuana. The Tuscaloosa News reports the 23-year-old, who just finished his rookie season, was arrested about 9 p.m. Friday. Tuscaloosa Police, in a news release Saturday, acknowledged officers encountered Foster and ''found probable cause to arrest him.'' The release did not address whether he was pulled over, why police suspected he had marijuana or how much they say he had.

49ers Mailbag: What’s next for Reuben Foster after arrest?

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

What is going to happen to Reuben Foster? The NFL views a diluted sample as a positive test. According to the NFL's policy, the first discipline for Stage Two, if for marijuana, is a fine equivalent of two game checks.

Reuben Foster arrested in Alabama for marijuana possession

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for possession of marijuana in his home state of Alabama on Friday. Foster was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The very talented Foster slipped to the 31st pick in the 2017 draft in part because of off-field concerns including submitting a diluted urine sample for a drug test at the Scouting Combine, which in the NFL is considered the same as a positive test.

Reuben Foster arrested in Alabama

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Foster was held on $2,500 bond, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office database. The information was not available on the database at approximately 8:30 p.m. (PT), signifying he was out of bond, according to Lt. Andy Norris of the sheriff's office via communication on Twitter.

Beathard’s lesson from Shanahan and Garoppolo after benching

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Rookie C.J. Beathard won the job as the 49ers' backup quarterback to Brian Hoyer to open the season. In between, Beathard made five starts – complete with the requisite highs and lows – while learning Kyle Shanahan's complex offense. "Those were really beneficial," Beathard said at the conclusion of the season.

Carmen Policy has some weird advice for the 49ers

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The 49ers have found their quarterback of the future. When traded to the 49ers in October, Jimmy Garoppolo already had all the leverage. Once they started playing him and he played well and the 49ers won a bunch of games in a row, Garoppolo acquired even more leverage.

Jaylen Brown: Donald Trump’s Made It ‘More Acceptable For Racists To Speak Their Minds’

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Jaylen Brown has spoken out about racism in the U.S. in the age of Donald Trump. The 21-year-old also shared details of the racist abuse he endured on the court during his youth in Marietta, Georgia. Brown praised former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick for sparking protests against police brutality and systemic racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem before NFL games last season.