Stories from Grant Cohn

With a 2-10 record, this team still has a chance to show progress in coach Kyle Shanahan’s first season.
'There are definitely situations where he got a little confused,' said coach Kyle Shanahan, 'and still was able to make plays.'
The new QB had top-notch mentoring in New England, but Vic Fangio's Bears defense will present new challenges.
Jimmy Garoppolo is the new C.J. Beathard as Beathard was the new Brian Hoyer.
Jimmy Garoppolo made his 49ers debut with 1:07 remaining on Sunday after starting quarterback C.J. Beathard went down with a left leg injury.
The 49ers will win if they shut down Russell Wilson. And they almost shut him down in Seattle earlier this season.
Not only did the 49ers win, they blew out the Giants. Outscored them 31-13 until late in the fourth quarter, when the Giants scored in garbage time.
The Giants defense gave up 51 points to the Rams a week ago.
When the 49ers released Brian Hoyer, they were left with only two QBs on the active roster.
GM John Lynch didn’t get a long-term deal with his new QB, which gave the player 100 percent of the leverage.