Stories from Grant Cohn

'I don't believe that there's base to that claim that he's being blackballed,' Jed York said.
Is C.J. Beathard the guy or not? That's what the rest of the 49ers’ season is about now.
Protecting the QB, converting third downs and getting the defense off the field have been among this team’s problems through an 0-5 start.
Mistakes began even before training camp and haven’t been rectified yet.
Maybe most important, 49ers are the better team in this matchup and have lost their past three games by a combined eight points.
Last season with the Bears, Hoyer was sacked only four times in six games, and his passer rating was 98.
Through two games, Kyle Shanahan hasn’t established one pass play he knows his players can execute.
49ers scored 19 in their TPS Report — turnovers, penalties and sacks — in their Week 1 loss. It was the second-worst TPS score in the league.
Carolina redesigned its offense since last season, but the new coach on the other sideline is very familiar with attacking the Panthers’ defense.
The exhibition finale Thursday night against Chargers will be an important opportunity for 17 49ers players. Who should stay and who should go?