49ers coach Kyle Shanahan reacted forcefully Tuesday to a report of friction between him and general manager John Lynch.
“Complete bulls---t,” Shanahan responded via text to NBC Sports Bay Area when asked about the report.
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller reported Tuesday that “word out of San Francisco points to friction and a potential breakup” of Shanahan and Lynch atop the 49ers' organization.
After Shanahan agreed to become the 49ers' coach, he hand-picked Lynch to serve as the general manager. There have been no signs of acrimony or discord between the men, who often were seen socializing with their wives and other members of the organization at the NFL owners meeting last month in Arizona. There appeared to be no issues during the recently concluded NFL draft, either. Both Shanahan and Lynch spoke to the media together after each day of the draft.
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49ers CEO Jed York recently said he has more faith in the Shanahan-Lynch pairing now than when they were hired together two years ago because of the way they continue to work well together, despite the team’s 10-22 record over that time.
York said last month at the NFL owners meeting he could not be more pleased with the chemistry that has continued to form between the men.
“I see that in spades,” York said. “It’s just awesome to watch those guys work together.
“I think it’s been interesting to watch these guys really come together and show they’re a stronger bond today than what they were two years ago, and it’s only getting stronger.”
The Raheem Mostert show continued in the second quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Levi's Stadium.
The 49ers' running back rambled on for his second touchdown of the day with 9:12 left in the second quarter. Mostert's 9-yard run gave the 49ers an early 16-0 lead. A Robbie Gould extra point made it 17-0 over the Green Bay Packers.
Mostert used his speed to get around the corner and a great block from rookie receiver Deebo Samuel gave the running back the needed room down the sideline. That's stalk blocking 101, folks.
The touchdown was the 49ers' sixth straight running play.
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Mostert now has seven carries for 78 yards -- 11.1 yards per carry -- and two touchdowns. His second TD of the day gave the 49ers 101 rushing yards on the day.
The 49ers might have lost an important part of their offense in the first half of the NFC Championship Game against the Packers on Sunday.
A little over five minutes into the second quarter, with the 49ers in the red zone, running back Tevin Coleman took a handoff and picked up four yards.
But Coleman appeared to land awkwardly on his right arm. He stayed down after the play.
Trainers examined Coleman and were able to get him to his feet, but the running back was in considerable pain, so a medical cart was brought out for him.
After Coleman was taken to the locker room, the 49ers announced that he was questionable to return with a right shoulder injury.
So far, Coleman has six carries for 21 yards in Sunday's game.
On the very next play, fellow running back Raheem Mostert put the 49ers up 17-0 with a 9-yard touchdown run.