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Morning Tailgate: June 12

Posted by Taylor Price on June 12, 2012 – 10:03 AM

The 49ers mandatory three-day minicamp begins today, signaling the start of the team’s final on-field work prior to training camp.

Similar to Organized Team Activities, the minicamp will involve the same non-contact principles as the previous stages of the offseason program. Team and 7-on-7 periods are permitted, one-on-one pass-rushing battles, however, will have to wait until training camp.

49ers.com will have extended minicamp coverage throughout the week, but before camp begins, let’s take a look at the top team-related headlines.

ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando takes a look at the rosters of every team in the division and notes that the 49ers have a division-high 11 players with one or more Pro Bowl appearances. The list includes: David Akers, Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Joe Staley, Dashon Goldson, Carlos Rogers, and Jonathan Goodwin. (Update: wide receiver Randy Moss and long snapper Brian Pontbriand also have multiple Pro Bowl appearances).

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee offers various notes from the 49ers play count numbers from 2011. Barrows:  “Only one player, Isaac Sopoaga, played all three phases of the game. Interestingly Colin Jones, who is listed as a safety, played one offensive snap but zero defensive snaps.”

Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle checks in with outside linebacker Eric Bakhtiari, who worked out over the offseason with Green Bay Packers Pro Bowler Clay Matthews. Branch: “Bakhtiari, 27, has logged time on the practice squads of seven teams since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2008. Two years ago, he appeared on five teams’ practice squads, an odyssey that included his second stint with the 49ers. This offseason, with his practice-squad eligibility used up, the Burlingame native decided to alter his offseason workout program. Why? Obviously, he said, his standard routine wasn’t working.”

Safety Donte Whitner recently joined CSN’s Chronicle Live to discuss San Francisco’s defensive outlook for 2012.

Carl Steward of The San Jose Mercury News shares the story of 49ers fan Dennis Miller’s quest to win the 2012 U.S. Open as a tournament qualifier.

Lastly, Patrick Willis hosted his first annual football camp over the weekend and 49ers.com was there to document the experience.


Minicamp starts today, sounds like Mr. Peanut Butter Jelly Time is ready to go.

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8 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: June 12”

  1. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    we are getting that much closer to training camp,cant frigging wait,AND, got my season ticket package for the new stadium!,,life is good

  2. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    gratz on tickets and gooo niners the competition is making these guys hungry and unleashing their raw talent ….its like the glory days of walsh when everyone wanted to come here a work and get even better and win …….man i love those days

  3. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    dear dashon goldson, we,the faithful,are hoping that you will sign your franchise tag,report to camp,and stop missing all this time. everyone else is in camp,working on getting past the championship game and winning a super bowl. We all agree that you deserve a new long-term deal, but please get with your team-mates and get to work learning the WHOLE defensive scheme. Look what you guys accomplished with very little time to learn fangio’s 3-4 cover 2 scheme. Look,as more than a casual fan,I know that training camp is when you guys work on the things that will be carried over to the pre and regular season, but the sessions you are missing now are invaluable. So,in closing,we,the 49er faithful around the world are asking you,please,please,sign and get to work with the rest of your teammates,and lets bring the lombardi trophy back to SAN FRANCISCO,,,GO 49ERS!!!!!!!

  4. By 11 Years of 49er Life on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    we are going to be beast

  5. By Bomb Sponge on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    Cant wait to get this season started. Gotta finish up this Afghan tour and get home. Ready for another great season! See everyone at The Stick!

  6. By missouri 9er on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    Take care of yourself Bomb Sponge we need you back home to get loud for another great year!!!!! NINERS FOREVER!!!!!!!

  7. By lu on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply


  8. By NINERSS ALL DAYYY on Jun 13, 2012 | Reply

    LESS than 3 months fellas and we are looking sharp…its nice to see that winning swagger…nobody is satisfied with last year most teams who have a season like that after having losing records the years before slack off and feel their job is done…BUT NOT US!!!! Man our offense looks so improved and our Defense is already best in the league…going to be a fun 2012!!! Cant get any better

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