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Morning Tailgate: July 9

Posted by Taylor Price on July 9, 2012 – 10:34 AM

Report dates for San Francisco 49ers Training Camp presented by HP have been announced. Rookies will report on July 21st; veterans will report five days later on the 26th.

In order to get fans caught up with the team, 49ers.com continues to preview each position group as we get closer to camp. Already, we’ve looked at the quarterbacks, wide receivers and linebackers. Stay tuned for more camp previews all through July.

Chris Burke of SI.com recently wrote a team-wide breakdown of the 49ers as the team approaches camp. According to Burke, improvements in the passing game, Aldon Smith’s development as an every-down linebacker and the defensive unit’s sustained health are the team’s biggest storylines to track.

“Both (Jim) Harbaugh and (Alex) Smith should have more confidence in the receivers this year, if nothing else,” Burke wrote. “Michael Crabtree and tight end Vernon Davis caught 72 and 67 passes in 2011, respectively, but the next highest total was (Kyle) Williams’ 20. To help there, the 49ers added free agents (Mario) Manningham and (Randy) Moss, then drafted (A.J.) Jenkins.”

Burke concludes his preview with a strong belief that the team can repeat its 2011 success.

“With (Frank) Gore and newcomer (Brandon) Jacobs carrying the load behind Smith, and with that spectacular defense stuffing opponents on the other side of the ball, the foundation has been laid for another solid season.”

More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com offers a full 2012 calendar of important 49ers events, including training camp report dates, as well as preseason and regular season contests.

Maiocco also examined the team’s depth on the offensive line, including the competition at right guard led by converted tackle Alex Boone. Maiocco: “Boone made a relatively seamless transition from his role as the 49ers’ backup tackle on both sides. In the offseason, he showed plenty of promise as he adapted to his new assignments, stance and technique. If he can keep it going when the pads go on, Boone will undoubtedly be the starting right guard to open the season.”

SI.com offers a photo gallery of the top players to track in training camp. No surprise, Moss got the nod for San Francisco.

Don’t forget to vote for the 49ers to win the ESPY for “Best Game.” The 2012 ESPYs air Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.


49ers radio analyst Eric Davis recently accepted a morning television position on NFL Network’s new NFL AM show. Good luck E.D.

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15 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: July 9”

  1. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    only 12 more days untill rookies report to training camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By time2speakup on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    The Niners will only be limited by their own imagination this season. Mark it!. And right now, the Packers should be concerned. Very concerned.

  3. By rjdniner on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think the packers are really concerned about use, they lose to use it’s only one, remember win your division first .and remember what happens when you get in to the play offs a wild card team can win it all.

  4. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    say what ?????

  5. By bigmikeisathome on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    I’m hoping that the kicker does’nt have to make the diff this year…if He does…so be it…..

  6. By rjdniner on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    You read me right, we beat them that’s great or they beat use it’s only ONE game, yes you play to win every game. I am more concerned about beating the Sh-t out of our division. We’ve all seen enough football to know get into the playoff s first. And if you don’t agree, that, s fine .

  7. By dave g. on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    rjdniner…yeah he read you right unfortunately for you #1 D-FENSE 2012 is right when he said, say what ????? Do people read what they actually write? Then they want to find fault with us. Amazing…rjdniner, are you aware that there is a difference in the two words us & use? It’s two completely different meanings. Are you aware of this earth shattering news in our english language? I could see if it was a typo BUT you keep doing it so I don’t think you aware of the differentiation.

  8. By SHIP on Jul 9, 2012 | Reply

    I hope roodles 111 stops bloging for a while. Man that guy is clueless!

  9. By niner from the cradle 2 the grave on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    Some of yall really need to get a life!!!…lmao… I’ve havent been on here in months and the same morons are doing the same thing.. Continously trying to belittle others like your better than someone else really makes you look stupid… I read the articles and not the comments now because all the bickering is ridiculous..Anyone who wants to respond just know that before you do I wont even read it.. but i know you read mine..smh.. Im glad none of you actually play for or have anything to do with the success of the team!!!… #niner 4 lyfe

  10. By rjdniner on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    Dave g, I understand where your coming from and that’s fine. Take care .

  11. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    cradle your a joke, if your not reading the comments how would you know if someone is being rude or insulted, your like the wife who never gets any sex,always complaing about something pertaining to nothing

  12. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    you say you havent been on here in months?? your absence was not noticed

  13. By SHIP on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Cradle we think we better but you the guy trying to pronounce that you to good to read others comments. You full of sh!t like you were before.

  14. By dave g. on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    Ahhh now we got the irony of ironys. The guy who names himself “Niner from the Cradle 2 the Grave” to somehow try to “one-up” everyone on these blogs that he is a “Bigger Fan” than the rest of us. Think about a guy who calls himself that. He is the guy accusing others of thinking they better. I think you have it backwards homie.

  15. By dave g. on Jul 10, 2012 | Reply

    # 1 D-FENSE 2012 & SHIP are absolutely right. Cradle is not smart enough to see the very thing he is saying he is too good to do is crystal clear obvious he is doing. Wow…the stentch on that bullsh!t is potent! Then he throws in a corny LMAO. What are you a 13 year old girl Baby from the Cradle?

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