It’s safe to assume that the 49ers Faithful had a hand in stuffing ballots for members of the San Francisco Giants to start in last night’s All-Star Game. So with that assumption in mind, the folks here at Goal Posts would like to say – nice work everyone – give yourselves a hand… The National League won 8-0 giving San Francisco another opportunity to potentially host the World Series.
Tonight is unique in that it’s the only night with no major sporting events taking place. Instead, the collective sports world will turn to the 2012 ESPY Awards which airs tonight at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN. If you haven’t heard, the 49ers Divisional Playoff win over the New Orleans Saints is one of three nominees in the “Best Game” category. There’s still time to vote before the start of tonight’s show. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
Tune in tonight to see if San Francisco takes home the honor.
As for the current state of the franchise, NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest and Warren Sapp recently discussed the biggest question marks of all NFC West teams heading into training camp. For Sapp, San Francisco’s biggest question mark is whether or not the defensive unit can maintain its health and dominant play from 2011. McGinest, on the other hand, wondered if the offense would be able to fully showcase new perimeter weapons that were added in the offseason.
More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
Former NFL linebacker and current ESPN analyst Antonio Pierce discussed Jim Harbaugh’s glowing comments on Randy Moss in a recent appearance on ESPN’s NFL32 program. Pierce believes Moss can have a big impact in 2012.
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach of Comcast SportsNet recently discussed the 49ers depth at quarterback in this video segment.
Nathan Jahnke of ProFootballFocus.com continues to evaluate the three-year performance record of various position groups. In his latest offering, Jahnke looks at the receiving production of NFL running backs. Frank Gore, San Francisco’s all-time leading rusher, has the ninth-most receiving yards (1,055) and ran eighth-most routes (842) by a running back during that three-year period.
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com shares the comments of safety Dashon Goldson, who discussed his contract negotiations with the 49ers on SiriusXM radio. Marvez: “Goldson has accepted that he may have to play the 2012 season under a $6.2 million tender as San Francisco’s franchise player. Because of NFL rules regarding that tag, Goldson and 13 other franchise players who have not signed long-term contract extensions must complete those negotiations by Monday. Otherwise, multiyear deals cannot be agreed upon until the 2013 offseason begins.”
Marvez also lists the top 10 veteran free agents that remain unsigned.
In case you missed it, 49ers rookie wide receiver Nathan Palmer will sing the National Anthem at the team’s Aug. 12 Fan Fest event presented by HP. Tickets are still available.
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Jacobs joins Jim Rome later today, tune in to hear from the new 49ers running back.
Tags: Brandon Jacobs, Dashon Goldson, Frank Gore, Jim Harbaugh, Nathan Palmer, Randy Moss
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