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Morning Tailgate: July 17

Posted by Taylor Price on July 17, 2012 – 9:19 AM

The closer we get to training camp, the more we come across last-minute predictions for the 2012 season. Not to worry, 49ers Faithful would approve of these opinions.

The latest offering, NFL Network’s season preview of the San Francisco 49ers as part of their “32 Teams in 32 Days” series, touches on the 49ers chances of improving on last year’s NFC title game appearance.

NFLN analysts Jamie Dukes and Daryl Johnston spoke positively about the team’s chances of reaching a sixth Super Bowl in franchise history. In fact, Dukes has gone on the record as predicting the 49ers being the NFC’s representative in this year’s Super Bowl.

More analysis on the 49ers heading into camp and the latest team headlines can be found after the jump.

Dukes and Johnston also discussed one of the biggest offseason topics for the 49ers, the expectations for Randy Moss in 2012.

NFL.com fantasy football editor Michael Fabiano recently discussed his 2012 fantasy football outlook for 49ers players.

Former 49ers cornerback and current team radio analyst Eric Davis recently broke down his rookies to watch in 2012. Davis will join NFL Network’s newly created “NFL AM” morning show beginning on July 30th.

Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News shares the news on the deadline passing for Dashon Goldson to reach a long term contract with the 49ers after being designated as the team’s “franchise” player. Inman: “Goldson can only collect his $6.2 million tender this season as the 49ers’ “franchise” player in free agency. The sixth-year-veteran said last week he’d play on that one-year franchise tag rather than boycott the season without a multi-year deal.”

49ers.com’s offseason coverage continued with a camp preview on the offensive line, plus two “Meet the Gold Rush” videos with cheerleaders Carianne and Bria-Chantel.

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A photo vault request from NBA star Blake Griffin resulted in this classic image from Jerry Rice’s past.


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29 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: July 17”

  1. By okcniner on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Media predicting a trip to the super bowl for the 49ers……the team sure has come a long way in the past 2 years!

  2. By 1980 9er fan on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    cant wait for the season to srart

  3. By Buzz Clifford on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Was pen pals with Eddie Debartolo back in the day. Use to get letters from his Ohio office, free tickets with his and Kathy Keklak’s signature. I think the present bunch will be better than the Montana, Solomon, TYLOR, Craig, Rathman etc.

    We have to 2 bookends in Moss and Manningham. We have a plethora of solid running backs Hunter, James, Gore etc.

  4. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    last season was great,no one could have forseen the success the team was to have. in todays NFL,to repeat the kind of success we had last year is a tall order,a very tall order indeed. as long as we win the division and make the play-offs im kool with that, a trip to the super bowl,of course is always wanted by the fans of every team, but I dont want to get to look too far ahead,but there is no doubt,if the defense plays up to the level they did last year,and keep teams under 20 points,with the new additions on offense,better red zone play,and improved 3rd down conversions,we will find ourselves in the big game for sure

  5. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    I read somwhere in yesterdays tailgate blog someone said that dashon goldson was a below avg. safety playing in a good system and thats the only reason he did good last year. i must disagree,goldson has always been able to help in run support,and has always had a nose for the ball, how many times had we seen singletary explaining to him to make the tackle and not the ronnie lott whoo hit, I know I saw it several times early in his career. he now has whitner at SS and very good cover corners inside and out. he can now focus on his job and not try to do too much and that very point was made evident with his 6 picks last year. the guy is one of the top 5 FS’s in the league and he will be playing for a free agent contract for next season. the dude is gunna kill it..it will be very costly for the 49ers to keep him and I do believe whitner will be looking for a new deal as well and other important team members,winning the super bowl will bring them all back at a much more affordable rate.

  6. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    ok lets face facts our schedule last year was soft besides an upswinging detroit and a close giants game wich was won by all pro justin smith not alex by the way …..we were one of 2 teams who should have won the division last year ….stop making it more than it was from here on out we will really see where we stand …it should be fun to see where the chips fall and how long alex stays a QB…….should be fun to watch

  7. By Randy K. on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, to all you MLB, and NBA, and NHL fans, but this is the time of the year most sports fans really look forward to: football season! NFL, NCAA, it’s all good! It’s just like the 80′s again. Are ya all feeling it?

  8. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    hey eleven years, only 2 teams in our division are set at qb,the 49ers and the rams,seattle has no idea who will toss the rock this year,marshawn is going to be suspended for 8 games this year,this saturdays dui charge in oakland is his 3rd strike. dude is busted!! the rams have an ENTIRE new coaching staff, arizona has no idea who will be the starting rb or qb, we seem to be the only team within the nfc west that has its $hit together

  9. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    eleven are you for real?? making it more that it was??? tell me,what other team in the nfc west should have won the division?? you have posted some lame arse things before but that statement qualifies you for the idiot of the year award.
    13-3 is no easy task. and to try and make less of it is a measure of gross imbicility
    you,sir,are either naturally stupid,or have no understanding of football at all.

  10. By Spokaneninerfan on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hey #1D just leave him alone with his missery. I stopped reading his post’s last year because with some people you realize, they will never be happy! If Alex Smith one a super bowl he would say ” yeah but can he win two?”. Just not a happy dude. Just like your mom taught you….punch him on ignore! Now I am sure we have the best team in the NFC. Packers will be close but not enough D. The Saints will give it their all but will fall short. Losing both coaches is way to much to over come. Giants……will they stay hungry enough? The one team that does cause concern is the EAGLES! If they stay healty watch out. IMO we will face them in the NCF championship game. have a good one fellow 9er fans.

  11. By Highflight49ers on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    “Harbough’s 49ers Battalion”

    “Roman’s Commandos”
    “The Argonauts”
    Capt. A. D. Smith

    “Fangio’s Marauders”
    “The Claim Jumpers”
    Capt. P. L. Willis

    “Seely’s Strike Force”
    “The Tony Montana Squad”
    Capt. D. R. Akers

    “The Rough & Ready Squad”
    Capt. A. P. Lee

    “The Gold Fever Squad”
    Capt. T. Ginn Jr.

  12. By CJay on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Just happy to be in this position… I am ecstatic for what we have to look forward too. Seriously, deep everywhere with past 3 years drafts. No ridiculous highly paid FA’s. One note I’d like to make, if D.Goldson wanted a long term contract with the 9ers, he would of been at the training camp showing everyone the work he’s putting in. All he did was give other Safeties a chance to show what they got. That rookie and Colin Jones are going to have a shot, watch. And they must have impressed enough to not got head over heals for Goldson. One good year doesn’t make you eligible for a super fat contract. We’ll see… Also juiced to see that offense roll out a 4 & 5 wide. Alex is going to be slobbering with open receivers. Especially after he took Drew Brees invitation to see that Throwing Coach that he goes to. 11? Seriously, your hate has consumed your ego and your posts show you’re not bright. Last year you pegged the 9ers going 5-11 or 7-9… You are straight up character. Didn’t get enough attention at home. LMAO…

  13. By dave g. on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why is Eleven Years soooo obsessed with Alex? So you going to root against him so you can say “I told you so”. Maaaaan, you lame.

  14. By dave g. on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    CJay: Its all about Eleven Years lame@ss wants to be right. He is one of these guys that throws out sh!t THEN when he is wrong makes excuses & tries to act like he didn’t say that. Eleven Years: Any professional profile psychologist would see you for who you are. A guy who is a loser in LIFE & its precisely why your single motivation in life is to search for that lil high of being able to say “I told you so” at all costs which causes you to say things that are continuously illogical. But you can’t even see it BECAUSE the drug has a serious hold on you while you search for that high You really are a pathetic individual.

  15. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    you are right on it dave g. he wants alex to fail so he can say I told you so and how right he was about him all along

  16. By DJWW on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    re: Dukes prediction
    Ougadas, over in NN, needs more explanation.

  17. By NinerFanFrmTonga on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Guys…….I like having 11yrs around. It’s kind of nice to have a punching bag always ready and willing to get drilled each and everyday of the week….lol, and he deserves it.

  18. By truefaith49 on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    eleven is not a niner fan dnt let him fool u just ignore him and enjoy no post from him during the season cuz the niners and a smith will be doing just fine and dandy on the way to a superbowl, teams in our division were fighting for wild card while niners clinched in what week again?????? haha maroon they couldnt touch niners last yr the only ones to get lucky was arizona, not gonna happen this time around niners are gonna blow the hinges off the nfl starting with mr discount double check, soft schedule last yr hmmph how many playoff teams did we dust in the regular season???? ill wait for your reply genious

  19. By rjdniner on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    Me I rather talk about the 3 games at the start of the season, and the match ups that are there, Boon vs. Raja, Mathews vs. Staley and then there’s Moss vs. the Packer fans good story lines and lets not forget our DB, S vs. Rodgers, and end closing we did have what we have now when we played them last time… Go niners

  20. By 49ergear on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    I BELIEVE AND YOU 49ERS FANS BELIEVE THIS IS THE YEAR FOR THE 49ERS..THE GAME HAS TO BE PLAYED FIRST,AND THE WINS.BEFORE THE FAT LADY SINGS.BELIEVE, AND BELIEVE,PLAY STRONG AND DONT GET FAT HEADS.THIS IS THE YEARS FOR ALL THE 49ERS PLAYERS TO DO IT.SO BELIVE IN EACH OTHER,DONT GIVE UP, HELP EACH EACH OTHER……BELIEVE!!! AS THE COACH SAYS WHO GOT IT BETTER THEN US ! NOBODY!

  21. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    ?

  22. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    bj raji lines up over the center as a NT in gb’s defense

  23. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    matthews lines up over the RT&TE as a ROLB for green bay and how does moss play against the packers fans???

  24. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    and what does “and end closing we did have what we have now when we played them last time mean?????? I let your lame as$ post about the skittles go,,but the above comment is so idiotic,,dude stop popsting your moronic statements and use-less banter,,get your facts straight about players before you make yourself look even dumber,,,if thats even possible,, rjdniner=dumb

  25. By Basil on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    Myself I take it one game at a time, and the first game of the season will be plenty tough, count on it.
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!
    heard that the 9ers will have to best running game in the nfl,
    gotta love it, eh?

  26. By rjdniner on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s get one thing straight 1def you are not the editor of this blog and besides I know what I did, you always seem to be the one who wants attention by writing those long and redundant posts. And every time I read one it’s the same SH-T ALL THE TIME . one more thing. lmao

  27. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    rjdniner,your a moron,laughing at your self, many others aside from myself have said the very same things about you. and if you look REAL close,youll see by the number of thumbs up on my posts,there is nothing redunant about them,you seem to be the only one who doesnt understand them. but that does not surprise me your lack of intelligence shows with just about every post you make dumb as$

  28. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    rjdniner,you can not,and have not,been able to put more than 10-12 words in a sentence without mis-spelling at least 3-4 of them,,,AND YOU DO IT ALL THE TIME,you post lame, and stupid comments,nothing you talk about anybody agrees with,and yet you seem intent upon constantly rambling aimlessly on
    your saying that everytime you read one of my post that its always the same??
    that there in of its self proves how stupid you are,as I talk about ALL things concerning our team,you better go back and read some more,,oops,sorry you cant read,or write for that matter, lame as$ part-time wanna be fan

  29. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 18, 2012 | Reply

    rjdniner,you dont even know what positions line up over each other,,you yourself,more than anything else,constantly show how much you DONT know,,your an arm chair qb fan just like dave g. described the other day
    you liked the team in the 80′s, moved over to the east coast,and when the 49ers started showing some promise of getting better,you started posting on this blog like you are some kinda long time fan,,,GO AWAY,,we the REAL fan base dont need pretenders like you polluting up our blog site

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