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Morning Tailgate: July 30

Posted by Taylor Price on July 30, 2012 – 9:01 AM

Real football, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman, began on Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers. Pads were out in full-effect, as evidenced by All-Pro defensive tackle Justin Smith consistent manhandling of opposing offensive linemen.

Smith’s dominance was noted extensively by CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco and Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.

Other Sunday practice reports focused on the production of the team’s young wide receivers. After Jim Harbaugh defended A.J. Jenkins’ performance with the club this offseason, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reviewed the first-rounder’s first day with the pads and added this note on another young 49ers wideout: “Nathan Palmer, undrafted out of Northern Illinois, continues to impress and made several nice grabs today, starting with one against Carlos Rogers in one-on-one, press-coverage drills.”

More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.

Inman also passed along the comments from general manager Trent Baalke on safety Dashon Goldson. “Him being here really makes a statement to the football team,” Baalke said. “It’s a statement a lot of football players don’t make. We’re glad at the decision he’s made and, more important, his teammates are glad. We’ll continue to work on a long-term solution.”

Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle offers his practice notes, which includes this nugget on another 49ers wide receiver. Branch: “The catch of the day goes to Randy Moss, who reached behind his body – and around his ankles — to make a one-handed grab of a Colin Kaepernick pass. Moss made the catch along the left sideline and got both feet inbounds as he was falling backward.”

Branch shared Baalke’s comments on Michael Crabtree’s health status.

Branch also spoke with tight end Delanie Walker on his future with the team as he heads into the final year of his contract.

Kyle Bonagura of CBSSports.com writes that running back Anthony Dixon has been practicing at both fullback and running back at his request.

Bart Hubbuch of The New York Post caught up with ex-New York Giants Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs to see if they miss old teammates on the East Coast.

49ers.com’s #Camp49 coverage continued with a practice report, stories on the offense looking to unleash new weapons and make the most out of padded practices, plus a blog on Jenkins’ development, Donte Whitner’s first training camp blog and videos on the young 49ers wideouts and recent Past Bowl VI event.


On Monday, the first steel beams were raised at the new Santa Clara Stadium.

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8 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: July 30”

  1. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    hmmm seems practice is so so right now things getting worked out still ….hope niners get it together quick ….on offense that is …defense is rock ….woot goooo niners

  2. By gary potter on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    11: how hell you know anything about offense?? you and alter ego jeromy are know nothings. you been in training camp, you talk to coach JH?? just putting out more drivil

  3. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    as if coach harbaugh didnt have enough talent to evaluate, the undrafted wr’s chris owusu from stanford and nathan palmer, a.k.a. napalm are opening the eyes of all the coaches with their play at training camp.
    newly aquired OL leonard davis is looking like he will win the starting RG job
    and our stable of rb’s is looking sharp and quick with alot of burst
    combine that with our defense
    and the new weapons on offense, I see only one outcome
    SUPER BOWL BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. By NinerFanFromTonga on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    With our defense, plus all the new weapons on offense, along with our special teams unit, and the return of our regular veterans, it would be a disappointment if we lose a game this year. I will go out on a limp and state that this team will be looked at by the end of the super-bowl game as the Greatest Team Of All Times. Because, they will be 19 and 0.

    Goooooooooooo Niners!!!!

  5. By rjdniner on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Now tell the truth 1def won’t you love to be in his shoes, and just think our backups are going to be just as good as the 1st team talking about the line. Am not to worry about preseason, am more concerned that everyone stays healthy.

  6. By jeromy on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    shut up gary potter, punk, always running your mouth, when you couldnt fight your way out of a wet paper bag :) go have mommy cut the crust off your pb&j

  7. By dgon on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Even the 4th qtr of the preseason games will be worth watching this year. We got a lot of talent at every position to watch.

  8. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    yes dgon,for the 1st time in quite a few years the 4th qtr of ALL pre season games will be vey competetive on the 49ers side of the ball this year

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