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Morning Tailgate: Aug. 4

Posted by Taylor Price on August 4, 2012 – 11:10 AM

The on-going labor dispute between NFL officials and the league continues into the preseason with Sunday’s preseason Hall of Fame game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals featuring replacement officials.

Such officials have been out to 49ers training camp sessions and have received positive feedback from coach Jim Harbaugh.

“I haven’t seen the film from today’s practice but after yesterday’s practice it was very good,” Harbaugh said, per CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. “They saw everything I was able to see and more. Today, they were right on it. I think they had another good day today.”

More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.

Maiocco also passes along Harbaugh’s comments on Michael Crabtree’s health. “I don’t think this is going to be a major bump in the road. I think it’ll be a minor one. He’s chomping at the bit to get back out there and I anticipate that happening soon,” Harbaugh said.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee took note of the latest player to miss practice time in practice notes. Barrows: “Linebacker NaVorro Bowman and Kyle Williams went through full practices after getting nicked Thursday. Tight end Nate Byham, who is coming back from an ACL injury “is working through something” and did not practice. Byham’s injury is not serious and he should practice Saturday.”

Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News offers this classic observation from a Dashon Goldson interception to end practice. Inman: “Defensive play of the day: Goldson’s practice-ending interception. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone, not even Deion, start high-stepping toward the end zone before they even make the interception. Goldson did so in mid-air as he went up for the tipped pass.”

Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle says concerns over Justin Smith missing Friday’s practice were premature. Branch: “There was some question about whether defensive tackle Justin Smith had an injury when he sat out Thursday’s practice while sporting a sleeve on his right knee. Nope. Smith is just fine — after his veteran’s day off, he was back in All-Strongman form.”


Can’t wait to see the 49ers Museum.

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7 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Aug. 4”

  1. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    ahhh goldson this years defense as everyone has said should make an impact on the league ….i hope they are everything we think they are …bout time the niners are in the light and on the minds of the league …with their SOLID GOLD DEFENSE ……….GO NINERS

  2. By 9er 9er on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    Two interesting things about the above picture. One: no black players. Two: The guy at bottom of the steps toward the back,in the dark suit with the tie, is Jim Renfro…my old high school football coach…One tough guy and believe me, it carried over in his coaching methods. Somehow I survived…

  3. By Alexfan on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    Why in the world can’t they mike the questioners in the press conferences?

  4. By dave g. on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    Eleven: Who is in the light & minds of the league means nothing! Just like your opinion! The Jets & Cowboys are always in the light & minds of the league. Whats your point? What matters is us winning a Championship & we have the team to do it regardless of your opinion.

  5. By ace on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    im stoked about this defense, ya know we have more difficult schedule this year good, cuz the packers really arent that scary against our defense,ull see we are gonna build on what we did last year, and that means look out goo niners !!!

  6. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    ahhh the fan fair is bright …,thanks to all for the banter you rock and kepp this site going ….if you werent here to keep it real the world would crumble beneath your feet …..top of the card to yas eh and keep up the good work

  7. By dave g. on Aug 5, 2012 | Reply

    Eleven: You make zero sense as usual. Speak English. Are you trying to recite Shakespeare?

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