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Morning Tailgate: Aug. 8

Posted by Taylor Price on August 8, 2012 – 10:13 AM

This time of the year is a great time to examine stories of collaboration and camaraderie. Training camp is a grind, there’s no doubt about it. But the way that coaches and players come together is pretty remarkable, too.

Take this example to heart, Dashon Goldson’s cell phone provider is…. Wait for it… Vernon Davis.

Yes, the 49ers tight end recently gave the Pro Bowl safety a cell phone with the carrier service paid for an entire year. FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez shared the details in a recent story on Davis’ leadership.

More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shares a transcript from Michael Crabtree’s post-practice comments.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee agreed with many of Tuesday’s practice onlookers, A.J. Jenkins had his best day of camp. Barrows: “A.J. Jenkins had perhaps his best practice since joining the 49ers. He caught two passes from Johnson during the two-minute drill at the end of practice. His best catch was a high, over-the-middle dart from Tolzien in which Jenkins turned his body and reached up to snag the ball. Jenkins has been getting a lot of work – perhaps more than any other wideout — and that promises to continue in Friday’s game.”

Barrows also has the story of cornerback Cory Nelms’ girlfriend competing in today’s women’s 400-meter hurdle finals.

Nate Stuhlbarg of CSNBayArea.com shares his practice notes from Tuesday.

Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle examines Colin Kaepernick’s quest to become a starter in the NFL. Branch: “Last year’s second-round pick will get his first chance to show how far he’s come. He enters Friday’s preseason opener against Minnesota as the first signal-caller off the bench and he’s eager to show what he can do armed with a season’s worth of experience. Kaepernick took 20 regular-season snaps and completed 3 of 5 passes for 35 yards as a rookie.”

49ers.com’s #Camp49 coverage included a practice report, a video on Kaepernick’s preseason preparation and a story on Kendall Hunter standing out early in camp.


Great observation by the rookie lineman.

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8 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Aug. 8”

  1. By TheRock49 on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    Now that is Defenitly what you would call :”THE BEAST!!!!!!! And that is why Vernon will crush on my fantasy league. Can’t wait to get this party started!!
    Peace to all NINERS.

  2. By 9er 9er on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    I didn’t like Davis the first couple of years I thouht he was too full of himself. But after the Singletary incident he has matured into one of my favorite players on this team. The above picture of him is great. From the look you certainly wouldn’t want to p!$$ this guy off.

  3. By Highflight49ers on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    Harbough’s 49ers Battalion, Fort Candlestick, San Francisco, CA
    Camp 49, CA
    Unit: Roman’s Commandos
    Company: Argonauts
    #85 Davis, Vernon
    GO NINERS OORAH !!!!!!!

  4. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    friday …friday …friday ….get some niners …with the weapons and talent and probowl kicker we should blow these guys out of the water …anything less is bad news ….we would be ranked higher if we had a better QB but we shall see what happens …alex has his career in his hands literally and if he checks down and blows this opportunity than so be it ….i hope for the rest of the team alex takes some big strides or all this was for not

  5. By roodles111 on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    minnesota is rebuilding, so i aint gonna put to much into this game,when it comes to the backups, the next two, houston and denver is the two games i want to see, going against playoff teams from last year, watching the 2nd 3rd and 4th stringer going against each other, they have good solid coaching, off and def, should be good measuring stick, for the backups

  6. By PhataLerror on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    Why is there a post about Alex Smith when the article never mentioned him?

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

    PhataLerror-Its the profile of an obsessive, fanatical and insane mindset whose whole agenda is to hate and blame one person for all their misfortunes in life. Its really pathetic.

  8. By Armchairscout on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply

    Vernon’s look is the look! It says Super Bowl bound!

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