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Morning Tailgate: Aug. 28

Posted by Taylor Price on August 28, 2012 – 9:37 AM

All offseason we’ve heard commentary and prognostications from members of the local and national media as it pertains to the San Francisco 49ers.

Now, we know how Hall of Famers from the team’s storied past feel. In a recent appearance on ESPN’s NFL Live, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana joined host Trey Wingo to discuss to their former team’s outlook in 2012.

“I think with that defense they can (be successful) because they brought all the guys back,” Rice, an ESPN analyst, said. “It’s going to be up to the offense. They brought in some additional weapons to help Alex Smith out, so now he has to put the ball in the hands of the playmakers, this team is going to go far.”

Montana said he was really impressed by Smith’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis in the team’s Divisional Playoff win over the New Orleans Saints.

“That showed me confidence in his ability to throw the ball,” Montana said of Smith. “He can make those throws, now it’s about managing the game.”

The legendary 49ers quarterback stressed that Smith has to distribute the ball to the playmakers and let them create big plays.

“They should be settled in, they understand what it takes to operate,” Montana said.

NFL.com’s season preview for the San Francisco 49ers has three writers predicting an NFC West crown for the club.

NFL.com’s staff writers also predict NFL awards with one tenured staffer predicting Jim Harbaugh to win back-to-back Coach of the Year honors.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shares Vic Fangio’s comments on the 49ers defensive learning experience in Denver. Maiocco: “Playing without key defenders Aldon Smith,NaVorro Bowman and Chris Culliver, the 49ers had few answers for Peyton Manning, who threw for 122 yards. The Broncos scored 17 points on their three possessions against the 49ers.”

Maiocco also interviewed reserve quarterback Scott Tolzien on his preparation for Thursday’s preseason finale against the San Diego Chargers.

Nathan Jannke of ProFootballFocus.com shares his impressions from the 49ers-Broncos game.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com looks at the average age of each NFL team and ntoes the 49ers have the 13th oldest roster after the 75-man roster cuts.

Sando also offers thoughts on San Francisco’s initial roster cuts.

49ers.com looked at young player’s outlooks on the upcoming Chargers game, both offensively and defensively.


Big day in the Brown household.

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18 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Aug. 28”

  1. By bow9ers53 on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    as long as everybody is healthy, where set & darn ready to go…..

  2. By LovMyNiners on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing to it but to do it!

  3. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    heres to the running game getting going and triple coverage on moss ….hey alex can you throw to someone when moss is triple covered……please

  4. By bow9ers53 on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply


  5. By gary potter on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    11: why don’t you let coach JH decide???

  6. By Armchairscout on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota waived Greg Childs because of an injury. If he can be nursed back to health and be given a conditioning regiment to keep him healthy, he could be turned into our future number 1 receiver. He is 6’3″, 215 ILBS, does a 4.35 40 , 40″ vertical, has 10″ hands and is a solid route runner. He could end up being a steal for he team that is willing to wait.

  7. By Randy K. on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    I cannot see how the offence will not explode this year! The dynamic changed drastically after Josh Morgan was lost for the season last year. Now multiple targets that can go the distance from anywhere on the field! I haven’t felt this way since the mid 1990′s, Go Niners!

  8. By Basil on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    “Greg Childs, who tore the patellar tendon in each knee in a scrimmage over the weekend,”
    “Two years ago, Wright saw Childs battle back from a ruptured right patellar tendon at Arkansas that limited his production as a senior and caused him to slip in the draft. That was hard enough to watch.”
    wasn’t for bad luck, he’s be sh!t out luck, too bad!

  9. By kyle b on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hoping the Niners Remix becomes an every game thing. Nice work!
    Who’s got it better than us?

  10. By trob0 on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Why do my comments get deleted when I post positive things compared to elevenyears which is allllllll negative…..you wonder why he gets so many thumbs down??? …..GO 9ERS

  11. By NINERSS ALL DAYYY on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Getting closer ahhh i can smell it !!!! Waited to long for niner football

  12. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    all negative no just reality and if you can not handle that and have to label it negative then i guess do so but dont include my name……….go niners finish strong and goodluck to those working hard to make the team ……you are all needed to complete the team and give it the greatest success……even if alex is the QB

  13. By Basil on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    thursday nights game, I’d really like to see our O-line make a statement and a pocket, that wouldn’t be giving up secrets, just sending a message, Hands Off Alex!!!!

  14. By Basil on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    thursday nights game, I’d really like to see our O-line make a statement and a pocket, that wouldn’t be giving up secrets, just sending a message, Hands Off Alex!!!!

  15. By Basil on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    hows that …? guess its trying to make up for the post that it wouldn’t post, so it posted this twice? who knows

  16. By John Franco on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    2 more weeks against the packers cannot wait for it i have been waiting for this since nfc chamionship but i believe we will be super bowl contenders and whos got better than us?

  17. By Basil on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    tried to post and poof, then try again and I get this! I don’t get it

    “Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”

  18. By niner fan on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply


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