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Morning Tailgate: Aug. 30

Posted by Taylor Price on August 30, 2012 – 10:12 AM

The San Francisco 49ers conclude the 2012 preseason tonight at home against the San Diego Chargers, with the 41st all-time preseason meeting between the clubs serving as a preseason rubber match of sorts. Both California franchises have faced each other in the preseason for 26 consecutive seasons and have played each other 40 times all-time in the exhibition season with the series tied at 20 games apiece.

The 49ers (2-1) will look to end the Chargers (3-0) undefeated run this preseason. If the 49ers win, you can look forward to another 49ers.com “Remix” video just like the one from last week’s 29-24 victory in Denver.

As for Thursday’s preseason finale, many roster questions remain for the 49ers. How many players to carry at certain positions could be decided based on impressive performances against the Chargers. Jim Harbaugh said the playing time for starters will be on an individual basis.

Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News lists 20 questions that remain entering the final preseason matchup, a primer for the 7 p.m. kick-off that can be watched on CW44.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com also looks at the remaining roster decisions for the 49ers. Maiocco: “After the 53-man roster, teams will form practice squads of eight players, comprised of players who have suited up for fewer than nine games in any regular season. A player is limited to three seasons of practice-squad duty.”

Maiocco’s “Five to Watch” series for Thursday night begins with undrafted wide receiver Nathan Palmer.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee looks at the odds of Scott Tolzien stick on the 53-man roster. Barrows: “Allow me to begin this post by saying I don’t know who the 49ers like more, Scott Tolzien or Josh Johnson. I suspect it’s Tolzien, but only because the 49ers truly pursued him, first after the 2011 draft and then again after he was waived by the Chargers a year ago. I also think that Jim Harbaugh loves having a workaholic, gym rat, study freak like Tolzien at the bottom of the roster because it pushes everyone above him.”

Alex Espinoza of 49ers.com checks in with Anthony Dixon who’s making a late push to secure a spot on the 53-man roster.

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69 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Aug. 30”

  1. By Angie on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nobody’s Got It Better than Us!!!!! NOBODY……
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL NINER NATION…Cominig from Tucson, Arizona
    WEST SIDE!!!

  2. By #1 D-FENSE 2012 on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    cant wait for tolzien to get some extended playing time, hope the o-line blocks for him well as for cap and josh as well but I just like the way tolzien looks in the pocket. comfortable, precise,accurate, hope we get to keep the kid. chris owusu,nathan palmer, should be a good battle tonight, owusu should see some kick returns as well. my turn for food is tonight so were going with lobster tails, bone in rib eyes and some ICE COLD BBRRR CORONA’S,,being this close to the ‘stick is great, gunna miss the old girl when we move to the new stadium but,,, off to newer and brighter digg’s, but first things first,, tonights game,,
    HEY KERRY,ADAM, BIG ERIC ,MARIO,,,IM ON MY WAY,,SEE YOU GUYS TONIGHT, J POLE IN THE PARKING LOT RIGHT NEXT TO THE BBQ COAL DUMPSTERS,,,ITS ON!!!!!!! GO 49ERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. By Stefan Huntley on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Aldon Smith better get some time on the field tonight. He’s the best!

  4. By LEW on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey! have fun at the tailgate, I am here in Milwaukee,Wi but I am a loyal 49ers fan and will be watching tonites game as well.

  5. By Micah on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    hey Eleven Years I really have been holding back my tounge watching all you boggus blogs the past couple months. You sit here claiming your a Niner Fan yet you sit and bash our coach and saviors decision making, you continue to bash Alex Smith and give him absolutly no credit for that strides he has taken and the year he put together last season even without an offseason. Im starting to think you have something personal against him like he slept with your wife or something. Get on board Alex is our starter and he is going to put together hes best season yet so just sit back and enjoy the show. Oh and no one on hear wants to hear anything you have to say untill you start supporting our team and the organizations choices. Everyone on our team and in our front office has faith in Alex so shut it!!!

  6. By Niner since 66 on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    What channel cuz I’m stuck in Texas …..

  7. By bow9ers53 on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    way to go micah girl,nice to know ur around,good one……his a bone h*#d anyways……well for the niners play safe out there for the last pre-game, hoping everybody comes out injury free and for those getting in the team good luck…”NINERS BABY!!!!!!!!!

  8. By niners fan. on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    i want to see the run game crank it up , and a nice thro or to down field; cant wait for season to start, gooo niners,

  9. By jeromy on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Micah, the big question is “does Alex believe in himself?” it doesnt matter if the rest of the team has faith in him, even if 11 years & I were to believe, he still doesnt have faith in himself! so keep getting mad at us, it will not make Alex play better

  10. By DMT on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jeromy & 11 years with Alex, keep up your post. I enjoy every Niner fans opinion, may or may not always agree, but there’s more to being a Niner fan than saying everything is peaches and cream. GO NINERS!

  11. By bow9ers53 on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    why are u keep on saying 11 & jeromy, we all know that this is just one person,if ur really a niner fan, u have to luv & live w/ it what we got & thats including alex…from thick to thin, right, so, what side are u really?????

  12. By seen-it-all on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    bow9ers53…Me thinks Micah is a man…Lol

  13. By rjdniner on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    So Jeremy what makes you thinks that, in you recent post, just by watching him or did you actually talk to him? And if you’re at the stadium tonight go find 1def and talk some football am sure he’d like that ….

  14. By NinerFanFromTonga on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Gooooo Niners. Lets just go out there and have a good glorified practice for those who already know they make the team and stay safe. For those who are battling for a spot, play your best, play hard and let that speak for itself, your best friend is playing your best football every chance you get in this game. After that, let the chips fall where they may, where ever you end up, you’ll always say; “I gave it my all.”

  15. By ace on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    JEREMY ur an i.d.i.o.t, alex doesnt have faith in himself ? ,really ?, ur the one lacking in faith,….go niners !!!

  16. By ace on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    micah is a guys name,i believe and yes we agree with you micah, go niners !!!

  17. By dave g. on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Jeromy. How about how you and the other QB expert (Eleven) believing in Matt Flynn? How has that big contract signing worked out for the Seahawks? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah…you two have ZERO credibility on QB knowledge. Hows that for a check down Eleven? You know where you can shove that check down. Don’t get too excited Jeromy! HAHAHAHA!

  18. By dave g. on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    DMT…you an idiot who thinks just because someone has a different opinion that they have guts. Hey dumb@ss, the only options is not about peaches & cream or sh!t. Its not black & white…thats a simple minded brain who see’s things that way. People can go to 2 extremes based on emotion and they both wrong. If you don’t get that than you are letting emotions cloud your logic. Jeromy is an emotional, illogical b!tch who thinks either you hate or love Alex. And there are people who love Alex for the wrong reasons. Both groups are wrong. Its about Alex gives us the best chance today and lets see what he can finally do with the right support around him. I believe we can win it all and thats what its about. Any QB needs that to have a chance to succeed. PERIOD.

  19. By dave g. on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    Matt Flynn? AKA Keven Kolb! HAHAHAHAHA! You hoping we would forget that one did’nt you Jeromy? What a dumb@ss dork!

  20. By dave g. on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    And who told you this would happen Jeromy when you were wanting Harbaugh to sign Flynn sooooooo bad?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1317385-why-matt-flynn-will-turn-out-to-be-the-next-kevin-kolb

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Yeah you know.

  21. By dave g. on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    The funniest part about it is Jeromy, I did not wait until Flynn was actually beat out to make all the same observations Ryan Rudnansky is making after the fact. I broke it down to you in the offseason when idiots like you (Eleven) were all over Flynns jock! Thank you. Jeromy WRONG AGAIN!!!! And obviously you will act like it never happen and you never said that. Is that too peaches and cream for you DMT? HAHAHAHA!

  22. By DJWW on Aug 30, 2012 | Reply

    RE: “Both California franchises have faced each other in the preseason for 26 consecutive seasons”

    I, for one am happy that both of the teams have faced each other in the preseason as it would be HIGHLY UNFAIR if only one of the teams had faced each other in the preseason!

  23. By jeromy on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    dave, how do i say this so that your simple brain can understand…………. YOU ARE WRONG!!!!!

  24. By jeromy on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    WOW, k was looking good last night, such a nice change to see the ball go up & someone is there to catch it, been tooooooooooooooooo long!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. By jeromy on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    and yes, Matt Flynn is still better than Alex, all day long & twice on Sundays

  26. By rjdniner on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Jeromy that’s got to be very upsetting for you to know Flynn got BEAT FOR THE STARTING QB, s SPOT BY A ROOKIE .go be a seahawk fan.

  27. By Basil on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    yeah its just preseason ,, but ya gotta love it, eh?
    well that game cleared a lot of things up, Tolzien #2? as I’ve said ya just can’t second guess our coaches?

  28. By Basil on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    “YOU ARE WRONG!!!!!” wow what a come-back ,, !

  29. By Basil on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    rjd, yeah a 5’10 rookie, thats gotta hurt?
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!
    yeah just preseason, but it sure was fun, eh?

  30. By rjdniner on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Basil. Even if TOLZIEN performance is better than Colin’s it dos not look good to have a 2nd rd pick setting behind a QB, that spend a year on the practice squad .that is going to be a tough call. Have to wait and see ….

  31. By Basil on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    didn’t look too good for Tolzien last night, but I’m thinking that Dixon made it? well l hope be did … he’s been doing well!
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERRS!

  32. By rjdniner on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Basil. Have you notice a rash of helmets coming off of player’s lately, I watched a collage game and there was at least three times that a helmet came off …anyway I hope they do keep Tolzien .

  33. By ace on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    im glad to see colen plat well once he got warmed up,rofl when he changed the play to throw at jenkins feet, i think the coach utilized his ability plus gave him the opportunity to change plays and he looked like a pro on time, and acurate,however i would only keep 2 qb’s on active roster and 3rd on practice,cuz it seems like ull need every roster spot to contribute, any thought on that one ?

  34. By ace on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    totally impressed by the improv role playing coach finds a dt to lead block at fulback…ouch that guy was killing it, um l davis lined up at tight end 6″6 3zillion pounds, wow, using guys in every kinda role u really keep teams off balance, whats next fake fieldgoal touchdown to crabtree, opps did that already lol sorry rams fans, goo niners !!!

  35. By bow9ers53 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    NINERS BABY!!!!!!!!

  36. By ace on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    does anyone remember last year at this time with no preseason, everyone was saying omg we dont have, this we dont have have that and we have a new rookie head coach,…well look what happened, and now we know we have great talent at every position, and the coach of the year, just wanna say ty 49er’s we love you, and WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US ? NOOOOOOBODY!!!!
    LOVIN IT !!!

  37. By bow9ers53 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    j.j. performed well last night i guest my guy scott t. is out, what ever the team decide, i’m all for it………

  38. By ace on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    can some find the video that was the winning video from the 49er’s video contest last year ? plz or any good 49er video
    heres one i like ……http://vimeo.com/44971571

  39. By #1 D-FENSE 2012 on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    josh johnson released, looks like tolzien will be kept around after all

  40. By Armchairscout on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Josh Johnson deserved to make the team, but so did Tolzien. I am glad for Tolzien and wish Johnson the best of luck. He is going to make another team and its fans very happy. I wish we could have kept them both.

  41. By jeromy on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    REALLY, HOW COULD THEY HAVE LET jOHNSON GO & KEPT a smith?

  42. By rjdniner on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Jeromy your QB, s knowledge is not too good right now. And it never as been, so quit crying about it. Am hoping that OWUSU could land on the practice squad so he and Tolzien can work together for the future. Everyone have a safe three day weekend.

  43. By #1 D-FENSE 2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    49ers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. By #1 D-FENSE 2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    blog wont post

  45. By Basil on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    I thought coach kept playing JJ because he was keeping him!

  46. By Basil on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    well J-11 because we have so many quality posters, and because your posts don’t add to much. We’re cutting you, Ha!
    The Turk has spoken and you’ve been Cut! so turn in your number 0 Jersey, and the playbook that you’ve never looked at
    and leave the House, chow!
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  47. By Basil on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    9ers 6 points underdogs @ packers, time to put an end to this!
    This game is important for a couple of deferent reason, it could end up being for home`field advantage? and if we don’t win, we’ll hear this all season. “but they can’t beat the elite teams, like the packers” ack! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  48. By rjdniner on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    Basil one of those reasons is so when you’re out on the town with your friends who are packer fans always nice to have bragging rights… Really glade to see Dobbs make the final cute.

  49. By Basil on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    yeah bragging rights are always nice, but still I just do not like the packers. They got all those call’s ,, yeah I know get over it Basil. I will when we really kick their a$$ big time, then basil will be at peace .. I’m just saying !
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  50. By #1 D-FENSE 2012 on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    jeromy,the hater,raider fan, whose comments and opinions amount to $hit

  51. By Basil on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    jeromy J-11 scope this out, eh?
    Coach’s Notebook: Sept. 1
    Posted 49 minutes ago
    By San Francisco 49ers

    “Do you guys have captains?

    “We voted for captains, yes. [RB] Frank Gore on offense, [LB] Patrick Willis on defense. They were selected by their team last year. That’s a two-year term. If they’re back, then two additional captains are voted on by the team. The team voted on defense, [DT]Justin Smith and Patrick Willis, and on offense [QB] Alex Smith and Frank Gore.
    J-11 Well? do you have anything to say about this Alex being voted a Team Captain by his fellow teammates?
    Please enlighten me ..

  52. By ace on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    jeromy was obviously trying to elicit a response with the timing of that comment, that wasnt even worth responding to, come on jeromy plz do better ?!

  53. By ace on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    i tihnk a lot about how much i want to personally beat the packers, however, looking at the schedule well the giants and saints games are huge cuz they played better then the pack who choked last year in the playoffs, but we are going to be playing potentail playoff teams like every week,so bring what you got cuz we the NINERS baby, LETS GO NINERS LETS GO !!!

  54. By dave g. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    You are wrong???? WTF? Jeromy, your comebacks are as lame as last years Indianapolis Colts 2-minute comebacks!

  55. By dave g. on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Armchairscout, quit getting emotional…its a numbers game every year. Keeping 4 QB’s on the roster means you sacrifice other positions. Its simple. The best 3 made the cut.

  56. By rjdniner on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    Johnson got his shot with Tampa it didn’t work out for some reason. I believe were the only team that has a dual threat in Dobbs. GO 49er,s

  57. By Basil on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    “i tihnk a lot about how much i want to personally beat the packers,” ace when you’re ready to do this, Please let me know. Yes its just the one game,, but we should make it our signature game, eh?
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  58. By ace on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    basil i love ur enthusiasium for our team and knowledge of the game, and i share ur undying hatered of the packers,but im just a guy who sells hardware at ace,probabaly would’nt match up well against a professional football player physically,we’ll’ have to think of something, LETS GO NINERS LETS GO !!!! BEAT THE PACK, BEAT THE PACK, there i said it,wait one more ,BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THE PACKERS, ok were good

  59. By ace on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    stupid servers can we rent a server or 2 dammit

  60. By ace on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    oh and we may have more than 1 duel threat players cuz coach, well im just gonna say 92 was killing it, that lead block at the goal line thats brillant using a dt to kick block there ouch, i like that using big nasty guys to attack with, we are gonna smash on teams,GOOOOOOOOO NINERS !!!

  61. By ace on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    coach is ruthless, go niners yeah !!!

  62. By ace on Sep 2, 2012 | Reply

    vic fangio amazing job 2, with situational rookie role, playing 3rd down and how many sacks ? dang, lets keep them guessing, coach said its like looking down the the barell of a shotgun, that cant be fun, GOOOOOO NINERS !!!

  63. By ogre on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Well this packer game should be the”electrickoolaid test. Two of the best teams;
    going at it the first game. Shoulda’ thunk it! Niners are for real and the NFL knows it. Niners bury Packers on their home field. WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US?
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDY. GO NINERS.

  64. By NINERSS ALL DAYYY on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    geezz I just saw the line for sunday they got us as 5.5 point Dogs!!!! We really get no respect, and all the experts keep talking about how much better Seattle and Arizona got!!! Man I Love Flying under the Radar AGAIN!!! Lets go fellas NIner Nation 2012

  65. By NINERSS ALL DAYYY on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    Is sunday Nationally televised?

  66. By #1 D-FENSE 2012 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    of all the injuries to the 49ers this is one they can ill-afford. losing parys for the seaon is a crippling blow to our run defense. aldon smith has to grow up fast now
    the signing of haggans makes it pretty clear that coach fangio doesnt think the kid is ready for full time everydown playing time yet, and we needed the depth,the guy comes from arizona where they run a similar scheme,,next man up but I think our run defense has been dealt a serious blow

  67. By TheRock49 on Sep 3, 2012 | Reply

    11 years and Jeromy,
    Just because you love each other.
    Does not give you the right to be NINER fans.
    Born and rasied in the City, I have seen your kind come and go . Did you two come over from Oakland, to Pretend to be NINER FANS?

  68. By ace on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    ah hahaha ty, for that rock49 rofl stupid raider fans,speaking of the raiders , i hope they go 8-0, then 0-8 missing the playoffs again, that is what there fans deserve

  69. By Basil on Sep 4, 2012 | Reply

    ace, thanks for saving us both, he he!

    the loss of Haralson is really gonna hurt, his replacement Haggans may have to miss a couple of games, as well? DUI !

    “Haggans, however, faces a possible three-game suspension in connection with a 2011 DUI arrest. A hearing on the matter will be held Wednesday, and Haggans’ agent hopes to avoid a suspension or have it reduced.”

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/Linebacker-Haralson-shelved-out-for-year-3836896.php#ixzz25Wtx99Ws

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