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Morning Tailgate: Sept. 20

Posted by Taylor Price on September 20, 2012 – 10:19 AM

There’s no denying Jim Harbaugh’s Midas touch with the San Francisco 49ers.

At a 20-game benchmark, including postseason action, Harbaugh is 16-4 in his first stint as a head coach in the National Football League.

Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle recently spoke with several of the Bay Area’s top football minds for their thoughts on Harbaugh’s impressive start to his NFL head coaching career.

“George Seifert, ever loyal to his childhood team, watches the 49ers with heightened interest these days,” Kroichick wrote. “He sees Jim Harbaugh roam the sideline, intensity splayed across his face, and Seifert cannot help but flash back to the time his 49ers played Harbaugh and the Colts in Indianapolis.”

Kroichick also relayed the thoughts of Hall of Fame coach John Madden, who called Harbaugh’s 2011 season one of the best rookie coaching jobs in NFL history.

Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter recently spoke with Michael Crabtree on his quest to find the end zone more consistently. Trotter: “Crabtree wants touchdowns, which have been elusive since he was drafted 10th overall in 2009. In 44 career games he has just 12 touchdowns, and it bothers him.”

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com also examines Crabtree’s on-field relationship with quarterback Alex Smith. Maiocco: “The early season chemistry problems of the past that appeared to plague 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and top wide receiver Michael Crabtree has not been an issue in the first two regular-season games.”

Maiocco also offers a transcript from Randy Moss’ Wednesday media session.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee shares a Scout.com report that said veteran linebacker Shawne Merriman visited the 49ers, but the team elected to sign Eric Bakhtiari because of his special teams experience.

49ers.com previewed Moss’ return to Minnesota, took a look at the 49ers sure-handed tackling and examined Alex Smith’s continued toughness.



Hard work pays off.

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18 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Sept. 20”

  1. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    glad we didnt sign merriman,the guy has done nothing since being busted for steroids in his rookie campaign,,and bahktiari knows the system a bit and will provide immediate help on special teams,,and might even pick up a few sacks on gameday,,,GO 49ERS !!!!

  2. By 11yearswithalex on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    yeah would be nice to see crabs to get some endzone time ….i am sure they are working on some stuff for him to get the opportunity

  3. By bow53 on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    are we clear here yet????

  4. By bow53 on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    guess not, “NINERS BABY!!!!!!!thats all i have to say…..

  5. By 11yearswithalex on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    woot this is awesome no trolls and all the info is correct and to the point …go niners fight the good fight and beat the vikings good

  6. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    i love how noone has posted any help on how to blog here now, so i signed up at 49ers.com > wrong, if you sign up with wordpress.com you can blog again > right, but it acted like there was something wrong with my connectivity > wrong, so go sign up at wordpress.com for ur new username this is ace by the way hope to see evryone back here blogging soon

  7. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    apperently j-11 is the new modorater

  8. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    and i kinda wanna see someone play us tougher than the past 2 games cuz we havent trailled in a game or been “tested’ yet even tho we beat 2 playoff teams from last year those games were not really even close,just hoping for some decent competition this week plz, cuz we can still grow and get better, the vikings looked horrible in preseason, yeah i know that was just preseason,but if the strength of ur team is running the ball i got some bad news, we have the best run defense maybee ever, so gooooooo niners, go get some !!!

  9. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    and calm down troll 11 as usual you couldnt be more wrong,”woot this is awesome no trolls and all the info is correct and to the point “> no its not awesome this is quite lame actually the whole you must be logged into blog,LOGGED INTO WHAT ? where does it say if you wanna blog at 49ers.com you must signup with wordpress.com, hmm, it doesnt but i just did so that is correct info for you for one,and ur still here so, well go troll away or as basil would say poof off

  10. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    love the remix videos, but how about some music made by musicians ?

  11. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    wow this is a really sloooooow process,moderation ?

  12. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    I suspect not many others will subscribe to wordpress in order to post here

  13. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    and every single post says awaiting moderation before it posts

  14. By garygolfer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    finally got on. was gary potter now garygolfer.. boy did giants take it to panthers. 3 interceptions by newton.

  15. By 9erdog on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    ace err abrahamer ,, thanks for the help ‘I’ needed it !

  16. By 9erdog on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply


  17. By 9erdog on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    $15 k for wearing a giants cap, thank Merton what a guy, still doing the chicken dance, eh? cluck cluck what a chump!

  18. By abrahamer on Sep 21, 2012 | Reply

    ur welcome kinda stupid how it says u must be looged in, logged into what ?

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