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Morning Tailgate: Oct. 11

Posted by Alex Espinoza on October 11, 2012 – 11:39 AM

The 49ers are set to skip the pond again in 2013, as the NFL announced the team will travel to London’s Wembley stadium for an international showcase against the Jacksonville Jaguars. San Francisco is excited for the opportunity to represent the NFL and serve as ambassadors for the game of football again.

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group discussed the rich 49ers history of international games, including their 2010 victory over the Denver Broncos at Wembley. “Such a matchup was first floated back in August when the popularity-challenged Jaguars announced they’d embark on a four-year commitment to the U.K.,” Inman wrote, “doing so after the St. Louis Rams backed out of their plan to play overseas in 2013 and 2014.”

Today’s Morning Tailgate also looks at Alex Smith’s eventful week, the challenges Eli Manning presents and more.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com also wrote about the 2013 49ers game in London. Maiocco: “It will mark the third time the 49ers have played a regular-season game outside the United States. The 49ers in 2005 played the first regular-season game in Mexico City. The 49ers lost 31-14.”

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee shared an update on Smith’s sprained finger while noting he met President Barack Obama earlier this week. Barrows: “The first thing President Barack Obama said upon meeting Vernon Davis and Smith at a fundraising dinner Monday night in San Francisco had to do with the 49ers’ game against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 19.”

Inman talked about Smith’s week among other things in his Tuesday notebook. Inman: “Wearing no splint or bandage, Smith fully participated in Wednesday’s practice and showed no ill effects while throwing. He hurt his finger on his right, throwing hand after attempting his final pass in Sunday’s 45-3 rout of the Buffalo Bills.”

Kyle Bonagura of CBSSports.com relayed Jim Harbaugh’s comments on Giants QB Eli Manning. Bonagura: “Manning’s propensity for the big play is something the 49ers are weary of. He ranks second in the NFL in passing yards (1,579) and despite having the third-most pass attempts in the league (197), he has been sacked just four times.”

Inman wrote about the 49ers trying to slow down the potent Giants passing attack. Inman: “Manning presents a formidable challenge for a 49ers defense that’s already survived the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, the Lions’ Matthew Stafford and the Bills’ Ryan Fitzpatrick.”

Mike Sando of ESPN.com discussed the NFC West, which is a combined 10-0 at home this year. Sando: “St. Louis faces a potentially tough matchup on the road against Miami. Seattle has a difficult home game against New England. San Francisco is home against the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Arizona has to like its chances at home against reeling Buffalo, but the Cardinals face enough questions on the injury front to invite at least some pause.”

49ers.com’s daily coverage included a look at Ronnie Lott receiving his 49ers HOF Blazer (video/story), Vernon Davis, Dashon Goldson and the 49ers defense, New York Giants conference calls and the new 49ers team store which is set to open in Palo Alto on Saturday. We also previewed the upcoming game with New York and brought you press conferences from Jim Harbaugh (video/transcript), Davis, Goldson and Smith.

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35 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Oct. 11”

  1. By bojo49ers on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    i’m hoping they utilize jacob in this game sunday to add another dimension on our running game…..test post only……..see if it gets thru…

  2. By bojo49ers on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    o.k. us i was saying, looks like everybody is healthy in this sunday’s game, we punch them in the mouth w/ our running game, solid defense again, o-line will hold, alex as usual will have a field day..special team will get there revenge..and once again i’ll say we will be alright….

  3. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    would love to see a smack down of the giants ….oh my would i …lots of things need to be right for that …same as always no more excuses …this team wont be the same next year lots to resign and lots will leave so now is the time ….now not maybe next year or oh so close …alex needs to keep up this pace ..then and only then will he be recognized not before ……

  4. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    by the way 35-17 niners win and gore and vernon will not be the huge factors because the giants will use the same formula to shut down alex and force him to throw to someone else and shut down gore while stacking the line and forceing alex to change the play at the line ….so alex is the only one who has control to win this game …we shall see if he can step up and win one for the team no 3 and outs and keep the field goal team on the sidelines and score TD’s…………go niners defense has to be huge this game as well

  5. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    could you be anymore idiotic 11years with no brain,,then and only then will he be recognized?? seems like YOU are the only one not recognizing alex smith and his further advancement under coach harbaugh’s tutalge. local AND national media outlets have talked about alex smith as an early mvp reciepient

  6. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    we REAL fans dont need madden football video game like results from our qb to be happy with our qb

  7. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    in fact,your CONSTANT belittling of alex smith REGARDLESS of his performance during this season shows just how much of a fan YOU AREN’T
    its quite obvious you dont watch 49er games,you only form your worthless opinion from espn highlights and your local paper and internet.

  8. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    alex is the only one with control to win this game?????????????????
    dude,you are such an idiot, the concept of team escapes you so bad that you dont even realize how idiotic and lack of knowledge your posts are

  9. By bojo49ers on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    j-11 dude u been watching to much of dr. phil. or oprah, ur in big denial..maybe if u tune in at nfl network or nfl live, you’ll probably learn how football is played, not dilusional football, took ur medication yet???

  10. By garygolfer on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    49erd: right on. i have been telling this clown same thing for past 2 years. likes to throw in off beat terms. so sad

  11. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    wow your arm must be so tired from aptting each other on the back wich is why you cant muster up the sgtrength to even see what i am talking about

  12. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    the giants know how to stop the run and alex at the same time forceing alex to change the play at the line and doubling up vernon they shut down alex and his check down and it is good night ….alex needs to adjust and work their defense a bit to drive down the field and make some deep throws reguardless if they are caught or not he has to make the db’s stay back for the deep threat …..with all these weapons that you have called it there should be no more excuses

  13. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    alex looked good dureing the last 2 blowouts ..he needs to keep it up and show the giants a new look …just slamming gore into 9 guys at the line 3 times in a row is not going to win it….more boot and screens to slow down the rush and keep his eyes down field if nothing throw the ball away and not take the sack

  14. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    third we need to score way more points in the first half to slow down the comback of eli he is not afraid to throw it up when all looks lost and that is how they come back every game …………

  15. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    this game right now is the clincher for the season …the vikings are allready jumping and talking trash about their win…..the niners need to put their names back into the uhh oh conversation and show all these fools who is the big dog

  16. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    alex will be the key factor in the win or loss……..sorry to say but it is true and if you say otherwise then ……..well nothing actually because you will be wrong

  17. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    by the way hey web guy good stuff all my posts are going through …kudos ….if you can throw a football the niners need a go to guy at QB

  18. By 11yearswithalex on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    hold the comments for a brief moment as we all take a moment of silence to reflect

  19. By bow53 on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    reflect on what??? i see u took ur medication cuz ur on speed…..

  20. By ninerfanfromtonga on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    lol…….lol.

  21. By abrahamer on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    11 actually the reason we are on this lvl now is coaching, playcalling, and practice,(i think) but you have to be smart in order to understand smart when you see it, which 11 just isnt gonna get this game called football, sorry, smart play calling keeps teams ofbalance not the qb by himself, and this formula of running to open play action is the foundation of which all good teams ever have used,PLZ THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK HERE 11

  22. By abrahamer on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    11 YOU SHOULD GET URSELF A GOOD RUNNING BACK(FOR UR MADDEN GAME) AND TRY THIS RUN TO SET UP MORE SHORT YARDAGE HIGH PERCENT PLAYS ITS CALLED THE WEST COAST OFFENSE, AND GET THIS INTO UR THICK SKULL A “CHECK DOWN” IS HOW WE WIN GAMES ITS CALLED FIND THE OPEN RECIEVER U F U C K I N G M O R O N

  23. By abrahamer on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    i just hope coach doesnt have a freaking stroke during the season, cuz that might actually be the single worst thing that could happen,ill be very mad if HARBAUGH is not the coach of the 49ers now and forever, well untill he wins many superharbowls ,lol 49ers vs ravens would be the best superharbaugh bowl ever !!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOO NINERS !!! IM SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS BEAT THE GIANTS, BEAT THE GIANTS

  24. By abrahamer on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    BEAT THE GIANTS !!!!

  25. By abrahamer on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    11 “the giants know how to stop the run and alex at the same time forceing alex to change the play at the line and doubling up vernon they shut down alex and his check down and it is good night ” what the f u c k is that supposed to mean(besides nothing) oh wait i get it ur trying to say the giants will flood the short zones, that took 6 words to say m o r o n, and it wont work anyway we will still “nickel and dime” teams to um like 600 FREAKING YARDS look out nfl here comes the NINERS NATION !!!!

  26. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    everytime I see posts from 11years with no brain all it looks like to me is blah,blah,blah like I said,dude is an idiot

  27. By garygolfer on Oct 11, 2012 | Reply

    11: you make no sense, that is why we don’t understand your posts except for the hatred toward AS that we understand and don’t like. try to remember coachJH and roman call plays AS just executes them. if that bothers you so much find another blog to hate on.

  28. By rjdniner on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    11yrs please don’t leave this blog site because the way you get everyone all upset and some of them are about to blow a gasket, is funny as hell and you with your so called football knowledge ……

  29. By 49thsamurai on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    Is it just me or dose 11 years with alex has a unfounded hate for Smith. Did he dump you on the night before prom or something? Why the personal hate i don’t get it. what more can you possibly want out of a QB? Smith is money. Hopefully one of these days you will accept him as our guy because i have a feeling you aren’t fully enjoying the games because of the hate you seem to have for this one guy.

  30. By 49erdefense2012 on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    11years with no brain IS NOT a 49ers fan, there is NO WAY he is a fan of our 49ers,,,he waits around for alex to make a mistake and then goes into his I told you so,blah blah blah, a REAL fan of the team would put aside his PETTY,WORTH-LESS opinion and support alex with all the things HE DOES DO GOOD instead of always pointing out the bad things he does. look, we all know that alex isnt a brees or brady like type of qb, thats not his game, SERIOUSLY
    with all the good this team has achived,a REAL fan would accept the things alex doesnt do so well at, and EMBRACE all the things that he does do well,,,,PERIOD
    thats is what being part of a team is about,,,accepting the good and the bad, and become a better all around football team because of them

  31. By 9erdog on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    Alex needs to this, Alex needs to that, are you forgetting its a team sport, and its Roman job to come up with the game plan,
    Alex’s job on offense to implement it!

  32. By highflight49ers on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    “Harbough’s 49ers Battalion”
    “Roman’s Commandos”
    Capt. A Smith, Capt. F Gore’s
    “The Argonauts”

    “Fangio’s Marauders”
    Capt. P Willis, Capt. J Smith’s
    “The Claim Jumpers”

    “Seely’s Strike Force”
    D R Akers
    “The Tony Montana Squad”
    A P Lee
    “The Rough & Ready Squad”
    T Ginn, K Williams, K Hunter
    “The Gold Fever Squad”

    GO NINERS OORAH !!!!!!!

  33. By bow53 on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    j-11 what ever u posts up there simultaneously, does’nt prove “C>RP……..

  34. By 9erdog on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    J-11 “alex needs to adjust ” Wow are you a book of information or what?
    “gore and vernon will not be the huge factors because the giants will use the same formula to shut down alex and force him to throw to someone else and shut down gore while stacking the line and forceing alex to change the play at the line” then you go on to say this ! “by the way 35-17 niners win”
    35 points with the giants stopping the Run and Vernon, Alex has to be great, I’m glad you finely see it, eh!

  35. By 9erdog on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    J-11 He claims the giants will stop run “just slamming gore into 9 guys at the line” 9 guys okay! then their gonna “doubling up vernon” hmmm lets see 9 guys at the line, 2 guys on vernon.
    Yeah he’s right thats a tough one, I can see where Alex will be confused with that defense, eh?
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

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