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Morning Tailgate: Nov. 1

Posted by Taylor Price on November 1, 2012 – 10:09 AM

Orange October has officially come to a close, but not first without a special World Series Parade down San Francisco’s Market Street.

The San Francisco Giants celebrated the franchise’s seventh World Championship win in style. They also invited two well-known 49ers to participate in the activities. Jim Harbaugh drove first basemen Brandon Belt’s parade car and Alex Smith chauffeured All-Star pitcher Matt Cain through the parade.

Harbaugh spoke to CSN Bay Area while sitting in the front seat of a red convertible. Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News shared the comments from the 49ers coach.

“It’s very inspiring, no question about it, just how they stayed together as a team and how well they played together,” Harbaugh told CSN Bay Area’s Jaymee Sire. “But we have a lot of work to do. It is a great example and we’ll try to follow it.”

SI.com’s Don Banks thinks the 49ers could have a parade in their future. He ranks San Francisco No. 4 in his latest power rankings with this team assessment: “What was that noise about Alex Smith’s starting job being up for discussion and debate in San Francisco? Perhaps not. Smith was a ridiculous 18 of 19 for 232 yards and three touchdowns in that dissection of the Cardinals Monday night, and he even got Randy Moss involved in the scoring with a 47-yard third-quarter touchdown catch. Pretty good week for the 49ers to take their bye, too, because now they can take in the Giants’ World Series victory parade and see how it might be done next February.”

CSNBayArea.com also looked at the chances of another parade taking place in early 2013.

Inman also shares the NFL’s final ruling on the team’s appeal of a short pass to Michael Crabtree initially ruled as a run.

Alex Espinoza of 49ers.com shared the details of Smith winning his first-ever NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award as well as insight into Vernon Davis’ bye week mindset.

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26 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Nov. 1”

  1. By bow53 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    mic..test…

  2. By 49erdefense2012 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    how cool was that, coach drove brandon belt and alex drove matt cain,,,too cool

  3. By bow53 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    hopefully by february, its the other way around, much much cooler…

  4. By hmrhead1 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    So I was catching up on yesterday’s post and saw that people think I’m 11. Although I agree that Alex should not be our starter, I do not agree with him at all that Alex has no heart. I think it’s a shame for anyone to bash on his toughness when he has stood tall when an entire city (including all of you) were against him. With that said, I still believe that we are going to waste a Championship Defense if A) he doesnt start playing better against playoff caliber defenses or B) we make a change. Every time we play Sea or NYG, I read this blog on how it’s the O-Line fault or how our WRs are scrubs. The common denominator is the same thing every time. Whenver we play top defenses, it’s checkdown, checkdown, sack. We dont have an offense that can convert third and longs, so every time we take a sack, it’s a lost drive. You only get 20-25 drives a game, so when you’re losing 25% of your opportunities to not throwing the ball away, it implodes your ability to put points on the board. That’s all I’m saying. He just doesnt make enough plays to be a starter.

  5. By 9erdog on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    Good game against a losing team, and we won the way we should going away. Now we get a rest and I for one sure the heck we get out other players into the game!

  6. By hmrhead1 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    Now, I will cheer for Alex every Sunday. And I want VERY BADLY for him to be successful. But after 8 years, I think you are fooling yourselves if you expect something else to display itself. Quite a few of our key defenders are in their 30s. This dominance wont last forever. Look at what happened to the Ravens because they didnt address the position for a decade. They wasted the most dominant defense in history because they had scrubs at QB. I hope alll of you are right and I’m wrong, but I think I have 8 years of evidence supporting my argument.

  7. By 9erdog on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    I’m being to wonder if Jenkins is a bust? one for sure he is a bust as far as a number one draft pick goes!

  8. By bow53 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    dude, who ever, what u wanna be , close ur pie hole, its the bye week were not in the mood for this non-sense….

  9. By mp104 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    GO GIANTS AND GO NINERS BAY AREA 4EVEA

  10. By bow53 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    that goes for 11- hmr1…..

  11. By 9erdog on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    These next 8 games are our preseason for the postseason! We all expect to make the playoffs so these next 8 games are So we have the time to get our team playing championship football, and get all of our players involved in the game. And thats something that we really need to do, our last 2 wins are steps in the right direction. But I don’t think either of those wins were good enough too beat the giants?

  12. By JkFrrsz on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    You are wrong hmrhead1, you are wrong! Shut your pie hole! One thing here is we dont come back with a strong argument. We just call you names.

  13. By 9erdog on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    No doubt we have the talent to win it all, its just seems that were lacking something when we play winning teams. But last week was a good win and it was great to see Randy making a couple of great moves, to me it looks like he can still do it? right he’s not an every down player, but we can still use him in a more productive way, I for one am looking forward to just that!
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

  14. By ninerfan4life on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    how many years did it take peyton manning to win the big one and he had the same coordinator all those years….Alex is a hell of a qb people start pulling for him.
    just remember your not in his shoes and you don’ t have 300 pound dudes breathing down your neck…..great job alex most of us are behind you 100%

  15. By ace on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    test

  16. By ace on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    alex smith can turn it up to that level saints game last year ?

  17. By ace on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    and by the way we can and will beat the giants, we just gotta change play calling a bit and not try to trick or fake them with motion and formations cuz they dont fall for it thats all……go niners !!!

  18. By dave g. on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    Hmrhead1,2 whatever…please STFU!, you a waste of time with your nonsense. You have no idea what the hell you talking about.

  19. By 49erdefense2012 on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    well, at least he got the alex has heart part right

  20. By gary potter on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    don’t believe this website. when this outfit took over they made me change my name to gary golfer to get back in blog. now they have changed it back to gary potter. like this better

  21. By gary potter on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    now 11 knows who is dissing him. been doing it for over 2 yrs.

  22. By cody on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    alex can be the great QB that everyone talks about he has all the fight in him even though everyone puts him down but he doesnt believe he can do it because others dont believe he can do it. i believe he can be the guy that is half the offense instead of the guy that is used on first down and then frank gore has to make the first down. he needs to be played more he can do it and he will for the rest of his career he deserves a superbowl… every one on this team deserves it. they are all fight all the time

  23. By ninerfanfromtonga on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone who talks trash about our QB needs to take a step back. I don’t care if we win a SB with Alex. Having said that, I also know that we can win it all with him. He has all the tools to take it all the way. Can’t anyone see that the reason we lost to the Giants was not in Alex’s doing but Greg Roman? Who was calling all those great trick plays that got cut down by the Giants Defense? I know Greg Roman probably thought he was going to come out and play cutesy with that defense and get away with it, but we all know that didn’t happen. We got back to playing solid football against our last two opponents and we won both games. Don’t believe for one minute that Coach Roman is not kicking himself on the back every time he looks at his game plans against a great defense like the Giants. Facts are, that game will be a bad one on his resume. He will not make the same mistakes again against them if we run into them in the play offs. At least I hope not. I love our QB. He is a man with a heart bigger than all of our fan base combined. He is our QB, and I will back him all the way to the Super-Bowl.

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooo Niners???

  24. By BD on Nov 2, 2012 | Reply

    9er Dog. Be patient with Jenkins. He will play a bigger part on the team next year when he has a hold of the offence. It just hard to put him on the field when you have Moss, Manningham, Williams, and that beast King Crab.

  25. By 9erdog on Nov 2, 2012 | Reply

    head1: don’t you get it, a team is only as good as its coaching staff! Where were you when we had the last couple of coaches you sure the h-ll couldn’t have been watching the 9ers games? Because if you had you’d know what was going wrong with our team!

  26. By 9erdog on Nov 2, 2012 | Reply

    BD: please you don’t use your first round pick as a projects pick, for that matter we still haven’t even use our second round pick. It just doesn’t make any sense to draft like that, a first round pitch should always be able to help your team right away, same for the second rounder as well! And it does look like we could use some helpful youth on defense, eh?
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONINERS!

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