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Thanksgiving Tailgate: Nov. 22

Posted by Alex Espinoza on November 22, 2012 – 12:57 PM

While the rest of America gets ready for the best meal of the year, the 49ers are working hard at team headquarters on Thanksgiving. Members of the team recently helped out Second Harvest Food Bank by serving food to local residents. Thanksgiving also brings memories of one of the greatest Joe Shows of all-time from 2009, when Pro Bowl LT Joe Staley talked turkey and Ricky Jean Francois debuted his PBJ dance on 49ers.com.

Before you gobble, gobble your turkey, you probably want to read the latest headlines on the 49ers quarterback situation. While Jim Harbaugh and the team aren’t expected to announce their decision until game, conflicting reports surfaced on Twitter Wednesday night regarding Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.

Smith was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday as he tries to recover from a concussion he suffered in the Week 10 24-24 tie with St. Louis. Kaepernick is coming off a strong performance in his first NFL start, as he led the 49ers to an impressive 32-7 win over the highly-touted Bears on “Monday Night Football.”

Rael Enteen of CSNBayArea.com featured the different reports from Sports Illustrated and ESPN, while the rest of today’s Thanksgiving Tailgate rounds up the latest speculation and analysis of the quarterback situation.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Smith remained in a black non-contact jersey for Thursday’s practice. Branch also broke down the developments at the position.

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group gave his take on the 49ers quarterbacks.

Matt Maiocco and Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea.com also weigh in on the Smith-Kaepernick situation.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed the latest developments on the 49ers signal-callers.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Kaepernick will receive first-team reps, citing a source.

Branch shared the transcripts of Smith and Kaepernick talking to the media on Wednesday.

Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group analyzes the dynamic between Harbaugh and his quarterbacks.

Branch noted the extraordinary effort of Aldon Smith vs. the Bears.

Pro Football Weekly compared Aldon Smith and fellow sack-specialist Denver LB Von Miller.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com listed all of the individual awards won by NFC West players this year.

Inman relayed comments from New Orleans safety Roman Harper about the 49ers offense.

Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke to Leonard Davis about lining up as a wide receiver.



Patrick Willis is thankful.

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7 Responses to “Thanksgiving Tailgate: Nov. 22”

  1. By Your worse nightmare on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why does harbaugh makes it hard , what his thinking or what his gonna do. He keeps everyone at bay, you just can’t believe this guy in what he say, next thing you know his doing a different thing.

  2. By 11yearswithalex on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    yeah really i would not be surprised if alex does start just to throw off the saints …coach is weiley …i like that and it is good for the niners

  3. By 11yearswithalex on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    way to go aldon keep it up your work is paying off ..after 2 years and improveing even more great work …and it didnt take 7 years to get somewhat good …great job thank justin ..as i am sure you have you guys can be a duo to be recond woth for more years to come …destroy the saints ……….go niners

  4. By songdog on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    11yearswithalex I agree

  5. By Michael McQueen on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    I’m excited to see Kap in another game after seeing what he did to Chicago But Alex still makes better Decisions.

  6. By rjdniner on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    11yrs even when you’re commenting on a deferent player you can’t stay away from Alex can you?….

  7. By 49fanfromOhioinPA on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Harbaugh doesn’t want anyone to know what is going to happen even if the team knows it – I applaud that approach!

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