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Morning Tailgate: Dec. 7

Posted by Alex Espinoza on December 7, 2012 – 11:32 AM

The 49ers are frequent inductees to Hall of Fames. Brent Jones was the latest alumni to be recognized for his stellar career, as he was recently elected to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame along with Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti, ex-Raiders receiver Tim Brown and the late Oakland A’s owner Walter Haas, Jr.

Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke to Jones and Righetti about their Bay Area upbringings and what it means to be a part of the 2013 BASHOF.

“Jones played on three Super Bowl champions, earned four Pro Bowl berths and caught 417 passes in his career,” Kroichick wrote. “Now he’s going into a Hall of Fame filled with childhood heroes (including Willie Mays, Nate Thurmond and Fred Biletnikoff) and his 49ers teammates (including Montana, Young and Jerry Rice).”

The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at Jim Harbaugh’s value to the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick vs. RGIII and more.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com argued that Harbaugh is the best bargain in football.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee compared the playing styles of Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.

Alain Poupart of MiamiDolphins.com shared comments from Kaepernick’s college teammate, Miami WR Rishard Matthews.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com spoke to 49ers CEO Jed York at Thursday’s “topping out” ceremony for the new Santa Clara Stadium.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle previewed the upcoming matchup between Aldon Smith and Miami rookie tackle Jonathan Martin.

Barrows also examined the Smith-Martin matchup.

Maiocco broke down the expected battle between Alex Boone and Miami DT Randy Starks.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com tells you who to root for in Week 14 if you’re a member of the 49ers Faithful.

Sando also wrote that the 49ers-Seahawks Week 16 contest could be a prime candidate to be flexed to a primetime slot.

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Barrows, Branch and Maiocco passed along coments from 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

49ers.com’s coverage included a look at the new Santa Clara Stadium “Topping Out” ceremony, Boone’s improvement, Vic Fangio’s defense and the “Lights Out” win vs. the Steelers in 2011. Scott Kegley and Taylor Price broke down the 49ers-Dolphins contest in the latest Cover 2 Presented by AAA and we also brought you press passes from Roman, Fangio and Boone.



LeCharles Bentley has Alex Boone’s back.

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23 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Dec. 7”

  1. By bow53 on Dec 7, 2012 | Reply

    well,folks the spread is 10pts.again were heavily favor, w/ the fins defense and there also rookie qb. which by the way is playing well,from what i heard, our guys is ready to rebound fr. last weeks mis – handling of the game, i’m confident the real 49er is gunna show up w/ full of of energy in this game, cuz’ the run for the playoffs start sunday….and were playing home baby…..we are gunna kick some rear behind come sunday…….

  2. By ace on Dec 7, 2012 | Reply

    we should be able to score defensivly against the dolphins, lol, but this is the nfl and everybody wants to beat the niners, we can probably beat them with bad play calls, we used to really out coach teams,now weve outcoached ourselves, coaches get the right plays called plz…….goooooo niners !!!!

  3. By ace on Dec 7, 2012 | Reply

    10 points is a high spread, but the score should really be like 33-10 maybe 33-6, we really ought to beat them by way more 10 points…niners get mad and take it out on the dolphins…….goooooo niners!!!!

  4. By DMT on Dec 7, 2012 | Reply

    I have no ideal which team will show up. A championship contending team shouldn’t need so many “wake up calls” during a season. Atlanta doesn’t seem to need “wake up calls”, the Texans don’t need them, Baltimore don’t need them. This team plays as if they have superbowl hangover, even after the Giants came and reminded them who did win. I’ve given up trying to read the mood of this 49er team. I just look forward to kickoff, and hope to be pleasantly suprised.

  5. By faithful12 on Dec 8, 2012 | Reply

    GO KAP!

  6. By mfkram64 on Dec 8, 2012 | Reply

    i don’t want to be a told u so but…i said pick doug martin this year he was there for us and we took jenkins….martin would have been great for gore this year and for years to come…after gore who is there? jacobs bust…james? dixon? after hunter got hurt which i think is a huge loss…nobody really is talking about it but he was a good change up and played good this year..why isn’t james being used? it’s obvious jacobs isn’t going to play…which i also said he was a head case but they signed him…so who spells gore? .

  7. By Hmrhead1 on Dec 8, 2012 | Reply

    I agree. Never understood the jacobs signing. Big plodding RB with no big play potential. Maybe he was thinking of a veteran version of toby gerhart. I also thought we were going martin. If jenkins turns out to take over moss’ role next year, we could live with that.

  8. By SHIP on Dec 8, 2012 | Reply

    DMT…quit whinning and being dramatic. The difference in the Atlanta wins and our loses were field goals. Have you really been paying attention to these games? Your ignorance is showing. Atlanta has not been dominant and the Texans defense has been looking sad lately. We got as much a chnace as anybody. Quit panicking and go do your nails

  9. By phatalerror on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    You all have short memories concerning Brandon Jacobs. He scored some key touchdowns last year for the Giants’ under-rated rushing offense, and during the pre-season, you were oohing and aahing Jacobs’ bruising rushing style. He wasn’t signed to be a “big-play” runningback; he was signed to get short-yardage carries for first downs, and more significantly, as an insurance policy for Frank Gore. Jacobs would be getting more carries with Kendall Hunter out if only the 49ers’ “big-play potential” under Kaepernick’s command actually yielded big leads. Jacobs’ production hasn’t been significantly different from Gore’s under the Kaepernick offense.

  10. By 9erdog on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    NO! (IF) Kaep doesn’t fumble for 7, we don’t need the FG?
    Again: No one play or player win’s or lose’s a game, each play is the result of the last play, We win or lose as a team!

  11. By SHIP on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    No! Akers has been missing to many field goals. Don’t preach the team concept to me. I know the team concept dumb@ss 9erdog. More like 9eranklebiter. Go lick yourself and shut your ignorant @ss. If Delanie Walker catches a sure TD there is not need for OT. My point is the big difference with the Falcons wins and our loses is missed field goals. I know you want to defend Akers and get your emotions all wrapped up into this BUT it is reality. BTW: The Falcons just got killed by the Panthers.

  12. By SHIP on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    We need to release Brandon Jacobs like we did Braylon Edwards last year. He is a pain the @ss whinner. Just go away and rot somewhere else.

  13. By SHIP on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    9eranklebiter, how you gonna say not one player loses a game but you blaming it on Kaps fumble? What a joke…its our special teams that has been hurting us: KICKING. We make some of those kicks, then we are 10-2. If you don’t belive it watch both Ram games again dumb@ss. Those kicks were made by Akers last year.

  14. By dave g. on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Well said SHIP. Some of these lil girls get soo emotional and panic with every loss. They need to take a loss in its totality and see what areas we need to improve to not have problems in the playoffs, Instead they jump on and off the emotional roller coaster ride of a win and a loss. Walsh and Montana lost games they should have won & if you didnt know that then you have not been following the 49ers all this time. We won a SB after starting the season 6-5 so stop freaking panicking. All things considered we the #2 see right now and the Falcons are not that good. So chill the F out people.

  15. By 49erdefense2012 on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    hard fought win today against the phins, I didnt think they dolphins would roll but the 49er defense tightened up and akers FINALLY hit some field goals,,,its about time the special teams unit contributed.

  16. By 49erdefense2012 on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    yes, jacobs needs the hook,,,

  17. By mfkram64 on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    right again ship i hear u loud and clear…even if they lose one of the rams games they r 10-3 but whatever…it seems to me akers is good from 39 and in now so we can’t really count on him from 40+ anymore…they played a sound game now get ready for the patriots…going to be a true test for the niners which is good..as far as jacobs i said it before he is a cry baby was in n.y. and still is…that’s why his carries reduced in n.y. couglin was tired of his sh$$! i didn’t like that signing from day one alot of u said he would be great to have bull! he’s a bust now he’s blasting the coachs and team…cut him now! bad krama don’t need negtive attitude on the team…

  18. By 9erdog on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    for some reason it gets personal ,, just saying

  19. By bow53 on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    i use to phrase jacob to play , now that i saw la michael james played, i rather use this guy that jacob , the kid a has a potential big time…i’m glad i saw him play in person at the stick, his good and will be better in the years to come…..

  20. By 49erdefense2012 on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    wow,,at the game yesterday there was alot of mixed feelings about the way the 49ers played. alot of grumbling surrounded candlestick park. there was even a smattering of boo’s at the end of the 1st half.,,,

  21. By 9erdog on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    Wow fans at da stick not happy, booing? thats to bad!

  22. By 9erdog on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    Seattle put 58 on zone? thought that why Carroll and coach didn’t get along so well .. running up the score?

  23. By 9erdog on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    should have read (booing thats bad)

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