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.
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.
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