The 49ers were back at the team headquarters in Santa Clara again on Tuesday for the last time as a team. A full range of emotions were on display from the players, who were sad to be together for the final time but happy with the winning foundation set by the team in the past couple of seasons.
Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group wrote that the 49ers are built to make more Super Bowl runs in the future.
“Coach Jim Harbaugh, Kaepernick and the rest did not fulfill their apparent destiny this time; they had every opportunity, and they came up short for now, just as they came up short against the New York Giants a round earlier last season,” Kawakami wrote. “(And, yes, this means the 49ers have had their seasons ended by the eventual champions the past two years.) But Harbaugh, Kaepernick, Gore & Co. should have several more chances together. They were built to have many chances, all stemming from Kaepernick, who started his 10th NFL game Sunday and almost fashioned the greatest comeback victory in Super Bowl history.”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate wraps up the best 49ers headlines from Super Bowl Sunday.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com looked at the 49ers coming up just short of the win.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle passed along comments from the 49ers, who believe they will be back on the Super Bowl stage.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee recapped the first Super Bowl loss in franchise history.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group said the 49ers are poised to build on the Super Bowl loss.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated took an extended look at the Super Bowl in his latest Monday Morning QB column.
Ray Ratto CSNBayArea.com wrote that the 49ers hurt themselves with early mistakes.
Monte Poole of Bay Area News Group shared the sentiments of Jim and John Harbaugh after their brotherly duel.
Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated examined the final 49ers drive of the Super Bowl.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com broke down the 49ers’ bid to win the Super Bowl that just fell short.
Rembert Browne of Grantland.com offered a candid look at his Super Bowl week experience.
Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle looks ahead to the future of Kaepernick.
Hulu.com offered a look back at Super Bowl commercials.
Maiocco passed along comments from Ravens coach John Harbaugh about the 49ers.
Killion wrote that Jim and John will likely never watch the Super Bowl together down the road.
TV49’s CLIP OF THE DAY
TWEET ABOUT IT
Sorry we couldn't pull it off. We wanted everyone to be champions! But I promise you we want stop until we are W-champions again someday!—
Patrick willis (@PatrickWillis52) February 04, 2013
They’ll be back.
Tags: Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Jim Harbaugh
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