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Morning Tailgate: Feb. 6

Posted by Alex Espinoza on February 6, 2013 – 11:27 AM

Colin Kaepernick faced the media for the final time of the 2012 season on Tuesday in the 49ers locker room. The second-year quarterback spoke about his first Super Bowl experience in just his 10th game as a starter, as he nearly guided the team back from a 22-point deficit in the second half.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee examined Kaepernick’s exit day gathering with the media.

“Kaepernick still was simmering and on edge after cleaning out his locker Tuesday,” Barrows wrote. “Wide receiver Kyle Williams said Kaepernick already was maniacal when it came to offseason training, so having a Super Bowl title within his grasp will boost that intensity level a few more degrees. Kaepernick said he will start training next week in Atlanta, where he prepared for the scouting combine and the draft in 2011.”

The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at Harbaugh’s parting words of the 2012 season and more.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Harbaugh won’t second-guess the final 49ers drive of the Super Bowl.

CSNBayArea.com shared the 2013 NFL Draft order and the 49ers will hold the No. 31 overall pick.

Nate Stuhlbarg of CSNBayArea.com passed along comments from Harbaugh, who wants to keep his coaching staff intact.

Barrows spoke to WR A.J. Jenkins, who said he wants to come back a completely different player in 2013.

Lynn Hoppes of ESPN.com held a Q&A with Joe Montana about his new Tide commercial and the 49ers Super Bowl run.

49ers.com’s coverage included a look at Harbaugh (story / video / transcript), Kaepernick (video / story) and Patrick Willis (video / story).

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The entire 49ers family offers Delanie Walker and his family our condolences.


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18 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Feb. 6”

  1. By tanglung on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    49ERS

  2. By jayeerod on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Great season, nothing to look back on but build upon it. Still Faithful through it all, no if’s, and’s, or but’s. TIme to regroup for the next season and come back strong. Thank all the players for their hard work.

  3. By Luiz Gustavo on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I trust so much on Colin. He’s a great quarterback, has a lot to learn, and the most important, he plays with his heart. It’s the key for success, and one of the atributes that make Gore what he is. Colin has a bright future, I hope he continue as the main QB. 49ers Faithful

  4. By Michelle Hernandez on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I am so proud of the entire team! I can whine and complain about the no calls from the officials, the dirty late hits and cheap shots from the ravens, but I won’t because my team is above all that and so is their #1 fan… ;) !!!!

    All I am looking forward to is next season and going to see this amazing team at Candlestick again! It was an awesome season and a glorious ride to the Superbowl and would not trade my men in red and gold for anything!!

    Much love to you all 49ers love ya!!!!!

  5. By Ladybug on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you 49ers, for the great year. You ARE the best, on or off the field, and all of us 49er faithful appreciate all the dedication and hard work you did .

    We may have been disappointed that the game did not end the way we wanted it to, but we are never disappointed in the way the team stuck together, and never gave up…..terrific comeback in the 2nd half, guys. You know we love this team, and all you do to give the best games possible.

    God Bless…see you in the new season….

  6. By Vega on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Losing in the Superbowl is better than to not have made it at all. 30 other teams would have loved to played in that game. Unfortunately 9ers weren’t only going up against the Ravens, add the zebras to that equation. From what i understand listening to many of the so called “experts” blame Crabtree’s route and that it’s ok to mug a guy if the game is on the line because the officials don’t throw flags in that situation, similar to the hail mary UNWRITTEN RULES!!! Hell, why even have rules to begin with if you can just break them at the end of the game? F@#$in’ bullsh@t!!! Furthermore lookin at all the bad, phantom, or no calls that went against the 49ers this year, it’s clear to see that the officials have no respect for them! It’s sickening to watch. I’m hoping they take tese unwritten rules out of the game….PI should be called on hail marys and flag should be thrown at the end of the games. Football is something they can make fair, why have officials and rules if being fair is not the agenda? #backwithavengance in 7 months!!! GO 9ERS #questforsix hasn’t ended!

  7. By lohn medina on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    the best team docent always win… WE OUT PLAYED THE BOYS .. WE LET OURSELF DOWN, BUT WE’RE MEN ENOUGH TO CARRY ON TELL NEXT YEAR QUEST FOR SIx!!!! GO NINER NATION!

  8. By gary potter on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    it was a great season. who would have believed it 2 years ago?? with all draft picks we have we should be in great shape come fall. wish all on blog a great summer. see you in fall i hope. peace

  9. By eric on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    We were on the 5 yard line, the baltimore ravens lost thier big man Haloti Ngata and when he went down we went from rushing 29 yards per quarter to 95 in the fourth. Not once did we set up and just power it in. All year we pound and ground and with 3 plays left in the game we get cute with our offense. Someone should be held accountable.

  10. By Lady9er on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    I really thought we were going to win it. The first half didn’t worry me. I knew we would come back in 2nd half. I didn’t expect that 107 yard return at beginning of the 3rd, but we still came back after that. I thought we could have ran it in for a TD on our last possession, but not so. Lets move forward and try this again next season! Go Niners!!

  11. By Julian on Feb 6, 2013 | Reply

    Mr. Greg Roman, “Please let us know why you abandoned the run when the Super Bowl Title is within 5 YARDS!

  12. By Hermie on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    It is amazing that Kaep is going back to work next week…that is why he is going to be one of the best! He definitely grew this year and is only going to get better. Can yu imagine how good he will be when he is considered “experienced”. With another off season to train and learn the sky is the limit for the kid!

    Harbaugh and G-Ro now know his capabilities and potential, so should be even more potent next year.

    They are only going to be that much more hungry after getting beat the way they did.

  13. By Patty on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    Gosh I am so proud of my Niner’s. They have had an awesome two years and next year will be the icing on the cake. I listened to people trash talk all last weekend but all I can say is unless you are a Raven fan (which most of them were not) then their team was sitting watching the game from their sofa just like us so they have nothing to be bragging about. Thats so irratating! Everything knows that the 49ers are the better team and they showed that. The best in the NFL, but in my book they have always been the best, win or lose im supporting them. Thanks guys and I cant wait til next year and hoping to get there to see a game. Sure wish they were coming to Dallas this year cause I would love to sit in Cowboys stadium and cheer my Niners on….

    #1 Fan

  14. By temper11 on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    Looking forward to 2013! Can’t wait for football to start up again. Great season guys, enjoy the time away. Talk to you all again in a few months.

  15. By KarlM on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    Now that we know exactly what we have in a QB, we have to address the slow starts in play calling and not rely so heavily on 2nd half adjustments.
    This roster & Head Coach look as talented as the teams of the 80’s & 90’s, so I’m confident the team of the 10’s are a developing NFC-W dynasty, even with the divisional opponents who are also on the rise.

  16. By phatalerror on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    “It is amazing that Kaep is going back to work next week…that is why he is going to be one of the best!”

    It’s not amazing. It’s his job. And based on his performance in the Super Bowl, he’s got a lot of work to do to catch up to Alex Smith and not settle for being a one-read quarterback.

  17. By dave g. on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    Phatalerror…you just coming off racist at this point. All this attacking on KAP is completely void of any logic.

  18. By dave g. on Feb 7, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you to all the San Francisco 49ers. The faithful 49er fans are with you in defeat as much as we with you in victory. We are proud of all the hard work it took & we almost comepleted the task at hand. Just as much as I did not place blame on one guy last year, I will not again this year. I am incredibly excited of what Jim has done for us in two years. It is truly amazing and anyone who does not appreciate that with 31 other teams who are working hard is completely clueless of what it takes. We are only getting better!

    I BLEED RED AND GOLD! We proud of you and I know we getting that trophy very soon.

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