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Morning Tailgate: Feb. 8

Posted by Alex Espinoza on February 8, 2013 – 10:39 AM

Jim Harbaugh traded in his trademark black sweater for a red one on Thursday as he hit the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the first round of the AT&T Pro-AM. Along with partner Jason Day, Harbaugh finished tied for second with a score of 9-under 61. Harbaugh and Day are playing Friday’s second round at Spyglass Hill with Giants pitcher Matt Cain and Matt Bettencourt and you can follow with live scoring from PGATour.com.

Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle recapped Harbaugh’s initial round at Pebble Beach. “Harbaugh arrived at the practice range Thursday morning … well, needing to practice. He hadn’t swung a golf club in nearly a full year, since last year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am,” Kroichick wrote. “Then he went out and helped his professional partner, Jason Day, post a team score of 9-under-par. That planted Harbaugh and Day in the thick of early contention, tied for third among the 156 pro-am tandems in the tournament.”

The rest of Today’s Morning Tailgate looks back to Harbaugh’s day on the links, Colin Kaepernick’s playoff success and more.

Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group passed along Harbaugh’s comments on the Super Bowl season of 2012.

PGATour.com featured a great photo of Bill Murray’s exquisite facial hair in Thursday’s celebrity Pro-Am recap.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com analyzed Kaepernick’s success on third downs in the postseason.

The San Francisco Chronicle offered 50 of the top photos of the 2012 49ers season.

49ers.com’s coverage included a story and photo gallery of Harbaugh’s first round, an end of the season blog from Donte Whitner and the announcement of six players signed to reserve/future contracts.



Congratulations to Kendall Hunter.

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87 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Feb. 8”

  1. By tanglung on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply


  2. By ace on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    3 p a s s e s to crab in a row and we lose god damit, why ? i still cant beleive we lost that game, how do have we 1st and goal with 2 mins and not get 5 freaking yards to win the game ?

  3. By bow53 on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    i would like to throw this out there , i know that the game is history,but before that game i had a bad nightmare that r corners is gunna cost as the biggest game this season.i been posting it, concern and bothered by it and it came through i know its to early to say this, that we needed to get a house hold name for r cb.but thats the only thing right now that i see, thats missing part in puzzle, somebody we trust in that area, all in all this franchise is going places where some other teams are not, just a concern…

  4. By Buzz Clifford?arthur.clifford29@yahoo.com on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply


    bow 53 I agree. We need a 6ft2 strong, speedy and talented cornerback to deal with the likes of a highleaping Anquan Boldin. Anquan is very strong and plays with anger and talent a dangerous combination.

    We should try to get Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Mike Wallace from the steelers.

    We don’t know Kyle Williams status, Mario Manningham or Randy Moss so we should try to get the 2 free agents plus a guy like Jordy Nelson or Jordy Nelson himself. Jordy Nelson’s sister would love to have Kaeperneck and Jim Harbaugh.

  5. By bow53 on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    i hear u ace…still eatin me inside a bit………………….

  6. By 11yearswithalex on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    what alex did not want to caddy for coach again

  7. By 11yearswithalex on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    yeah no one throws toward carlos that much they hit up culliver and brown …for good yards and our spread defense needs a lot of work got nurned for 3 td’s in that superbowl

  8. By 11yearswithalex on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    alex is treade bait so we can move up and get a good corner or a good mauler NT to free us up for some sacks and pressureing the QB

  9. By ben hernandez on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    We need corners that are as big as the one’s that the Seahawks have .Big and Physical.The Raven’s secondary played the Niners the same way the Seahawks play us every year.They hold on every play and no flag is thrown.The flag is thrown on us if we play the same way..Look at the SuperBowl officiating!!

  10. By tanglung on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply


  11. By 11yearswithalex on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    yeah lots of bogus penalties and er safty was called on us and was uncalled for all season and the superbowl officiateing was horrible as well. We should have handled business anyways maybe next year they will get the plays in faster and or kaeper will be more comfy and just call his own when they dont get it in fast enough.

  12. By Hmrhead1 on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    We dont need corners. Our DBs are fine. Boldin made some nice plays. That happens. Culliver, Brown, and Rogers all played well in the SB. Aside from Boldin’s great play against Rogers, the majority of big plays against our secondary in that game were the result of no pressure on the QB. Even the double move on Culliver was a 12yd in route before he went vertical. Culliver is supposed to jump that in route. Thats a 4 second route. The QB should have been in his back. Unless we’re adding Revis, we are fine with our current group. Now, we do need a replacement for Justin. Our entire pa$$ rush disappeared once he got hurt. One man’s departure should not have had as dramatic an impact on our defense as his did. Thats a big hole.

  13. By mfkram64 on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    hello SHIP love your post the other day..u r so right..and it kills ya when a guy gets on here and just keeps bashing one player…u said it all…blahblahblah just makes points for his arugment when it favors him..i’m still wating on the yards per poss. in second half for your elite qb flacco and kap’s for second half..u won’t post because u lose your stupid argument..o in 1st half it was flacco 4.2 and kap 1 and your quot was that just doesn’t get it done well how bout second half big mouth?

  14. By mfkram64 on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    and by the way u bring up saint’s game last year alex did this and alex did that..what was alex’s stats in the giant game? c’mon o u won’t post cuz they sucked..and as far as your quote” it should have never got to that point” meaning niners trying to score in end and u also made same stupid quote in rams games kap should have excuted and they would have never needed to kick those fg’s or have to score that td in end of s.b….well dip shi!…u could say that about any team..it sounds so stupid.”.it should have never got to that point”…such bull!like i said with your logic willaims never would have fumbled if alex would have excuted RIGHT! or it’s differant for alex?

  15. By tanglung on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    I think you know who just simply faded AWAAaayyyy. No more worthless stat’s. LOLOLOLOL

  16. By 49erdefense2012 on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    home from the super bowl finally

  17. By 49erdefense2012 on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    I sat in section 604 terrace level row 9 seat 3,,,the u.p.c. bar code number is,,,486253464990,,,that is for you dyenny since you called me a liar,,,

  18. By 49erdefense2012 on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    there isnt one thing I can point at that lost us the game.im proud of the way our guys fought back and almost won the game. and for anyone to say that the ravens were playing soft in the 2nd half doesnt know a thing about football.its the super bowl, you stomp on the g,a,s and dont let up untill the final whistle blows.,,,I have been saying it all year long and I wont back down from it now,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST,,,

  19. By SHIP on Feb 9, 2013 | Reply

    mfkram64-thanks bro. That BLAHBLAH character is a piece of $hit. He sounds like he wanted us to lose. Welcome back 49erdefense2012…we will get it done next year for sure my red & gold brothers! We love our NINERS win or lose!

  20. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Welcome back 49erdefense.

  21. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    welcome back 49erdef. great point they played soft..what team plays soft in the super bowl right? what a joke he is

  22. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    we had to put up with stupid post and bashing from 11 years with alex well i have a new name for blahblahblah…”10 games with colin” cuz all he sounds like is 11 years..now we have a colin basher…not a TRUE FAN!

  23. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    that’s another thing that kills me blahblahblah says the game was decided on the first poss. such bull..like u said 49erdef. u play till the final whistle blows..that’s why they play 60 minutes…

  24. By phatalerror on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    “blahblahblah says the game was decided on the first poss.”

    Way to twist my words. Try SEVEN possessions. Good quarterbacks with good offensive lines and good runningbacks don’t fail to drive their team to a touchdown before the eighth drive. The Ravens exposed Colin Kaepernick, and nothing more needs to be said about the matter.

  25. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    u know what’s funny flacco 5 poss. 21 points kap 6 poss 6 point….we know that stat for first half how bout 2nd half? u don’t want to post stats for 2nd half cuz they favor kap..u don’t win argument he out played flacco big time..u will go as far as to say ravens d played soft…such bullshi$…see how stupid u sound..when it favors cap it’s not cuz he played good it’s cuz the defense sucked… with your thinking if alex excuted better in giants game williams never would have fumbled and the niners would have won so with your thinking alex lost that game right? o no cuz it was alex… to u everything that happens in the game is cuz kap. didn’t excute..it’s all his fault RIGHT?.

  26. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    they exposed him u r a joke>>.he ran for a td..threw for 300+ yards..crabs/davis 100+ and gore 100+…they got down to the 7 yard line with 2+ minutes to go for the win…

  27. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    why they didn’t run at least 2 plays who knows..gores td was frrom the 7…with that off. line and that running game why not run who knows..but i do know this phatalerra will blame colin kaepernick enough said!!!

  28. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Ha! Lets look at your “exposed” comment above since you a stat w h o r e ..shall we ; )

  29. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Lets look at how the other Ravens opponents did in the playoff run (shall we):
    Andrew Luck-288 yards (0TD, 1INT) and they only scored 9 points!
    Peyton Manning – 290 yards (3TD, 2INT) – 1 in serious choking style!
    Tom Brady – 320 yards (1TD, 2INT) – scored only 13 points!
    Oh yeah and we gained more net yards against the Ravens D then any of those teams in the playoffs!

  30. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Colin Kaepernick- 302 yards (2 TD – one rushed for 15 yds, 1 INT) and rushed for 62 yards with one 100 yard game to Crabtree and Davis.

  31. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Kaepernick threw for more yards & ran for 62 more yards than Flacco!

  32. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    “Nothing more needs to be said” you say?! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. You wont tell us what needs to be said B!TCH!
    Learn FOOTBALL!

  33. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Oh yeah…this is what the Ravens D who “exposed” KAP had to say! HAHAHAHA!


  34. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    And we netted over 100 yards more than the Ravens! Exposed? The only thing exposed BLAHBLAHBLAH is your lack of footbal knowledge and your incredible emotional bias! STFU already cuz we all see you as a joke except for Temper11 who thinks just cuz you use big words and paste meaningless stats that you must know something!

  35. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    What makes Kap numbers even more impressive is Kap threw more yards than Flacco with Flacco throwing prayers that somehow got caught and Kap throwing some on the money that got dropped.

    OPEN YOUR EYES BLAHBLAH and release the hate to an opposing QB from the Seahawks or Rams! If not just go find another team cuz Kap is our guy!

  36. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Is phatablahblah still talking SH!T?

  37. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    flacco sucked in the second half and the ravens were toast…blahblahblah keeps hopping on kap and the first half..how bad he was and flacco was great..but doesn’t talk about flacco in second half….how they hung on for dear life..while kap was walking all over them…lewis was lost all second half…he was 3 steps behind every play….

  38. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah is such a FAKE FAN. He has no STAT”S so he goes and hides in a corner like THE LITTLE B!TCH he is.

  39. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Phatablahblah needs to be slapped like the lil clueless annoying b!tch that he is!

  40. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    They have 2 months to start work on adding more talent! I am excited about our NINERS!


  41. By Martin Sicairos on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Does Jim Harbaugh know about; http://www.footballzebras.com ? and the articles of Eric Adelson and Ben Austro; regarding why & how was Jerome Boger’s crew selected to do the Super Bowl? They were not supposed to.

  42. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    this site hates when u pick on the refs

  43. By mfkram64 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    like i said this site won’t let u comment on the refs…but anyone watching the game saw it..when u push a ref or punch a guy that’s a penality…period

  44. By 49erdefense2012 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply


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  46. By 49erdefense2012 on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    once the scouting combine starts, thats the start of the 2013 season for me,,its been that way for me since they started televising the combine

  47. By phatalerror on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone that watched the game can see how the 49ers did before the power outage:

    Kaepernick: 9/14, 173 yards, 1 Int, 3 sacks
    All 49ers rushing: 16 attempts, 56 yards

    6 points. A lot of empty yardage on a splash play here and there.

    After the outage:

    Kaepernick: 7/14, 134 yards, 1 TD
    All 49ers rushing: 13 attempts, 126 yards, 2 TD’s

    Another 3 points.

    That was an offense that capitalized on the momentum-stealing blackout. That was a defense playing not to give up the big play. Nevermind also that the Ravens offensive juggernaut absolutely seized after the blackout:

    Flacco: 8/13, 88 yards
    All Ravens rushing: 20 attempts, 39 yards

    Compare that to their first half totals. The 49ers’ defense came up big in the second half in many games this year, but that result throws the curve. The blackout explains this completely.

    Awful arrogant of you to believe that I never looked at the numbers and didn’t have an explanation for it. Kaepernick was gifted momentum he didn’t do anything to earn. And after using it well, in four plays from the opponent’s 7, he couldn’t seal the deal. He is not clutch. Were it not for the Ravens’ defense getting the cramps 3 hours after the game started (and stopped and started and stopped again), the 49ers may never have gotten the Crabtree TD reception, and wouldn’t have gotten the Kaepernick misdirection TD run that has epitomized an offense that depends on paper-rock-scissors victories.

    I’m sure there will be another dumb response to this basically to the effect of “the blackout affected both teams equally”, but anyone who has played the sport will tell you how precious momentum is.

  48. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    THE 49ERS are going to be a better TEAM next season and for many seasons to come. I’ve still got 49ERS FEVER. To ALL TRUE 49ERS FANS i say, LET”S GO 49ERS LET”S GO.

  49. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    I see phatablahblah has some more useless STAT’S…… What a B!TCH…..

  50. By phatalerror on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    “I see phatablahblah has some more useless STAT’S”

    I don’t do this for your sake, or despite you. Stop imagining that I’m trying to prove you wrong for your sake. I do it for everyone else’s. You’re incorrigible and beyond help. You might as well drop the subject.

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  53. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Oh brother…you really reaching Phatablahblah. What ever helps you sleep at night. Thanks for schooling us on momentum. I see you gonna pick and choose whatever will make you appear like the “all knowing.”

  54. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply


  55. By dave g. on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    I am not wasting my time anymore on an idiot who is obviously just wants a “I TOLD YOU SO” but will never get the satisfaction and it pi$$es him off! I love the fact that it eats at you you freakin loser who wastes his time hating by writing useless novel after novel. Hey dumb@ss momentum is a part of the game – power outage or not. See how much you will make with publishing companies you big fat loser! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  56. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply


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  59. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah, Do you feel the love. LOLOLOLOLOL

  60. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    49ERS FEVER.

  61. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah, Don’t go away mad. Just go away…….

  62. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Remember phatablahblah, Think (KAEPERNICK and HIS 49ERS).

  63. By CHING on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Tanglung, WTF are you rambling about?

  64. By tanglung on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah/ching. What’s next???? lolololol

  65. By mfkram64 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    WOW! blahblahblah r u serious? like dave g. said u r reaching….that novel is like a sci fi novel….what happen before blackout..after blackout..when the liitle green people came down…spaceships landed and threw the mojo off…blahblahblaqhblah..wtf r u talking about…let it go buddy it’s over….on to new season with a coaching staff coming back…have everyone on d except couple of guys need to be signed…offense need a couple wr’s…get hunter back and see where williams and manningham r inrehab…

  66. By mfkram64 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    have alot of draft picks could make some moves in draft..feels like old days piled up draft picks.. have a great team..everyone is coming back…like to see them get wallace…and a d-lineman free agent…

  67. By mfkram64 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    i also agree dave g…..this team is fun to watch again and they r awesome…just put some pieces in place and they will be back to the super bowl…niner nation wiill be back even stronger…this one is for u 49erdefense…IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST BABY!!!!!

  68. By bow53 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    its the kaep show now….a star is born…….

  69. By tanglung on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    Hey TRUE 49ERS FANS. I apologize for all the phatablahblah/temper11/ching stuff, But I was trying to get on his nerves like he does everyone else. This BIG A$$HOLE makes me want too B!TCH SLAP him. I stopped reading his bull but when I see him name on here, I know he’s talking #2. He is NOT a 49ERS fan and comes on here with his STAT books that have no use what so ever. ANNOYING……………

  70. By 49erdefense2012 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    thanks mfkram64,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST,,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST,,,

  71. By mfkram64 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    lets go! it was hard to get over the loss in champ. game and it’s hard to move forward after this loss but like this year they proved they belonged in super bowl..now this up and coming year niners will win the super bowl…they will play with a bigger chip on thier shoulders and now have that much more experence as a team…kap will be under center right from the start…get a couple of wr’s …just a thought i like wallace and armendola….in draft i like them to go for d-line

  72. By bow53 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    when is the free agency gonna start??? my opinion we need some good and young, strong corners, like i said somebody we trust in that area… and BTW nice to hear from u again 49erdefense, must be a long way drive back home, i feel u bro….wil get it someday…….

  73. By tanglung on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    49ERS FANS should be PROUD of THE 49ERS. 5 yards away from winning # 6. They never gave up. THE 49ERS are going to be a PLAYOFF/SUPERBOWL TEAM for some years to come. A team can’t win every Superbowl so now that THE 49ERS have lost one, They can go WIN some more RINGS. I LOVE THE 49ERS. Always have and always will…THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS…

  74. By mfkram64 on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    looking at some draft picks…john jenkins georgia d/t…hankins ohio st. d\t…elam florida..safety and some mock drafts like tavon austin w\r w. virgina…i like to get help in draft at d-line…i like jenkins…go get a free agent wr and cb…golston is going to be a tough decision…if they franchise him will he report? do they give him a deal? tough call…

  75. By B Pop on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    Kap did a tremendous job. Our secondary put us in a hole that required the greatest comeback in SB history to overcome. The deefense held its ground in the second half. Akers was Akers again. Two holding and/or interference calls at the end prevented us from winning our 6th. Either way, we were in a position to win the game at the final gun. Bad play calling by Roman/Harbaugh at the end, too. With Kap’s and Frank’s legs, we should’ve at least tried one running play. Inexcusable.

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  77. By phatalerror on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    “Bad play calling by Roman/Harbaugh at the end, too. With Kap’s and Frank’s legs, we should’ve at least tried one running play. Inexcusable.”

    No one complained about playcalling when Smith was quarterbacking. No one blamed officiating for a 49ers loss since the last time the 49ers played the Ravens in 2011. Tired of the Kaepologists. They all blamed the coach when Kaepernick lateralled a ball over Ginn’s head against the Rams. But no one will blame Nolan or Singletary because Alex Smith’s talent was wasted by them for six years. Memories are about one game long.

  78. By tanglung on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    He’s baaaaaaack………… my my my…….

  79. By dave g. on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    Phatalerror-Hey idiot research you facts before you spit them out. There have been “many” of us defending Alex when 11 Years and Jeromy were bashing him and lord knows where you were.

  80. By dave g. on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    As always you choose to ignore the facts and exaggerate the truth for your convenience. The fact is Alex was our best option until KAP proved to be better this year!!

  81. By mfkram64 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    ya i didn’t comnplain last year when bradshaw fumbled..they called it forward progress…ya i didn’t complain…

  82. By mfkram64 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    ya i never complained about play calling when alex was qb’ing….NEVER! i must have complained 10times a game on the plays they were calling…1st down run 2nd down run..3rd down look around check down ….PUNT… ya i never complained!! what planet r u from?

  83. By mfkram64 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    this is just me but when alex was starting qb i would hold my breath ALOT! saying to myself just don’t throw a pick..i would say all the time what was that play? with kap. i have this feeling like he will get it done..i don’t know i just have way more confidence in kap. then i did in alex….just sayin

  84. By mfkram64 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    u can give me all these stats but in the end if they were down and alex was the qb my feeling was well MAYBE he can get it going but with kap. i have this feeling like i did when montana was qb’ing…HE WILL bring us back

  85. By mfkram64 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    no one will blame nolan to be honest with u i blamed nolan for drafting alex smith!

  86. By mfkram64 on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    what’s funny alex smith played under urban myer at utah and they ran the spread offense…that’s why when they drafed him i was saying this isn’t the qb nolan wants…he wanted a guy who manges game like dilfer did with ravens when nolan was def. cord….he wanted to bring that type of concept to the niners..good def. control off. kick alot of fg’s..alex played way better from shot gun back then…he liked to throw the ball around…thta’s why to me niners were wrong fit for alex smith back than…that’s why he struggled for years…

  87. By tanglung on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply


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