There have been thousands and thousands of plays in the proud history of the NFL, but does “The Catch” stand above the rest? With the help of the 49ers Faithful, Dwight Clark’s iconic, last-minute touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship can be crowned as the greatest play in NFL history.
NFL.com recently unveiled it’s NFL Bracketology contest, which will begin with the first round of voting on Monday. Clark’s catch will compete against 63 other plays, including Steve Young’s epic 49-yard run against Minnesota and Terrell Owens’ playoff catch against Green Bay, in football’s version of March madness.
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate rounds up the busy first day of free agency for the 49ers, including the Alex Smith and Anquan Boldin trades and other player movement.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com looked back at Smith’s eight-year career with the 49ers.
Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group took a retrospective look at Smith’s run with San Francisco.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle spotlighted Smith’s off-the-field contributions to the Bay Area.
Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle listed the top 10 memorable moments of Smith’s career.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee examined the flurry of 49ers action on the first day of free agency.
Maiocco rounded up the action from Day 1 of 2013 free agency.
Inman looked at the potential impact of Boldin on the 49ers offense.
Maiocco reported Isaac Sopoaga signed a free-agent contract with Philadelphia.
Inman reported Dashon Goldson is set to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Keep up to date with the free agency frenzy with 49ers.com’s Free Agency Tracker, which will be updated daily. The 49ers also announced the Smith trade and the Boldin trade while continuing the 49 in 49 pre-draft series with a look at Baylor WR Terrance Williams.
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