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Morning Tailgate: NFL Bracketology

Posted by Alex Espinoza on March 13, 2013 – 10:25 AM

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.

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Maiocco and Barrows discussed the departure of tight end Delanie Walker, who reportedly signed a contract with Tennessee on Tuesday.

Inman looked at the potential impact of Boldin on the 49ers offense.

Maiocco reported Isaac Sopoaga signed a free-agent contract with Philadelphia.

Maiocco also reported that DT Glenn Dorsey and DB Charles Woodson are scheduled to visit the 49ers.

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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15 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: NFL Bracketology”

  1. By mfkram64 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    goldson to bucs….time for a safety

  2. By mfkram64 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    playing the south this year so we will see goldson and his new team

  3. By bow53 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    well,we can’t have it all, they probably saw something that our franchise hesitated, i’m pretty sure they have somthing in the table for him (dashon) i guess his not happy about it, time to move on, i’m not gunna be surprise if we sign woodson or REVIS in the matter, since the buc. did’nt sign him up…but then again there is somebody or someone in that position that will fit iin r system..will find out sooner or later….

  4. By mfkram64 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    ok got doresey….a top rated pick but didn’t do much with chiefs..like i’ve been saying got a young guy who needs a change and coming to a top defense he will finally shine….nice pickup…he will have that chip on shoulder to prove everyone he is a solid dt in this league…love’n it….keep it up baalke!!

  5. By 49erdefense2012 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    remember everyone that goldson is a SS playing FS,,,harbaugh and baalke know this and will address that issue. losing walker to the titans makes me think that all of a sudden the 49ers just might be looking at some of these highly talented TE’s in this years draft. tyler eifert,zach ertz,the kid from rice whos name alludes me right now, the kid from ucla,even toilulou from stanford might be in the mix,,its going to be an exciting draft to say the least, and we are not done in free agency either, we are waiting for the dust to settle and then go sign the best value that fits our needs,,,some of these guys might be sitting there for weeks,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST

  6. By 49erdefense2012 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    with the signing of doresy the 49ers get a guy who is a natural NT and someone who just might have a very big chip on his shoulder to prove to everyone that he is not a bust. after all the losing he has done in kansas city coming to a super bowl contender like our 49ers just may light a fire under his a,s,s,,,,I LIKE IT,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST

  7. By 49erdefense2012 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    WHERE YOU AT SHIP?? I know ship is following the 49ers moves and im looking forward to his input on what is going on,,,dave g. as well,,,where you guys at? the draft is rapidly approaching,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST,,WITH BAALKE WE BELIEVE,,,TO 49ER FOOTBALL WE ARE THE FAITHFUL

  8. By gary potter on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    if we sign woodson i think it would be a positive move. he can mentor the young dbs we have and the ones we are going to get in the draft. he is a very talented player even at his age. with dorsey signing we can draft dl in 1st round, and go after safetys in 2nd. i just hope baalke and coachJH don’t trade any of our 1st 4 choices, this is a deep draft, we could be set for years to come if it works in our favor.

  9. By tanglung on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply


  10. By mfkram64 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    thats it 49erdefense…a guy with a chip….been my theme for 2 weeks…get these talented guys who need a new team and want to prove they r good….love it!!!! baalke is not done yet…next is a cb….

  11. By Happyman72 on Mar 13, 2013 | Reply

    Antoine Winnefield & Sean Smith they are both physical and can play the slot at a huge bargain!!

  12. By mfkram64 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    hate to say it but seatle getting harvin when heathly is a talent but when heathly…he misses at least 6 games a year….and avril was a big pickup..again he has head problems but when he is focused he is a beast..so niners have to be ready big time….getting bolden and dorsey were huge now time to get either a big time cb or safety….or both…..this division is the best in football…rams r good cuz of fisher he is a really good coach…even cardinals will be ok….niners have to stay one step ahead..finish fa with one or two guys and have a big draft….

  13. By mfkram64 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    well safety’s r going….quin,goldson now landry who i thought would have been a nice fit….now word has it reed to texas….

  14. By mfkram64 on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    looking at draft….like mathieu…i think this kid is a natural…has that chip on his shoulder..could be a solid cb….take him move up to get him….has that toughnest…an attitude to compete….

  15. By JParker on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Woodson is too old and too injury prone at this juncture of his career. Signing him would be a mistake unless we are going to hire him as a secondary coach.

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