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Morning Tailgate: Boldin Meets Media

Posted by Alex Espinoza on March 21, 2013 – 8:50 AM

Fresh off his charitable trip to Senegal, Africa, new 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin met the Bay Area media on Wednesday in Santa Clara. The veteran wideout is already looking forward to building chemistry with Colin Kaepernick, telling reporters he’s eager to work with the young star in the coming months.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle shared Boldin’s thoughts as he stood in the 49ers locker room for the first time.

“Boldin, 32, knows from recent experience how that chemistry can take time to establish,” Branch wrote. “He was traded to the Ravens in 2010 and slowly began to develop a rapport with Joe Flacco. In 2012, he had 65 catches for 921 yards, the highest totals of his three seasons in Baltimore. In four playoff games, he added 22 receptions and 380 yards. After he joined the Ravens, he spent time working with Flacco after organized team activities concluded. He hopes to have a similar arrangement with Kaepernick, whom he termed a ‘special kid.'”

The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate features more reaction from Boldin news from the final day of league owners meetings in Arizona.

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group relayed Boldin’s comments from Wednesday.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee wrote about Boldin’s desire to work with Kaepernick.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com spoke to Jim Harbaugh about what it takes to win a championship.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com talked with Harbaugh about his trademark black sweater and khaki outfit.

Branch looked at the possibility of the 49ers drafting Stanford tight end Zach Ertz.

Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group gave his take on the state of the 49ers defensive line.

Maiocco relayed Harbaugh’s comments on 49ers wideout Ricardo Lockette.

Inman shared comments from Aldon Smith on his healing shoulder.

49ers.com also featured comments from Boldin and new kicker Phil Dawson.

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25 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Boldin Meets Media”

  1. By temper11 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Crabtree (version 2012), Davis, Boldin, Manningham, Williams… nice. That’s a receiving core I can get excited about. Losing Walker was a blow, do we think Celek can step up and fill the shoes, or do we shop?

  2. By bow53 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    welcome home Q, @ temper 11, those wide out and tight end u mention are BIG TIME recieving core, deadly weapons 4 CK7 ,let see what that loud mouth sherman is gonna say or do w/ this line up, and not to mention jenkins, who hopefully would step up, this coming season. plus the up coming draft…..men……..oh……………men…………..love this franchise really……………..

  3. By temper11 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    yeah… I give Jenkins a p@ss for last year. Hope he makes strides this year.

  4. By tanglung on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINER

  5. By 9er-n-memphis on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Welcome Anquan. Lets get it.

  6. By HardHitter_52 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    lets roll niners welcome Q,

  7. By mfkram64 on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    really like to see manningham and Williams come back strong…think about it missed both guys in playoffs…Williams had good chemistry with kap, early…love to get everyone in early and reps with kap…Jenkins has to wake up this year or be odd man out…..they will draft a wr maybe in 4th rd or third if he’s a guy they like….more I look the more I like elam….trade up to get him…..

  8. By Jay Alston on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Q-Busy we embrace the love. Loved your game since Florida and respect it as well. You’ve been one of my most-respected players for years. Hopefully Crabtree can benefit from your presence as much as Fitz did. Do what you do, but do it better. With the addition of you, we now have some open-field nightmares. If any DB or soft LB misses a tackle its gonna be a wrap.

  9. By johninchina on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    welcome Q, we are in good hands with exemplary fire, and focus for the ball and with Crabs and Vernon, Wow, watch out, and for speed, Manningham and Williams, we’ll see; and as for weapons, let’s not forget La Michael James out of the backfield or wherever you put him . . . For D, just one vet corner and we can proceed to build through the draft . . . yahoo, let’s go ‘9ers ! Special teams taking shape also, good job Baalke & co.

  10. By phatalerror on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    “Williams had good chemistry with kap, early”

    8 targets, 6 completions, 1 interception, 0 touchdowns, 106 yards. 57 yards came on one deep target in what was to be the Bears’ worst defensive performance of 2012, with the other deep target being picked off in the game against the Saints. Half of the completions were on screens or shallow outs. In ten consecutive quarters of play with Kyle Williams between weeks 10 and 12, Colin Kaepernick completed 4 of 6 targets.

    Welcome to San Francisco, where the quarterbacks have cannon arms and fleet feet, and where the standards for football fundamentals are at an all-time low.

    Maybe in 2013, Kaepernick will demonstrate chemistry with a receiver not named Michael Crabtree.

    I’m just sayin’.

    Now please proceed to hate.

  11. By dave g. on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Phatalerror aka “talent evaluator extraordinaire”. You have educated us so much on QB’ing. I am sure Harbaugh & Baalke should consult you on your valuable wisdom, first hand experience & profound knowledge of the game. How could we all miss your keen knowledge of the art of QB’ing. It is quite ironic that an individual is accusing others of hate when all he needs to do is look in the mirror to find the one continuously filled with hate towards a young man who only played 10 games & did better than anyone ever expected. Go to the KC blogs where you can be happy with your beloved Alex-who walked on water. Ahhhh and the art of not letting go. ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE PHATABLAHBLAH-Pathetic.

  12. By phatalerror on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    dave g., your sarcasm was woefully deficient on wit, and otherwise misleading as to my position concerning Alex Smith. mfkram64 made an illegitimate statement, and I called him on it. You can take it or leave it.

  13. By dave g. on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Woefully deficient? I am sure your blog reviews are not biased in the slightest as is your reviews on the QB chosen to lead us by our inadequately qualified coach and GM. I am incredibly impressed by your genius as I am sure everyone else on here is. Continue to shower us with your unbiased wisdom-oh great one! We are so lost without you.

  14. By Kaep2Crab on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    Phatalerror , go buy your Chiefs jersey boy , #11 is OUT!!

  15. By dave g. on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    mfkram64-actually your statement was indeed legitimate. Lets actually look a little closer here free of biasness. Keeping in mind Williams was not an every down player with either QB.
    Facts:
    With Alex 1.25 catches a game for 128 yards in 8 games – 16 yards per game available.
    With Kap 2 catches a game for 42 yards total in 2 games -21 yards per game. Oh by the way in one of those games Kap played in only half of that game but who is counting ; )
    Hmmmmm. Who was called out? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  16. By tanglung on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah just got B!TCH slapped….Can you feel the love…LMFAO…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..dave g. …your the MAN….I love it…..We all love you blahblahblah… NOT!!!!!

  17. By tanglung on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    ;-)

  18. By tanglung on Mar 21, 2013 | Reply

    KAEPERNICK and THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS

  19. By mfkram64 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    and this thing we call bashng on the team goes on with blahblahblah….can’t let it go…my point was before williams got hurt it looked like kap. liked hooking up with williams….so like usual blahblahblah has to throw stats out there…which in fact as usual stats don'[t tell the whole story…williams got HURT! so kap. couldn’t throw to him anymore…HELLO! if williams didn’t go down who knows but i saw a connection….hope he can get heathy and produce this year along with manningham…that’s what we real fans do blaahblahblah wish r team the best….not down on them…..like dave g said look in mirror u throw hate all around..u bash kaepernick everytime…go bring your qb knowledge to the chiefs web sight i’m sure they will like it….

  20. By mfkram64 on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    by the way the chief fans really arn’t liking alex smith to much…just sayin

  21. By phatalerror on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    “by the way the chief fans really arn’t liking alex smith to much…just sayin”

    The majority of Chiefs fans already saw Smith as a substantial upgrade from the Patriots’ castoff whom the Chiefs overpaid for. You do have of course the vocal minority who have swallowed whole the propaganda that Smith is only a product of a system that suited him.

    As if any quarterback succeeded in a system that was ill-suited to his strengths. If anyone ever succeeded in San Francisco because of scheme, it was Kaepernick. Anyone who knows football fundamentals understood that Kaepernick’s weakness is having to throw from the pocket. This is why he will struggle next year: Defenses will scheme to make sure he doesn’t consistently escape containment. If the 49ers can’t do better than Read-Option Roshambo, they won’t even be in the Conference Championship next season.

  22. By tanglung on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    phatablahblah…”If the 49ers can’t do better than Read-Option Roshambo,”… First of all Mr talent evaluator extraordinaire, you start with ” If “… That’s called doubt…I think you know THE 49ERS are better off with Kaepernick as the QB than Alex. Alex had SIX years of MEDIOCRE play as the QB… ONE and a HALF years as good GAME MANAGER…Kaepernick played TEN games and showed soooo much more potential then Alex did in nearly EIGHT years….. Let it go know and stop all the hate and useless stats….You have resorted to using words that DO NOT exist. ” Roshambo ” What the H#LL is that…… COME ON MAN…..

  23. By dave g. on Mar 22, 2013 | Reply

    I love Montana but anyone who knows “football fundamentals” knows that without Bill Walsh’s scheme he does not have the same success. Its amazing the amount of doo doo one will pull from his anus in order to save the fragile and delicate ego. Alex is a nice guy and did a good job but seriously get over your emotional heartbreak. After the crying and drinking your sorrows, move on and have some dignity. Now what you gonna “playa hate” on Kap for the next few years because of this “I AM THE YODA OF FOOTBALL” perception of yourself. Sounds like you will be rooting for your pathetic ego than the team. Sounds like another insecure individual I knew named Eleven Years!

  24. By phatalerror on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    “You have resorted to using words that DO NOT exist. ” Roshambo ” What the H#LL is that”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roshambo

    You evidently know as little about football as you do about the world in general. “Read-Option Roshambo” well describes the current brand of football played by the 49ers with Kaepernick: Play win: First down or touch down; Play tie: No gain; Play loss: Sack, loss of yardage, or Turnover. With Smith at quarterback, the 49ers didn’t lose as many plays as they do with Kaepernick quarterbacking. There’s always talk about Kaepernick’s upside, but his downside cost the 49ers in the Super Bowl.

  25. By SHIP on Mar 23, 2013 | Reply

    Alex’s up & downside allowed us to never even get to a SuperBowl.

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