Members of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants competed at Pebble Beach Golf Links for charity on Tuesday in the Chevron Charity Shoot-out.
Dwight Clark, Brent Jones, Steve Bono and Harris Barton represented the 49ers, while Matt Cain, Mike Krukow, Will Clark, Dave Flemming, Bruce Bochy, Dave Righetti, J.T. Snow and Ryan Vogelsong played for the Giants. In all, the 49ers raised $45,000 for the 49ers Foundation, while the Giants raised $55,000 for the Giants Community Fund.
Tags: Brent Jones, Dwight Clark, Harris Barton, Steve Bono
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Training Camp is a great time of the year to brush up on fundamentals. Stance. Alignment. Tackling. Throwing. You get the picture.
For second-round draft pick LaMichael James, camp serves as a great time to practice… huddling. The Oregon running back never huddled in college as part of college football’s fast-break attack under coach Chip Kelly. With the 49ers, however, James is brushing up on the finer details of the game like huddling up with teammates to get the play call from offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News shares James’ comments on his first week huddling up since his high school playing days. Despite the huddling rust, James has impressed teammates early on. Veteran running back Rock Cartwright referred to James, the taller running back by one-inch (Cartwright is 5-foot-8), as “the truth,” according to Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle.
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Tags: Frank Gore, Harris Barton, LaMichael James, Navorro Bowman, Patrick Willis, Randy Moss, Rock Cartwright
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Big news from Jim Harbaugh came at the conclusion of Thursday’s minicamp finale: The San Francisco 49ers will once again spend a week in Youngstown, Ohio, to prepare in between Week 3 and 4 East Coast road matchups against the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets.
But before the Morning Tailgate dives into the announcement from the 49ers coach, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks offered a must-read review of the 49ers recent veteran minicamp.
According to Brooks, Alex Smith’s play continues to evolve.
“Smith was more decisive in the pocket and appeared to have a strong grasp of where to go with the ball on each play,” Brooks wrote.
Brooks referenced a short red zone touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree that demonstrated the quarterback’s willingness and confidence to drive the football into tight throwing windows. In addition to Smith, Brooks praised San Francisco’s revamped receiving corps, including Randy Moss’ contributions, and the creative play-calling from coordinator Greg Roman.
Brooks’ report is summed up best with his closing line: “The Niners showcased clever strategies last season, but now they have the pieces to really give opposing defenses fits.”
More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
Tags: Ahmad Brooks, Alex Smith, Donte Whitner, Harris Barton, Jim Harbaugh, Randy Moss
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All in the name of charity and competition, of course, members of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants will compete in a Charity Shoot-Out on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Tags: Alex Smith, Brent Jones, Dwight Clark, Harris Barton, Jerry Rice, Jim Harbaugh
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I spent Tuesday afternoon walking five holes at Pebble Beach with a camera and a cell phone (to Tweet of course) with several football and baseball stars from the 49ers and Giants.
It was all for a good cause of course. The goal of yesterday’s Google Charity Shootout was to raise money for the 49ers Foundation and the Giants Community Fund. I was there to report on the event for 49ers.com and share the uniqueness of the event.
The 49ers team boasted a combined 11 Super Bowl rings between them while the Giants squad came to the tee with glistening 2010 World Series rings to their credit.
Tags: Brent Jones, Dwight Clark, Harris Barton, Jerry Rice
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