Found January 09, 2013 on
Fox Sports Wisconsin:
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wasn't interested in talking specifics leading into Saturday night's playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers. He wouldn't discuss the 49ers' kicker battle or how veteran David Akers is handling the competition, he responded in a Twitter-friendly 140 characters when asked about a 42-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16 and wouldn't dive deep into the ways in which he's assisting quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his first career postseason game.
But one point that Harbaugh made clear in his Tuesday teleconference is how good he thinks the Packers are.
"Our biggest concern, our biggest challenge, our biggest task is the Green Bay Packers," Harbaugh said when asked a question about a different topic. "That's where the greatest area of concern is. I can remember back in high school football and sometimes in college football, too, I remember this, even in little league football,...
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This week’s NFL Divisional Round playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers is the true test on whether Jim Harbaugh’s decision to change quarterbacks – to go permanently with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith – was the right one or not.
Smith, the original first string quarterback of the Niners this year, already proved last season he can guide his...
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Justin Smith will be on an NFL field for the first time in four weeks, since he suffered a partially torn triceps tendon against the Patriots. Jim Harbaugh said he expects Smith to start Saturday’s game against the Packers.
Smith has still been limited in practice, and it is unknown at what percentage of strength he will be playing at this weekend. Considering he ended his extremely...
David Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway.
Jim Harbaugh made the announcement after practice Thursday, two days ahead of the 49ers' NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at Candlestick Park.
The 49ers signed Billy Cundiff on Jan. 1 to compete with Akers, a 15-year veteran who has struggled this season while...
Great news! Somebody is leading the 49ers kicking derby between David Akers and Billy Cunduff. Bad news! Jim Harbaugh won’t say who.
From Can Inman:
“We have a leader in the clubhouse and we’ll see how it goes today and tomorrow,” said Harbaugh, without divulging who that leader is.
So, it looks like you’ll just have to use your imagination to guess who between Akers and...
With 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the physical gifts are obvious. He's fast, he's strong, he's got an elite arm, he eludes tackles. The list goes on. That's not what has impressed coach Jim Harbaugh most this week as Kaepernick prepares for his first career playoff game. For Harbaugh, it's been his ability to pick things up on the mental side that has...
Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News posted an interview he recently had with former owner, Eddie DeBartolo and his thoughts on the 49ers and the playoffs.
DeBartolo: (without intro): Go Packers! (Laughs.)
Q: Well, you’ve always been such a Green Bay honk.
DeBartolo: Are you crazy? I hate that team!
I have nightmares about the Packers and the Cowboys.
It’s funny, no more than 10...
Jim Harbaugh announced that David Akers will be the team’s kicker for this weekend’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers, per Cam Inman.
Harbaugh added that Billy Cundiff will remain on their roster despite losing out to Akers this week.
It’s been a pretty interesting year for Akers to say the least. He’s gone from tying the NFL record for the longest field goal in league...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said yesterday that
he expects defensive lineman Justin Smith, who’s recovering from a partially torn triceps, to play this weekend when the team takes on the Green Bay Packers
in the NFC Divisional playoffs, reports Steve Corkran of The Contra Costa
"God willing and the creek don't rise, he's going to