Found September 19, 2012 on
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San Francisco 49ers
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Last week: 13 (+4)
I still don’t think this team is much of a Super Bowl threat because eventually the turnover differentials will…blah blah blah regression I’m done repeating myself. Let’s focus on something positive, namely this amazing defense. This was Jim Harbaugh’s first full offseason with this team and many people expected an improved offense because of it. I don’t think anyone really expected an improved defense, but that’s what they got.
In the opener, they shut down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, holding them to 324 total yards and then last week they shut down Matt Stafford and the Lions, holding them to 296 total yards. Those were two top-5 offenses last year. It’s very interesting to look at exact how they did so. In the opener against Green Bay, they spent most of the game in a dime package, using 6 defensive backs on 55 of 72 snaps and 5 defensive backs on 65 of 72. That left, for the most part, 5 men in the box.
Against Detroit, they did a similar thing,...
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Following is a guest article from Turron Davenport of Press Coverage Sports
As the quarterback of the Colts, Jim Harbaugh led his team to come-from-behind wins over the Chiefs and Chargers in the 1995–96 NFL playoffs along with a near upset over the No. 2 AFC seed Steelers. This earned him the nickname “Captain Comeback.” In my opinion, Harbaugh’s most brilliant comeback...
A reporter asked San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh if wide receiver Randy Moss is worried about being “the guy” on his team.
“Nobody around here ever gets caught up with ‘The Guy’ terminology,” Harbaugh said, iva the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s about us; it’s about the team. And Randy, there’s no evidence that he’s concerned about ‘The Guy’...
Jim Harbaugh is coming up with a lot of different ways to motivate his 49ers these days, even if it seems they might not really need the extra push after the way San Francisco has dominated two NFC powers to begin the season, establishing the Niners as a team to beat in the conference.
The 49ers are 16-4 under Jim Harbaugh and 15-4 against the spread. That includes 6-3 on the road. These trends point to 49ers domination in Minnesota.
It was Jim Harbaugh who got the better end of the handshake once again.
An inspired defensive effort combined with undisciplined play by Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions added up to a 27-19 win in favor of San Francisco.
The Lions made a late comeback to make the score interesting, but this game was controlled by the 49ers from start to finish. San Francisco jumped out to...
Before the opening kickoff Sunday night at Candlestick Park, head coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz met on the gridiron for first time since 49ers' (2-0) 25-19 comeback win in Motor City over the Lions' (1-1) week six last season.There was no cheek-kiss, no high-five, not even a fist-bump between the two.That was the plan. It was a cordial, light-hearted handshake...
The handshakes exchanged by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and his counterpart on the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh, sapped much of the focus on Sunday night's matchup, an understandable turn since the previous handshake 11 months ago turned into a spectacle.
But what occurred in between the pre- and postgame handshakes -- both went off without incident -- may have been...
San Francisco 49ers (2-0) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
The 49ers have been the best team in the league over the first two games. As a result, they’ve been atop almost every Power Ranking I’ve seen. It’s a very interesting dynamic. This is the prototypical “nobody believes in us” team. Before last year, they were seen as an also ran. The hadn’t had a winning season in almost...
The 49ers are off to embark on another week-long trip to Youngstown for the third year running. The last year under Mike Singlestary, the 49ers played in Carolina and then spent a week in London before beating the Broncos. Last year, the team beat the Bengals 13-8, then retreated to Youngstown, the hometown of the York family. Then they travelled to Philadelphia for their defining...
NFL Warnes Coaches About ‘Bullying’ Replacement Refs -
A few week ago a replacement official picked up a flag for pass interference after the official was berated by a head coach. Though there’s no evidence that any official changed their mind on a call over the reaction from a coach, the league didn’t like the reactions of some of the coaches to some of the officials. Jay...