Found August 20, 2012 on Football Nation:
After a miraclous 2011 campaign ended in heartbreak, Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers have their eye on the ultimate prize in 2012. In their way is a tougher schedule that includes the top three offenses in the league - Green Bay, New Orleans, and New England - as well as a date with last year's Super Bowl Champions, the New York Giants. The best-case scenario, then, for this San Francisco squad is the Super Bowl itself.   Only a year removed from their NFC Championship Game defeat, the fan base believes Harbaugh is ready to take this team back to its dynastic qualities of the 1980s and 90s.   They return all 11 starters on the league's most all-around elite defense, and even produced what they believe will be an upgrade at outside linebacker, where Aldon Smith will replace Parys Haralson after Smith was primarily played on 3rd downs or in obvious passing situations as a pass rusher. The rookie acquired 14.5 sacks - half a sack away from the rookie sack record -...

Harbaugh rips replacement refs

After telling reporters that he wasn't going to comment on the officiating per NFL orders, Jim Harbaugh felt the need to unload on them following some questionable calls.

Jim Harbaugh Received Headache From Bad Officiating

  Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, is the next NFL affiliate who has publicly bash the replacement refs. The NFL has issued “talking points” to coaches and players when speaking on the ongoing dispute between the NFL and the NFL referees, but when bad officiating overwhelms you, those “talking points” go out the window. When first asked about the replacements...

49ers Themed Indy Car in Honor of Harbaugh

Did you know that Panther Racing’s primary IZOD IndyCar Series entry has been No. 4 since its inception as a tribute to founding partner Jim Harbaugh, who wore the jersey number for the majority of his college and NFL playing career? For the Aug. 24-26 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, the National Guard car will carry a San Francisco 49ers livery as a tribute to the team’s head...

Jim Harbaugh says replacement officials gave him a ‘headache’ against Texans

As expected, the NFL’s replacement officials have been a popular topic of discussion throughout the preseason. Just as replacement players who are filling in for holdouts do, the guys in the stripes have experienced some rough moments over the past couple of weeks. A few of those moments came during the Niners-Texans game on Saturday night. There were several calls during the game...

Jim Harbaugh lambastes officials for ‘crazy, wild calls’

Despite instructions from the NFL which warn against critiquing the replacement officials, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh couldn’t help himself when discussing the team’s second preseason game. Following the Niners’ 20-9 loss to the Texans Saturday night, Harbaugh took issue with head referee Wayne Elliot and his crew, saying there were some “crazy, wild calls” and “a lot of...

Jim Harbaugh Likes Direction of 49ers’ Offense

Coach Jim Harbaugh was a pretty happy camper after the San Francisco 49ers’ solid offensive outing in last week’s Week 1 preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings.  With the focus of the media appearing to be more offensive-driven, Harbaugh addressed the quarterback and pass-catchers questions after practice on Tuesday. Possibility of Keeping Four QBs For 2012 Season “Anything...

Jim Harbaugh: Jacobs' knee injury not of the "you don't come back from variety"

Last night, San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs' knee injury looked bad, real bad, season-ending bad. Torn ACL, MCL, you name it, it's gotta something bad like that, right? But wait, there's hope on the horizon. X-rays have come back negative, showing his ACL and patellar tendon are still intact. He's scheduled for an MRI today. Sure, he'll miss...

San Francisco 49ers: New WR Corps Key To Super Bowl Run

In Jim Harbaugh's first year as the San Francisco 49ers' head coach, his team earned the NFC West title, falling one game short of competing in the Super Bowl. Quarterback Alex Smith had a breakthrough season reaching career highs in passing yards, pass completion percentage, and quarterback rating.  Smith has the intellect, skill set, and leadership abilities to march...

Brandon Jacobs avoids serious knee injury

Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers can breath a sigh of relief on Sunday as the results on Brandon Jacobs‘ injured knee came back without any serious damage. The former New York Giant left Saturday’s game in the first quarter after sustaining a hit to his right knee from Kareem Jackson of the Houston Texans. The injury appeared to be serious and the 49ers training staff...

Jim Harbaugh believes Brandon Jacobs will be back this season

AP On Saturday night, 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs suffered a knee injury.  The good news is that x-rays came back negative, but he’s scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday that could still reveal some ligament damage. X-rays on 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs’ left knee were negative but he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on it Sunday. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...

The POGs: San Francisco Edition

  RELIANT STADIUM – The second pre-season game featured two heavy weight playoff hopefuls in the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers, last year’s NFC Championship finalist.  With the firey Jim Harbaugh at the 49ers helm, most fans were anticipating a physical, regular-season-style game – and they got it, but it was the 49ers who left the game banged up in a 20-9 loss...
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