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After exchanging in a verbal back-and-forth with Packers linebacker Clay Matthews leading up to Sunday’s game, 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh is now at it again, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. Last week, Matthews made the statement that Green Bay’s defense was going to hit San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick early and often in an attempt to minimize his effectiveness in the read-option game. Harbaugh took offense to Matthews statements implying that the linebacker was “targeting” his quarterback, something that raised eyebrows around the league given the recent “bounty scandal” in New Orleans and the NFL’s strict stance on player safety. However, once each side spoke their mind last week, many though it would simply be solved on the field and be over with. Those people were evidently wrong. During the game Sunday, Matthews was flagged for a late-hit on Colin Kaepernick as the quarterback was scrambling out of bounds. The hit began an all-out brawl which both teams were more than willing to partake in. The play eventually led to offsetting penalties and the officials mistakenly gave San Francisco another 3rddown opportunity. A game-changing touchdown pass ensued from Kaepernick to Anquan Boldin and the 49ers went on to win the game by three points. After the game, the league apologized for the botched play.This close call should have been enough for Jim Harbaugh but the outspoken head coach had even more to say on Monday. He openly called Matthews late-hit on Kaepernick a “cheap shot” and went on to taunt the All-Pro pass-rusher by claiming Matthews slapped 49ers’ left tackle Joe Staley during the scrum. The eccentric head coach finished by saying, “…if you’re gonna go to the face, come with some knuckles, not an open slap.” It appears this rivalry is far from done. With the way both teams played Sunday, it is quite possible we will see the two again this postseason. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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The second Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews soared through the air and hit San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick late out of bounds, you knew Jim Harbaugh would have something to say about it. The outspoken coach didn’t disappoint. On Monday, Harbaugh gave his take on the Matthews clothesline and ensuing “slap” of Joe […]
Arguably the watershed moment of Sunday’s Packers-49ers game was the Superman-esque hit that Clay Matthews gave to Colin Kaepernick.
There’s no question that Matthews wasn’t just a tad late. The plane had already taxied onto the runway by the time he showed up at the gate. That’s how late he was.
Kaepernick’s entire body was past the white out-of-bounds line and still Matthews...
Jim Harbaugh offered a parting shot at Packers linebacker Clay Matthews: Slapping is not the tough-guy way.
Harbaugh says Matthews threw one punch and slapped 49ers left tackle Joe Staley when they tussled following Matthews' late hit on quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of San Francisco's 34-28 season-opening win against Green Bay on Sunday.
Look, the entertainment value of this commercial might not be up there with the man’s quarterback’s Madden commercials, but there is something to be said about the fact that Jim Harbaugh is doing a commercial. The 49ers head coach is a bit of a hard ass, so it’s nice to see he has a softer, humorous side. Case in point, Jim Harbaugh is human.
Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy responded publicly Monday to Jim Harbaugh’s comments about Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews.
McCarthy also spoke privately to his team in the aftermath of Harbaugh’s press conference during which time he labeled Matthews’ out-of-bounds hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a “cheap shot.”
Said McCarthy “I have no idea what...
So, Clay Matthews perhaps permanently entrenched himself in the ire of 49ers fans when he dragged golden boy Colin Kaepernick to the ground late out of bounds on Sunday.
Oh, you heard about this? Yeah, I figured. It’s the only thing anybody wants to talk about. It was arguably the most talked about moment after the game. If not for the late hit along than for the resultant skirmish...
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers brawled during Sunday’s season opener after Clay Matthews launched himself at Colin Kaepernick with a late hit in the second quarter. The Niners had a 3rd and 6 situation and Kaepernick didn’t find any receivers, so he decided to run to his left. He was by the […]
A fight broke out between the 49ers and Packers after linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. clearly tackled Colin Kaepernick while he was out of bounds.
It was a cheap shot that set off a scuffle between both teams.
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Referee Bill Leavy admitted he made a mistake by giving the San Francisco 49ers an extra down that resulted in a touchdown in the second quarter of Sunday's 34-28 win over the Green Bay Packers.
It happened after Packers linebacker Clay Matthews hit 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick well out of bounds on a third-and-6 scramble that came up 2 yards short of the first-down marker...
The NFL has determined that the offsetting personal fouls penalties call in Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers was wrong, adding a new chapter to the biggest Week 1 controversy.
NFL.com reported Monday that Dean Blandino, NFL vice president of officiating, reviewed the altercation following Clay Matthews' late hit on 49ers quarterback Colin...
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers broke out in a fight following a late hit from Clay Matthews on Colin Kaepernick.
They engage each other in bitter verbal back and forth from their respective posts separated by some 800 miles of the Pacific Coast.
They claim each other's waiver leftovers - not always, it seems, for a competitive advantage but rather in acts of gamesmanship.
The men in charge, Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh, have been fierce rivals back to their college coaching days in the...
Replacement refs weren’t to blame for this botched call on Sunday afternoon, but once again a call went against the Green Bay Packers.
Referee Bill Leavy admitted to making a mistake during the second quarter of the game, in which the 49ers were granted another play they should not have received.
After Clay Matthews‘ massive hit on Colin Kaepernick drew a flag, 49ers offensive...