Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/19/12
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 24-23 win over the Eagles. For a team that doesn't go away for training camp, their Youngstown junkets seem to serve the bonding experience a training camp might have. "I'm looking forward to it," 49ers tackle Joe Staley said. "I thought last year was very beneficial to the football team. It was almost like another training camp. You get to spend a lot of time with the team; we got very close and that's kind of where we got into our groove last season. After that week, playing Philadelphia the next week, it was very beneficial and I think it can have the same kind of effect." They were down 23-3 wh...
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