Found January 07, 2012 on Niner Insider:
(01-06) 22:11 PST - After practice Friday, coach Jim Harbaugh announced which members of the 49ers were named to the AP All-Pro teams as his players were huddled around him. "First-team defensive tackle, Justin Smith," Harbaugh announced to cheers. He paused. "Second-team defensive end,...

Bye week offers 49ers' Justin Smith chance to heal

Even iron men need their rest. Consider the case of 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith, who has started 171 straight games dating to 2001 but isn't immune to the rigors of the NFL's 16-game regular season. The indefatigable Smith was invisible during parts of the Niners' final two games,...

Super Bowl pick (revised version): Baltimore over Green Bay, and resulting Flacco-mania

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49ers lead NFL with 5 All-Pro picks

The 49ers led the Associated Press All-Pro Team with five players, a testament to the turnaround in San Francisco under new coach Jim Harbaugh. Linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, defensive tackle Justin...

Foundation for 49ers Success Started at Top

In the NFL it seems the success or failure of franchises flows down from the top. Inept ownership and bungling general managers can steer teams out of the playoffs and Super Bowls for decades and leave their fans frustrated and fuming. Meanwhile other franchises build a winning foundation from the top down. Every season those teams are in the playoffs or in the running for another...

49ers' Jed York says coach focused talented roster

(01-07) 18:29 PST - This week's edited conversation between 49ers owner Jed York and KNBR's Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey: Murphy: It's been almost a year since you hired Jim Harbaugh. What has it been like having him in the building? York: I think Coach just brings a level...
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