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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh responded Friday to New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride's comments on the way 49ers defensive end Justin Smith plays.
Gilbride told reporters:
"Smith is a beast on the inside. He's strong, he does a good a job of grabbing a hold of offensive linemen and allowing those twists to take place.
"He never gets called for it, so he gets away with murder."
Harbaugh responded with a statement after the team's Friday practice, saying via the NFL.com:
"Kevin Gilbride's outrageous, irrational statement regarding Justin Smith's play is, first, an absurd analogy," Harbaugh said. "Second, it is an incendiary comment targeting one of the truly exemplary players in this league. It's obvious that the Giants coaching staff's sole purpose is to use their high visibility to both criticize and influence officiating."
Gilbride praised the 49ers defense but also gave the officials something to look for. Harbaugh used the comments to fire up his team for Sunday's game at Candlestick Park.
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The last time a player disputed San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's judgment about the player's readiness for action, Harbaugh cut him. That was last year, when wide receiver Braylon Edwards never fully came back from knee and shoulder injuries. Edwards suggested he'd miss a game or two, but instead of telling Harbaugh, he told the media. Harbaugh eventually released...
The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants square off once again this Sunday at Candlestick Park. And while most 49ers fans have their take on what to expect, there is always an element of the unknown when it comes to these high profile games. We know the Giants are playing well right now, we know that they are coming off a dominating win versus the Cleveland Browns, we know that...
Extended highlights of the 49ers rout against the Bills.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the comments Giants
offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride made about All-Pro defensive
end Justin Smith are ''outrageous'' and ''incendiary.''
The San Francisco 49ers enter this weekend’s rematch of last
season’s NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants healthy. The team
had three players listed on their injury report, but all are expected to play.
Alex Smith sprained a finger on his throwing hand last
weekend against the Buffalo Bills, but it didn’t hamper him this week during
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith told the media that he doesn’t believe his sprained middle finger will be an issue for Sunday’s game against the Giants.“It’s doing all right. It’ll be fine,” Smith said, per the San Jose Mercury News. “I might tape it for support.”Sounds like Smith will be good to go against the Giants.
WELL THAT'S A RELIEF
49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers has backed off his threat that he would steal Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz's patented salsa dance when the teams meet on Sunday.
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According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers has told him that he “definitely” won’t do Victor Cruz’s salsa dance if he has the opportunity to.Earlier in the week Rogers was flirting with the idea of doing Cruz’s dance and Cruz has already made it clear that it’s not something he’s very fond of.Rogers says he...
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers told the New York Daily News that he will stop mimicking the salsa dance of Giants receiver Victor Cruz, according to a Daily News report. Cruz began performing his salsa touchdown celebration as a tribute to his late grandmother, Lucy Molina, who died recently. Molina had taught Cruz the dance when he was a child. Cruz performs the...
When former New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham signed with the San Francisco 49ers this past offseason, his new teammates told him that he wa’s wearing their Super Bowl ring.“Players were talking about it, like, ‘You got my ring on,’” Manningham told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever.’”49ers tight end Vernon Davis says the loss from last...
Alex Smith, Carlos Rogers and Kyle Williams acknowledge what some of their other San Francisco teammates might not: Sunday’s rematch with the New York Giants absolutely means a little more to the 49ers.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) It wasn't very difficult for Mario Manningham to leave the New York Giants after winning a Super Bowl with them.
The fleet wide receiver is happy in his new home with the San Francisco 49ers, another championship contender that's making better use of Manningham than the Giants ever did.
It's a different situation for...
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is drawing comparisons to some of the all-time greatest NFL linemen with his brilliant play.
And to think the coaches at Central Michigan University wanted Watt to become the next Joe Staley.
Staley began his college career as a CMU tight end but was shifted to left tackle. The move was so successful that San Francisco selected Staley in the...
The New York Giants (3-2) will play the San Francisco 49ers (4-1) Sunday afternoon at Candelstick Park from San Francisco, CA.
Game starts at 4:25 pm on FOX (TV) and WFAN (Radio).
49ers favorites over Giants.
Spread is - 6.5 points.
My pick is the 49ers.
It's the rematch of 2011 NFC championship...