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Some sports writers and pundits are assuming that the San Francisco 49ers are going to have a rubber band season in 2012.Sure the 49ers went 13-3 last year, and it was exciting for the team to get to host an NFC Championship once again.Heck it seemed like old times! Break out the Huey Lewis and the News records, find Jerry Rice and Joe Montana and let’s cut a single.Expectations for the team were to fall back to earth. Many assume the team will win the lousy NFC west division with an 8-8 record.That’s what teams usually do after going 13-3.Your gift for such a nice record is a tough schedule. This makes it harder for teams to win at the same clip.But hang on folks. This team is coached by Jim Harbaugh.That alone is reason enough to believe that the Niners will not regress this year.When Harbaugh came to San Fran he didn’t need to trade for a franchise quarterback.He didn’t need to “gut” the team to rebuild it with players to fit his “system”. He took what available players he had, a...
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The Detroit Lions lost to the San Francisco 49ers last year in the final minutes, ending their bid for a potential perfect season. Undefeated going into the game, Detroit surrendered a Delanie Walker touchdown catch on fourth-and-six with just 1:51 remaining.
The game, however, will be remembered for a handshake, not late-game heroics.
The game ended with the Lions trying a desperation...
Jim Harbaugh would love it if his postgame handshake with Detroit coach Jim Schwartz last season were ancient history 11 months later.
If only. Not this week. Not with two unbeaten NFC powers set to face off in prime time Sunday night, when the Lions visit the reigning NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
Harbaugh refers to it as a ''mini controversy...
Who could forget the controversial 2011 handshake immediately following the game between 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions head coach Jim Schwarts? It turns out both coaches have when asked about it as we wait in anticipation for this Sunday’s matchup between the unbeaten San Fransisco and Detroit teams.
“Our approach with the mini controversies are really to give them...
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz says he's seen San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh ''a bunch of times'' since their altercation last season.
Schwartz ran after Harbaugh in October after the 49ers' coach gave him an exuberant handshake and backslap following San Francisco's victory at Detroit. Schwartz says that's long in the past now, with the Lions...
Ravens coach John Harbaugh addressed the media to talk about the win over the Bengals, preparing for the Eagles and about the infamous handshake between his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, and Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
Story lines abound in the 49ers' nationally televised rematch with the Lions on Sunday night at Candlestick Park. First, there's the ongoing relationship, if that's what you can call it, between the two coaches -- the Lions' Jim Schwartz and the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh. The two nearly brawled at the end of a hard-fought game in Detroit last October. The 49ers won...
Maybe they can shake hands and put the issue behind them for good.
All eyes will certainly be on Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh when they meet up in Week 2 in a rematch of the 49ers’ 25-19 victory over the Lions at Ford Field last season. Following the Week 6 game, Harbaugh aggressively shook Schwartz’s hand as he ran off the field...
There will be much talk this week about last years handshake and ensuing argument between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz. The two teams meet Sunday night in San Francisco, and both coaches are still fiery.
However, Harbaugh says what happened with Schwartz will have no bearing on the game.
"Our approach with the mini-controversies is to give them...
The Detroit Lions travel to San Francisco for "Sunday Night Football" against the 49ers, and coach Jim Schwartz is hopeful the focus for his team will be on the game and opponent and not on the postgame handshake incident with 49ers' coach Jim Harbaugh last October. "It happened so long ago that that occurred," he said. "When these two teams take the...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Revenge of the Handshake, call it what you want.
The hype is already starting for Sundays prime-time showdown between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers because its a rematch between two fiery coaches who nearly got into a fight on the field.
The last time they met, Week 6 last season, the 49ers rallied in the final two minutes for a 25-19 victory in...
The 49ers went into Lambeau and made a statement with a decisive 30-22 victory. The media pundits now need to take a closer look at the 49ers and realize this defense isn’t going to regress. Here are some links to help you get through the day…
Alex Smith press conference
Jim Harbaugh talks to media after win
Tim Kawakami thinks Alex Smith was the best quarterback at Lambeau...
The 49ers meet the Detroit Lions on Sunday in their second showdown of unbeaten NFC powers in as many weeks, and you can bet all eyes will be on what happens when coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz meet for a postgame handshake in the nationally-televised clash. The last time that happened, temporary bedlam ensued, creating a controversy that’s sure to be revisited plenty of times this week.
Less than a year after a post-game incident between Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh sent the media into a frenzy, the two teams are set to face each other again this time in San Francisco.
With the incident fresh in the media’s mind, it is hard to not talk about hand shakes.
At a downtown rally on Wednesday, 49ers owner Jed...
Week 1 had just about everything an NFL fan could ask for.
Peyton Manning came back and picked up right where he left off 20 months ago, RG-320 became the first opposing quarterback to win at New Orleans since the 2010 season, and Brandon Weeden began his NFL career by getting trapped under a 100-yard-long American flag. Unfortunately for Weeden, that was the best moment of his...