San Francisco 49ers 2014 Preview

  The San Francisco 49ers led by coach Jim Harbaugh are in a spot that came too soon it would seem.  Even with a young quarterback in Colin Kapernick and one of the best head coaches in the league, Jim Harbaugh leading this team – could it be that there is a window of opportunity The post San Francisco 49ers 2014 Preview appeared first on Route 4 Sports.
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WR Steve Johnson Pitted Against Brandon Lloyd For WR3 Option

WR Steve Johnson Pitted Against Brandon Lloyd For WR3 Option: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers has come out and said that Johnson has done an “outstanding job” this preseason and that he “feels good about him beong on the 53-man roster.” To make the team Johnson most likely will have to beat out Lloyd for the WR3 spot on the team as neither are good special...
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Jim Harbaugh: Stevie Johnson has done an outstanding job

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh raved about wide receiver Stevie Johnson on Monday. Jim Harbaugh says @StevieJohnson13 has done outstanding job "and I feel good about him being on the 53-man roster" — Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 25, 2014 The 49ers need Johnson.  Other than Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin,  the Niners don’t have any other proven receivers.   ...
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Levi’s Stadium Is Currently A Mess

The San Francisco 49ers’ first home game of the 2014 regular season won’t come until September 14th, when the Niners play the Chicago Bears. That’s good news for the 49ers, seeing that they have more than two weeks to turn Levi’s Stadium into a venue that is capable of hosting a football game. Here’s what Levi’s Stadium looks like now as #49ers re-sod the field again...
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Jim Harbaugh doesn’t know how long Aldon Smith will be suspended

Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t sure how long the NFL plans on suspending linebacker Aldon Smith for his off the field incident’s over the past couple of years. Jim Harbaugh says @Niners have no idea Aldon Smith status relative to NFL discipline. League plans to have all resolved before Week 1 — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 25, 2014 ...
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Colin Kaepernick will play in the 49ers preseason finale

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh stated on Sunday that Colin Kaepernick will play in the Niners final preseason game this Thursday. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will play in the exhibition finale, Harbaugh said. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) August 24, 2014 Even though the game is meaningless and most starters don’t play,  Kaepernick and the 49ers offense could use the work...
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Jim Harbaugh, Blaine Gabbert is our No. 2 quarterback

Despite a bad preseason so far,  49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh says Blaine Gabbert is his second-string quarterback right now. “Blaine is that guy right now,” Harbaugh said, per the Sacramento Bee. It sounds like Harbaugh believes they’ve improved as a team which should help Gabbert. “I don’t judge it off just those,” Harbaugh said of the bleak statistics his quarterbacks...
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Blaine Gabbert is the 49ers backup “right now”

Getty Images Blaine Gabbert will remain second on the depth chart at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers as the team enters its third preseason game. “Blaine is that guy right now,” Harbaugh said of Gabbert. If head coach Jim Harbaugh’s comments about Blaine Gabbert did not seem too sencire one could simply look at his preseason numbers. Gabbert has completed 11 of 25 passes...
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Harbaugh Doesn’t Have a ‘Crystal Ball’ For When Potential Aldon Smith Suspension Could Be Announced

The regular season is rapidly approaching, and yet the San Francisco 49ers still have no clue just what will happen to Aldon Smith. “I haven’t gotten any indication,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh when asked if he has an idea when the outside linebacker’s potential suspension could be announced. As Harbaugh explained, he he’s unsure whether the announcement will come before...
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Jim Harbaugh believes Glenn Dorsey could play this season

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh believes there’s a chance defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey could play this season because of how well his torn biceps muscle is healing. Jim Harbaugh said "a very good chance" that NT Glenn Dorsey (biceps surgery) will return late this season after 3 1/2 months. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 22, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '...
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NFL Notes: 49ers, Colts, Patriots, Raiders, & Rams

49ers HC Jim Harbaugh referred to backup QB Blaine Gabbert as “the guy right now” for the team’s No. 2 job. (Matt Barrows) Colts LB Shawn Loiseau reverted to the Colts’ injured reserve list after clearing waivers on Friday. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski remains on course for Week 1, but the Patriots are not certain about his status at this point in time. (Albert Breer...
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49ers could be without Glenn Dorsey for 3 1/2 months

Jim Harbaugh talked to the media today about Glenn Dorsey, the former first round pick from Louisiana State University.  Glenn Dorsey was recently given a nice contract extension and while he was hurt the team is investing in the massive defensive tackle.   Well now according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, Dorsey could […] The post 49ers could be without Glenn Dorsey for 3...
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Jim Harbaugh once pissed his pants to get a picture of a ballplayer

Seth Mewell, Deadspin:Tim Kawakami sat down with Jim Harbaugh to talk about his love for baseball and two stories immediately stick out. First, he says he pissed himself as a five-year-old waiting for a chance to meet and get a picture with the Cleveland Indians first baseman after a game. Harbaugh also says there is a picture of him wearing the piss pants, which the world absolutely...
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Jim Harbaugh peed on himself while waiting for an autograph

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh admitted that he peed on himself when he was five years old while waiting for autographs at an Indians game,  he peed in his pants. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News has the story. We went to a Cleveland Indians game. It was one of those games where there was maybe a thousand, 700 people left when it was over. I think the lights had gone out...
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Jim Harbaugh is after foul balls when attending baseball games

Would it surprise you at all to hear that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh takes going to baseball games seriously — perhaps too seriously? The man is there to catch some foul balls, and if he doesn’t get one, he’s not happy. The San Jose Mercury News‘ Tim Kawakami got this out of Harbaugh in a story about his developing friendship with A’s manager Bob Melvin. Melvin thought it...
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Jim Harbaugh has a knack for catching fly balls

You could probably care less about this, but 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh apparently has a knack for catching foul balls. Jim Harbaugh has caught 20 foul balls in his life and has very strict rules on what "counts." (via @timkawakami) pic.twitter.com/1aLIq90FTF — Kevin Clark (@KevinClarkWSJ) August 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060...
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The drama, the tension, the…re-sodding?

Aren’t you ready to run through at least 11 walls after watching this video of a SUPER INTENSE re-sodding? Your browser does not support iframes. Red Bull infused repairs aside, those images aren’t exactly a promising look for the 49ers. Yesterday Jim Harbaugh pulled his team off the field less than an hour into a practice that was scheduled to be twice that long. The field was...
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Harbaugh pulls 49ers practice after footing problems on Levi’s Stadium turf

Coach Jim Harbaugh brought his team together less than an hour into practice Wednesday evening and abruptly led his team out of Levi's Stadium due to poor field conditions. Basic plays provided huge divots, and there were patches of sod that were still discolored from the 49ers' game Sunday against the Denver Broncos. General manager Trent Baalke, standing on the sideline...
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San Francisco 49ers New $1.3 Billion Stadium Unfit to Play in For Now

Even though they spent a ton of money on their brand new stadium the San Francisco 49ers had to know that there were going to be some growing pains once Levi's Stadium opened up. It's to be expected when you have a project as large as constructing a place for some 68,000+ people to comfortably enjoy a football game.However, when it comes to the big things like the playing...
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49ers having issues with the grass at Levi’s Stadium

This is not good news. The grass at the 49ers new stadium is so bad that Jim Harbaugh pulled his team off the field at Levi’s Stadium about 45 minutes into Wednesday’s practice. About 45 minutes into a free public practice for fans, and after numerous slips on the grass, which was discolored near midfield and already had several new patches in place after Sunday’s NFL exhibition...
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Harbaugh, 49ers could part ways after this season

This is not being written to intentionally disrupt the 49ers' 2014 preparations, though I'm sure I will be accused of exactly that. From what I've heard from several NFL sources, some who know Jim Harbaugh well, I'll say that 80% of the NFL people I talk to assume that there's a strong chance that this will be Harbaugh's final season with the 49ers. It&...
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Jim Harbaugh wearing out his welcome in the 49ers locker room?

According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report,  there’s still some thought around the NFL that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh could be wearing out his welcome in the Niners’ locker room. Harbaugh does grind on the players and has for years—going all the way to his coaching days at Stanford. His act wears thin quickly. He wins and is excellent, but he also engenders a large...
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Oakland Raiders could be a front runner for Jim Harbaugh should he and Niners part ways

According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, there is a significant chance that San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh will part ways with each other after this season. Essentially, he believes that the scenario is set up so that it will be an all or nothing season for both sides. If Harbaugh is finally able to secure a Super Bowl victory then they will likely...
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San Francisco 49ers fans have a rough time at debut of new Levi’s Stadium

The rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers is going strong even though it’s only August and the teams won’t see each other on the field for a couple more months. Last week Pete Carroll called out Jim Harbaugh for not participating in the ice bucket challenge – (he later did, but made sure to let us know it was not because Carroll wanted him too) and...
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The Cold War – How Pete Carroll Is Defeating Jim Harbaugh Off The Field As Well

Column written by Brian Nemhauser of HawkBlogger.com, a partner of Oregon Sports News It is no secret that the Seahawks won the Super Bowl thanks in large part to Pete Carroll’s coaching ability. He has proven to be one of the best defensive minds in NFL history while contributing to dominant defenses over four decades. He has become a championship head coach by playing a classic...
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