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Montana would have used a unique approach for receivers who com…

Montana would have used a unique approach for receivers who complained

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 5, 2013
It’s easy to figure out where 49ers quarterback Joe Montana comes down on the question of whether Jerry Rice or Randy Moss is the greatest receiver of all time. Still, it’s one thing to guess at what Montana would say and to hear him say it. Montana s
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  • Record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

    Record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Super Bowl was streamed online by 3 million people, an increase from the 2.1 million who watched the big game online last year, according to CBS.
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  • Rams claim former Lions WR Young off waivers

    Rams claim former Lions WR Young off waivers

    The St. Louis Rams have claimed former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young off waivers, the team announced Tuesday.
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  • Niners championship gear donated to charity

    Niners championship gear donated to charity

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers may have lost the Super Bowl, but items proclaiming them champions will be put to good use.
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  • Harbaugh sets tone on tone-setter Goldson

    Harbaugh sets tone on tone-setter Goldson

    San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson deserves a long-term contract after playing the 2012 season under the franchise tag. Coach Jim Harbaugh indicated as much during his news conference Tuesday. Dashon Goldson Stats "He's somebody that I think…
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  • Harbaugh plays it coy about Alex Smith’s future

    Harbaugh plays it coy about Alex Smith’s future

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    The 49ers might have a “great respect” for deposed quarterback Alex Smith, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to give him away if they don’t have to. During today’s wrap-up news conference, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh cited his “great personal
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  • Cardinals grow coaching staff under Arians

    Cardinals grow coaching staff under Arians

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    A few thoughts after the Arizona Cardinals announced Bruce Arians' initial coaching staff for the 2013 season: More resources: Former head coach Ken Whisenhunt had 16 assistants last season, three or four fewer than the NFC West norm. The number wasn't …
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  • Kaepernick to start training within a week

    Kaepernick to start training within a week

    Still steaming over the Super Bowl loss, Colin Kaepernick packed up his belongings in the 49ers locker room and made plans with teammates to work out this offseason.
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Other Calls That Altered the Course of …

    Quirks of the Game: The Other Calls That Altered the Course of the Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Plenty of people were discussing the Super Bowl officials' noncall on the 49ers' final play, but there were other officiating decisions that played roles in the game.
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  • Rabid Ravens fans celebrate with team at parade

    Rabid Ravens fans celebrate with team at parade

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets of Charm City and packing the team's stadium for a celebration.
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  • Something To Talk About

    Something To Talk About

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    We're two days removed from Super Bowl XLVII, and the offseason looms. But a couple of Sunday's controversies still have people -- including Peter King -- buzzing.
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  • Sizing up SB contenders already? Thoughts

    Sizing up SB contenders already? Thoughts

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    ESPN's John Clayton is listing the Seattle Seahawks second to Green Bay among teams most likely to supplant San Francisco as the NFC team in the next Super Bowl. Separately, ESPN's Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith like the 49ers' chances for winning it…
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  • Former teammate critical of Ray Lewis’ performance in Super Bow…

    Former teammate critical of Ray Lewis’ performance in Super Bowl XLVII

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    Future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis will end his NFL career with a parade through the streets of Baltimore and, later this year, a ring ceremony with his teammates. Lewis was the center of attention after the game and was a player that the 49ers tr…
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  • Superdome was warned about power months ago

    Superdome was warned about power months ago

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Superdome officials warned just months before the Super Bowl that the venue's electrical system could suffer a power outage and rushed to replace some of the equipment ahead of the big game.
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  • Ted Ginn’s father wants him out of San Francisco

    Ted Ginn’s father wants him out of San Francisco

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    During Super Bowl week, Ted Ginn passed on a chance to air grievances about his lack of a role in the 49ers offense. The man who shares his name wasn’t quite so magnanimous while speaking with Tim Warsinskey of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ted Ginn Sr.,
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  • Better hand Randy Moss a butterfly net

    Better hand Randy Moss a butterfly net

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Four-time Super Bowl winner Bill Romanowski blasted San Francisco 49ers receiver Randy Moss for showing "alligator arms" on the pass Baltimore intercepted in the second quarter Sunday. Upon review, I don't think Moss could have caught that pas…
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  • Around the NFC West: Two strong takes

    Around the NFC West: Two strong takes

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Good morning. The NFL offseason is officially here, but the San Francisco 49ers' experience in Super Bowl XLVII will remain a topic for discussion this week, I am sure. We've got some strong takes to run through this morning. Around the NFC West: Feb. 5…
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  • Recapping Strategic Calls in Super Bowl

    Recapping Strategic Calls in Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Two statistical analysts agreed that 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh made some tactical and mathematical blunders against his brother.
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  • Justin Smith to undergo surgery, rehab expected to last three m…

    Justin Smith to undergo surgery, rehab expected to last three months

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith is expected to undergo surgery this week to repair a partially torn triceps suffered in December. According to Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, it is expected to be a three-month rehabilitation f…
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  • Video - The San Francisco 49ers cope with Super Bowl XLVII loss 01:37

    The San Francisco 49ers cope with Super Bowl XLVII loss

    Feb 5
    Ari Wolfe joins "NFL Total Access" with a report from Santa Clara, California about how the 49ers are dealing with their Super Bowl loss, and what their biggest offseason priority is.
  • Video - The San Francisco 49ers cope with Super Bowl XLVII loss 01:37

    The San Francisco 49ers cope with Super Bowl XLVII loss

    Feb 5
    Ari Wolfe joins "NFL Total Access" with a report from Santa Clara, California about how the 49ers are dealing with their Super Bowl loss, and what their biggest offseason priority is.
  • Video - Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith 01:19

    Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith

    Feb 5
    San Francisco 49ers head coach talks about quarterback Alex Smith's contract situation and how he will address the situation going forward.
  • Video - Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith 01:19

    Jim Harbaugh on Alex Smith

    Feb 5
    San Francisco 49ers head coach talks about quarterback Alex Smith's contract situation and how he will address the situation going forward.

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