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Kaepernick celebrates Super season with a new tattoo

Kaepernick celebrates Super season with a new tattoo

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 7, 2013
The guy from Sporting News whose whining wasn’t sufficiently compelling to get me to remember his name will have another Colin Kaepernick tattoo about which to whine. Via SFGate.com, the 49ers starting quarterback has capped a special season with a new
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  • Jim Harbaugh: A penalty is a penalty on the first play or the l…

    Jim Harbaugh: A penalty is a penalty on the first play or the last play

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    After the officials did not call pass interference against Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith on the 49ers’ final offensive play of the Super Bowl, many observers who agreed with the non-call said that in a key play with the championship on the line, the off
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  • Inside the Huddle: Precedent for a PI call

    Inside the Huddle: Precedent for a PI call

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, frustrated over the absence of a late pass-interference call in Super Bowl XLVII, might not embrace a stat ESPN's John Clayton dug up for his latest "Inside the Huddle" video (above). I can help on that …
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  • Rewriting History: Now that 2012 is wrapped, we have some persp…

    Rewriting History: Now that 2012 is wrapped, we have some perspectiv…

    CNNSI.com Feb 7, 2013
    Now that 2012 is wrapped, we have some perspective on last season's rookies. If teams could do the first round over again, who would they draft? Don Banks has the answer.
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  • Cardinals will stick with 3-4 defense

    Cardinals will stick with 3-4 defense

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    When the Cardinals made the decision to switch defensive coordinators from Ray Horton to Todd Bowles, there was some question about what kind of defensive look Bowles would run in the 2013 season. We got our answer on Thursday and it looks pretty much t…
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  • Kiper mock 2.0: Cardinals thoughts

    Kiper mock 2.0: Cardinals thoughts

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his second 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. We're running through the projected picks for NFC West teams in reverse order. Arizona is last up. The Cardinals hold the seventh overall choice, the second time in three sea…
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  • Flacco urged teammates on sidelines to tackle Ted Ginn

    Flacco urged teammates on sidelines to tackle Ted Ginn

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    If 49ers return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. had managed to break through the Baltimore coverage on the free kick that ended Super Bowl XLVII, Ginn may have needed an escort from his entire family to get to the end zone. Via Deadspin, NFL Films audio from th…
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  • Kiper mock 2.0: Rams thoughts

    Kiper mock 2.0: Rams thoughts

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his second 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. We're running through the projected picks for NFC West teams in reverse order. St. Louis is next up. The Rams have two picks in the first round: their own (16th overall) and …
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  • Gregg Williams reinstated by league, joins Titans

    Gregg Williams reinstated by league, joins Titans

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The NFL has reinstated Gregg Williams after suspending him for his role in the New Orleans' bounty scandal, and the Titans have added him to their coaching staff.
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  • 2013 Kiper mock 2.0: Seahawks thoughts

    2013 Kiper mock 2.0: Seahawks thoughts

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his second 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. We're running through the projected picks for NFC West teams in reverse order. Seattle is up next. 25. Seattle Seahawks: Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State Kiper's give: Another g…
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  • Joe Flacco told teammates to tackle Ted Ginn from the sideline …

    Joe Flacco told teammates to tackle Ted Ginn from the sideline during Super Bowl free kick return

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Feb 7, 2013
    It's a good thing that Joe Flacco has made himself into an "elite" (and soon to be very highly-paid) quarterback, because the Baltimore Ravens signal-caller and Super Bowl MVP needs a lot of work as a special teams coach. With four seconds lef…
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  • John Harbaugh told his staff Ray Lewis couldn’t cover Davis, Cr…

    John Harbaugh told his staff Ray Lewis couldn’t cover Davis, Crabtree

    During the Super Bowl, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told his assistant coaches that they needed to make sure their defensive calls didn’t leave linebacker Ray Lewis covering 49ers tight end Vernon Davis or receiver Michael Crabtree over the middle. The 49
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  • Sizing up NFC West QBs in the red zone

    Sizing up NFC West QBs in the red zone

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    2012 Playoff QBs in Red Zone Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III are the subjects for Scott Kacsmar's recent look at multidimensional young quarterbacks. The piece examines the manner in which these quarterbacks run the ball, with em…
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  • The Shutdown Corner Interview: Joe Montana

    The Shutdown Corner Interview: Joe Montana

    yahoo.com Feb 7, 2013
    When it comes to playing quarterback in the Super Bowl, who would you rather talk to than Joe Montana? Shutdown Corner had that exact opportunity this week, as Joe Cool sat down to talk with us about a number of subjects -- the evolution of the quarterb…
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  • Around the NFC West: Early feel on Arians

    Around the NFC West: Early feel on Arians

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    The Arizona Cardinals have made available a Bruce Arians interview shot while the team's new head coach unpacked boxes in his office. There's a comfortable feel to Arians even with a large photo of a serious looking Bear Bryant perched over Arians' shou…
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  • Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Good morning and thank you for not asking something along the lines of, "What do you do in the offseason?" We've got much to discuss, as usual, even though the games are finished until September. So, pull up a chair for the next NFC West chat,…
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Super Bowl Red Zone, Refs, Stats and Tackles 02:06

    Inside the Huddle: Super Bowl Red Zone, Refs, Stats and Tackles

    Feb 7
    Inside the Huddle reveals Super Bowl secrets: Kaepernick's red zone playoff stats, officials in denial over defensive holding calls, the increase in Super Bowl scoring production and what will happen to all those left tackles who are now free agents?
  • Video - 49ers' Chances To Win Super Bowl 01:54

    49ers' Chances To Win Super Bowl

    Feb 7
    Merril Hoge discusses the 49ers' chances of winning the Super Bowl next season.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
  • Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round

    Feb 7
    With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…