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49ers to face former head coach Nolan

49ers to face former head coach Nolan

sfgate.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
49ers to face former head coach Nolan Quarterback Alex Smith (remember him?) will recognize Atlanta's defensive coordinator this week: Among the players drafted on his watch were Smith, running back Frank Gore, tight end Vernon Davis, linebacker Patrick…
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  • Donte Whitner: 49ers didn’t understand “magnitude of the moment…

    Donte Whitner: 49ers didn’t understand “magnitude of the moment” last year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Last year’s trip to the NFC Championship Game was a new experience for many 49ers afters years of missing the playoffs in San Francisco. The 49ers are back in the game again this year safety Donte Whitner says that last year’s experience was education
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  • Signs of life from 49ers' Vernon Davis?

    Signs of life from 49ers' Vernon Davis?

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Tight end Vernon Davis loves playing for a winner after losing too frequently early in his career with the San Francisco 49ers. At age 28, Davis is mature enough to understand team success matters more than individual opportunities. The 49ers are one vi…
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  • High Risk, High Reward

    High Risk, High Reward

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Jim isn't the only Harbaugh to have a bold late-season move pay off. In Baltimore, the switch to Jim Caldwell as OC has the once free-falling Ravens thriving, Don Banks writes.
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  • Don Banks: Once left for dead, Ravens a threat again thanks to …

    Don Banks: Once left for dead, Ravens a threat again thanks to bold Caldwell move

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    Everyone understood it was a bold and risky move to make at such a vital position so late in the season. But that Harbaugh guy clearly knew what he was doing, because it has quickly elevated his team's offensive production to new heights and brought a S…
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  • Double Coverage: 49ers at Falcons

    Double Coverage: 49ers at Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Coach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons finally have that elusive playoff victory. One more home victory stands between them and the Super Bowl after Atlanta outlasted Seattle in the divisional round. The San Francisco 49ers, ove…
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  • Jim Harbaugh again says he’s half the coach John Harbaugh is

    Jim Harbaugh again says he’s half the coach John Harbaugh is

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is as competitive as anyone who has played or coached or even watched football.  When he and his brother, John, were kids, the competitiveness manifested itself in the fact that Jim could throw a football over a large tree in th…
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  • 49ers' Crabtree ascending among NFL's elite

    49ers' Crabtree ascending among NFL's elite

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    2012 Receiving, Weeks 13-19 The Atlanta Falcons' Roddy White is a four-time Pro Bowl choice at wide receiver. White's teammate, second-year wideout Julio Jones, is headed to the Pro Bowl this season. Those two give the Falcons arguably the best receivin…
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  • Video - Kurt Warner: 'You can play great defense and still get beat' 01:31

    Kurt Warner: 'You can play great defense and still get beat'

    Jan 15
    Kurt Warner joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss how San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick compares to other mobile quarterbacks in the NFL.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman on quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 'It's working out for us now.' 05:13

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman on quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 'It's working out for us now.'

    Jan 15
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman talks about quarterback Colin Kaepernick's divisional performance and if head coach Jim Harbaugh has been vindicated by his quarterback's success.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: QB Trust Besides Brady 01:52

    NFL Live OT: QB Trust Besides Brady

    Jan 15
    Jason Taylor and Jerry Rice discuss the quarterback they trust the most this weekend besides Tom Brady.
  • Video - Will Underdog Role Help Falcons? 05:45

    Will Underdog Role Help Falcons?

    Jan 15
    Jerry Rice, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Falcons' being underdogs at home against the 49ers.

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    Everyone understood it was a bold and risky move to make at such a vital position so late in the season. But that Harbaugh guy clearly knew what he was doing, because it has quickly elevated his team's offensive production to new heights and brought a S…
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    Jan 15
    Jim Harbaugh's gamble on Colin Kaepernick will pay off with a Super Bowl title.
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    Jan 15
    Joe House and I became friends for two reasons: eating and basketball. When we went to school together at the College of the Holy Cross, we would play...