Jim Harbaugh

Pete Carroll (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Silverman: 5 Innovative NFL Teams Have A Chance To Make A Memorable Run

Brilliant coaching and innovation have been big keys in the NFL this season. Here’s a look at what five innovative teams have done to become so successful in 2012.

12/26/2012

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Report: Suspended Jacobs Had Giant Plans For San Fran Exit

The 49ers suspended Brandon Jacobs on Monday for the final three games following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one during the weekend saying he was “on this team rotting away.”

12/11/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

It was a tough week for the Top 10, as the Niners, Giants, Ravens and Bears all lost. The Steelers, Bengals, Seahawks and Redskins are all poised and ready to crack the rankings.

12/05/2012

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans celebrates with teammates after scoring on a one-yard run. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

Through 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 “Dream Team” Eagles.

11/28/2012

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Keidel: Only One Life At MetLife Stadium

It is quite startling that two teams can share a sport, a state, and even a building and still be so different, so divergent.

11/27/2012

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Silverman: Harbaugh Pulls The Trigger On A Shaky Move

As Smith was preparing to leave the 49ers practice late Wednesday and go home to his family the night before Thanksgiving, he was summoned to come in and speak to Jim Harbaugh.

11/22/2012

Jim Harbaugh (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Silverman: Harbaugh Giveth And Harbaugh Taketh Away

Those NFL waters are deep and dangerous. Anyone who plunked down their hard-earned money on the 49ers last night will remember that “bad beat” for a long time.

10/19/2012

Andrew Luck (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) and Robert Griffen III (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Silverman: The College Game Is Preparing Quarterbacks Like Never Before

The reason that college quarterbacks start right away is that they are far more prepared for the NFL game. College football coaches have far more detailed and challenging offenses and game plans than they did a generation ago.

10/17/2012

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Victor Cruz On 49ers’ Secondary: ‘They Didn’t Have Much To Say In That Second Half’

“They weren’t saying much,” Cruz said. “I mean (in) the first couple of drives we were chatting a little bit, but after I scored one and we kept them out of the end zone pretty much the whole game they didn’t have much to say in that second half.”

10/16/2012

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‘Statement’ Heard Loud And Clear — Giants Still Team To Beat

The Giants issued a statement of their own to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. Maybe the rest of the NFL, too.

10/15/2012

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 09:  Jim Harbaugh the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers pleads his case to the officals during the NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh Has A Problem With Kevin Gilbride’s Comments

Harbaugh accused Gilbride on Friday of making outrageous and incendiary comments about All-Pro defensive end Justin Smith in an effort to influence officials.

10/13/2012

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) and Jim Harbaugh (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Silverman: Over-Amped 49ers Still Have Much To Prove To Get Into Giants’ Class

As far as matching up with the Giants goes, the Niners still have to take a backseat. Here’s two good reasons: The Giants are better at the quarterback position and at the head coaching slot.

10/10/2012

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Silverman: Overpowering Schedule Forces Giants To Kick It Into Gear

The Giants road to the playoffs is going to get tougher in the weeks to come.

10/08/2012

Shonn Greene (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jets Must Use Muscle To Stand Up To Bay Area Bullies

Shonn Greene is going to need to carry the ball 25 to 30 times and do for the Jets’ offense what Frank Gore does for the 49ers. It may not be pretty, but the Jets have to try to slug it out with the Niners.

09/29/2012

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Keidel: Let’s Face It — The Jets’ Season Is Over

Only a fool would eulogize the Jets — a first-place team after three games — in Week 4. Yet it won’t be the first time I’ve acted the fool. The Jets’ season is over. Done. Dead. Muerto.

09/27/2012

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