JR Hildebrand honors Jim Harbaugh, 49ers


JR Hildebrand honors Jim Harbaugh, 49ers

49ers fans taking one of their last two Sundays before theNFL season begins to watch some racing at the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonomawill catch a familiar color pattern racing around the track.JR Hildebrands race car will feature a 49ers paint schemethis weekend to honor 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, co-owner of PantherRacing, Hildebrands team, according to USA Today.Hildebrands No. 4 car Harbaughs number for most of hiscareer -- will be splashed with scarlet and gold along with a 49ers logo acrossthe rear wing.Hildebrand will take the car to 49ers camp on Thursdaybefore racing in Sonomaon Sunday.Its pretty cool to see how much he knows about IndyCarracing and that he was totally up to speed on what was going on at Panther,Hildebrand told USA Today. The race car driver met Harbaugh last year.You dont have to be around him long to understand whythese guys love playing for him and why they were able to have the success theydid last year, Hildebrand said.Hildebrand finished second at the Indianapolis 500 last year, his first yearcompeting in the IZOD IndyCar Series. The 24-year-old finished the year withfive top-ten and two top-five finishes.

49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong


49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong

Late Tuesday afternoon, a report surfaced stating that 49ers linebackers were involving an incident outside a club early on Monday morning.

The 49ers have issued a statement regarding the matter:

Mission Local is reporting that Foster and Armstrong were at Love and Propaganda near Union Square in San Francisco when they noticed a car circling the club. They reportedly asked security to escort them to their car at which point the car in question pulled up next to their car. two men jumped out of the car carrying an assault rifle and a handgun.

According to the report, Foster and Armstrong took off running and ended up at the St. Francis hotel where they promptly called police. Neither was injured in the incident.

Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'


Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia liked what he saw from rookie C.J. Beathard, who replaced benched starter Brian Hoyer on Sunday.

“It looks like he has that physical and mental toughness,” said Garcia, now an analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area on the latest 49ers Insider Podcast.

“That’s the thing you like to see out of a quarterback, to be a leader, to demonstrate what it’s all about and get everybody on board following him, and to play hungry, to play intense, to demand perfection out of yourself, to want to make every play.”

With Beathard taking over at quarterback, the 49ers rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the game in the third quarter. He also bought time with his legs to escape the pocket and throw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson in the closing minutes to give the 49ers an opportunity for a last-second win.

However, the 49ers lost their fifth consecutive game by three points or less with a 26-24 loss at Washington.

Beathard played with a sense of purpose and urgency Garcia said he did not see from Hoyer, who is playing for his seventh team in nine NFL seasons.

“I kept waiting for Brian to be that guy and he just wasn’t,” Garcia said. “That’s what frustrated me about Brian. Here he had a great opportunity to come in and be a starter and secure a position and take hold of a position for, really, the first time in his career.

“In retrospect, maybe he just is who he is, and that’s why he’s played for so many teams, and that’s why he’s never been considered a full-time starter or 'the guy' in the National Football League.”

Garcia added, “He left a door open, a window open, for another guy to step in and take advantage of it, and that’s what C.J. did. He was very opportunistic on Sunday in stepping onto the field and immediately having an impact.”