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Morning Tailgate: Eliminating Penalties

Posted Sep 24, 2013

The 49ers plan to address the penalties that have plagued the team in 2013.

The 49ers are 1-2.

It’s the first losing record in Jim Harbaugh’s 35-game tenure as San Francisco’s head coach.

The physical team has prided itself on being disciplined on the field. But so far in 2013, the 49ers have committed 29 penalties, second-worst among 32 NFL teams.

It’s not sitting well with Harbaugh.

“I think our defense, that’s not something we want to be about,” Harbaugh said. “We don’t want to be giving first downs by penalty and we’ll keep working at it.”

As a result, the additional first downs given to opponents have led to big rushing plays being given up by the defense.

San Francisco ranked as the NFL’s fourth-best rushing defense at the end of 2012.

This year, however, the unit ranks No. 29 in rush defense. The 49ers pass defense ranks No. 8. The defensive unit is No. 12 overall in the league.

More 49ers headlines can be found in today's Morning Tailgate.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com examined Monday’s injury report.

Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com looked at what’s troubling the 49ers most.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about Jon Baldwin potentially making his 49ers debut.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News shared Harbaugh’s comments on facing adversity.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee offered 49ers film review.

Andrew Pentis of 49ers.com looked at how the 49ers can be more precise on offense.



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