'Gentleman's agreement' is news to the Harbaughs

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'Gentleman's agreement' is news to the Harbaughs

SANTA CLARA -- When asked what he remembers from his first exhibition game, 49ers rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick said, without hesitation, the large number of blitzes he saw that August night against the New Orleans Saints.How many blitzes did he see?"One hundred and seven," 49ers receiver Kyle Williams said from a nearby locker."Actually, I think it was 108," Kaepernick quipped.Jim Henderson, the Saints radio play-by-play man, revealed on a Houston radio station shortly after that game the apparent reason for the high number of blitzes that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams called in the Saints' exhibition opener against the 49ers.
"Sean Payton sort of expected (49ers coach Jim) Harbaugh to call him throughout the week and kind of figure out a gentleman's agreement as to how the game would be played," Henderson said. "When that didn't occur, Sean just said to Gregg, 'Let the dogs out.' And they did."Harbaugh was asked Monday during his press conference whether he knew anything about the so-called "gentleman's agreement." The 49ers face the Saints on Saturday in a game that matters -- an NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park.
"I don't know anything about that," Harbaugh said. "You hate to deal with hypotheticals on what somebody might have said or what somebody didn't say. It really becomes irrelevant. I'm certainly not aware of any gentlemen's agreement. I even asked my brother (Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh), 'Is there any sort of gentlemen's agreement that you call a coach before a preseason game?' Even he wasn't wasn't aware of it."And even if there was, we wouldn't do it anyway. We ask no quarter, we get no quarter."

Source: Bears deny 49ers attempt to bring back Fangio

Source: Bears deny 49ers attempt to bring back Fangio

The 49ers inquired about the possibility of re-hiring defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to presumptive coach Kyle Shanahan's staff, but the Chicago Bears denied permssion, a source told CSNBayArea.com.

Fangio recently completed his second season as the Bears' defensive coordinator after spending four seasons in the same position on Jim Harbaugh's staff with the 49ers.

The Bears made it known to the 49ers that Fangio would not be allowed out of his contract. It never got to the point where the 49ers made a formal request to speak with Fangio, a source said.

Fangio's defenses were the strength of three 49ers teams that advanced to the NFC Championship game, including one Super Bowl appearance. He interviewed for the 49ers' head-coaching job after the 49ers parted ways with Harbaugh. After being passed over for defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, Fangio ended up on John Fox's staff with the Bears.

The Sacramento Bee was first to report the 49ers were blocked in their attempt to lure Fangio back to the organization.

Report: Seahawks could lose second-round pick in 2017 draft

Report: Seahawks could lose second-round pick in 2017 draft

The Seahawks might be in some trouble.

Seattle may lose its second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after failing to disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The league is reportedly mulling a penalty after Pete Carroll revealed on Monday that Sherman dealt with an MCL injury during the season.

Back in September, the NFL took away the Seahawks' fifth-round pick, fined the team $400,000 and fined Pete Carroll $200,000 for violating work rules that prohibit excessive contact in all offseason workouts.

The Seahawks will also forefit their first week of 2017 OTAs.