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Niners could open playoffs with a new kicker

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08:07 AM ET 12.31 | The kicking game again let down the 49ers Sunday, bringing up a significant question. Do the 49ers really want David Akers lining up with a playoff game in the balance? "Well, it's his job to make the field goals, you know," coach Jim Harbaugh said after Akers missed back-to-back tries wide left from 44 and 40 yards on Sunday. "(This is) not to his standard." That was not a vote of confidence, by the way. ... "We'll evaluate the position," Harbaugh said. It is not unprecedented for playoff teams to pick up new kickers as the postseason begins. From Harbaugh's tone, I'd guess the search got under way about 15 minutes after the game. ... So maybe it will be Billy Cundiff or Ryan Longwell, or John Kasay, or it will be another veteran free agent.

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December 31, 2012  08:22 AM ET

If it's Billy Cundiff, they're doomed.

December 31, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If it's Billy Cundiff, they're doomed.

Best to go with Garo Yepremian.

December 31, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If it's Billy Cundiff, they're doomed.

I'd have a hard time believing that a Harbaugh would be willing to give Cundiff another shot.

December 31, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If it's Billy Cundiff, they're doomed.

By the way, congrats on the big win last night...

December 31, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

By the way, congrats on the big win last night...

Yesssirrrr!!!!

December 31, 2012  08:56 AM ET

I'm sure Harbaugh's brother will put in a good word for Billy .

December 31, 2012  09:18 AM ET

I hear Kurt Knight is still available......

December 31, 2012  09:36 AM ET

What about Mike Vanderjagt?

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December 31, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Cundiff?, for the playoffs? You gotta be kidding me...

December 31, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Cundiff?, for the playoffs? You gotta be kidding me...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!




Hail to the Redskins!!

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December 31, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!Hail to the Redskins!!

Hail, nice game, good luck in the playoffs; RGIII is for real.

December 31, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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Hail, nice game, good luck in the playoffs; RGIII is for real.

So is Wilson!!!!!!!!!

December 31, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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So is Wilson!!!!!!!!!

Wilson is definitely for real!

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December 31, 2012  12:51 PM ET

Nothing like consistency!!!!

December 31, 2012  02:10 PM ET

Costly misses by the Kicker. It's time for a trade in.

December 31, 2012  06:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!Hail to the Redskins!!

BOOM!!!

 
December 31, 2012  06:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If it's Billy Cundiff, they're doomed.

Lucky STiff!! Hail To The Redskins!!! Happy New Year!!!

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