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07:57 AM ET 02.08 | Even with some time to think about it, San Francisco's defensive backfield couldn't get its story straight on how Jacoby Jones beat them. [Chris Culliver] on Tuesday said he thought he had help from safety Donte Whitner. "Yeah," [Culliver] said. "Like I said, I don't want to throw nobody under the bus. But I had him and we wasn't on the same page, so it ends up as a touchdown." Whitner, however, had an entirely different take. Should he have gone deep with Jones? "No. No. People don't know," he said. ... "Our corners did a great job all year of playing this coverage. And it just caught him (Culliver). It just caught him. I don't know. Chris is man to man, that was his guy. And the guy just got behind him," Whitner continued.

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February 8, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Don't care. It already feels like they played the Super Bowl 6 weeks ago.

February 8, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Sounds like they are as confused now as they were on Sunday.

February 8, 2013  08:12 AM ET

"Like I said, I don't want to throw nobody under the bus. But..."

In other words, get ready to throw someone under the bus.

February 8, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Get over it, and get away from the cameras boys.

February 8, 2013  08:33 AM ET

At some point this will become Bill Callahan's fault. Give it up, niners. The team that played better football won.

February 8, 2013  08:41 AM ET

I guess the honeymoon is over in the Niners Backfield, Jim is going to blame both of them!

February 8, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Karma got him.

February 8, 2013  08:54 AM ET

This kind of stuff should stay in the locker room and not the media. I guess they learn it best from their coach.

February 8, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Maybe Culliver thought Jones was gay and was afraid to get too close to him

February 8, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Uh oh, there's trouble in paradise. I don't think Jim Harbaugh is the type of coach to put up with this kind of nonsense. He released Brandon Jacobs for something similar, and he kept a muzzle on Randy Moss most of the season as well. So look for the hammer to fall on someone here.

February 8, 2013  09:18 AM ET

And if your team had legitimate goal line plays or a two point conversion play, all of this would be irrelevant. Such is the way of things.

February 8, 2013  09:42 AM ET

following in the footsteps of their coach...

February 8, 2013  09:46 AM ET

I think the Ravens must have developed stealth uniforms that can't be seen by opposing defensive backs. How else could they get so open downfield against both the Broncos and 49ers?

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February 8, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Uh oh, there's trouble in paradise. I don't think Jim Harbaugh is the type of coach to put up with this kind of nonsense. He released Brandon Jacobs for something similar, and he kept a muzzle on Randy Moss most of the season as well. So look for the hammer to fall on someone here.

Had Brandon Jacobs been in the backfield when they were first and Goal, Jimmy boy might have gotten his ring, Jacobs was outstanding inside the 10 Yard Line, he could block,catch, or run with the ball, but hot head Jim had to do it his way!

February 8, 2013  10:32 AM ET

That picture is priceless. Culliver looks like a stooge. It's pretty obvious where the fault lies on this play. Even if you do have Safety help it's not a license to let the receiver get that far behind you.

February 8, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

That picture is priceless. Culliver looks like a stooge. It's pretty obvious where the fault lies on this play. Even if you do have Safety help it's not a license to let the receiver get that far behind you.

Pisses me off every time I see this picture. Look at this fool..........the ball was severely underthrown and he still looking back without a clue as to where it is.

February 8, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

the backfield gave up a lot of yards all through the playoffs. Its time to go get Revis.

I think we have 11 or 12 picks in this years draft. If we don't make a play for Revis or another top tier CB, we're screwed again. the 49ers' strength of schedule next year is ridiculous.

 
February 8, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Sounds like they are as confused now as they were on Sunday.

With a psychotic coach like Harbaugh, I can understand why.

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