Here is what other news outlets are saying about the
--- Elizabeth Merrill of
"Do you embrace the eye black, smeared down both of his cheeks, occasionally mixed with tears? Does your heart pump faster when he dances, feet sliding, biceps bulging? Do you nod and say, 'Amen' when he speaks? Do you have your name in his cellphone? There are hundreds in the
--- John Eisenberg of BaltimoreRavens.com believes that when the Ravens and 49ers look in the mirror, they will see each other.
"Let us count the ways that the Ravens and 49ers are drop-dead identical. Both are coached by guys named Harbaugh, the Ravens' John and the 49ers' Jim. They're brothers. They used to sleep in the same room. They call the same people 'Mom' and 'Dad.' They still look a lot alike," Eisenberg wrote. "Both are led on defense by star inside/middle linebackers wearing number 52. The Ravens Ray Lewis is a future Hall of Famer playing in the final game of his career. The 49ers'
--- Peter Schrager of FOX Sports says the 49ers and team MVP
"The big 'What's wrong with the 49ers pass rush?' question that's been floating around media circles this month hasn't affected the 49ers one bit. It's not even an issue," he wrote. "From the coach to the veteran leader to the sack master gone silent, there's a real 'nothing to see here' attitude surrounding all the recent concern from outside forces. After all, the guy everyone's concerned about? The one that's been missing from the box scores? His teammates just named him the squad's MVP. The 49ers know they've got to get to
--- Scott Cacciola of
"For all his glowing credentials as the quarterback of the
--- Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News writes about 49ers guard
"Mike Iupati remembers carefree days playing touch rugby and hide-and-seek with his friends in the village of Vaitogi, American Samoa, only to find himself at age 14 living in the garage of a relative in Garden Grove," he wrote. "He knew little English and even less about football. Eleven years later, Iupati, called 'a gentle giant' by center