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Chris Culliver delivers big hit in practice, Jim Harbaugh sends him to sideline

Chris Culliver AP

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin isn’t the only member of the 49ers whose exuberance has been a bit too much for coach Jim Harbaugh to bear in practice.

Boldin was asked to leave Friday’s practice after a scuffle with cornerback Darryl Morris and Sunday saw cornerback Chris Culliver get the same treatment. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Culliver rocked wide receiver David Reed with a shot near the sideline after a short completion.

Harbaugh then sent Culliver to the sideline and reminded the rest of the team to keep their teammates from hitting the ground as a result of a hit in practice. Culliver took a different path than Boldin, who walked off the field after being removed from practice, and stuck around to talk to the coach at the end of the session.

Maiocco reports that Harbaugh also warned the team to avoid cheap shots, which can hurt their teammates during practice and hurt the team during a game if they draw penalty flags. It can be a fine line between going full speed and making sure that you don’t cross a line in both cases, but Harbaugh seems committed to making sure that the 49ers fall on the right side of that line this summer.

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29 Responses to “Chris Culliver delivers big hit in practice, Jim Harbaugh sends him to sideline”
  1. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:25 PM

    Jumbo, I know it’s nuts to kill your own… But they’re a bunch of pissed off men that lost winning a ring by one pass last year. No offense Denver, but good god that was a disaster… Just as bad as the Motor City mauling.

    Bring it on Hawks! Welcome to South-South San Francisco! AKA Santa Clara.

  2. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:29 PM

    BTW, North-North-North California, AKA South British Columbia. The Forty Niners did not play in San Francisco anyways. They played in San Mateo County.

  3. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:30 PM

    Ugh, I hate the iPad I typed Jimbo

  4. 941bucs says: Aug 3, 2014 7:38 PM

    So like, when can we watch football?

  5. senoreno says: Aug 3, 2014 7:42 PM

    pgilbert15303 says:
    Aug 3, 2014 7:29 PM
    BTW, North-North-North California, AKA South British Columbia. The Forty Niners did not play in San Francisco anyways. They played in San Mateo County
    =============================
    Definitely the most thoughtless post I’ve ever read..seriously..When did the niners ever play in San Mateo county…ever? How is sf considered south British Columbia? Have you ever picked up a map before?..not joking, honest question.

  6. vikingsnorth says: Aug 3, 2014 7:51 PM

    Calling Jim Harbaugh “JIMBO” is lame. Your Ipad was just trying to help you.

  7. vikingsnorth says: Aug 3, 2014 7:52 PM

    941bucs says:Aug 3, 2014 7:38 PM

    So like, when can we watch football?

    ———————-

    How about in a few minutes for the HOF game?

  8. asimonetti88 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:57 PM

    pgilbert15303 says:
    Aug 3, 2014 7:29 PM
    BTW, North-North-North California, AKA South British Columbia. The Forty Niners did not play in San Francisco anyways. They played in San Mateo County.
    —————————————————

    Um, no they didn’t. Candlestick Park is located in the City of San Francisco. As is Kezar Stadium.

  9. sportsfan18 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:58 PM

    Part of being a PROFESSIONAL is knowing the limits, what you may get away with and what you may NOT get away with.

    Yes, it is an emotional game, but many players hurt their teams with their emotions.

    There are many that would love their jobs if they can’t do them.

    Keeping one’s emotions in check is a part of the game, whether one likes it or not.

    Penalties and suspensions do not help your team.

  10. decon49 says: Aug 3, 2014 8:02 PM

    I think he was referring to Seattle as south British Columbia

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 3, 2014 8:03 PM

    Culliver is an idiot. They should boot him right out the door.

  12. ctiggs says: Aug 3, 2014 8:07 PM

    #Nobodyhasitbetter

  13. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 3, 2014 8:14 PM

    Culliver, Morris and Reed would all have rings if they played for Seattle. Of course they would have been on the practice squad.

    For that matter Harbaugh would have a ring if he coached for Seattle. Of course he would have been an assistant to an assistant.

  14. numberoneinthehoodg says: Aug 3, 2014 8:16 PM

    Josh Gordon has taken bigger hits.

  15. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 3, 2014 8:18 PM

    Candlestick is in South San Francisco. Get to know your geography. South San Francisco lies in San Mateo County.

    Since California is considered the 7th largest economy in the world and Seattle is only known in the past as the suicide capital of the US (those darn dreary rainy days stink) we’ll just consider you an Annex of CA, or you can be an Annex of BC… You’re call.

    I am sorry that Curt Cobain couldn’t handle that depressing lifestyle. Heck, come on down to SF & Napa for an amazing weekend.

  16. garyridgway says: Aug 3, 2014 8:20 PM

    Ahh c’mon Harby he was just doing what you told him. Culliver was just “comin’ with some (brass) knuckles, you know, not an open slap.”

    Seriously though, the guy is freaking out as usual. Nothing new. His running backs are banged up, receivers now too, Dorsey’s gone as well. Pribably didn’t help that Marshawn showed up either lol.

    Go Hawks!

  17. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 3, 2014 8:20 PM

    asimonetti88

    Keizer is in SF, So. SF is considered the Newark of NY.

  18. thelastwordyaheard says: Aug 3, 2014 8:40 PM

    flag football

  19. cubsin2049 says: Aug 3, 2014 8:53 PM

    Did he break out the brass knuckles when he decked the guy or does he just save those for assaulting people in public?

  20. SparkyGump says: Aug 3, 2014 9:14 PM

    But that’s Culliver’s game. He can’t cover and he can’t tackle. All he can do is hit someone’s blindside and hope they fall down.

  21. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 3, 2014 9:20 PM

    If he would have hit the receiver while driving his Mustang though, the coaching staff and 49ers management would have just looked the other way.

  22. jamend81 says: Aug 3, 2014 9:21 PM

    And here as a native of the City, I always thought that Candlestick, along with Hunter’s Point was still within the boundaries of the city and county of San Francisco. Seeing that the Stick is also ran by the SF parks and rec dept.
    Sorry, but the Stick is not in San Mateo County.
    490 Jamestown Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124.

  23. hawkforlife says: Aug 3, 2014 9:40 PM

    Maiocco reports that Harbaugh also warned the team to avoid cheap shots

    So this great coach and great group of players have to be told “no cheap shots” against each other. Really?

  24. pantherpro says: Aug 3, 2014 9:45 PM

    Seattle needs please take off your lame 12th man jerseys

  25. Dogsweat says: Aug 3, 2014 10:23 PM

    Lord Kaep needs to minister to him.

  26. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 3, 2014 10:35 PM

    Maiocco reports that Harbaugh also warned the team to avoid cheap shots

    I’m surprised ownership didn’t include it as part of their “how to act like Seattle fans” instructional emails.

  27. vaughnjoe says: Aug 3, 2014 11:23 PM

    My god… whats happened to our NFL?? When will this silliness end?? No more rule changes! Changing rules every year isnt normal for an almost century old game!

  28. bert1913 says: Aug 4, 2014 1:40 AM

    it sounds like harbaugh’s message is starting to wear thin

  29. kws001 says: Aug 4, 2014 4:58 AM

    Seahawks/49ers is the best, most heated rivalry in American sports right now and I absolutely LOVE it. Go Hawks!!!

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