The Jive Turkey Gobbler is sticking with the Jive Turkey Wobbler.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that embattled kicker David Akers would keep that job for the Super Bowl.
Akers missed a 38-yarder yesterday, and hit his only attempt in the previous playoff game against the Packers. But he was 29-of-42 in the regular season, and was shaky enough they brought in Billy Cundiff as insurance/motivation.
Given that options aren’t many, pumping up Akers is probably the 49ers’ best play right now. He’s been a good kicker in the past, and there’s something to be said for sticking by your own (even though, technically speaking, they didn’t when they brought in Cundiff).