Golden Nuggets: 49ers in London; Coach Harbaugh Gets Mystical

Wesley Hitt

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

As you well know, the 49ers are in London right now. It's creating a bunch of non-news, to be honest. Lawrence Okoye talks to the British media and Coach Harbaugh is eager to show the team the sights are a few examples of the headlines. Add in the fact that we're playing the Jacksonville Jaguars, one of the worst teams in recent years, and you can see how there's little football substance to report on. I'm keeping it short and sweet today due to time constraints. I hope you understand!

Here's the links...

49ers in London

Here is a story that explains the whole enchilada, including a media schedule. Lawrence Okoye is getting some press for the first time since the preseason. There's a photo gallery of the team in London as well. | 49ers ‘much fancied' to beat Jaguars; Okoye, Tomsula to meet media (Branch)

The 49ers aren't the only ones in London. Cam Inman joins them, and appears to be keeping a diary. | Day 1, Royal Mail: Never trick-or-treat in a locals' pub (Inman)

Greetings from London (Williamson)

Harbaugh Speaks!

It's good to see the team is looking toward an Aldon Smith return this season, even if it's our ever-optimistic Coach Harbaugh. | Harbaugh remains 'hopeful' on Aldon Smith (Gin)

Here's the full transcript of Coach talking. | Harbaugh: "It was good to be in the fray. Got stepped on. Got cleated in the foot. And that felt good too." (Cohn - Transcript)

And the Cliff's Notes version of the transcript. | Jim Harbaugh on the "mystical" Frank Gore, getting "cleated" and Aldon Smith (BASG)

49ers vs Titans

BASG has all your GIF needs from last Sunday's victory. I'll never get tired of watching Darryl Morris light up ol' what's his name, then Kassim Osgood out-hustling two Titans to get the ball for the score. Just when Tennessee was getting back in the game! BLAMMO! | Remember the Titans (game): Gore tries Kaepernicking, Boldin's one-handed catch and more GIFs (BASG)

Kevin Lynch takes a deeper look at Colin Kaepernick's performance against the Titans and he wasn't terribly impressed. | Colin Kaepernick's stat-line against the Titans is deceiving (SF Gate)

Infographic: 49ers Defeat Titans (49ers.com)

49ers vs Jaguars

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley lost his father. He's returning to be with his family but is expected to return shortly. Thoughts go out to his family. | Gus Bradley leaves Jacksonville Jaguars after father's death (NFL.com)

Who's the worst running team in the league? Who's in the bottom three of nearly every offensive category? Click here to find out! | Rushing disparity, contrasting records set stage for 49ers-Jaguars mismatch (Inman)

Other News

Here's the round-up from the division's other teams. The big news was, of course, Sam Bradford suffering a season-ending injury. The Rams looked to be floundering on offense this year, but Bradford was the lone bright spot on offense. Without him, they might even go winless the rest of the way....have they played the Jags already? | NFC West Report: Sam Bradford out for Season (49ers.com)

Will the 49ers make a move before the trade deadline? Would you want them to? All the rumors I've seen have them linked to a WR. I don't believe any of them. The only one I'd take is Josh Gibson Gordon. Any receiver would take a while to integrate into the offense, and at least he's under contract for the future. Hakeem Nicks is injury prone and will be an FA upon season's end. Kenny Britt now....ummm.... | Trade deadline approaching for 49ers (ESPN)

A hard-hitting expose proposing that a celebrity received preferential treatment from authorities. | Did 49ers' Aldon Smith Receive Preferential Treatment from Santa Clara County Sheriff? (NBC)

Power Rankings: No. 6 San Francisco 49ers (ESPN)

Niners' Offense is Running Smooth (NBC)

Choice between two richly talented quarterbacks more a matter of taste than stats (Cohn)

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