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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet

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The team has officially been poisoned. The tension that the ownership/front office and Jim Harbaugh have finally has leaked to this team. The 2014 San Francisco 49ers are officially a dumpster fire. Sure, the team is still technically in the playoff race. But does recent history lead you to believe that this team will win in Seattle and the last 2 games? I think the biggest Niner fans would say that is a long, long shot.

Now it is almost certain that Jim Harbaugh will be gone after the season with Greg Roman. This team needs changes. I would prefer Jim to stay. He is a great coach. I don't even think that is debatable. But the front office has issues with him. It doesn't help that he supports Greg Roman unconditionally. With his Thanksgiving tweet, it now seems that Jed York has issues with Jim. The only debatable part of this is how he leaves. Do the Niners trade him or does he get fired? The consensus is that they will try to trade him, he will reject the trade, and then the team fires him.

This team had high hopes to begin the season. That seems like ages ago. Injuries and a high profile suspension seemed to be the biggest reason for concern. But it was not. The play on the field from the offense became the reason that this team is not going to the playoffs. The QB play has been subpar. Colin Kaepernick has shown to play well in the biggest stages, but this year he has not. Of course it is not all his fault, but as QB, he takes the most blame. His OL hasn't blocked anyone. His receivers let him down multiple times. His coaching has been abysmal. But Colin has to take responsibility. His press conferences make it easy for people to target him and probably adds more pressure on him. He's not having fun out on the field. This offseason, he needs to find his spark. Defenses adjusted to him and it's up to him to adjust right back. I still have faith in him going forward. I've seen what he is capable of.

49ers Links

Moore With Harsh Words For Kap (Alper)

Non-Existent Vertical Passing Game (Gutierrez)

He will be gone from this team very soon. Save us some money | Brooks Doesn't Play (Alper)

It's become all mental for Kap | Kap's Slide Continues (Florio)

This could be the last we see of a legend. Such a bad way for him to possibly go | Gore Dejected (Patra)

We have been through much worse | Worst Showing Of Harbaugh Era (Inman)

Raiders-Niners Fans Behave (Rogers)

Defensive Report Card (Gin)

Offensive Report Card (Gin)

Kap Feels Heat (Sac Bee Video)

I wanted to give Frank one more chance at the ring. Hopefully we can bring him back | Could Be Gore's Last Few Games (Florio)

Losing to our 2 rivals in the span of a week or so is a terrible feeling | Lowest Point For 49ers (Maiocco)

It will most likely die in Seattle | Hope Almost Over (Williams)

What happens this offseason should be very interesting | All Eyes On Coach, QB (Maiocco)

Tough does not even begin to describe it | Tough 2014 (Branch)

Refocus (Palazzolo)

What The 49ers Said (49ers Staff)

Just shut him down. Let him fully recover | Team Will Make Bowman Decision Soon (Branch)

Medical Staff To Reach Bowman Conclusion (Inman)

Kaepernick Talks (Inman)

Talking Kap, Harbaugh (Gutierrez)

Harbaugh Talks Michigan, Mark Davis (Corkran)

Harbaugh On The Tough Times (Kawakami)

This whole season was a rough patch. The offense have never found rhythm | Team Hit A Rough Patch (Barrows)

As he should. He knows what he can do | Harbaugh Supports Kap (Maiocco)

Decision Time For Bowman (Maiocco)

"Darkest Before The Dawn" (49ers Video)

Harbaugh Transcript (Gin)

Colin Is Our QB (Gutierrez)

NFC West Report (Pentis)

Who will be the new head coach? | After Harbaugh Leaves (Kawakami)

Things We Learned From Harbaugh (Emerick)

Everyone shares blame. Except maybe the defense. They have battled all year | Leaders Share Blame-Young (Maiocco)

Steak Bites Jim (Maiocco)

Trent definitely takes blame. Maybe he can finally find a WR in the draft | Baalke: Blame Not All On Kap (Inman)

Just terrible in every way imaginable | By The Numbers (Bay Area Stats Guy)