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Under pressure and off balance, Colin Kaepernick released a fourth-down throw into the end zone with the outcome of the Super Bowl hanging in the balance.
Right guard Alex Boone arrives for work most days and swears at left guard Mike Iupati. From Boone, it's always considered a term of endearment directed at his 49ers offensive linemates.
The Baltimore Ravens' reputation for trash-talking arrived at the Super Bowl before they did.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs respects and understands President Barack Obama's opinion about the dangers of football _ and hesitation about having a child play.
Scenes and observations from the NFL's annual Super Bowl media day _ interviews with players and team personnel from the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on the field at the Superdome:
Aldon Smith was among several players preparing for the Super Bowl who doesn't see anything wrong with their kids playing football.
Unlike several players at the Super Bowl, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed agrees with President Obama that football needs to be made safer. Reed wants to be part of the solution, too.
Jim Harbaugh practically galloped through the locker room, lively as ever, offering a wave and a smile to long snapper Brian Jennings before putting his arm around right guard Alex Boone.
"I think everybody was thinking that," right guard Alex Boone said. "Execution in the red zone wasn't where it was supposed to be today. It's a bad feeling."
"It was different. It just felt weird being between two guys, but I'm learning to love it," he said.