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Brandon Browner threatens 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's comments this week about performance-enhancing drug use by the the Seattle Seahawks figured to upset a lot of folks in the Pacific Northwest.

Coach Pete Carroll didn't take the bait, trying to defuse any controversy when asked about the issue. Cornerback Brandon Browner took a different approach.

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"At the end of the day we gotta win football games," Browner said Friday on KJR-AM, via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "He's a coach. He's never gonna be out there lined up against me. I wish he would; I'd put my hands around his neck. At the end of the day, I'm about winning football games."

Niners-Seahawks is the divisional matchup I'm most looking forward to in 2013. That's because of the incredible young quarterbacks, the defensive talent and the creative coaching. A little offseason back-and-forth with cheating allegations thrown in can only help to add some spice.

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