SANTA CLARA – Aldon Smith spoke to Bay Area reporters Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.
Q: How’s your shoulder?
ALDON SMITH: Good.
Q: Are you able to be on the field right now?
ALDON SMITH: A little bit. Working out. Taking it one day at a time.
Q: Do you expect not to get into full practice-mode until training camp?
ALDON SMITH: I don’t know. Like I said, I’m taking it one day at a time.
Q: Are you wearing the Puff Daddy haircut from 1996?
ALDON SMITH: No, it’s the Eric Dickerson, Deion Sanders, Walter Payton Jheri Curl.
Q: What’s your first impression of Corey Lemonier?
ALDON SMITH: He’s doing a good job. I don’t know too much about him. It’s still early. We’ll see how it goes.
Q: Did Jim Harbaugh meet with you guys this morning?
ALDON SMITH: Yeah.
Q: What was his message?
ALDON SMITH: We all know our goals. He was just getting everybody on the same page with everybody who’s been here, telling everybody how we like doing things. Our blue-collar style. When you’re on the field, work hard, and the rest will take care of itself.
Q: You didn’t come off the field a whole lot last year. Lemonier probably could sub in for you this upcoming season. Do you see that as a good thing, or do you always want to be on the field.
ALDON SMITH: I always want to be on the field. If one of us isn’t doing enough or are not in top shape or whatever, then a guy like Corey can come in.