SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh spoke in the media tent Wednesday afternoon. Here is a transcript.
Q: What are your early impressions on Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial?
HARBAUGH: It’s early. Had some walkthrough at this point. Excited, that’s my impression. I know they are. It’s much like their first day in football. I’m sure that there is some gravel in the gut and some anticipation, excitement, nerves, all those things. Working with them, our players are, our coaches are to get them acclimated to play 11-on -11 football.
Q: What do you know about Glenn Dorsey’s status?
HARBAUGH: He did some working out yesterday, rehabbing, and we’ll see where that is today.
Q: How do you fit Eric Wright into the mix?
HARBAUGH: Much like the two defensive linemen and Mario Manningham, get him back and acclimated to playing 11-on-11 football.
Q: What’s been your impression of Delanie Walker this season?
HARBAUGH: I’m not happy to see him in a Titans No.82 jersey. He’s really playing well. On a personal level I miss Delanie. I wish him a long and successful career and I have great memories of him when we were teammates. I know the competitor he is. I know the player he is. I know our challenge, our task in defending him is high.
Q: What did you notice about the Titans in their last game against Seattle?
HARBAUGH: Offensively, they run the ball very effectively. Very physical offensive line. Very stout defensively. Probably the best team we’ve seen at stripping, clubbing, punching the ball out, creating turnovers. Very physical and competitive secondary. Fine football team. Very well coached. Excellent on special teams.
Q: When it comes to Colin Kaepernick running, is he under marching orders to stay safe?
HARBAUGH: Marching orders? No.
Q: Jake Locker has been cleared medically. Does that change your week of preparation?
HARBAUGH: You’re never in a position of knowing until you know, until they’re ruled out. There has to be an awareness and a preparation.
Q: How different is their offense when he’s in the game?
HARBAUGH: I’ve always thought this, he’s like a running back with his ability to run the football. Always thought that. Seen it up close and been defeated by it. He’s evolved, grown. He’s always been an extremely tough competitor. Knowing the competitor he is, if there is any possible way that he would play he’ll be out there.
Q: Did you guys work him before the draft?
HARBAUGH: At the combine?