SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh spoke in the media tent Friday afternoon. Here’s a transcript.
Q: Are you satisfied with the week of practice?
HARBAUGH: Yeah, I think it was a real good week, both teams ready to play. Excited to go up to Seattle and get this game going.
Q: What did B.J. Daniels offer as the scout team quarterback this week?
HARBAUGH: He did a real nice job.
Q: Brandon Browner is listed as doubtful for this game. How did Walter Thurmond play last week?
HARBAUGH: He played quite a bit. Their entire defense had a good showing as usual. That’s a fine defense.
Q: In the four times you’ve played the Seahawks, special teams have played a pretty big role. Is that something you’ve talked about in meetings?
HARBAUGH: That’s something we talk about every week, that phase.
Q: Is there anyone you compare Marshawn Lynch to, either in the game now or in the past?
HARBAUGH: I don’t get into comparing people too much. He’s a great back.
Q: What makes him so great?
HARBAUGH: Physical, fast, he’s got great ball security. Tough runner. Tough man. He’s a real football player.
Q: The NFL announced they’ve fined Clay Matthews $15,000. They’ve also fined Ahmad Brooks $12,000. Even Anquan Boldin got fined. Did you understand those fines?
HARBAUGH: Do I understand it? I have no reaction to it. I have a zero reaction to the fines. At the direction of the league, I have nothing to say about that publically.
Q: After a week of practice, do you feel good about the improvements your staff has been able to make as far as getting the plays in quicker?
HARBAUGH: Yeah, we feel good. We feel like we’ve had good preparation. We feel like we have a good plan. That will continue tomorrow, another workout and another practice tomorrow and then travel up there, more meetings. The hay is never really in the barn. Where we stand right now, we feel good. We feel ready to go.
Q: Are you implementing new things or are you just refining what you already do as far as getting the play in on time?
HARBAUGH: Um, yeah, wouldn’t really discuss that.
ME: Last time you played in Seattle you didn’t have play clock issues after halftime. Did you make any adjustments?
HARBAUGH: No, we were down several scores and we started going some no huddle.