The Jim Harbaugh Game: The coach and his world of contradictions

Here is my Monday column on Jim Harbaugh. SANTA CLARA – Here’s how you play The Jim Harbaugh Game: Listen to his next interview. Write down the exact time he sets himself up for future contradiction. Then, predict how long it will take for the contradiction to occur – a year, a month, a day, an hour, a minute, etc. Harbaugh most recently set himself up on June 11. One…

July 29, 2013

Baalke on Eric Wright: “There’s always a possibility he becomes a Niner at some point, it’s just not now.”

SANTA CLARA – Trent Baalke spoke with Bay Area reporters Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: Did you guys know that Eric Wright had been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles before you traded for him? BAALKE: Absolutely, we did. Like I’ve said many times, there’s a process to the acquisition of players. There are steps you’ve got to go throw. So, as far as being aware of…

July 23, 2013

Harbaugh on Eric Wright, Ahmad Brooks, Aquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Kaep’s cap

SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh spoke to Bay Area reporters Monday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: What happened with Eric Wright? HARBAUGH: He did not pass his physical. Q: Why didn’t he? HARBAUGH: We don’t ever talk about that. He’s not on the team. Q: Were you aware of his DUI before you made the trade for him? HARBAUGH: The better guy to talk to is Trent. He’s got…

July 22, 2013

Report: 49ers trade for CB Eric Wright

ESPN is reporting the 49ers have traded a conditional late-round 2014 draft pick to the Buccaneers for 28-year-old cornerback Eric Wright. Wright played just 10 games last season because he injured his ankle and was suspended four games for violating the league’s PED policy. He was also arrested for DUI last Friday. In the 10 games he played last season, he gave up 96.6 passer rating according to Pro Football Focus. He…

July 19, 2013