Tag Archives: John Harbaugh

What’s a Harbaugh worth?

Here is my Wednesday column on Jim Harbaugh. Under no circumstances should the 49ers give Jim Harbaugh a contract extension this offseason. Let him play out the final two years of his deal. Or let him win a Super Bowl before giving him a raise. Apparently, Harbaugh wants to be the highest-paid head coach in […]

Why would Gruden leave broadcasting and why would you want him anyway?... - Hank

Harbaugh: “It was good to be in the fray. Got stepped on. Got cleated in the foot. And that felt good too.”

Jim Harbaugh spoke on KNBR from London on Tuesday. Here is a transcript. Q: Where are you guys? HARBAUGH: It’s a hotel. We’ve got a real nice football facility set up, field, weight room, locker rooms. We turned conference rooms into offices and meeting rooms. It’s very good. I would compare it to our setup […]

You’re not making any sense at all. In order for me to understand you, can please be more specific with your spelling ... - Capeman

Boldin says he wants to be a 49er for more than just one season

SANTA CLARA – Anquan Boldin spoke with Bay Area reporters Wednesday afternoon in the 49ers’ locker room for the first time as a 49er. Here’s what he said. Q: What was your reaction when you found out you got traded to the 49ers? BOLDIN: Kind of shocked initially. I really didn’t expect to be traded, […]

Jim Harbaugh cost the 49ers seven percent of a Super Bowl victory

According to Advanced NFL Statistics, Jim Harbaugh made three decisions which cost the 49ers seven percent of a win in the Super Bowl. Those decisions were: 1. Punting on fourth-and-four from the 49ers’ 12 yard line with 2:07 left in the second quarter, down 14-3. The offense should have attempted to pick up the first […]

The top five, I mean four, head coaches in the NFL right now

I’m sitting here at my dinner table wondering who are the top-five head coaches in the NFL right now? I can think of only four. John Harbaugh. The current title holder. When he took over the Ravens in 2008, that franchise hadn’t won a playoff game since 2001. Since 2008, the Ravens are 9-4 in […]

Matt Williamson on Jim Harbaugh: “He is a buffoon on the sideline. It’s an embarrassment.”

Here’s what Ross Tucker and Matt Williamson said about the penalties in the Super Bowl and Jim Harbaugh’s sideline behavior on Monday’s ESPN Football Today podcast. Q: What do you think of the way Crabtree handled questions about the controversial no-call on the last 49ers’ last play? (He said, “If somebody’s grabbing you, you always […]

What the safety may tell us about Jim Harbaugh as a coach

Who in the world, other than the 49ers’ coaching staff, did not think the Ravens were going to take a safety with 11 seconds left in the game? The Ravens’ alternative was to risk a blocked punt or a punt that the Niners could catch around mid-field. They would have clock time remaining to throw […]

Boomer Esiason was kidding, we think

What will happen after the game when one of the Harbaugh brothers loses the Super Bowl game? Esiason, the former Cincinnati coach turned NFL analyst, was asked this week about that. Jim and John Harbaugh portrayed themselves as brothers who never got in fights when they were kids. They remained steadfastly loyal and loving to each other […]

From the sidelines: John beat Jim at the press conference Friday

More than a few questions were asked of the Ravens’ coach in Friday morning’s press conference in which his brother, the 49ers coach, just sat there and said nothing. John would speak, Jim remained silent. It was bizarre and uncomfortable to watch, the most awkward moment coming was after someone asked Jim to give an […]

Harbaugh on Kaepernick: “He’s a man for all seasons. Tremendous football player, basketball player, baseball player.”

This is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   “Good to see everybody back. You guys made it back safe.”   You made it back safe? “Yes.”   And what was that trip like? “Happy flight. That was a happy flight.”   Were you able to watch live television […]

Top 5 head coaches: Does Jim Harbaugh make the cut?

Let’s rank the top-5 head coaches in the NFL and see why Jim Harbaugh, with all due respect, doesn’t yet make the cut. I base my rankings on productivity and evaluation and utilization of personnel in good times as well as bad.  Who gets the most out of what they have and who can motivate […]