Tag Archives: Mike Ditka

Why Harbaugh is so good

This is my Sunday column on what makes Jim Harbaugh a good head coach. SEATTLE — Serious question — what makes Jim Harbaugh a good head coach? Clearly, he is a good coach. His record reflects that. More than three wins for every loss as a head coach in the NFL. But Harbaugh doesn’t call […]

How to stunt a QB’s growth

Here is my Wednesday column on how to stunt a quarterback’s growth. SANTA CLARA – Here is how you throw a quarterback under the bus: Last Sunday, the Raiders had an 18-point lead over the Steelers at halftime. In the second half, Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen went ultra-conservative, letting his quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, pass […]

Ditka on Harbaugh: ‘He’s going to get an ulcer’

Mike Ditka is the former Chicago Bears Super Bowl champion coach who suffered a heart attack in 1988 and a minor stroke in the fall of 2012.  A coach quite possibly as intense as any who has roamed a sideline, Ditka was asked about the intensity of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. “Jim needs to slow […]

Harbaugh on Monday night games

Jim Harbaugh spoke in the 49ers media tent Saturday afternoon. Here’s what he said about the Monday night matchup with the Arizona Cardinals and Monday night games in general, courtesy of the 49ers.   Does it seem like it’s been a while since you’re last game? I mean, you’ve had, what, 10 days in between […]

Ira Miller on the 49ers – this season and 1981, a conversation

I did an interview with Ira miller, who, as you know, was the 49ers expert in the ’80s and ‘90s. He’s retired now, living in Illinois. What follows is the full transcript of our phone interview. A shorter version ran in the Press Democrat but did not get put on the web. If it gets […]

Harbaugh: “We live for the future.”

SANTA CLARA — Here’s the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference. Enjoy. Q: What’s W.I.N. stand for? (Sign on the wall.) HARBAUGH: What’s important now. Q: What is important now? HARBAUGH: Today? Reviewing the film, learning from that, players getting treatment, day off for the fellas. And preparing for the Redskins. Q: On running […]