Tag Archives: Willie Mays

49ers have no simple solution to Willis’ absence

This is my Friday column. SANTA CLARA It was a test. I knew the correct answer to the question I was going to ask Trent Baalke. I wanted to see if Baalke knew the answer, too. Baalke was sitting in the 49ers’ media room facing a semi-circle of reporters, answering questions about the state of […]

I agree that losing Willis is a big deal - losing Crabtree won't hardly be noticed.... - Berdj Joseph Rassam

Harbaugh: “Morale is to the physical as three is to the number one.”

SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh spoke in the media tent Friday afternoon. He talked about meeting Willie Mays, playing three home games in a row and the role of motivational speaking in coaching. Harbaugh even quoted Napoleon. Here’s the transcript, courtesy of the 49ers.   We haven’t talked to you since you had your special […]

Harbaugh on Crabtree: “Nobody I’d rather have catching the ball than him.”

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the complete transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. Harbaugh explained why he suited three quarterbacks against the Lions. He also told two Muhammad Ali stories, praised Michael Crabtree’s “frog-like” catching ability, and more. Enjoy. “Sorry I’m late. I was getting a little something to eat. A […]

Jim Harbaugh compares Patrick Willis to Willie Mays, and more

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers Are you guys staking a concert, a rock concert out there (on the practice fields)? “We’ve upgraded our sound system.” Is that after watching the Bears game the other night? “No, we’ve been trying to get that done for […]