Jim Harbaugh owns Pete Carroll

I just want to point one thing out: Jim Harbaugh owns Pete Carroll. Harbaugh is 5-1 coaching against Carroll all-time, including a 3-0 record in the NFL and a four-game win streak going back to their collegiate match ups. It seems Carroll is always one step behind Harbaugh. Carroll brings in Harbaugh’s former players – like Braylon Edwards and Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman – as if to get some…

October 23, 2012

Harbaugh responds to Carroll’s claim that 49ers receivers were “overwhelmed” by Seahawks

On Friday, Jim Harbaugh was asked about the Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks “locking up” the 49ers wide receiver with physical play Thursday night. Harbaugh answered by suggesting the cornerbacks – Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner – were holding the Niners receivers. Here’s exactly what Harbaugh said: “I wouldn’t use the words ‘locked up.’ There’s another word I would use. But, we’ll take that up with the officials in New York, and…

October 22, 2012

Week 7 grades: Coaching

SAN FRANCISCO – The 49ers beat the Seahawks 13-6. Here are the grades for the 49ers’ coaches. Coaching: A. The story of this game is the offensive adjustments Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman made at halftime. They only called 10 rushing plays in the first half – not enough – and as a result the 49ers were losing by three at halftime. In the second half, the 49ers ran the…

October 18, 2012

Carroll on the 49ers offense: “They’ve definitely taken Kaepernick’s game to a new level.”

SANTA CLARA – Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke to Bay Area reporters Tuesday on a conference call. Here’s what he said. Q: What are you impressions of your rookie QB, Russell Wilson? CARROLL: He’s an amazing young man. He has been impressive since the first the first time we ever talked to him. Russell’s never taken a step sideways. He’s just been right on point with his identity, with…

October 17, 2012

Preview: How the Niners match up against the Seahawks

Yesterday we broke down how the Niners match up with the Green Bay Packers. Today, let’s check out how they match up with their main NFC West rivals – the Seattle Seahawks. 49ERS DEFENSE VS. SEAHAWKS OFFENSE: Seattle signed Aaron Rodgers’ backup and Mike McCarthy’s newest quarterback protégé, Matt Flynn. Although he’s only started two games in his NFL career, he’s performed marvelously in both of those games and many…

May 24, 2012

Harbaugh still high on Smith; coy on Carr

To illustrate his strategy today in a conversation with the team’s beat writers in a corridor of Lucas Oil Stadium, Harbaugh, as if playing poker, put an imaginary hand of cards close to his mouth and laughed, “It will be like on the poker channel,” he said. “… Put the shades on. Pull the cap down. Kind of take that approach this year.”

February 24, 2011