I am over at Comcast before going on at 5 pm. When I walked in the station everyone was startled and puzzled about what Jim Harbaugh said today that Alex Smith always was his first choice and he never would have dumped Smith for Peyton Manning even though he personally went to see Manning workout. Gee. I’m confused about stuff.

Like why did Harbaugh go to see Manning?

Like was he really not as interested in him as he was in Smith?

Like why did Harbaugh bring all this stuff up now when no one even asked about it? I mean, this opens up that can of worms all over again.

In his news conference, Harbaugh said it was no one’s “right” to know what he would have done with his roster if he got Manning. True. But no one would have asked about that if Harbaugh had not raised this subject in the first place. To read an article about Harbaugh’s news conference, click here.

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  1. Brady

    I thought he made it perfectly clear. He said he wasn’t going to pay any one guy one sixth of the salary cap and have to cut other key players. He was evaluating Manning to see if he was worth pursuing, and if Manning would take a pay cut to play for a better team. They were going to keep A. Smith either way, because Manning’s health isn’t guaranteed. Alex is their guy, but as Harbaugh always says, you always look to get better. Getting Peyton – without losing other key players – would’ve done that. Retaining Alex – regardless of Peyton – did that.

    Seemed like a pretty clear clarification to me.

    May 30th, 2012 4:49 pm

  2. mike

    Harbaugh is proving time and again that he has no credibility with the media and the public as he continues to attempt to recreate history and rewrite his interviews and actions after the fact to suite his own viewpoints.

    May 30th, 2012 5:24 pm

  3. Capts

    Well, that’s a flat out lie isn’t it? Maybe he’s trying to do some repair work with Alex before Smith finds another NFL qb to lash out at.

    May 30th, 2012 6:12 pm

  4. Tiburon Dave

    I worked for a guy like Coach Harbaugh briefly when I was in my 20s…

    He had a saying that Truth was NEVER an absolute.

    Truth was entirely situational

    Some years later I heard he was doing 8 – 12 at Lompoc

    It seems that the US Attorney disagreed

    May 30th, 2012 6:46 pm

  5. Stan

    Double talk of the worst order.

    May 30th, 2012 7:12 pm

  6. B-Rad

    I’ve heard this was in response to the third straight question about Isaac
    Sopoaga’s passing capabilities. Better this than throwing a chair at
    the writer, or whoever asked it.
    Harbaugh’s going to answer whatever he feels like answering to whatever
    the question is, and as much as he hates being out there doing this part of
    his job, I’m kind of enjoying his act. As long as he wins.

    May 30th, 2012 10:06 pm

  7. Dennis

    B-Rad has it right – just win and this is a non-story. If he loses, then we can talk endlessly about what makes him tick. But right now he is winning which is something that the 49ers have not done in a long time. Enjoy it. We will have plenty of time for all this psycho babble later. No one wins forever.

    May 31st, 2012 8:19 am

  8. Neal

    Slick Jim arrogance is over whelming, he thinks he is the smartest guy on earth in being a double talker, and he looks at the media and the fans as just dumb. Great Coach but what a phony.

    May 31st, 2012 9:43 am

  9. GeoffC

    Boy, that Isaac Sopoaga sure can throw…

    May 31st, 2012 8:00 pm

  10. Bray

    Love it!!! He told the truth again, but he doesn’t deliver it the way most people want to hear it.

    Man, what do you whiners want? You make yourself feel that way, not him. Not a phony at ALL, farthest thing from it. Are you guys that blinded by YOUR desire to hear what YOU want.

    Who wouldn’t get sarcastic, snarky or tired of the same mundane, reduntant and sometimes just plain stupid questions over and over again. Most [not all] of the media is just looking to put a ‘spin’ on something anyway, and he won’t ‘give’ them that oppurtunity, LOVE IT!!!

    Team first, team first, team first just as a coach or Dad should be.

    June 1st, 2012 2:09 pm

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