I’m up here at Sea Ranch listening to the waves come in and out — they are, in a sense, the history of the world. And in a weaker moment — don’t ask me why — I went online and read a transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s interview with the media, the poor media, in Santa Clara today. He tries push them around. At one point he leveled this at them and I quote:
“A lot of obvious questions, a lot of master of the obvious questions today. These could be really answering themselves up here.”
Well, gee, I’m sorry that he thinks Matt Maiocco and Matt Barrows and Cam Inman and Eric Branch and Grant Cohn are not sharp enough for him, not smart enough, certainly not aggressive enough to ask questions that would interest him. I’m sorry he thinks they are masters of the obvious. I’m sorry they are not up to his standard. So, in order to please Harbaugh, here are some harder questions:
Will your offense, especially on third down and in the red zone, be any better this season? It sure stunk last season.
Will Alex Smith ever be anything more than an average quarterback?
If Randy Moss is so great, why is he not starting Friday night?
If you are such an offensive genius, why does your defense save your life every week?
And why are you so grumpy verging on paranoid before the season has started? What’s up with you, Jim? I mean, what’s up?
And yes, Jim, had I been there I would have asked you these questions. You and I know that. Are these the kinds of questions you had in mind?