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Harbaugh's M.O.: Mini-tantrums

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08:00 AM ET 12.13 | Some believe they have unlocked the method to Jim Harbaugh's press conference madness. At first, Harbaugh simply refuses to answer questions, seemingly any questions. He's particularly averse to negative queries. Then after getting buffeted for answers, he throws a mini-fit and then he ends up answering some questions. ... Now after a number of short answers, here comes the mini-fit. "We know there's going to be criticisms, we know there's going to be 'Why's' What happened? What took place? Why didn't you do this? Why didn't you do that? Who's your go-to guy? We're not going to talk about it. We are going to talk about it to our players, to our team. And make a real effort every single day, this is what we do."

San Francisco Chronicle

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December 13, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Well, it's better than just going back to his stall and not expressing himself, isn't it?

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December 13, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Koo koo. Koo koo.

December 13, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well, it's better than just going back to his stall and not expressing himself, isn't it?

I imagine he would express himself in the stall but none of these nimrod reporters have ever used a shovel in real life.

Figuratively, maybe... but not for real.

December 13, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Koo koo. Koo koo.

LOL!!

Once the losses catch up with the wins, we may see a Singletary 2.0

December 13, 2011  08:22 AM ET

Well it works. If you don't want to be mundane, like Hoodie, or expressive like Sexy Rexy, you might as well be known as the Grump!

December 13, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Well it works. If you don't want to be mundane, like Hoodie, or expressive like Sexy Rexy, you might as well be known as the Grump!

Good Morning Grump!!

December 13, 2011  08:23 AM ET

He has been a coach for 13 games, can we get a new pic?

December 13, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Damn horse teeth.

December 13, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Press conferences? We're talking about press conferences?

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December 13, 2011  08:54 AM ET

I can't wait to bet against you in the playoffs

December 13, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Press conferences? We're talking about press conferences?

They lose two whole games and the local media's not happy with him? Wow. Apparently they've forgotten about the Erickson-Nolan-Singletary era already.

December 13, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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I can't wait to bet against you in the playoffs

Yes. Lean and hungry barbarians from the East will end this dream. They could be one-and-done in the playoffs, easy.

December 13, 2011  09:19 AM ET
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I can't wait to bet against you in the playoffs

I can't wait to see if they play as well next season, or if they go the flash-in-the pan route of Tampa Bay.

December 13, 2011  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Damn horse teeth.

Just wind them up and let them chatter.

December 13, 2011  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Press conferences? We're talking about press conferences?

Not the game...not the game...we're talkin bout--press conferences!! LOL

December 13, 2011  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I imagine he would express himself in the stall but none of these nimrod reporters have ever used a shovel in real life. Figuratively, maybe... but not for real.

You are 100% right about the reporters. It is so funny to watch and listen to some of the local reporters get so frustrated when Harbaugh won't hand them a story. They are like paparazzi that wet their pants when Lindsay Lohan doesn't step out of a car higher than a kite. They want him to say " Alex Smith really sucked, or that the only thing Braylon Edwards can hold on to is his undeserved paycheck". Or they all clamor about why didn't you run Frank more? So when a coach won't back stab his players for the presses amusement, they write garbage like this- How can we get Harbaugh to trip up and show his poker hand?

December 13, 2011  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Press conferences? We're talking about press conferences?

Sounds like something Jim Mora Sr. would say.

 
December 13, 2011  12:44 PM ET

It's not so much that they lost, it is to whom they lost to, and in the way in which they lost. Terrible Red Zone Offense. They could have knocked the will to play out of AZ if they had scored TD's instead of FG's, but they didn't and they lost. Bad coaching/play calling and terrible effort from the offense. If Smith can't lead the team into the End Zone, then maybe they should use Kaepernick or Tolzein to run the offense when they get in the Red Zone. Smith seems Claustrophobic when he gets down there, we know that he suffers from tunnel vision from any point on the field but it is intensified when he is in the Red Zone.

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