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Niners CB calls Harbaugh 'a little crazy'

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08:05 AM ET 06.28 | Jim Harbaugh didn't take long to start winning over his new players. Just months into the job, the San Francisco 49ers coach spurred on his players by screening footage of nature's angry honey badger. ... Result: The team went 13-3. "It's fun. He's a little crazy. He do things different than, I would say, a normal head coach," cornerback Carlos Rogers told WQXI-AM this week, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. "You'll see the guy holding field goals for (David) Akers, taking snaps at quarterback, throwing the ball to the receivers when they're going over their routes, over there talking to DBs like he really knows what's going on, and just having fun throughout the whole practice. He has fun and he interacts with every position."

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June 28, 2012  08:11 AM ET

This is hardly news. he certified himself as crazy when he recently claimed he had no interest in Manning.

June 28, 2012  08:14 AM ET

It will be interesting to see if they really are as good as they seemed last year, or if they'll slip back into the mediocrity of the NFC West.

June 28, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Players will quickly grow tired of being micromanaged.

June 28, 2012  08:23 AM ET

"He's a 'little' crazy."? Just like the dude in Miami took a 'little' nibble out of that bum's face.

June 28, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"He's a 'little' crazy."? Just like the dude in Miami took a 'little' nibble out of that bum's face.

No bath salts in his body. Nothing but a little weed. The Zombie hypothesis is looking better all the time.

June 28, 2012  08:31 AM ET

"It's fun. He's a little crazy. He do things different than, I would say, a normal head coach," cornerback Carlos Rogers told WQXI-AM

Isn't that what the Jests said about Sexy-Rexy?

June 28, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Players will quickly grow tired of being micromanaged.

Well it seems to work for him. So you'd rather have a head coach that isn't there mentally and doesn't care about shaping his team? Seems like he wants to build relationships with the players and have a positive influence on them. So they might want to play hard for him for instance? He has a bright future in the NFL. He did great at Stanford. He loves football, playing it as QB and coaching it enthusiastically, that's what it looks like to me.

June 28, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Isn't that what the Jests said about Sexy-Rexy?

Interesting comparison.

Both coaches are off-beat kind of guys. And both coaches came in and immediately improved their teams. I would say, though, that they did it by getting everyone to play above their heads for a couple of years. Eventually, it caught up to the Jets, and they're back to playing at their talent level, which isn't very good. So, I wonder if the Niners have really turned it around, or if they've already peaked. One thing I don't wonder about, though....

The Jets Suck!

June 28, 2012  08:55 AM ET

He's crazy......like a fox.

June 28, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It will be interesting to see if they really are as good as they seemed last year, or if they'll slip back into the mediocrity of the NFC West.

Both Harbaugh and the Niners seem to be the real deal.

June 28, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Got to be a Little Nuts to Coach in Pro Football!! The a Guys Good Coach! Go Giants!!!!

June 28, 2012  09:16 AM ET

"He do ? "

Carlos... You're a BUM!!!!


Sincerely

Washington

June 28, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's crazy......like a fox.

Crazy Horse!

June 28, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is hardly news. he certified himself as crazy when he recently claimed he had no interest in Manning.

Actually, IMO I don't think he really wanted Manning on his team. Harbaugh wants young players and Manning is too old, Peyton might be good for a year or two, but Jim is/was looking toward the future. Just my opinion!!

June 28, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Both Harbaugh and the Niners seem to be the real deal.

I agree, and I think the NFC West will be better or "just as good", as the other divisions in the NFC.

June 28, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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Actually, IMO I don't think he really wanted Manning on his team. Harbaugh wants young players and Manning is too old, Peyton might be good for a year or two, but Jim is/was looking toward the future. Just my opinion!!

It's a sound philosophy, but....

With a few exceptions, most Superbowl teams are dynasties - teams that have a consistent record of solid performance over a decade or more.

But, is Alex Smith the guy? If the offense struggles for the next few years and SF becomes another also-ran team, will they look back and say, "Gee, if we'd gone after Peyton Manning, we might have had a championship year or two before everyone got old...."

At the time, I think I would have signed Alex Smith right away, put the ball in his hands and said "You're our guy." A quarterback has to feel that the coach is on his side.

June 28, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I agree, and I think the NFC West will be better or "just as good", as the other divisions in the NFC.

Niners, yes. Seahawks, Lambs and Cardinals? Not so much. I'll be surprised if SF doesn't have the division locked up by week 13.

June 28, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

"He do ? "

Carlos... You're a BUM!!!!


Sincerely

Washington

I had a hunch Redskins Nation would have a thought or two on the musings of Mr. Rogers...

June 28, 2012  10:10 AM ET

I love the Jim Harbaugh. Tough minded and committed. What's wrong with that? Is too enthusiastic? Please.

Reminds me of Bill Cowher. People said he wouldn't last because of his over-the-top enthusiasm and emotions, but players LOVED him and he was ultimately very successful.

REALLY loved the back-slap to Schwartz last season! Classic.

 
June 28, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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...REALLY loved the back-slap to Schwartz last season! Classic.

...That WAS awesome!

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