49ers’ Jimmie Ward says, “There’s no such thing as a bad coach.”



Yesterday the San Francisco 49ers local media had the opportunity to catch S Jimmie Ward on a conference call just minutes after he was drafted. One day later, we had the opportunity to see him in person as Ward met the press in his draft conference. During the interview Ward touched on a number of topics from buying his mother a purse to living in a Section 8 housing unit.

On where he was during the draft:

“I was in Mobile, Alabama. I only watched half of the draft because it was my Mom’s birthday. So I had to go back to New Orleans and get her a gift and brought it back to here. Made it back in three hours and got there in time.”

On if he expected to be a first-round pick:

“You know its out there, it’s the draft…I ended up going in the first-round. And I’m very thankful and very happy as well.”

On which 49ers teammates he met with thus far:

“Met with Kaepernick, he’s a pretty good guy.”

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Stacey Revere/Getty Images

On the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry:

“That’s the game of the century right there.”

On the number of scholarships he received in college:

“I only had two offers coming out of High School. NIU and Southern Illinois.



On his time playing at NIU:

“I was the best tackler on the team, and just about the best cover guy.”

On coaching:

“There’s no such thing as a bad coach. Every coach you will learn something.”

On how he’s a team player:

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