With the San Francisco 49ers set to begin their first day of practice it was Niner Head Coach Jim Harbaugh who was under the microscope for the 49ers media. A coach who has had a high degree of success in his first three seasons in the NFL, Harbaugh will be looking to finally win the big one as he believes he has the roster to do it. From RB Marcus Lattimore’s injury to talking about TE Vernon Davis‘ holdout, Harbaugh was asked the hard questions that needed to be answered.
Harbaugh kicked it off on a positive note saying the start of training camp was “like a family reunion, it’s like a rebirth. You feel like you come out of the womb and reborn with football.” He then made expanded on that with his good sense of humor as he went on to say, “It’s like being in the comfort of the womb. There’s plenty to eat in there, it’s warm, very cozy and then reborn.”
After that statement Harbaugh was immediately asked about G Alex Boone’s holdout and Harbaugh said, “I’m relentlessly positive right now. That’s how I feel…the rebirth of football.” He was then asked about his prized first-round pick DB Jimmie Ward and Harbaugh said he’s a full go. However, two rookies are not, as both WR Bruce Ellington and C Marcus Martin suffered “basketball” type ankle sprains during their days off.
Then the big question came in regards to Davis and Harbaugh said, “Vernon’s a known friend and trusted agent! We’ve all been through the wars with Vernon.”
A good press conference with the media and one that seemed very optimistic as the 49ers open training camp today!