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General manager Trent Baalke said on his weekly radio appearance he believes reports of discord among 49ers players are originating from outside of the organization.
“For me to speculate on what keeps driving it, obviously, there’s people saying stuff that have never been in this building,” Baalke said Monday on the "Damon Bruce Show" on 95.7 The Game. “So when it’s coming from people who have never been in this building or unnamed sources it’s not even worth the time of answering these questions especially when there’s 10 follow-ups to every question that’s given.”
NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders said Sunday night questioned whether the 49ers are playing for the head coach. He made his remarks after the 49ers rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat the previously unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles.
“They want him out,” Sanders said, citing “people inside the locker room.” He added, “They’re not on the same page.”
Baalke wanted to shift the attention back to the 49ers’ victory.
“To be quite honest, I find it a little ridiculous when people outside the locker room are talking about it,” he said. “Let’s get back to football. Let’s talk about the game itself, the performance of the guys, the way they grinded through things, the coaching staff included. It’s a good victory and those are the things we should be talking about.”
Earlier on Monday, Harbaugh was asked about his relationship with Baalke and CEO Jed York.
“Very good,” Harbaugh said. “Everybody on the same page. Everybody focused on this season making it the best it could possibly be. Working well together.”
Said Baalke, "All I know is this team is fully committed, everybody from the head coach on down. We’re all in, and we’re all in it together."