Programming note: For comprehensive 49ers coverage from Santa Clara, tune in to SportsNet Central tonight at 4:30, 10:30 and midnight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Nobody in the 49ers locker room has stated any problems with coach Jim Harbaugh – publicly or even privately, according to Harbaugh.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that “voices are growing louder and louder and there is doubt whether Harbaugh is “all in.” After the 49ers’ 26-21 victory over the previously unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders said players want Harbaugh out.
This is coming as news to guard Alex Boone, who made his feeling clear Monday during an appearance on the Damon Bruce Show on 95.7 The Game.
“So what’s the problem? I’m confused. Is winning not good? Is business not a’booming right now, boys? Here’s my problem with all of this: If you’re not in our locker room, then keep the 49ers name out of your mouth,” Boone said. “Let’s just do that, because you have no idea what goes on in our locker room.
“If they just named a name – ‘He said this’ -- now you got a story. But everyone’s saying, ‘The suits upstairs’ or ‘Somebody in the locker room.’ Well, who are the suits and who are the guys? Because last I checked, I was in the locker room yesterday and it was all smiles and everybody was happy and nobody was saying, ‘We want him out.’”
Boone provided a report of his own, stating that the locker room is universally in Harbaugh’s corner.
“As a matter of fact, I know for a fact that everybody loves Harbaugh,” Boone said. “He’s a great guy. He’s a great coach. How could you not want to win for a guy who wears cleats during a game? Come on, now. Have you ever seen that guy’s energy? He’s excited 24/7. You got to love to play for a guy like that. That’s what football’s all about.
“And for people to come out and say, ‘Oh, so-and-so told me they want him on the outs,’ all right, name your source. Go ahead. I can’t do that. Well, that doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t know. Apparently, I don’t live in reality.”