SANTA CLARA -- Coach Jim Harbaugh appeared loose and relaxed during his 17-minute press gathering on Wednesday.
In his first of three consecutive days of taking questions, Harbaugh had the large contingent of local and national media eating out of the palm of his hand -- a hand he would be willing to lose for the right to play in Sunday’s game.
“(I’m) thinking of the things that I would trade to be able to compete as a player in these games, in this game,” Harbaugh said of the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks.
“Easy,” said Harbaugh, who played 14 NFL seasons. “I thought you’d make it tough, like a body part. Can I do without my left arm? Or one eye? I was going to those extremes.”
Harbaugh concluded his press conference by addressing the radio appearance of his wife, Sarah, who took no responsibility for Harbaugh’s taste in fashion with his trademark pleated khaki pants and black, tucked-in 49ers fleece.
“I heard about that,” Harbaugh said. “They were making quite a bit of sport of me. But problem solved there.”
Harbaugh said Dickies, his preferred clothing label, makes flat-front khaki pants.
“So happy wife, happy life,” Harbaugh said. “As far as tucking in the shirt, though. If I’m the last person alive who tucks in his shirt, that’ll be great. I’ll feel like an innovator.”