After losing the Super Bowl to his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t have much to say.
But many of the words he did use were to complain about the officiating near the end of the game, particularly the failed fourth-down conversion.
When discussing his final series with the ball, Harbaugh said “there was no question in my mind there was a pass interference, and then a hold on the last play.”
He also griped about the “tackling” of his players on the intentional safety the Ravens took to burn clock, saying (rather huffily) “I never got an explanation on that.”
When asked why he didn’t bother running the ball with Frank Gore near the goal line (which made sense given Gore’s 110 yards on 19 carries, Harbaugh looked perturbed, shrugged and said “we had other plays called.”
Expecting the 49ers coach to be calm is unreasonable, given the way he behaves when things went well. But as wounded as he was, there wasn’t much grace exhibited, considering the moment his brother just experienced.