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Jim Harbaugh: Jonathan Martin can succeed in the NFL

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If Jonathan Martin needs to leave Miami and find a new NFL home, San Francisco could be the right place for him.

The Ted Wells report on the bullying of Martin in the Dolphins’ locker room notes that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, who coached Martin at Stanford, speaks highly of Martin. Harbaugh spoke to Wells as part of the investigation and said he saw no reason that Martin couldn’t get along with his teammates.

“Jim Harbaugh, Martin’s former head coach at Stanford and the current head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, told us that he had never doubted Martin’s tenacity, work ethic and dedication to the game, and that he had never seen Martin exhibit problems with social adjustment,” the report says. “Coach Harbaugh told us he believed that Martin likely could continue to have a successful career in the NFL. It appears that Martin was up to the challenge of dealing with physical or verbal intimidation by opposing players during NFL games, but fell victim, at least in part, to persistent taunting from his own teammates.”

Despite some talk that Martin simply isn’t tough enough to take life in the NFL, Harbaugh said that’s not the case.

“Coach Harbaugh emphasized that he never doubted Martin’s physical or mental toughness, and he believes that Martin can continue to have a successful career in the NFL. Coach Harbaugh also said that the atmosphere in the Stanford locker room, in his view, was not materially different from that of the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room,” the report said.

Whether the 49ers acquire Martin remains to be seen, but Harbaugh sounds like he enjoyed coaching Martin, and would gladly do it again.

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86 Responses to “Jim Harbaugh: Jonathan Martin can succeed in the NFL”
  1. restorativejusticeprogram says: Feb 15, 2014 8:02 AM

    Martin is obviously a very sensitive man with a level of intelligence above the average NFL player. If he is to play again he needs to be on a professional organization run by a strong well-educated coach.

    San Francisco or Seattle may be his only options. Conversely, Incognito would fit right in with train-wreck franchises like Dallas, Cleveland, and Oakland.

  2. seatownballers says: Feb 15, 2014 8:04 AM

    Successful in the nfl= running up and down the sidelines screaming at officials,or onto the field of play making a complete arse of oneself

  3. trseann says: Feb 15, 2014 8:10 AM

    Go get him, Jim.

    Hope the kid succeeds when working around adults and the evolutionarily retarded.

    I know the feebs on this site see Incognito and co’s behavior and think its relatable and no big deal, quietly hoping that if those cretins could be successful then maybe they don’t have to mature either.

  4. apkyletexas says: Feb 15, 2014 8:12 AM

    Shocking – when Martin was about to lose his job in Miami, which highly manipulative coach broke NFL rules and interfered with a player under contract?

    Probably Jim Harbaugh.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if all these bullying allegations were Harbaugh’s idea originally to get Martin extracted from Miami and onto his team.

  5. phinfan says: Feb 15, 2014 8:14 AM

    Good give us a 2nd rounder and hes yours

  6. intforatd says: Feb 15, 2014 8:25 AM

    sniff sniff, they are bullying me…

  7. onbucky96 says: Feb 15, 2014 8:26 AM

    Cough…cough…tampering…cough cough.

  8. kd75 says: Feb 15, 2014 8:30 AM

    He shared a locker room with Richard Sherman and made it out alive…

  9. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 15, 2014 8:34 AM

    I’d rather have Incognito than Martin. Bottom line, Martin is a quitter. You can have him San Fran, but our team will pass, thank you very much.

  10. shlort says: Feb 15, 2014 8:46 AM

    Martin is a sissy. Not saying that he deserved to be ragged on by Incognito, but he surely could have handled himself like a man and not a 6 year old kid.

    That said, situations like this and other things we are seeing coming out of the NFL will destroy the NFL.

    The NFL had a good run. Hope they can bring in a fan base that likes what they are trying to sell the brand as, because they are going to lose a lot of fans over the next decade.

  11. igotgamenj says: Feb 15, 2014 8:46 AM

    Martin broke the code of silence in a NFL locker room he turned his back on his whole team never asked anyone for help and went to the media with his story will teams really want a guy like this.

  12. eagleswin says: Feb 15, 2014 8:46 AM

    restorativejusticeprogram says:
    Feb 15, 2014 8:02 AM
    Martin is obviously a very sensitive man with a level of intelligence above the average NFL player. If he is to play again he needs to be on a professional organization run by a strong well-educated coach.

    San Francisco or Seattle may be his only options. Conversely, Incognito would fit right in with train-wreck franchises like Dallas, Cleveland, and Oakland.
    ==================

    Let me see if i have this correct.

    Harbaugh spends 3 hours yelling and trying to bully the refs on game days and never noticed any insecurities in Martin when he coached him in college. So a guy who is a bully himself and was unaware of Martin’s issues when they were in the same lockerroom. I see how this would be the ideal fit.

    Seahawks – League leader in drug suspensions since Carroll took over. Players who brag on national TV that they intentionally commit fouls because they know the refs are to scared to continue to call them on it all game long.

    The only thing I see is that if you win, some people tend to ignore your flaws. Most likely if the dolphins had made it to the superbowl these same people would back the dolphins in this mess 100%.

  13. chicagoraiderfan says: Feb 15, 2014 8:46 AM

    Could this technically constitute tampering?

  14. nokoolaidcowboy says: Feb 15, 2014 8:46 AM

    Martin appears to have conducted himself well in this situation, meatball on the other hand continues to show just what type of person he is.

  15. abninf says: Feb 15, 2014 8:48 AM

    What else is he going to say when asked? if he gives any other answer the media will crucify him. Martin is done.

  16. ovaw8lova says: Feb 15, 2014 8:53 AM

    I believe Miami’s scheme exposed Martin a great deal. Stanford was a run first team and Miami’s offense was pass first. It is possible that change in philosophy contributed to Martin’s pool play on the field. SF would be an odd choice for Martin as that was the team that exposed him to the NFL when the Fins played them 2012-2013 season. I mean Aldon Smith pancaked him on his way to the QB several times.

  17. vaphinfan says: Feb 15, 2014 8:57 AM

    Prove it Jimmy. I’m sure the dolphins would trade him for a broomstick cause they both play about the same.

  18. hess97 says: Feb 15, 2014 8:59 AM

    i dont think Martin has the skills. At least not when he had to block Aldon Smith. I dont think Harbaugh wants Martin. He always backs his players, unless they are a me- first type, AKA Braylon Edwards or Roidsy Sherman.

  19. keltictim says: Feb 15, 2014 9:05 AM

    Didn’t Miami switch his position because he wasn’t up to the physical challenge of playing his original position? Or is that being blamed on the bullying?

  20. olefballcoach says: Feb 15, 2014 9:06 AM

    Wouldnt want either one of them.. both LOSERS!!

  21. themiamidolphins says: Feb 15, 2014 9:13 AM

    Hopefully Jonathan Martin never plays another game in the NFL. Let him be a sleazeball with his sleazeball parents doing lawyer work.

  22. alldonesmith says: Feb 15, 2014 9:22 AM

    apkyletexas says:
    Feb 15, 2014 8:12 AM
    Shocking – when Martin was about to lose his job in Miami, which highly manipulative coach broke NFL rules and interfered with a player under contract?
    ————————————————————

    wow, way to demonstrate a complete and embarrassing inability to grasp the basic facts of the situation. you must be a Seahawks fan.

    Harbaugh was interviewed by Ted Wells, along with 100 other people, solely for the purposes of the investigation. that’s it.

  23. bjsdad says: Feb 15, 2014 9:23 AM

    Extra, Extra, read all about it ……………….

    A Whiner joins the Whiners

  24. dedicatedhawkfan says: Feb 15, 2014 9:25 AM

    I have never been a champion of Jim Harbaugh but I have newfound respect for him and his unwavering support of Martin. He could have taken the easy way out and talked to Wells without say anything.

    (having said that, I will go back to my regular schedule loathing…lol)

  25. mauldawg says: Feb 15, 2014 9:39 AM

    Martin will not make an NFL player,hes more of a lazy want to be an NFL player. He does not have what it takes to make it. This was set up from the start so he could collect on his contract while playing the “feel sorry for me card”. The guys were mean to me and said hurtful things. Let me run home and get mommy and daddy to file a lawsuit.

  26. getsome636 says: Feb 15, 2014 9:42 AM

    I wonder if he can play QB? Harbaugh must think so, LMAO…..

  27. alldonesmith says: Feb 15, 2014 9:43 AM

    phinfan says:
    Feb 15, 2014 8:14 AM
    Good give us a 2nd rounder and hes yours
    ——————————————–

    thanks for the laugh. funniest thing I’ve read in a while. if Dolphins fans think you’re going to get anything better than a 6th or 7th rounder for Martin after this mess, on top of his underwhelming play to this point, you’re kidding yourselves.

  28. osiris33 says: Feb 15, 2014 9:45 AM

    Let me get this straight, Harbaugh LOVES Martin, who’s a wimp, a turncoat and a quitter, but he trashed Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin, who are Super Bowl champions?

    No wonder he’s always losing to the Seahawks.

  29. 6thsense10 says: Feb 15, 2014 9:47 AM

    Jonathan Martin was a high second round draft pick who was a 2 time All American. I really think that once he is placed in a true PROFESSIONAL atmosphere he will blossom. I can’t believe anyone functions at their optimal level when they hate their work environment to the point of contemplating suicide.

  30. annes22 says: Feb 15, 2014 9:48 AM

    Go to the 49ers and good riddance to bad rubbish.
    Take him please, and go and be with a crazy coach too.

  31. officialgame says: Feb 15, 2014 9:49 AM

    I agree 100 %. This is a case of a bad organization rushing a 20 year old kid that wasn’t ready into the starting lineup. When that didn’t work put a psychopath in charge of “toughening up” Martin. Richie can now start preparing for his true life calling working the grille at White Castle.

  32. moerawn says: Feb 15, 2014 9:54 AM

    I’m still not clear, after reading the texts, why Incognito is the sole bad guy and Martin is cleared?

  33. hehateme2 says: Feb 15, 2014 9:56 AM

    Martin is worthless and weak…. but we’ll take a 2nd round pick for him.

  34. seatownballers says: Feb 15, 2014 10:05 AM

    It’ll be the same as the Taylor mays deal,
    7th rounder in 2016

  35. chingustight says: Feb 15, 2014 10:06 AM

    just go away martin, do everyone a favor. quit ruining the only professional sport i still watch. baseball is pathetic and slow, the nba only has 4 teams able to win the title a year.pathetic. it’s a man’s game, stick up for yourself you little bits.

  36. winninaintsinnin says: Feb 15, 2014 10:07 AM

    I’m not a Harbaugh fan but I can’t see this happening in his locker room.

    San Fran, Seattle, New England and probably Denver as I don’t see Manning allowing it.

    I’m sure there’s others but even if Miami is the mess they appear, Martin can’t just be shoved onto just any team and be expected to succeed.

  37. promickey says: Feb 15, 2014 10:13 AM

    Well Jim Harbaugh put your money where your mouth is; Offer a 6th round pick for Martin. Martin was a 2nd round pick and now he has NFL experience. If Harbaugh really thinks Martin is a viable NFL talent let’s see if he will go after him.

  38. cursedvikings1998 says: Feb 15, 2014 10:15 AM

    Jim Harbaugh is a tool, but he is an effective coach. Martin would probably be a good fit in SF.

  39. realskipbayless says: Feb 15, 2014 10:34 AM

    Kick them both out the league.

  40. chat1776 says: Feb 15, 2014 10:36 AM

    Of course he would say that, else he would get ripped.

    I would expect a coach to question his mental toughness.

  41. bert1913 says: Feb 15, 2014 10:39 AM

    the santa clara 49ers would be a nice fit for martin

  42. circlethewagonsbills says: Feb 15, 2014 10:40 AM

    Incognito contributed to overall team unity as evidenced by the locker room having his back. Martin is divisive and can only hide behind an incomplete/biased report and headline grabbing media trolls. Martin should be in a group home.

  43. sportfanz says: Feb 15, 2014 10:45 AM

    Martin has probably already contacted Harbs. Why wouldn’t he… Coach knows nothing less than NFC Championship games in 3 consecutive seasons. Has he failed to reach the pinnacle?…absolutely. Would SF fans trade him for any other coach…Hell NO! Hate-on haters!

  44. nickmiller63 says: Feb 15, 2014 10:56 AM

    Harbaugh’s remarks are fine, and Martin can no doubt play. This article is positive and uncontroversial. But PFT’s comment section is a garbage pit, and it’s not only Seahawks trolls who bring it down.

  45. fballguy says: Feb 15, 2014 10:56 AM

    Please Niners…Sign this guy.

    Sincerely,
    Robert Quinn

  46. laxcoach37 says: Feb 15, 2014 10:58 AM

    LOL… Forget my opinion of this concocted “Bullying” Story for Legal reasons. This Guy Graded out a #58 out of 64 Starting Tackles in the League… you can HAVE HIM!

  47. jburk003 says: Feb 15, 2014 11:07 AM

    LMAO.
    So funny reading PPL say “SF can have him, blah blah blah”

    Thanks, well take a starter off of your team and stash him on the bench.

    Btw, A johnathan Martin taught by Dolphin coaches…… NOT NEARLY as valuable as being coached up by 49er coaches.

    Comparing Martin on the 49ers and Martin on Dolphins would be comparing apples(SF) to rotten oranges(Mia).

    I’d love I have a tough-hard-nosed Stanford O linemen whos familiar with Harbaughs system. A smart linemen who is a run-first kid????? We will take him

  48. rubenxx7 says: Feb 15, 2014 11:10 AM

    Martin is the laughing stock of the Nfl. D-line cant wait to play against him and say things about his sister to make him cry

  49. BigAlHeBDMan says: Feb 15, 2014 11:22 AM

    Drew Brees in New Orleans could use some Offensive line help.

  50. sonoco says: Feb 15, 2014 11:24 AM

    No this is not tampering. These quotes are from the Wells report which included input from an interview of Jim Harbaugh. That said, I wouldn’t mind having Martin as a back-up swing tackle. If the Dolphins won’t take a 7th rounder for him I’d just wait for his inevitable release.

  51. aceakking says: Feb 15, 2014 11:53 AM

    I believe Harbaugh. Incognito is also the one who was involved in sexually harrassing a female volunteer at a golf course. Incognito needs to go away.

  52. mediasloppy says: Feb 15, 2014 12:10 PM

    People who still blame Martin are internet bullies and probably high school bullies at one time. There is a point where a line is crossed. When a few guys are not out to just haze you, but to break you it’s not being a sissy.

    And if you got kids you’re a sorry human being, because this behavior has caused suicides. You’re condoning bullying by saying Martin is mentally weak. That is no excuse for the way he was treated and doesn’t make it ok.

    Watch the movie “Experiment” as an example of a real study that took place exploring how far humans can be pushed.

  53. themiamidolphins says: Feb 15, 2014 12:10 PM

    LMAO.
    So funny reading PPL say “SF can have him, blah blah blah”

    Thanks, well take a starter off of your team and stash him on the bench.

    Btw, A johnathan Martin taught by Dolphin coaches…… NOT NEARLY as valuable as being coached up by 49er coaches.

    Comparing Martin on the 49ers and Martin on Dolphins would be comparing apples(SF) to rotten oranges(Mia).

    I’d love I have a tough-hard-nosed Stanford O linemen whos familiar with Harbaughs system. A smart linemen who is a run-first kid????? We will take him
    ———-
    I would like to think that a Niners fan would have a pretty good idea of just how bad Martin is. It was only a year ago that Aldon Smith granted Jonathan Martin his first career sack when Smith literally pushed Martin down into Tannehill’s legs.

  54. r8danation says: Feb 15, 2014 12:13 PM

    That Would Make Him A Fourty Whiner

  55. jburk003 says: Feb 15, 2014 12:39 PM

    @themiamidolphins

    I would like to think that a Niners fan would have a pretty good idea of just how bad Martin is. It was only a year ago that Aldon Smith granted Jonathan Martin his first career sack when Smith literally pushed Martin down into Tannehill’s legs.

    ——————-

    Aldon Smith has done that just to about every tackle in the NFL….in his first few years. Did you watch the NFC championship??? He would have done more if he wasn’t held my Okung every play.

    So, it doesn’t bother me if Martin got beat by one of the NFLs best. Nice try.

  56. pantherpro says: Feb 15, 2014 12:44 PM

    Hey R8nation

    That’s very cute you freaking moron. No wonder why Raider fans are considered trash. It must kill you that nobody in the bay cares about your tarped stadium and team with lowest revenue and value in NFL. It kills you to see Niners dominate the news and being so popular. Can you say another 4-12 Raiders? Can you tarp 2nd deck this year?

  57. bonniebengal says: Feb 15, 2014 12:53 PM

    Since nobody expected Martin to actually pay the $10,000 fine for not going on the trip, did he get his money back?

  58. ryann252013 says: Feb 15, 2014 12:59 PM

    You know what ticked me off about the whole bullying situation?

    The people on here calling Martin “Too soft” “Wimp” etc. The man is just sensitive and there is nothing wrong with that, some people are wired differently and it was documented that Martin was harassed throughout high school to and for that kind of stuff to go on repetitively throughout his childhood to his adulthood probably drove the guy nuts. Think about it…it never ended for him.

    I hope the guy goes to Indy, San fran or seattle a locker room that will make him feel welcome unlike the scum bags over in Miami.

  59. ojdiddoit says: Feb 15, 2014 1:04 PM

    Doesn’t Martins mother work as a lawyer specializing in workplace harassement??????????…..interesting

  60. Dolphins Nation says: Feb 15, 2014 1:05 PM

    We will take some coupons to Outback and a few rolls of tape and he is yours. He will blend in with San Francisco way of life. And if you could, please help find a girlfriend as cited in the Wells report.

  61. dolphindubs says: Feb 15, 2014 1:08 PM

    I’m guessing that all you people who are calling Martin a turncoat for not keeping things in the lockerroom are the same types that said the assistant that exposed the sex abuse scandel at Penn State was wrong too. You people are pathetic. Keep on talking about some mythical “code” that needs to be respected, and keep on supporting bullying and pedophelia and other horrific acts within organizations.

    Cowards keep quiet. Men do what is right, and expose unlawful behavior.

  62. pantherpro says: Feb 15, 2014 1:13 PM

    Dolphin nation

    Nice run the last thirty years. You haven’t recovered from Super Bowl stomp at Standford. Those empty seats blind me every time they show your outdated dump of a stadium. Enjoy!

    Niner World

  63. deflateddome says: Feb 15, 2014 1:19 PM

    Wow the comments..

    It truly is a struggle to see “The wussification of America” finally hitting the NFL…

    They had to collide eventually…

  64. themiamidolphins says: Feb 15, 2014 1:22 PM

    jburk003 says:
    Feb 15, 2014 12:39 PM
    @themiamidolphins

    I would like to think that a Niners fan would have a pretty good idea of just how bad Martin is. It was only a year ago that Aldon Smith granted Jonathan Martin his first career sack when Smith literally pushed Martin down into Tannehill’s legs.

    ——————-

    Aldon Smith has done that just to about every tackle in the NFL….in his first few years. Did you watch the NFC championship??? He would have done more if he wasn’t held my Okung every play.

    So, it doesn’t bother me if Martin got beat by one of the NFLs best. Nice try.
    —————-
    1) Aldon Smith hasn’t done that to nearly every tackle in the league. Your argument would be a little stronger if you didn’t feel it was necessary to make things up.

    2) If you’re interested in Martin, you should be bothered by him getting beat by one the better DE’s in the league. He plays in a division where pretty much every team has a deadly pass rusher, let alone a great defense. Nice try in your attempt to downplay things though.

    3) The “player x” was holding my guy excuse has gotten old. Nice try!

    4) Everything aside, if you truly think that Martin has any upside and would be a good investment than you’re lost. He sucks and is mentally weak. I don’t care who the coach is, Martin is who he is. Harbaugh isn’t god, he won’t make Martin suddenly grow a backbone.

    5) Jonathan Martin cried and quit the team because he was benched. So now he’s going to be open to being buried on the bench?

    6) You’re as delusional as the media if you think that other locker rooms are so much different than the Dolphins locker room.

    7) Jonathan Martin is a pathetic coward and doesn’t even deserve to ever be on another NFL team. Let him fade into obscurity carrying around the legacy of a quitter with his sleazeball parents.

    8) Richie Incognito and the Dolphins organizations were the victims in this one from the beginning. Jonathan Martin was the perpetrator. Anyone who has a brain understands this.

    9) You’re wrong, the media is wrong. Deal with it and move on.

    NICE TRY.

  65. ridgebak says: Feb 15, 2014 1:23 PM

    Reading some of these comments, we know now where the pathetic bullies are. Should they ever breed, I’m sure they will teach their brood the same thing.

  66. mmsierra says: Feb 15, 2014 1:28 PM

    circlethewagonsbills says: Feb 15, 2014 10:40 AM

    Incognito contributed to overall team unity as evidenced by the locker room having his back. Martin is divisive and can only hide behind an incomplete/biased report and headline grabbing media trolls. Martin should be in a group home.
    ===============================

    Jesus !!
    You are DUMB !!
    Does sexually harrassing a volumteer at a golf course contribute to ‘team unity’

    JESUS !!

  67. doe22us says: Feb 15, 2014 1:34 PM

    I play a lot of sports from soccer, basketball, table tennis etc at a high level, i play in rec leagues, competitive leagues, pick up games and what have you. I have been in leagues where the fun is drained out because of knuckleheads, it doesnt become enjoyable anymore. It is quite clear Incognito and others made that work environment uncomfortable for Martin, so he checked out. No one should work in an uncomfortable work environment.

  68. FinFan68 says: Feb 15, 2014 1:37 PM

    Ok, fine. Work out a trade Jimbo.

  69. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 15, 2014 1:41 PM

    circlethewagonsbills says:

    Feb 15, 2014 10:40 AM
    Incognito contributed to overall team unity as evidenced by the locker room having his back. Martin is divisive and can only hide behind an incomplete/biased report and headline grabbing media trolls. Martin should be in a group home.
    **********
    I don’t have a dog in this fight, and to a certain point, I don’t care what’s going on in an NFL locker room.

    Having said that, how do you know it’s an incomplete and biased reporting when you were not part of the investigation? You didn’t speak to anyone.

    And to all those that state things like this happen in NFL locker rooms league wide….you have no idea what happens. You only know what players are willing to put forth publicly.

  70. mmeyer3387 says: Feb 15, 2014 1:44 PM

    I truly wish that these did not ever happen. Additionally, I would like to see both players move on with their careers. I can not help but wonder if this is something that takes place on other teams as well. I’m sure that similar behavior has taken place in the past on regular bases on most NFL teams. Still it seems like something that got out of hand. However, we must remember that the Fins offense line was the worst in the NFL. Their QB was sacked so many times that they almost the record for most sacks given up.

  71. sharks123 says: Feb 15, 2014 1:46 PM

    Incognito is a victim and Martin’s parents are sleazeballs? That view can’t be more backwards. I like what Mark Schleroth had to say about it all. It’s not a coincidence that this happened on a totally dysfunctional team. Dont think you can read a few text messages and think you know all that happened. I applaud those who don’t like Harbaugh but still liked what he said here. Objective people on here are few and far between.

  72. Ed Bandell says: Feb 15, 2014 4:11 PM

    All of you people thinking it is just a change of scenery that Martin needs and that a “true professional atmosphere” is what is called for…you probably never, ever played football on any REAL organized level like High School, College, Semi-Pro, or Pro.

    What happened in the Miami locker room is the norm, not the abstraction.

    This is why you have a lot of players saying in essence, “Um…hey…wait a minute, it may not exactly be the most comfortable situation for Micheal Sam.”

    Brandon Mebane of the Seahawks was asked about this on NFL Network along with Red Bryant how Sam would be treated. His long-winded and end around answer consisted of this:

    “I play in the trenches. We talk to each other a certain kind of way. Like when we got Avril, we ragged on him…and once he got used to us, we build that continuity. They all know nobody means anything, it is all said with love. I don’t know how he might take some of the things that are said.”

    That’s the NFL people. That is the majority of football in America. If you think every locker room is a sanctum of PC, warm fuzzies, and the epitome of dignified and refined culture, you are sadly mistaken. If that bothers you, maybe you should find another sport to support.

  73. Ed Bandell says: Feb 15, 2014 5:34 PM

    R. Kelly, “I believe I can fly….”

  74. threedeep1998 says: Feb 15, 2014 6:13 PM

    osiris33 says: Feb 15, 2014 9:45 AM

    Let me get this straight, Harbaugh LOVES Martin, who’s a wimp, a turncoat and a quitter, but he trashed Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin, who are Super Bowl champions?

    No wonder he’s always losing to the Seahawks.

    —————————————————–

    Not sure how a 4-3 record vs Seahawks = “always losing to the Seahawks”.

  75. ghengy says: Feb 15, 2014 6:19 PM

    Send him to Canada. Nobody is going to play with this guy.

  76. rainponcho87 says: Feb 15, 2014 6:21 PM

    You guys who only see Harbaugh wildly complaining about calls from the sideline don’t follow his press conferences where he almost uniformly supports his players 1000%. The fact he is supporting him here just means he thinks he can play in the NFL, not necessarily as a starter and does not mean the 49ers want him. I am sure all he means is that Martin deserves another shot somewhere in the NFL to compete for a spot on a team. Nothing guaranteed, just that he deserves a shot to compete to make an team somewhere.

  77. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 15, 2014 6:46 PM

    threedeep1998 says:
    Feb 15, 2014 6:13 PM
    osiris33 says: Feb 15, 2014 9:45 AM

    Let me get this straight, Harbaugh LOVES Martin, who’s a wimp, a turncoat and a quitter, but he trashed Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin, who are Super Bowl champions?

    No wonder he’s always losing to the Seahawks.

    —————————————————–
    Not sure how a 4-3 record vs Seahawks = “always losing to the Seahawks”.
    **********
    Harbaugh started off 2-0 against Seattle his first year with S.F. Since then, he’s 1-3 against them with a 2pt win on a last second FG.

    While it doesn’t fall under ‘always losing'; he’s pretty close to that the past four meetings.

  78. hawkstradamus says: Feb 15, 2014 6:54 PM

    Jimbo also thought Collin Kaepernick could get him a Lombardi. Suck it whiners. I threw popcorn on Bowman and then The rest of Seattle threw a parade. Go Hawks Superbowl Champions!

  79. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 15, 2014 7:24 PM

    My previous post should note 2-3 against Seattle.

    Not 1-3….My error.

    I’ll crack a beer open for the NFL gods….I repent.

  80. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 15, 2014 7:47 PM

    hawkstradamus says:

    Feb 15, 2014 6:54 PM
    Jimbo also thought Collin Kaepernick could get him a Lombardi. Suck it whiners. I threw popcorn on Bowman and then The rest of Seattle threw a parade. Go Hawks Superbowl Champions!
    **********
    You’re first sentence was fine. The second one, I can live with as well. You’re third sentence. You’re the reason why you give me, and other Seahawk fans, a bad rap.

    Grow up!

  81. danmarinos1stlovechild says: Feb 15, 2014 8:07 PM

    In that case you take him!
    As a Dolphins fan I don’t want this quitter on my team anymore!!!

  82. mykpfsu says: Feb 15, 2014 8:15 PM

    Martin graded out as one of the worst tackles in the league in his first year with PFF putting in the bottom 10 and bottom 5 of NFL tackles in 2 measures. For comparison Justin Pugh (who was never named a college all america) was named to the pro football writers all rookie team in his first year. Sorry, but college stats don’t mean jack in the NFL.

  83. truths4all says: Feb 15, 2014 8:39 PM

    Empty words, those are. Please, back them up by signing this crazy guy to your 49ers. Let’s see how long you tolerate his demands for special treatment?

  84. allseeingone says: Feb 15, 2014 8:55 PM

    Martin will be a lock for the All No Spine Team.

  85. Ed Bandell says: Feb 15, 2014 9:16 PM

    “And to all those that state things like this happen in NFL locker rooms league wide….you have no idea what happens. You only know what players are willing to put forth publicly.”

    I am telling you from personal knowledge working as a player and for a local newspaper that this kind of thing actually does take place on a high school, college, and in at least one other NFL locker room. You will hear language like this and much, much worse from the other team when you step on the field to play against them. Believe that.

    I am in no way condoning what Incognito has done, said, and is continuing to say. The guy is pretty much slime. But Martin is not pristine in this. I am not reading “just a handful” of text messages. If all you are doing is reading the stuff on the articles here on PFT and then basing your opinions off of that…then you are the ones guilty of that.

    Read the back and forth texts…the whole released 1,000+ lines of them between Martin and Incognito. You’ll see just how nasty Martin is too.

    If Martin is complaining about racial slurs being used against him, why is he using them against Incognito and some other Dolphins?

    If Martin is complaining about Incognito questioning/teasing him about his sexual preference, why is Martin then making remarks questioning McDonald’s (also known as Unnamed Player A) sexuality?

    If Martin is so off put by the whole atmosphere of how Incognito and their circle of friends behave, why is he also calling women all sorts of names, paying for hookers, going to strip clubs, getting wasted, and video taping himself having relations with a lady and sharing it?

    The timing of this report coming out is very, very suspicious. It comes out right when Incognito is learning that he probably can’t play NFL football….hmmm….

  86. dolphincritic says: Feb 16, 2014 8:49 AM

    Thanks coach Harbough! Send us your left tackle and we will send you Martin and incognito! You can have Jerry, as well!

    You are the man!

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