If Jim Harbaugh needs a break from obfuscating about quarterbacks today, maybe he’ll call Jeff Fisher “outrageous,” “irrational” and “absurd.”
Fisher, like Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride earlier this year, said 49ers defensive end Justin Smith does a great job of using his hands.
“The one that’s most effective is the grab game, it’s been in the game forever,” Fisher said when asked about the stunts Justin and Aldon Smith run. “And Justin does a great job of it, a really good job of it.”
Gilbride put it more strongly, saying Justin Smith “gets away with murder,” causing Harbaugh to fire back in no uncertain terms, saying the Giants assistant was trying to influence officials.
But Fisher was careful to say he wasn’t implying that Smith was holding.
“I’m not implying, I’m just stating facts,” Fisher said. “And I’m not complaining. Everybody does it, and Justin does a great job of it. As long as his feet are moving toward the quarterback, it won’t get called. It’s a legal act.”
Clearly, it’s a diabolical ploy by Fisher, to distract Harbaugh from fooling us about which quarterback he intends to play.