NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders did a cannonball into the media pool yesterday, claiming that 49ers players want coach Jim Harbaugh out.
Harbaugh responded today by saying that pool is full of something other than water.
“Personally I think that’s a bunch of crap,” Harbaugh said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today.
That’s pretty much how you’d expect Harbaugh to react to criticism from outside his building, which he was careful to point out Sanders (and fellow critic Trent Dilfer) hadn’t been around much.
And he went back to the tried-and-true blanket indictment of unnamed sources.
“If I’ve got a good story to tell I’d want to put my name to it,” he said. “So I don’t put a whole lot of credibility to the ‘unnamed source.’“
That doesn’t mean it’s not true. Yesterday’s performance will buy him a bit of time, given that the business is results-oriented, and they like you as long as you’re winning.