Last Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks makes for a difficult road to the playoffs for the 49ers and led to further criticism of the team’s many offensive coaches.
Coach Jim Harbaugh met the media on Monday for the first time since that loss and declared his “unwavering support” for all of the team’s coaches and players, including offensive coordinator and play caller Greg Roman. The loss also increased speculation that Harbaugh is coming to the end of the line with the 49ers, with Sunday bringing a report that the Raiders and Jets may be preparing to inquire about trading for Harbaugh at the end of this season.
Harbaugh was asked about his future with the organization on Monday, but said that he was only concerned with the present.
“I’m not going to speculate,” Harbaugh said, via CSNBayArea.com. “It’s our job to move on without excuse, without apology and get it right, make it right. That’s our intention. I don’t worry about my future. I don’t participate in any of that speculation. I think I have recessive gene in worrying about my own future.”
Harbaugh’s future is almost certainly going to include a head coaching job somewhere since he’s won with the 49ers and has a contract that runs through the 2015 season. Whether there’s any chance of that future being with the 49ers will likely depend on the next four weeks and Harbaugh’s unwavering support for an offense that has flopped of late could turn out to be one more reason to suspect that it will come somewhere else.