NFL Network analyst and former San Francisco 49ers star Deion Sanders caused a major stir on Sunday when he claimed that 49ers players are angling to have current head coach Jim Harbaugh fired.
Harbaugh responded to Sanders' comments on Monday directly and without hesitation.
“Personally I think that’s a bunch of crap,” Harbaugh said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today and NBC's Pro Football Talk.
Harbaugh proceeded to call in to question the validity of Sanders' anonymous insiders within the 49ers' locker room.
“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.’"
Per Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, Harbaugh was also quick to point out that he doesn't know exactly how Sanders and fellow critic Trent Dilfer are getting their inside information:
Jim Harbaugh on Trent Dilfer, Deion Sanders, skeptics: "I haven't seen Trent or Deion around much." #49ers
— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) September 29, 2014
With a huge victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in his back pocket and his team back at .500 (2-2), Harbaugh has seemingly bought himself some time away from the slings and arrows that have been directed at him lately.
However, if the losses begin to pile up in October and November, expect the "unnamed sources" to continue to chirp by the Bay.
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