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Transcript: Harbaugh doesn't restrict Vernon Davis from hurdling

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Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media in an 18-minute session on Monday afternoon. The head coach provided no updates on the injuries to Joe Staley and Mike Iupati, but remained optimistic moving forward. Here is what he said about the game and more:

On the offensive line:

"Lots of positives out there from [Alex] Boone going out to tackle and he did a very good job. He was good in pass protection. [Joe] Looney did a good job and he was confident. He went right at guys, and players are good with their assignments."

"Adam Snyder did a nice job and I thought he improved in pass protection and other areas. Anthony Davis was very solid. Jonathan Goodwin had a solid game."

On why Joe Looney stepped in rather than Daniel Kilgore:

"He has been getting a lot of reps at guard. Daniel gets more reps at center than guard. Looney specializes at the RG position."

On the 49ers record being 8-4:

"It's catchy as far as where we stand. It's not where you like to be, but in position to control your destiny. Fate is in our hands and we need to keep it in mind at all times."

On the importance of facing Seattle:

"You could say too much emphasis on every game we play [and not just this one]. I don't know if we put too much emphasis, but we put a lot on it. Our players are confident in the appropriate matter, energy and focus into this week."

On if the game against Seattle is about revenge:

"I've never taken that approach. We want to play well and want to win. All these games come down to that. There are times you want to win where you consume it, and that's most important."

On Michael Crabtree:

"I thought he did a good job. He was into the game running with the ball as he got it and made some things happen. From his big play he did a lot of good things."

On Tony Jerod-Eddie:

"He played very well [in the last few weeks]. Just to watch him get a football [mood], he has been a real contributor and is consistently good for our football team."

On Glenn Dorsey:

"He played really well. He did a great job in two-gap, in tackles and in pressure. He is a quick healer and his early injury could have had him out longer. It speaks to his desire to play the game and I can't say enough good things about him."

"When he talks, it's well thought out, very insightful, deep and he is a good guy. Around the team there is no drama. He is a strong, good worker every day in practice."

On the 49ers running game:

"There are things in our run game that didn't click as we would have liked. A lot of teams put an extra man in the box. The Rams did a good job at stopping the run. We countered with the pass which was effective and a positive."

"It helps to be effective and counter the moves they make. It's like an argument, you counter and counter back."

On whether Frank Gore's injury report listing has dampened the ground attack or not:

"What he has on the injury report in my eye doesn't affect him."

On having Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin in the same game:

"It's good and encouraging. Colin [Kaepernick] did an effective job in the game as receivers got open. It was a good day in the passing game when it needed to be."

"Opposing teams can take some things away from another. My dad was asking why we couldn't run the ball. It was tough sledding. I get it from my dad too."

On Vernon Davis and his hurdling:

"I thought he played exceptional in the game with a few things to clean up. He was dialed in and excited to play. He did a fantastic job."

"For hurdles, [I don't tell him what not to do]. It's like 'Did you tell Michael Jordan to take off from the free throw line?' I bet Phil Jackson never had that conversation. He told them what they could do."


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