Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media on Friday afternoon after a 35-11 win against the Rams from Thursday night. He confirmed that Quinton Patton will miss some time due to a fractured foot. Here is the transcript of what he said:
On facing adversity against the Rams:
"We handled [adversity] well. They stared at adversity in the face with a lot of grit and determination. It was a good team win."
On the defense excelling against the Rams:
"It was a good team win when you work on the defense. We had a really good team defense [last night]. Glenn Dorsey played exceptionally well and Tramaine Brock came in and caused an interception that Donte Whitner got in the end zone. I thought [our] guys played with great energy and toughness."
On preparing for the Rams in a short week:
"This past week especially was not so much physical competition on practice field as it was mental. There was extra meeting time, less practice time. The attention to detail was huge."
On the free kick by Phil Dawson right before halftime:
"We planned this scenario out as the clock was ticking down and by using time outs. Phil [Dawson] gave it a good run. If it was more on line, it might have had a shot. Darryl Morris did well on the tackle [after the missed kick] in his first game as a pro. It was a nice one-on-one tackle in space, which I appreciated."
On Anquan Boldin's success from last night:
"He was a great team player in the passing and running game. There were three examples where he blocks two defenders. He is very savvy when he comes in to block a man."
On Jon Baldwin's first game in a 49ers uniform:
"He has a competitive heart that I can see. He made a couple tough catches and handled it [well]. There will be more action for him."
On Frank Gore's performance:
"He had an A++. He was outstanding, very Frank Gore like and nobody does it better [than him]."
On how the running game was successful:
"Precision was there more times than it wasn't. It produced good results with the [offensive] line, receivers, Anquan Boldin's efforts, and tight ends with Vance McDonald key in several big blocks. When you look play after play, it was all about the precision with 10 blockers."
On Vernon Davis:
"He played well with creating space and separation, which includes the touchdown reception. Overall, he was outstanding. Vernon is a special creation. He has never been sidelined for a team until [last week] when the tear in his hamstring [had him sit out]. Suddenly, he gets back together as his DNA and blood flows different somehow."
On the criticism and reaction from media and fans:
"I don't catch much about what [the] critics [say]. We were in the short week with a short memory. It was good that we had those things going for us."
On Colin Kaepernick favoriting the negative tweets towards him on Twitter:
"Energy is energy. There's positive and negative energy. Some can get more from negative energy as it can be a gift."
On how the defense succeeded despite missing Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis:
"A huge piece is NaVorro Bowman and a well-coordinated plan by Vic Fangio and the coaches. Donte Whitner had his leadership. Guys including Dan Skuta, Corey Lemonier and Ahmad Brooks stepped it up and responded."
"Glenn Dorsey, Ray McDonald and Justin Smith always consistently are gritty and tough. Tarell Brown battled and came up with big plays. If you talk to Vic, it was impressive with how they played as a unit, which was good team defense."
On why he doesn't use Twitter anymore:
"I found Twitter to be a drain of time and haven't been [on there] for some time since I was at Stanford. Twitter became popular [everywhere]. As coaches, it was stressed as a way to communicate with recruits, alumni and fans."
"You have so many hours in a day, you fill every hour and every second set up pretty well. I just concentrate on coaching the team."
On what the 49ers will do with 10 days of rest:
"We will regroup, retool and make the bodies feel better. Workouts with coaches, doctors and trainers are available all weekend to players. We'll come back on Monday."