These words can easily be taken out of context. Because they belong to Jim Harbaugh, they very well could be.
“We’re the San Francisco 49ers,” Harbaugh said after his team’s 41-6 beating of the host San Diego Chargers, “we can do whatever we want.”
The coach was responding to this question: Can the 49ers carry five outside linebackers on their initial 53-man roster?
“It may happen,” Harbaugh, somewhat giddy, said. “After tonight, the way
For his part, Johnson enjoyed a whale of a game, recording two sacks and scoring a touchdown on his own blocked punt.
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Harbaugh noted that if one of the linebackers -- or one bubble player at any position for that matter – doesn’t begin the regular season with the team, he very easily could begin it with another team. San Francisco has enjoyed the kind of depth where NFL-caliber players won’t get lockers.
“You have one employee: yourself. And no one owes you a career, but you got some say in that,” Harbaugh said of his philosophy. "And I saw some guys stating their case, making an argument, stating their position. That fires me up.”
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Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle argued that Johnson moved himself off the bubble.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com revisited three things from Thursday night’s game.
Twitter blogged about the 49ers recent social media takeover.
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