On Monday, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh responded to a report by former NFL player and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders, who said he's heard that 49ers players want Harbaugh out.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh responded Monday to comments made by former NFL player and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders saying he's heard that 49ers players want Harbaugh out.
"They're not on the same page," Sanders said on Sunday, adding that from what he's heard, San Francisco players are "not down" for Harbaugh and there are problems in the locker room.
"Personally, I think that's a bunch of crap," said Harbaugh, according to USA Today.
"I haven't seen Trent or Deion around much," he added. "If someone has a good story to tell, they want to put their name to it. If I had a good story to tell, I'd want to put my name to it, so I don't put a lot of credibility to the unnamed source."
Prior to the 49ers' win over the Eagles on Sunday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that players are upset Harbaugh "kind of treats them like children." Players are not allowed to listen to music or play cards on plane rides, according to Rapoport.
Before the season began, Rapoport had reported that Harbaugh might already be losing players.
San Francisco is 2-2 this season, with losses to the Bears and Cardinals and wins over the Cowboys and Eagles.
Harbaugh has been coaching the 49ers since 2011. The team is 38-13-1 under his leadership and has reached the NFC Championship Game the last three seasons, including a trip to Super Bowl XLVII.
He is under contract with San Francisco through next season.
The 49ers host the Chiefs on Sunday.
- Molly Geary