Football season is far away…I don’t even want to think about how long I have to wait for games to start again! With the combine just finishing up in Indy this past week, coaches are on the move; scouting for players and fresh talent to bring to their teams. Harbaugh’s outlook at the combine was to find ways to get better and improve the 49er organization without wasting any time. With that being said, the biggest jump a team can make is from year one to year two. Harbaugh stressed at the press conference in Indy that this window of time is extremely important and is when a team can make their biggest strides.
Back at Stanford, Harbaugh’s offense consisted of heavy use of tight-ends. With the 49ers, tight ends were also used heavily, but it was extra tackles or defensive linemen used more at the position. Will the 49ers look to draft another top tight-end? Harbaugh wouldn’t reveal an answer, but made it a point to address the reality of the draft. All the players they are evaluating at the combine will not be easy to get; it is very difficult to get even a high percentage of the players competing when 31 other teams are picking as well. As far as the quarterback situation, Alex Smith is a free agent and Harbaugh has repeatedly said, “he’s our guy”. Must be nerve-wracking when the quarterback isn’t signed, but Harbaugh has expressed optimism and will continue to make great choices for the team. With the amount of fresh talent that shined on the team last season, only more great things will come for the 49ers.