Jim Harbaugh certainly has a way of getting the most out of people. It’s not just on the football field, it can take place off of it, too.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee recently spoke with the 49ers coach about his philanthropic work in Piura, Peru. Harbaugh discussed his role in Piura and why the commitment is so important to him, so much so, that he missed a week of rookie minicamp.
“Harbaugh first visited Piura in 2009 after hearing a friend describe his own experience with the Most Blessed Sacrament Parrish there,” Barrows wrote. “The 49ers coach has been going back ever since, and he even missed a rookie minicamp — gasp-worthy when it comes to control-freak NFL coaches — to go this year. He used the word ‘transformational’ three times in a recent interview in describing the effect of the visits.”
Harbaugh has continued his positive messaging back home with the 49ers and has transformed the team’s walkway from the locker room to the field. Harbaugh recently had a street sign placed along the walkway that simply reads, “Forty Niner Way.”
Rookies and select veterans have seen the sign in person. The entire team (including Dashon Goldson, who signed his one-year franchise tender this morning), will get to see it today as it’s veteran check-in day at camp. Practices begin on Friday.
More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com notes that veteran wideout Randy Moss reported to camp a day early.
Maiocco also discusses a potential backup running back position battle between Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James.
Dan Brown of The San Jose Mercury news shares the comments of quarterback Josh Johnson on Harbaugh’s coaching style.
Pro Football Weekly recently ranked the 49ers as having the league’s top linebacker unit.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com examines how to find a sleeper in fantasy football and wonders if 49ers undrafted wideout Chris Owusu can become this year’s breakout player like fellow undrafted Stanford wideout Doug Baldwin was for the Seattle Seahawks in 2011.
NFL.com’s fantasy football crew recently sat down to discuss the 49ers options in fantasy football.
Lastly, 49ers.com’s coverage included a feature story on Cam Johnson’s consistent approach, a blog on Josh Johnson’s growing comfort within the 49ers offense and a video package on rookie offensive lineman Jason Slowey’s versatile role.
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