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Jim Harbaugh: “Time to Compete”

Posted by Taylor Price on September 7, 2012 – 1:54 PM

The San Francisco 49ers know the challenge that lies ahead.

The Green Bay Packers have won 19 of their last 20 games at famous Lambeau Field. The 49ers hope to end the streak this Sunday when the team’s meet at 1:25 p.m. PT.

“My favorite thing is to watch our guys compete on Sundays,” said coach Jim Harbaugh on Friday following his team’s final day of preparations in the Bay Area.

Harbaugh was pleased with the week of practice from his 49ers players and coaches.

“We’re ready to go,” Harbaugh added. “Guys have worked their tails off.”

The playing status of two veteran players, running back Brandon Jacobs and return specialist/wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., have been officially listed as questionable.

Both players will make the trip, according to Harbaugh, along with all of the team’s practice squad members. Harbaugh had his eight-man practice squad travel last season and wanted to continue it in 2012.

“We treat guys like future starters on future championship teams,” Harbaugh explained.

Jacobs and Ginn’s presence will be welcomed by the 49ers, but if they’re unable to go, San Francisco remains confident in the depth at running back, wide receiver and in the return game.

Third-year wide receiver Kyle Williams is likely to fill in if Ginn’s unable to play.

Offensively, Harbaugh wants to see ball control be emphasized much like it was a season ago.

In the mind of the 49ers head coach, keeping the football is the only way to beat a talented Packers team coming off a 15-1 regular season.

“We can’t turn the ball over – we can’t make mental mistakes,” Harbaugh said. “It’s going to take a high level of execution to move the ball against this defense.”

Harbaugh also spotlighted former Packers cornerback, turned Packers safety, Charles Woodson. Harbaugh was a special teams assistant with the Oakland Raiders when Woodson was with the club, too.

Harbaugh noted that Woodson’s able to cover tight ends, running backs and receivers. Furthermore, he’s most dangerous when he’s able to force takeaways. Woodson can pick off passes and strip the ball away from unsuspecting ball carriers.

Harbaugh has great respect for the Packers defense top to bottom.

“There’s a lot in their package,” Harbaugh said.

Still, even with so much prep-work going into this week’s NFC showdown in Green Bay, Harbaugh knows it’s time to play the game.

“There’s not much more to dissect, it’s time to compete, compete, compete… I feel our squad is really to do that.”


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24 Responses to “Jim Harbaugh: “Time to Compete””

  1. By J.R. Baca Albuquerque New Mexico SF 49er on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    Go Niners>>>>>Lets win every game starting with this one>>>Blowout by the Niners at Lambeau field. God Bless our team!

  2. By alex_fn_smith on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    yea…woodsons gonna be a problem,but i say just go at him! i wanna see our offense be aggressive sunday, no more of this conservative stuff!

  3. By alex_fn_smith on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    i wanna see alex smith throw 300 yards, you can do it alex,we believe!

  4. By CHRIS on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    i like cheese whiz

  5. By N9er4LIFE on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    Fellow 49ers & 49erETTEs…

    GOOD LUCK TO OUR BELOVED “DEFENSE” and may THEY BRING THE HOUSE DOWN in GREENBAY WISCONSIN for all the PAST LOSSES we’ve EXPERIENCED there…and IN A ROW…times have NOW CHANGED and we now have “the 2nd COMING of the WESTCOAST OFFENSE (FULLY Re-VISED)” that’s about to be UNLEASHED & SHOWN FOR ALL TO sQQeeee (with their OWN EYEZZZZ)…~~~!!!

    The “TIME HAS COME”…the waiting is almost over and the clock is still ticking, till the OFFICIAL START of OUR BELOVED 49ers KICKOFF towards the ULTIMATE GOAL…Da SB !!!

    FIRE UP your GRILLS, TURN-ON your STOVES, order your TO-GO’s, FILL UP da ICE CHESTS & REFRIGERATORS with VARIOUS BEVERAGES (with your FAVORITE BEERS of course), and put up the “PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB” sign for those, not of the 49er FOOTBALL SAVVY interests…and above all…TURN-ON those 19in-100in+ FLAT SCREENS…for the SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN…..WoooooHOOOOO!!!

  6. By Papa Giorgio on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    Niners will serve notice on Sunday, On to #6 Go Niners!

  7. By benny on Sep 7, 2012 | Reply

    Time to showcase our new weapons on offense.Time to show the world we are a team to be reckon with!!

  8. By mando on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    i have faith in harbaugh and the whole team they wont let us all down….GO NINERS BABY ALL DAY!!!!

  9. By niners fan. on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    the ground n pound, is allways ther. but i would love to see a 300 yd out put from smith, niners win in greenbay,baby,goooo niners

  10. By 9ergold on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    Time to make a statement right of the gate and set the standard at Lambaugh week-1….9ers are S-bowl bound with a big impact, max velocity, hard hitting, high scoring 2012 powerhouse of red & gold!!!

  11. By bigearl on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats Coach you now have an added player to your roster 54 ….J.J Whos Got It Better Then Us 54 Strong NO BODY

  12. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    alex looked like same old alex in preseason …lets hope not for the seaon …the niners are way to good to be stabled and pinned down by alex and his trying to get better attitude

  13. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    truth be tolde i hope alex does do good ….i dont see it happening is all he looks real bad and off balance….and still has trouble with zone defense after 7 years you would figure he has seen it all and yet still struggles with reads and even throwing to spots where he should know his guys will be …

  14. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    ….in other words throws behind a lot and has trouble seeing wide open guys down field and settles for the dump off for no yards ….even on 2nd and 3rd downs with game on line and shows no leadership in that role at all

  15. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    simple deal is sunday is sunday and anything can happen …but the way the defense has worked and with the coaches and owners going and getting things that obviously alex complained about …no more excuses

  16. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    .thank god for the probowl punter and kicker …defense and the other smith’s on the team

  17. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    and blah blah saints game …..the saints went to man coverage and gave alex the opportunity to finally do something they wont do man against him again …neither will any other team…. the ravens exposed alex and now teams are paying attention to that tape and yeah so sorry alex have to step it up or move over for some good QB’s

  18. By levi on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    It’s sad to read these comments on the 9ers website. Show some confidence in your team, and the leader of that team (Alex Smith). The man led us to 13-3 last season, and had us in a position to make it to the super bowl (thanks Kyle Williams). He did all that with out throwing for 300+ in a single game. I’m glad Jim is the coach and none of you are. Read the article he wants to repeat our recipe for success last season. Smart, controlling, smash mouth football that limits mistakes. We won’t win every game, but we have the team, and recipe to get to and win #6.

  19. By Panandle on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    Four words “NINERS ALL DAY SON!!!!”

  20. By PhataLerror on Sep 8, 2012 | Reply

    The Ravens didn’t expose Alex Smith: They exposed Chilo Rachal. Who is now on the Bears. Who are the only team in the NFL with an offensive line so bad Chilo Rachal could legitimately be a backup.

    Eleven Years With Alex meanwhile exposed himself: He knows nothing about football. He’s enamored with highlight reels that show quarterbacks biding their time within well-executed pocket protection schemes, throwing strikes to competent receivers savvy enough to find holes in the zone. He didn’t understand that Alex wasn’t showing up in those reels because the 49ers have spent the last half-decade without well-executed pocket protection schemes and competent receivers. They had the first by the end of last year, but by then they were running WR5′s at WR2.

  21. By We on Sep 9, 2012 | Reply

    Heading back to the NFC dance this year.
    And onward..

  22. By ace on Sep 9, 2012 | Reply

    oooo coach was soooooo right TIME TO COMPETE wow he had them ready 2, good job ty everyone against the pack NINERS !!!!

  23. By polo on Sep 10, 2012 | Reply

    give alex some credit he is the man .i thank he good enought to get us to the super bowl so get off his back .way to go alex and company

  24. By lohn medina on Sep 10, 2012 | Reply

    who has it better then us?… NO ONE IS GOING TO STOP US NOW!!!!!! one game at a time….. NYGIANTS might get a wild card…Green bay at candlestick conference champ ship game……. niners by13… go niners!!!!!!

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