Harbaugh says what he has to say. Crabtree has the best hands he's ever seen, Alex was the QB all along, etc. Saying these things instills confidence in the player, or, in this case, it's an attempt to quiet some trash talking (Beason dissing Alex because the Niners showed interest in Peyton).
If Peyton chose SF, he'd be here right now. We know this, despite what Harbaugh is saying.
It wouldn't surprise me if Harbaugh called Peyton and said "hey, I'm gonna go ahead and say we were never interested so the media will get off Alex's back."
That is no knock on Alex, either. Peyton Manning is one of the greatest QBs of all time. Of course you're interested - unless you have Brady, Brees, Rodgers or the other Manning.
[ Edited by 49erRider on May 31, 2012 at 3:54 AM ]