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Potential Harbaugh head game tactics this season?

Smith vs Rodgers and our defense against Brady, Rodgers, Stafford, Brees, Manning are also other great match ups.
Originally posted by EdEs:
even if gire

In this day & age players move all around the league. I don't think most guys give a sh*t what former teams they are playing against. It is pretty much business as usual.
Originally posted by eamjr10:
I think the OPs main point has been lost...he's not saying that these should be the most hyped games of the season but that Harbaugh thought ahead and based some of these short term free agency moves based on our upcoming schedule. For example, if we were not playing the Patriots this season would he have the same interest in bringing Moss in, or Jacobs if a rematch with the Giants wasn't happening. Haven't we seen coaches like Belichik use this similar tactic in the past? Now I'm not sure if a team would invest millions in a player just because we happen to be playing their former team...but I could see Harbaugh trying to get any kind of advantage in these matchups that he can. The Patriots and Giants will be tough games for us.

No, that wasn't my idea....lol.

Quite simply it was this:

We have XYZ on the team. Looking at our schedule, the way we gameplan for Randy against the Packers, Patriots and Jets might be slightly different than other games.....same with Manningham & Jacobs for Giants (and if we face an NFC East team in the playoffs, same).

It's not like a hardcore, six months in advance strategy, lol....

I think the only exception would have to be Brandon & Mario....and more Mario of the two.

BTW to answer someone's question, once the regular season was over you know exactly which teams you will play next season......you just have to wait until April to know when, but they rotate the AFC/NFC opponents consistently, leaving you with just two teams to worry about (the best team of the two remaining NFC divisions).
Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
This will be the most talked about matchup pre bye week guaranteed.

Didn't catch this before I posted, you are---right on. I hope JH spanks his a$$ and they have to be separated by security, you know; like the real world, not Goodall's world.

GO freakin NINERS!

Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
Originally posted by eamjr10:
I think the OPs main point has been lost...he's not saying that these should be the most hyped games of the season but that Harbaugh thought ahead and based some of these short term free agency moves based on our upcoming schedule. For example, if we were not playing the Patriots this season would he have the same interest in bringing Moss in, or Jacobs if a rematch with the Giants wasn't happening. Haven't we seen coaches like Belichik use this similar tactic in the past? Now I'm not sure if a team would invest millions in a player just because we happen to be playing their former team...but I could see Harbaugh trying to get any kind of advantage in these matchups that he can. The Patriots and Giants will be tough games for us.

No, that wasn't my idea....lol.

Quite simply it was this:

We have XYZ on the team. Looking at our schedule, the way we gameplan for Randy against the Packers, Patriots and Jets might be slightly different than other games.....same with Manningham & Jacobs for Giants (and if we face an NFC East team in the playoffs, same).

It's not like a hardcore, six months in advance strategy, lol....

I think the only exception would have to be Brandon & Mario....and more Mario of the two.

BTW to answer someone's question, once the regular season was over you know exactly which teams you will play next season......you just have to wait until April to know when, but they rotate the AFC/NFC opponents consistently, leaving you with just two teams to worry about (the best team of the two remaining NFC divisions).

Harbaugh keeps it as a week to week thing....He's been preaching this all of last year
Originally posted by BayArea:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
definitely. the ex player usually beats his old team most of the time from what ive seen unless he just goes to a s**t team but i think the smith rodgers matchup, in an equal playing field for once will be the best matchup of the year, i just wish the nfl put it towards the middle of the year so both teams are firing on all cylinders when they play

What will the biased media say if Alex actually put up more yards and TD's than Rodgers in that game? Probably call it a fluke or something. That would make my day if it happened though. The media can't get off Rodgers nuts long enough to take a breath.

They will get on Alex's jock, only to jump off at the first sight of distress.Thats the media.

There is no "bias" with Rogers. He is the top QB in the league and the # 1 player in the league as voted by his peers.
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i just do not want him to get to cute. he got cute with some things in the giants game which were miserable failures. there is creative and then there is cute
And here I thot the OP was interested in how Coach Harbaugh was going to playcall on 3rd and 3. Wrong. Really wrong. But for the record, i believe on 3rd and 3, he is going to split 3 WRs out, Vernon in, and La Michael split wide of alex. Ball is snapped, alex gives quick look to all 3 WRs and Vernon, then pitches or passes the ball to LaMichael who dances around and finds his first down. I have actually zero interest in what Coach H is going to do against Lions or whomever. I thot this was a football blog, not a personality contest. Guess I wuz wrong...
harbaugh should punch shwartz in the face with hulk hands after we beat them. HARBAUGH SMASH!!!
I don't care. This are only storylines that networks will use to bump their pre-game ratings. I bet the individuals and teams involved don't care half as much as the media make it out to be. All I care about is about our team dragging them down into misery and then stomping a mud-hole on them.
Jim Harbaugh is the Martin Riggs of the NFL HC ranks
[ Edited by Allx9er on Jul 13, 2012 at 3:09 AM ]
I think the mind games and motivation stuff is way too popular on here. I just think that a team that needs extra motivation to win a game doesn't deserve to win it in the first place. The Niners go out each week to win and that's all they need. They don't need a "Hey look that guy said something about our team, well NOW I want to beat them" situation, they're already as confident and motivated as they need to be.
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
This will be the most talked about matchup pre bye week guaranteed.



The GB game to start the season is gonna be great duel between Smith & Rogers. But the next game against the Lions is the one im expecting to see Harbaugh &Swartz gameplan their teams to try to smash each other with personal intentions, even if it means players will get hurt. I hope Harbaugh designs an offensive play that takes Swartz out on the sideline. He acted like such a tool last time, i can see him hyping up his players for his payback. Man i cant wait for this game!
Originally posted by Whomeam:
I think the mind games and motivation stuff is way too popular on here. I just think that a team that needs extra motivation to win a game doesn't deserve to win it in the first place. The Niners go out each week to win and that's all they need. They don't need a "Hey look that guy said something about our team, well NOW I want to beat them" situation, they're already as confident and motivated as they need to be.


I am thinking Harbaugh is the kind of guy that thinks the extra motivation mindgame nonsense is for p*ssies. The dude is naturally fierce, and that is what is being instilled in the players. Be fierce all the time, regardless who the hell they are playing.
[ Edited by djfullshred on Jul 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM ]