Originally posted by thl408:Yeah the at BAL is also in week 1 so that's like 80(?) players traveling (no cuts yet). I guess the NFL wants cool sub stories to open the pre-season (Jim vs John).
I wouldn't put it past Jim and John to take advantage of their relationship and scrimmage prior to the pre-season game. That means the 49ers will have to go there early, but why not? If it benefits both teams to scrimmage against each other, I hope they do so.
Besides, John Harbaugh is one of the best defensive back coaches in the league, in my opinion. I can see where Jim would use that opportunity to tune any new defenses Fangio develops in the offseason. Single high safety and press man - anybody?
I mean if there is a coach out there that has the expertise to stress test a single high safety philosophy or press man, it would be Jhon Harbaugh.
[ Edited by Giedi on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM ]