Harbaugh denies 'perception that 49ers flirted' with Manning
"Alex Smith was our guy all along"
One other thing. Just. There's the perception out there. That it's it's erroneous perception that. It's something that we were flirting with with Haiti man keep hearing them over and over and over and it's it's silly. And it's. It's not true it's phone. Even even even the perception that we were pursuing. There were evaluated. Still are Alex Smith is. It's been our quarterback there's no no scenario other than Alex trees -- the sand -- another team. That we were considered him. Not as our quarterback. There's other field goal like to compare you know curse or talk about somebody else it's and a another. Team -- And in this case it just has set the record straight that. Alex Smith. Is our quarterback was their quarterback and had every intention of always bring him back there would be no circumstance that we wouldn't let Alex Smith you know. Yeah. -- out there seeing evaluation if we can have both I think you. And you evaluate that you eliminate the the possibility. Going further and further evidence we would not have given. Any player that was out there free agency six salary cap. And let's six or seven of our own guys go so. Hopefully that's it sets a record straight. Can we want to keep reporting that Schilling isn't -- -- it did pretty content you've been. And expressed interest in doing reporting. That I would. Delegates -- there was there was there was interest -- -- and reevaluated pursued it. Home her evaluated and and then there's conversation that hurdle and all those -- personal conversations by. There's nothing said that Alex and it's not suited to pick Peyton Manning -- marine house here. On the record off the record both both those. Both those young men knew exactly what our attention -- And was very clear about that. Bedell Smith would be back at it as as their quarterback in 2012 if we get. If we can make that make that signing should say -- think that Dallas as you -- -- to play. Was I was going to Miami just part of the game. Couldn't we have created scenes and a couple. Why was he was a free agency when -- visit yes. -- Well you know that's. And that's but we thought that was a critical thing to do and he's coming off season where -- is injured and and didn't play he should be a fine player in the national football. And he made the best decision for himself going to the and Denver Denver Broncos and we wish him nothing but success. So we know we get a beside you would expect you would have had it he did send you would have had this severely. Suggest your roster. -- -- Like it or not going and all that it's not -- right or anybody else's right to know exactly you know what the what doesn't implications -- -- bench you can you can understand if you're an actor and we weren't. The best fit for us about -- and we were gonna give us six or salary cap to anybody. Objectively like like 67. I -- we got an eastern team that much. -- -- that he wanted to come. We're still here. That would that would have been the or been hell yeah actually I said there was no scenario where we're working to have Alex Smith and -- team if we could. If we get help legal control those all those factors so well I think that's. Very clear very concise hopefully that. They can understand that.