Harbaugh : Akers not in a 'slump'
Jim Harbaugh sounds off on David Akers' struggles as well as describes why he believes Michael Crabtree is a complete player.
Well -- you know. We say this that. Now as our own time for. -- kind of talked. Because all those questions all those answers are currently. A lot of self promotion. And -- summertime and try to take credit. In the one that has -- greater share that is college effort. You know what he's accomplished what he's done we're so happy for for his success and you know the kind of got a young man that his parents raised in you know his his family his hometown and you know his high school coaches in college coaches. You know this is his time. It. End. And his teammates. Who've done so much you know for him. The ones you protect and then when you catch the balls and defense to get the ball back form. Those kind of things so. I wrote to take a pass on and some of those other questions. He plays golf. Well -- along document his ability catch the football you know he just keeps tension in catches and catching the ball. Next is ability. To get open his route running ability. Next is it. And none of these are. In order mean. Great receivers have. At these qualities like. Player Carpenter that. Has a lot of tools you know -- the hammer that solves more important than the other. His ability to run after the catch -- runs very much like a running back. His ability to block. As mighty. He does a great job understands his assignments and in those around him. Is very much very much a complete player. -- -- You know I just. I have a question Gregory that. You know he has something to get out of they always. He's a competitor he's a football player we we all have great faith in David. Still alive for for our team -- believe he's really hit the ball well consistently now for weeks so. I can't say that. I can't go it agree that he is in the slot. And you know all I can do is -- -- could do -- we can make this that make the whole. Give great protection. And Hinske hit the ball and and we'll have confidence that that goes to go in so you know from a coaching standpoint. You know we. We. We wish or the protection that's that's a big big part of what we do as coaches talk. -- yeah we have talked. And I just. Know that nothing I would share. Tony doesn't doesn't quite like that when I do that. So there's. As a great amount of humility and but he's been been. A very valuable. Resource an asset to me I really appreciated.