Jim Harbaugh preparing to face “a great Packers team”
The Packers won the Super Bowl two years ago and went 15-1 last year. But 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says this year’s Packers will be even better than the Packers of the last two years.
Harbaugh, who is preparing to take his team to Green Bay for one of the NFL’s marquee Week One games, said on KNBR 680 that he thinks the Packers are better than ever.
“This a great Packers team. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb saying this is Mike McCarthy’s best team that he’s had in Green Bay,” Harbaugh said, via the San Jose Mercury News.
Harbaugh said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is as good a passer as he’s ever seen, and the players around him are special.
“The quarterback is playing at the highest level in the history of the game,” Harbaugh said. “A-plus at the wide receiver position. Outstanding defense that they’ve really added to -- they spent their first six picks in the draft on defense. Dom Capers is a tremendous defensive coach. I could go on and on here. This is a great football team that could be expected to win every game they play.”
Those comments sound like an opposing coach talking up a team in order to get his own players motivated to play their best. But considering how many people are picking the Packers to win the Super Bowl (including most of us here at PFT), Harbaugh may be right.