Found May 31, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
Jim Harbaugh is attempting to save face. With whom, we don’t know. Alex Smith is already signed and it’s not like Harbaugh really needs to save face with Alex Smith anyway. But for some odd reason, Harbaugh decided to tell reporters gather for his post-practice media session that the 49ers didn’t pursue Peyton Manning. But what about the fact that the 49ers put Manning through a physical and a private workout, you ask? Well, according to Harbaugh, that was merely “evaluating”. “Oh one other thing: There’s a perception out there, and it’s an erroneous perception, that we were flirting with Peyton Manning. “I keep hearing it over and over. It’s silly and it’s untrue. It’s phony. Even the perception that we were pursuing. We were evaluating.” Harbaugh continued Wednesday: “I’ve said all along that Alex Smith has been our quarterback. There’s no scenario, other than Alex choosing to sign with another team, that we would consider him not as our quarterback. “We don’t like to co
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