The noise surrounding the San Francisco 49ers this offseason isn’t exactly what fans want to see after three straight NFC Championship berths. Reports suggest that head coach Jim Harbaugh has a rocky relationship with his players and San Francisco’s management. However, wide receiver Anquan Boldin put a lot of that unease to rest when he signed a two-year, $12 million contract on Monday.
Boldin assured reporters that there are no issues between Harbaugh and the team. The so-called rift that reportedly came out of nowhere might be just that, rumors that seeped through the dullness of the offseason. The media will take whatever they can during this time of year, which means the littlest of issues can turn into a monster problem, especially with the evolution of social media. Boldin, among other players, think it is funny how everyone wants to make a big deal out of nothing. That alone is enough reassurance for 49ers fans to sleep easy at night.
Instead of the organization supposedly getting all bent out of shape in regards to how Harbaugh goes about his business, they should be grateful they have an intelligent football coach at the helm. More importantly, the organization should be thrilled that Harbaugh was a leading reason why Boldin decided to re-sign with San Francisco.
The 33-year-old wide out insisted that his relationship with Harbaugh is why he decided to spend the next two years in the Bay area. Along with that, it is Harbaugh’s intense competitive nature that gives Boldin hope that there’s still another Super Bowl ring to be achieved before he hangs his cleats up. The fact that Boldin, who led the team in receptions (85) and receiving yards (1,179), wants to play for the 49ers because of Harbaugh is evidence enough that the organization needs to let the coach do his job.