49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told the media that he felt like they bullied and labeled A.J Jenkins during his time in San Francisco.
“I know a lot of people made sport of AJ and Jonathan and my comments and that type of thing,” said Harbaugh, per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “And I really feel the same as I did a year ago when I made those comments. I don’t think it’s fair to bully or label a young player. I fully understand people are entitled to their opinion and their perspective, however, I refer the criticism — or appreciate — if the criticism is directed toward me. I’m responsible and I certainly accept it.”
Harbaugh does realize he was partially at fault for drafting Jenkins.
“I’m responsible. I’m responsible for helping pick the draft picks and fully responsible for coaching the players up,” he said. “So I willingly accept those responsibilities.”