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Harbaugh and Smith: From the other side

Niners coach Jim Harbaugh and one of his top players – NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate Aldon Smith – weren't revealing much to the New England media this week when they spoke to Patriots writers via conference calls.

Jim Harbaugh Q: What stands out to you about this Patriots team and how they have been operating over the last couple of weeks? JH: Very impressed, in all phases – the kicking game, return game, offensively, defensively – playing at a very high level, very impressive. Q: There was an expectation that J.J. Watt and the Texans defense would be a little more disruptive of Tom Brady. What do you... Recommended Stories