Ex-49ers RB Brandon Jacobs Blasts Jim Harbaugh: ‘That Guy Knew Nothing’ About Football

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When people look at the sudden decline of the San Francisco 49ers franchise, most will quickly point to the front office decision to part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The 49ers have mustered only 7 total wins in two seasons since Harbaugh’s departure, not to mention, they’ve been through two different head coaches in that same time period.

It’s clear as day that Harbaugh’s absence has had a significant effect on the franchise, unless you’re Brandon Jacobs, who doesn’t think so.

Despite two NFC Conference Championship appearances and a Super Bowl berth, the retired running back, who played the 2012 season under Harbaugh in San Francisco, blasted his former coach Thursday on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney.”

“Jim, I had a lot of respect for Jim when I was there – before I got to know him,” Jacobs said. “I enjoyed my time there, but we didn’t see eye to eye. I knew a little bit more about football than what they led on.”

Jacobs then got a little more specific about how bad Harbaugh’s offensive scheme was and how he had no clue what he was doing.

“Going somewhere where they don’t have route conversions into certain coverages was just absurd,” said Jacobs. “They’re just running routes in the defense, getting people killed. Size and strength is what they had, and that’s why they won. Let’s be real. They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing. Jim had no idea. Jim is throwing slants into Cover-2 safeties, getting people hurt. That guy knew nothing, man.”

Jacobs was not a huge factor on that 2012 squad as he was limited to just two games and seven yards on five carries.

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