Alex Smith played under Jim Harbaugh for two of the best seasons in his NFL career so he's clearly fond of his time in San Francisco. That team in San Francisco is not quite the same after Jim Harbaugh and some of the coaches were fired at the end of the season ("mutual parting", excuse me).
Smith is in Pebble Beach this week playing in a golf tournament -- they missed the cut -- and was asked by the San Francisco media about the breakup by the bay.
"I think for me, it's still just tough to believe all those guys are gone, all that turnover," Smith said, via the San Jose Mercury News. "I wasn't there so obviously it's hard for me to speculate on any of that. I was just kind of shocked. There were a lot of ballgames that got won over the last few years, but for whatever reason, they couldn't make it work. I don't know. I wish Coach Tomsula well. I wish him the best."
Obviously the 49ers won't get better after getting rid of Harbaugh and they probably won't be going on a run anytime soon that includes three NFC Championship games. Anyone can see this from a mile away. So there has to be a soft spot for those 49ers teams and what they meant to San Francisco.That four-year Harbaugh run will be similar to how Marty's run in the 90s meant to KC. That's a good way to put it I think. Agree?