Ravens’ Harbaugh not carrying brother Jim’s grudge to San Francisco
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh isn’t worrying about exacting revenge against his brother Jim’s old team in San Francisco this Sunday.
Harbaugh says he has no time to think about his brother’s unceremonious departure from the 49ers last season, especially with the Ravens sitting at 1-4 for the first time in franchise history.
"Too much to worry about, too much to prepare for, too many things that we’re dealing with to even think about that stuff," Harbaugh said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters per ESPN.com. "That’s really very much irrelevant to what we’re trying to accomplish. We’ve got our hands full with what we’re trying to do as a football team to even think about that stuff."
The Ravens and 49ers will meet for the first time since the Harbaugh brothers coached against each other in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, when Baltimore prevailed 34-31. The teams, however, held joint practices during training camp last season — Jim’s last with San Francisco.
"I’ve said this before, many times, but Jim loved his time there," John Harbaugh said of his brother, who is now the head coach at the University of Michigan. "He loved the players, loved the fans, loved being a 49er. They had four great years and, you know, everybody moves on to the next thing in life. … If he feels great about it, I feel great about it for him. Other than that, I’m not involved in that at all. Never was."