Jim Harbaugh sat down with Kevin Lynch on KNBR in San Francisco to talk about offseason workouts, what he's seeing from Alex Smith and how well the Randy Moss experience is going.
"Well you can see a lot now, there's no doubt about that. Then you want to see a lot when we're in pads, too. You can see the athletic movement and getting the technique and the fundamentals down right now."
The offseason is a lot about getting on the same page as a unit and making sure guys know where they are supposed to be and when. It's also a means of seeing who has come back in shape and ready to go.
"Also, the mental side of it. Really become an expert in the playbook. And there's a lot of things taking place in the weight room. Right now Alex Smith, he stands out as a guy. Vernon Davis stands out as a guy. Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss. There's so many that stand out..."
But Harbaugh is really liking what he's seeing in Smith.
"...Alex, for example: Just to watch him mature physically in front of our eyes, even though he's 28 years old. I think if you look at some of the pictures of him when first came into the league as a young, skinny 20-year-old, and watch him develop, maybe you call it a late bloomer physically. But he's really a man now, a real strong man. He works extremely hard at it."
Moss has come in and done what a lot of people didn't think he would do - impress both on and off the field.
"He's been great at every single aspect. ...It doesn't look like he's running fast but when you put the watch on him it's fast fast. ...He eats up so much ground with every step. ...And then in the classroom he sits in the front row, he soaks up the knowledge and always gives the feedback too, which he's more than capable of doing."