Harbuagh had enough kind words to go around that at his post-game press conference he pointed out solid performances from his offense, defense, and special teams. He spoke highly of his defensive contributors, and stated that the 49ers secondary in particular "shined the brightest."
Regarding quarterback Alex Smith, Harbaugh called his performance "terrific," noting that the offensive line was at their best .He enjoyed the way Smith made cool-headed decisions for the duration of the game.
Smith was asked by reporters whether this was the most complete team victory so far this season. "I think the best two halves of football we've put together, for sure," said Smith. Harbaugh wouldn't go quite that far when responding to a similar question, but thought it was an outstanding day across the board.
Harbaugh's most glowing praise may have been for wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Referring to a high catch that Crabtree made on third down, Harbaugh said he's never seen a player with hands that strong.For Crabtree's part, he heaped the praise back on Harbaugh, saying the coach instilled in the team a will to win. "It's a good thing," said Crabtree.
In keeping with the huge Bay Area news of this weekend, Harbaugh was asked about how special this win was considering the impact that Al Davis had on his coaching career. Harbaugh said that Davis would have been proud of the way the 49ers performed today. "He would have been proud of those guys."