The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to host the New York Giants on Sunday in the 2012 NFC Championship Game. The rains came to San Francisco this week, although not as much as 49ers head coach might have liked. Harbaugh held a press conference on Friday following team practice and had some comments about the weather.
Harbaugh stated that the 49ers were able to get some practice throwing and catching the wet ball, as well as adapting to the surface and the cleats. He noted that the rain was light and he wished it had rained harder. He was then asked about whether he expects the footing to be good on the field at Candlestick Park come game time.
I expect it to be pretty good. You don't know how much it's going to rain on Sunday, but it'll be covered. It's a good field. It was good last week. Put in before the Steelers game. Should be good.
Harbaugh was also asked whether he had had an opportunity to stop and take in all of the success that the 49ers have experienced in this surprise comeback season.
No. I can only speak for myself. The challenge we have in front of us, and really our mindset, or focus has been on our preparation. The mindset that the only thing we have to fear is being unprepared. It's especially important against a team like the Giants. We knew when we played them in November that the Giants would be a team that would go deep into the playoffs. Just as we had foreseen, they are. Fortunately we're here, too. Get one shot and plan on giving it our best.
It sounds like the team is focused and prepared, although they're still hoping for more rain.