Deion Sanders spoke pre-game on NFL Network's 'NFL Thursday Night Kickoff' about his controversial comments surrounding the feeling that 49ers players want their head coach Jim Harbaugh out and he isn't backing down.
Adamant in his stance
Harbaugh was quick to label Sanders 'full of crap' after the outspoken Hall-of-Famer spoke of unrest in the San Francisco locker room but 'primetime' continues with conviction over his statement and was willing to reaffirm his stance on the matter.
The Green Bay Packers hosted the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night football and Sanders was working for NFL Network at Lambeau Field where he was asked pre-game about any continuations to the on-going saga in San Fran.
Sanders insisted he had spoken with multiple sources who are close to the situation and understand the mood of the 49ers camp, he is adamant on his original stance concerning the matter was true.
Sanders explained on television: "I have sources, I’m not going to name my sources. I have sources that wear football uniforms, coats, suits and ties. I didn’t stutter, nor did I stumble. This is real. You’re talking about Trent Baalke. We know there is a rift between he and Harbaugh. We all know that; that’s why the whole Cleveland thing came up last year. Who would have ever heard of thinking about trading a coach? Why would Cleveland even inquire if there was nothing there? That has trickled down into the locker room. Not only are my sources correct, I checked [with] three insiders from different networks and it’s 100 percent. You can shoot the messenger but the message is real.”
The truth will reveal itself
A few 49er players have come to the defence of their head coach and the team certainly showed a positive reaction to the drama surrounding their franchise when they entertained the Philadelphia Eagles at the Levi's Stadium and won the contest 26-21.
The team are currently sitting at 2-2 with a serious concern over their performances thus far this season, the pressure will continue to mount on the 49ers and rumours surrounding the head coach situation will be further fuelled.
Whether there is some unrest in the locker room, the truth will be revealed over the next couple of weeks, the biggest indicator of whether a team has faith in their coach is by how they perform on Sundays.