SANTA CLARA -- Here are some of the comments coach Jim Harbaugh had in his morning-show appearance on KNBR 680 with hosts Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey:
The plan today? "Honing in on getting ready to play a game, excited to watch guys compete. I feel we're ready to play. Had lot strong physical practices and we're looking forward to game time."
On wide receiver A.J. Jenkins: "He had a very good day yesterday. Expecting to go out and see him compete and get game-time play quite a bit in this game coming up and the next games. Because he needs that, he needs to play. All our players do, but this one in particular will benefit."
On Jenkins' 2012, zero-catch season: "It could have been lot of those things. He didn't play enough to really be in there and, (a), show what he could do and, (b), get the experience of playing. That in particular needs to play and he's excited about that and looking forward to competing."
On Patrick Willis' likelihood of playing in Week 1: "Yes we're expecting that. In great spirits. I had lunch with him yesterday and he's just an incredible guy. He's here every day. I will say this, we have a hotel we're staying at, a curfew. He's been in there every night, on time. Some people in his position, a superstar not practicing, he could have an excuse and say I'm going home to recover. It's not out of realm a guy in his position might do that. But not Patrick Willis. That speaks volumes for what kind guy he is. He's around and helping younger guys, healing up and I definitely expect him back for the opening game."
On Donte Whitner saying Eric Reid needs to learn through mistakes: "That resonates with me. I understand what Donte is saying. One of best athletes at his position in his sport, Donte Whitner. That's how we get smart, we learn from our mistakes, in football and in life."
On possibly adding former Bucs CB Eric Wright once he passes a physical: "It's a process and you updated where it is right now. There could be more to come. At that time we'll update it."
On Tramaine Brock as Chris Culliver's replacement at No. 3 cornerback: "What we all see, we all feel Tramaine is going to be just fine. Everybody has confidence in him. Extremely quick, fast, good ball skills, been stand up player for us on special teams. Everyone on team has high expectations and confidence in T-Brock."
On Brock's alma mater, Belhaven in Jackson, Miss.: "For most people, (there are) 200 to 300 (colleges) you correlate and relate to football, and another 100 you haven't, and that's probably one of them. I don't even know where it's near. I know T-Brock and we're confident and excited he'll do extremely good job. He's a serious guy. Serious about football, about winning and competing. We'll be real happy with T-Brock."
On John McVay going into 49ers Hall of Fame: "He's a great legend in the National Football League. I've talked to him several times even when I was in college and coming out of draft. My dad and John McVay know each other and have mutual respect. Had a long talk with him yesterday. Just a really good guy, genuine, down to earth, part of 49ers history."