Alex Boone is a good right guard, and since he’s fond of uttering quotable sentences, the media loves to give him platforms from which to speak. He’s an entertainer, with the size, voice and cadence of a professional wrestler.
However, the next time someone points to what Boone says on any given radio or TV show as proof of anything, feel free to go to the nearest news stand, buy a newspaper, fold it up, and bop that person on the nose like an accident-prone puppy. Boone says whatever suits him that particular day, as we can see from his quotes about Jim Harbaugh over the last seven months.
“If you’re not in our locker room, then keep the 49ers name out of your mouth,” he told the radio show. “Let’s just do that because you have no idea what goes on inside our locker room. For guys to talk about ‘oh so and so told me this,’ ‘who’s so and so?’ ‘Oh I can’t tell you that.’ Because it’s probably not true. It’s not important.”
Boone said he knows that the locker room is behind Harbaugh.
“As a matter of fact, I know for a fact that everybody loves Harbaugh,” he said.
“I’m really kind of sick of everybody talking about my coach, especially because he’s like a brother to me,” Boone told reporters after Sunday’s game. “So if I were everybody I’d just keep their mouth shut because they don’t want me coming after them. Especially Jay Glazer, Deion, all these guys. I’m kind of sick of it. Leave my coach alone.”
When a reporter asked Boone why he thinks so many people are questioning Harbaugh’s future in San Francisco, Boone answered, “Because they’re losers.”
“He does a great job of giving you that spark, that initial boom,” 49ers guard Alex Boone tells Kremer. “But after a while, you just want to kick his ass. . . . He just keeps pushing you, and you’re like, ‘Dude, we got over the mountain. Stop. Let go.’ He kind of wore out his welcome.”
“What does that mean?” Kremer asks.
“I think he just pushed guys too far. He wanted too much, demanded too much, expected too much. You know, ‘We gotta go out and do this. We gotta go out and do this. We gotta go out and do this.’ And you’d be like, ‘This guy might be clinically insane. He’s crazy.’ . . . I think that if you’re stuck in your ways enough, eventually people are just going to say, ‘Listen, we just can’t work with this.’”
Talk about changing one’s tune …
- “I know for a fact that everybody loves Harbaugh.”
- “Leave my coach alone.”
- “He kind of wore out his welcome.”
Either Harbaugh turned into an absolute monster at some point between early October and the end of December, or the 49er known as “The Rhino” has been spewing bull excrement this whole time.