SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh added to his news conference lore Monday with a story about an olive jar.
He compared the team's ability to finally generate turnovers on Sunday night to opening a jar of olives. Before the three picks and one fumble against the Houston Texans, the 49ers defense had forced just five turnovers so far this season. Here's what he said:
"Well, you open it up and a brand new can of olives and turn it over and no olives come out,. They’re packed in there so darn tight, but if you just get one to come out, just pluck one out of there and then they want to come out, they’re just flying out of the jar. So, hopefully that’s the case for us defensively. You just wonder, are you ever going to get a turnover, or interception or fumble and how can we get one. Then you get one and then you get, then they start flying your way. So, hopefully that’s where we’re at."