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49ers' Jim Harbaugh fires back

Updated: October 12, 2012, 6:56 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh didn't take kindly to New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride's comment that 49ers defensive end Justin Smith "gets away with murder."

In a statement released by the team Friday, Harbaugh said, "Kevin Gilbride's outrageous, irrational statement regarding Justin Smith's play is, first, an absurd analogy.

"Second, it is an incendiary comment targeting one of the truly exemplary players in this league. ...

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