Before San Francisco whipped Green Bay in last week's NFC divisional playoff game, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh posted laminated sheets above every one of his players' lockers. Rather than a motivational phrase or a scouting report on the Packers, each sheet featured a photo of the player in high school and his recruiting ranking by various sites.
"Coach really wants us to tap into what we wanted to be at that time," safety Donte Whitner told the Los Angeles Times. "When you look at this picture, it's like, 'At this moment, what did I want to be?' We all look at this and we understand what we wanted to be, and where we are now."
According to the Times, Leonard Davis, 34, and Randy Moss, 35, were the only two players whose photos were in black and white.
"I don't think they had color pictures back then," Chris Culliver joked.
As it turns out, Harbaugh should've contacted us. Davis and Moss were named to our 30th Anniversary American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team and we obtained full-color photographs of both players.
Leonard Davis, Wortham (Texas) / Courtesy of Wortham HS
Randy Moss, DuPont (Belle, W.Va.) / Courtesy of DuPont HS
If the 49ers players want to poke a little fun at their coach, they might consider leaving this on his desk.
Jim Harbaugh, Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.) / Courtesy of Pioneer HS
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Thanks to Deadspin for the heads up.