Jim Harbaugh acknowledged Tuesday that he wants a Super Bowl do-over.
The 49ers coach said so in response to a question about the 49ers' heavily criticized play-calling on their final drive against the Baltimore Ravens.
Noting that the drive stalled 5 yards short of the end zone in a 34-31 loss in New Orleans, Harbaugh said that any such failure forces him to second guess.
"Yeah, (I) would've liked to have tried a different play call, a different scenario,'' Harbaugh said. "That's the way I always feel if you do something and it doesn't work."
Starting with a first-and-goal from the Ravens 7 with just over two minutes to play, the 49ers gave LaMichael James a handoff for a 2-yard gain.
Then quarterback Colin Kaepernick tried three consecutive passes -- all to receiver Michael Crabtree, all to the right side, all incomplete. Harbaugh didn't comment on what play might have worked better, saying only: "I would've liked to have done something different, at least tried it.
"But you can't. The 'would've, could've, should've' is undefeated. That's never failed."
Players spent Tuesday clearing out their lockers -- and answering questions about the big one that got away. Kaepernick, who threw for 302 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl, said his final pass to Crabtree came on an audible at the line of scrimmage.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh second-guesses play calls
San Jose Mercury News | Feb 6