Nobody at the college or pro football level has had as much success at developing quarterbacks as Jim Harbaugh has lately: Josh Johnson, Andrew Luck, Alex Smith and now Colin Kaepernick.
That audio tape of Gregg Williams reveals what an NFL bounty really sounds like. And its release has come between a dying ex-player and a conscientious filmmaker.
Teams that had no chance at Peyton Manning leaped in like besotted goofs. Now they're finding the QBs they had or want as their Plan Bs intend to exercise their right to pout or complain or leverage free agency.
Sure, speed, size and talent will play roles in this Sunday's championship games. But so will preparation. Game plans really do matter. Just ask Vernon Davis. Or Aaron Hernandez.
Jim and John Harbaugh apparently didn't get the word about the 'new' NFL and its offensive fireworks. But guess what? Their old-school reliance on defense is working for them.