Do 49ers need Harbaugh to loosen up? 

February, 13, 2013
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A head coach is in a unique position in affecting the performance of his team, because he not only is responsible for the X's and O's and how the team prepares for a game, but his general attitude and vibe should permeate throughout the team. With that in mind, there have been debates for decades about whether a coach is strict enough or too strict with his players and, in turn, how that affects their on-field performance. Glenn Dickey wrote in the San Francisco Examiner Tuesday that he believes Jim Harbaugh must learn to loosen up if he wants his team to win the big game.

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