Jim Harbaugh took a window seat alongside his players for San Francisco’s cross-country charter flight home from Philadelphia.
Cornerback Carlos Rogers had never seen anything like it: an NFL coach in coach.
This is Harbaugh’s way. He believes in being one of the guys in order to truly gauge the pulse of his team, and the 49ers have certainly bought into his unorthodox approach.
San Francisco is 3-1 and atop the NFC West, fresh off a stunning 24-23 comeback win over the Eagles that moved the Niners to 2-0 on the road.
The win Sunday came by the same score as Harbaugh’s 2007 Stanford victory at Southern California that went a long way in turning around the Cardinal program.
And these Niners are oh so close to being unbeaten if a couple of calls had gone the team's way during its loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
This Sunday the San Francisco 49ers return home to play the Tampba Bay Bucaneers.