End zone: The 2017 campaign will be Harbaugh's 10th as head coach, but he said he did not give much thought to passing Brian Billick as the franchise's longest-tenured coach. "Uh, no," Harbaugh said when asked if he took pride in that accomplishment. "I tell you what I take pride in. I take pride in the relationships that I've just been blessed with in every direction in this organization." … Harbaugh sought to clarify his post-game comments after Sunday's blowout loss in Cincinnati. He said he was not calling out his players for a lack of effort, but pointed out that they were likely suffering from an emotional letdown after having their postseason hopes dashed in a 31-27 loss at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Christmas Day. "I didn't mean to imply that our guys didn't give everything that they had," Harbaugh said. "What I was saying was, I just didn't think our sharpness was there, our edge wasn't there, and I think part of that in reality had to do with the Pittsburgh game. We were coming off a tough game, and if you're a championship team and you play a game like that one week, you've got to come back and you've got to execute the next week well enough to win, and we didn't do that. That's what I was talking about."