Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts during the third quarter of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFC Championship Game: 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh believes recent road experiences will help in Seattle

In Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers will walk into probably the toughest environment in the National Football League at the moment in the form of CenturyLink Field when they take on the Seattle Seahawks.

While it’s a familiar setting, it’s not one that has been kind to Jim Harbaugh and the Niners, especially when they took their trip there earlier this season and were trounced, 29-3.

Still, Harbaugh believes that despite that, his team has been through enough tough situations on the road this season to handle what they’re going to face on Sunday in Seattle. He even decided to toss in a Johnny Cash reference while explaining.

“Our team has been in a lot of good primers, been through a lot of situations, tough environments, whether it’s weather or opposing stadiums,” Harbaugh said. “This team has been in a lot of situations – been everywhere, man — like the Johnny Cash song.”

Then, he put all jokes aside and reiterated just how crucial it will be for his team to be able to communicate on the field Sunday.

“(We) got to be able to communicate without hearing very well. So you can simulate that, somewhat, in practice – signals, hand signals, verbal signals, body language, reading lips. Different ways.”


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