In an age when players are shuttled on and off the field almost obsessively to confront specific scenarios, Harbaugh is looking for 60-minute men.
And he's already found four of them here in June.
"The greater share of why we're doing that is to utilize a guy's talent on the other side of the ball, possibly find a player that's a three-way player to play defense, offense and special teams," Harbaugh told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "That's the 98 percent of it."
Smart work. A player who can fill in gaps all over the place solves roster problems late in the season.
We're a long way from the days of Jim Thorpe dominating both sides of the ball, but Harbaugh's near Belichickian love for on-field diversity could pay dividends. Plus, who wouldn't love to see an updated version of THIS?