In the days after Super Bowl XLVII, John and Jim Harbaugh both took a little time to decompress.
They went a few days without talking, and then Jim picked up the phone to call his older brother.
“We talked a little bit about the game, and some other things,” Jim said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “We discussed some facets of the game, and some other football talk.”
Jim wasn’t interested in revealing much about their conversations after the Ravens’ victory, but he was asked a handful of questions about what kind of impact the game will have on their relationship.
“I don’t think it affects [the relationship], other than [making it] stronger,” Jim said. “I don’t know, we just got a strong relationship and it just always seems to get stronger. Very close.”
Jim was short on the details, but he made it clear that losing to his older brother didn’t soften the sting at all from the game.
“No, it’s not easier,” he said.
John, who said previously that shaking his brother’s hand after the Super Bowl was the hardest thing he’s had to do as a coach, has not talked with the media yet at the combine.
Jim emphasized that his team is turning the page from last season, and referenced the Harbaugh family phrase to say that the 49ers are attacking the offseason “with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”