Joe Staley: 49ers have ‘extra sense of urgency’


The San Francisco 49ers have been to three NFC Championship games in Jim Harbaugh’s tenure as head coach. They’ve only one one of those games though, and lost in the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens. It might be ridiculous to expect the San Francisco 49ers to go to a fourth consecutive NFC Championship game, but their window of opportunity might be closing and newly extended tackle Joe Staley thinks it is time to get over the hump.

“There’s definitely urgency, we know that,” Staley told reporters in a conference call regarding his new contract, via Pro Football Talk. “The quality of players we have, the quality of coaches we have, we’re all very familiar with each other. There’s no ‘figuring it out.’ There’s no ‘we’ll see.’ We all know that we are a very talented football team and that we have very high expectations. And we set the expectations the highest and that’s the Super Bowl.”

Staley has a plan on how they can get there too.

“We have to close out those games this year,” Staley said. “We have to find a way to win those close games and find a way to close it out. So, I think that’s something that we’re definitely going to be focusing on in training camp and just work with an extra sense of urgency. That’s probably the main focus at training camp.”

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