Jim Harbaugh May Have Walked Too Far onto Field During Vernon Davis' TD

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2014

Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws a touchdown to tight end Vernon Davis (85) against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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In a season that has seen some controversy in relation to NFL coaches on the playing field, it's surprising that San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, as seen above, was allowed to go so far onto the field during a play Sunday.

Harbaugh obviously didn't have any impact on the action, unlike the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin, but he is pretty far into the field of play.

That's not that far onto the field in comparison to what the coach did moments later. After Vernon Davis' touchdown was originally ruled incomplete near the end of the first half, Harbaugh stormed onto the field:

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Harbaugh was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for his outburst.

The ruling on the field was overturned by replay, and Davis was awarded a touchdown to give the 49ers a 13-10 lead.

Later in the game, Harbaugh provided an epic reaction to a questionable penalty against his team:

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Harbaugh certainly doesn't hide his emotions during games.


Hat tip to CBS Sports' Josh Katzowitz for the find.