Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz

And why would you expect anything else? San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh continues to whine about his stupid read option quarterback potentially getting hit.

Earlier this week, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews repeatedly said his defense needs to hit Colin Kaepernick. Then Harbaugh complained and compared the statement to some Bountygate shit.

So the NFL’s VP of officials stepped forward and made things clear. The defense can hit a quarterback running the option as long as it’s not clear that he doesn’t have the ball.

As it should be. How can you play football if you can’t hit a guy you think has the ball?

Well, that didn’t make Jimbo too pleased. So he did what he does best. He whined.

“I know what the rules are, I know how they’ve been explained, but there’s still some gray area,” Harbaugh said. “When you start using words like ‘clearly’ — he clearly doesn’t have the ball — what does that really mean? I just handed off, I don’t have the ball, he’s got the ball, put your hands up? There’s a bit of a gray area there.”

And then whined some more.

“To me, he’s a quarterback until he leaves the pocket as a running threat,” Harbaugh said. “I think it’s flawed, the way they’ve got it now.”

And then whined some more.

“Treat him like a running back?” Harbaugh said. “You’re opening a license to hit him outside the strike zone. I’m entitled to my opinion, that’s why I answered the question. I think it’s flawed and I think it’s biased.”

Well, fuck, Jim. If you think the rule is flawed and biased, then we better run out and change it!

From now on, all rules will be designed to favor you, your team and the style of offense you run. Then what will you complain about? I’m sure we’ll all hear when your local JCPenney runs out of those khaki pants you so love.