"It's English and Spanish. Everything is different as far as the terminology, so we have to completely put aside everything we had for the last six years here," Spencer said. "It's like learning a new language. First you have to learn the terminology."
"Alex, I think he's gotten a lot of undue negative publicity about him," cornerback Shawntae Spencer said. "He's been through so much in his NFL career, different offensive coordinators, different systems, things like that. It has to be tough. I went through three or four defensive schemes. It's tough on me and he's been pretty much double that. I can only imagine. It seems he and coach Harbaugh have a really good relationship and respect each other. Coach Harbaugh played the game, he understands the position and understands what Alex is going through."