Originally posted by eastcoast49ersfan:
Originally posted by Travisty13:What are you talking about? We were discussing Nix and, if anything, we're bashing Todd McShay not the Front Office. Where was Baalke ever mentioned in this thread?
See xcfan's post:
Originally posted by xcfan:evaluating the raw talent, playmaking, and effort level (competitiveness) of players is not that hard. there's no esoteric club you have to be in named the general manager illuminati. you just need some smarts and experience working with athletes, and understand biomechanics and sport-specific technique. it's not esoteric; it's known stuff. the hard part is understanding the quality of the player's decision making. that's where gm's and personnel guys have the upper hand on the common people; they can talk to everyone close to the player and get the lowdown on how the player thinks and processes in real time out there. they know the quality of coaching a guy is getting. they don't have to guess about why a player makes mistakes during a game; they know the guy's mental makeup, and can zero in on the cause. if we were privy to this, we could be draft pros also. baalke and his comrades are not geniuses. they're focused on their jobs and a little lucky, also.
Ok he did mention Baalke, but I saw no bashing which was implied. In the post you mention, he's just talking prospects on general. We all talk about we like this player or that player, but we really don't know what makes a prospect tick. We as fans just know what a prospect does on the field. We have no knowledge of his off the field issues, mental makeup, how they were raised. I could be wrong, but I don't think he was implying anything about recent events with our team nor was he bashing Baalke or our front office.