Originally posted by WhoGotItBetterThenUs:
Was it the Lance Briggs fiasco? I'm just curious?
Doubt it. That only cost us a 5th. I get the feeling he had an alcohol problem. Don't think it was ever said but it had to be something significant if they fired him right before the draft. Edit: After what was said below and if those are his words and he was really blinsided I doubt it was alchol. He wouldn't have been surprised by it if he knew he had a drinking problem. Who knows... they knew what they were doing anyways. Baalke was the right man for the job. It's too bad Singletary got to take Mays though. Glad we didn't go out and get a big name overrated or washed up guy.
This time, a source close to McCloughan said, the general manager "was blindsided" on Wednesday when York called him into a meeting with other high-ranking team officials and told him his services were no longer wanted. There's a suspicion among those in the McCloughan camp – and other sources familiar with the team's front-office politics – that Paraag Marathe, the Niners' vice president of football operations, pushed for the move as an attempt to gain more power.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 10, 2012 at 2:56 AM ]