Originally posted by theduke85:
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
Cue Seahawk fans dismissing McCloughan as irrelevant to the Seahawks now that he's gone, whereas a week ago he not Baalke/Nolan/Sing were responsible for building our team.
Hmm, imagine it and it apparently becomes fact.
Attached is a thread from .Net on the feelings of hiring Jeff Ireland to replace McCloughan. Pretty much the exact opposite of your Seahawks fans predictions like usual.
Some Seahawk fans give McClouhan partial credit for your 2010 draft because he was surprisingly released just before the draft selections and appears to be part of the team that set your draft board. Another part of that has been that Baalke has yet to replicate or even come anywhere near replicating the success of that draft class.
You may also not like that Singletary also gets some credit for Harbs early success but not in the way you think. The argument is that the talent on the roster was significant and Sing did more to demoralize and diminish it than promote or build it. His demeanor was such a disciplinarian that when a players coach like Harbauigh arrived the players were extremely motivated to play for him. Having early success on the year fed into that and that year built momentum as it went on. It's not a knock on Harbaugh or his style but does acknowledge his timing in that it was a perfect storm for him to step into a talented team that was mentally beat down and ready to prove they were better than perceived.
Just some food for thought.