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GM McCloughan (possibly) stepping down????

Originally posted by DesiDez:
Someone is speculating on Maiocco's blog that maybe Jed wanted to trade up for Clausen (being that Jed is a Notre Dame alum), or maybe Singletary wanted to trade for McNabb.

If McCloughan steps down, I fully expect a big trade to happen.

Despite the ND connection, the only trade I'd be happy with is Okung / Suh / or McCoy
  • GEEK
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Originally posted by GEEK:
Good, and here's why:

#1. McCloughan doesn't come from the background of a vertical offense. He comes from WCO teams. Seattle and Green Bay as the top recent teams he's worked for before the 49ers.

#2. McCloughan was given GM powers because Nolan was doing bad as a head coach and he may have left for other opportunities. He was in a position of high leverage to earn that GM title.

#3. People credit McCloughan for drafting Gore and Willis, but it actually occurred under Nolan's tenure as the lead guy for personal decisions.

#4. Under McCloughan's power, we've drafted the following players in the first three rounds:

2008
R1: Kentwan Balmer (Backup, potential bust)
R2: Chilo Rachal (borderline starter, needs to step up his game)
R3: Reggie Smith (Backup, injured plauged, potential bust)

2009
R1: Michael Crabtree (no brainer pick, good job)
R2: Traded Away
R3: Glen Coffee (bust in his first year, backup player to Gore for right now)

And our free agency activity hasn't really been stellar outside of Justin Smith and Takeo Spikes. You got guys like DeMetic Evans, Brandon Jones, and now David Carr to secure depth at the 3rd or 2nd string level. That doesn't really make a 7-9 team jump to 10-6.

#5. The trading of Shaun Hill and the treatment of the player was basically the nail in the coffin for him. You take a player that is loved in the locker room and admired by the coaching staff, and trade him...without even notifying him directly. That's classless and Nolanesque.

In order for teams to be effective, owners must trust management, management must trust players, and players must believe in the other two. This is how the Patriots did it, and this is how the 49ers did it in the 80s and 90s.

With McCloughan's track record and inactivity in free agency and the draft to give Singletary a fair shot in 2010, while teams like Seattle and Arizona are gearing up to pose another threat for the NFC West crown, this is a necessary move.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, jackass.


OR

The 49ers are pulling a Milton on him, and moving him in the basement of the headquarters.

Or MM is trying to punk us. I forgot about that
Originally posted by DesiDez:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by DesiDez:
Someone is speculating on Maiocco's blog that maybe Jed wanted to trade up for Clausen (being that Jed is a Notre Dame alum), or maybe Singletary wanted to trade for McNabb.

If McCloughan steps down, I fully expect a big trade to happen.

......or Singletary wants to sign Terrell Owens!!!!

Damn....or Pacman

AND Pacman lol
I am all for it. The bottom line is all about wins and losses, after all these years he hasn't been able to deliver. Sorry!
This is f**king nuts.

seriously WTF.
I knew we shoulda got rid of this douche, wat a douche though, you pick now in the offseason to decide this. WOW, jus fire him now. dont' let him decide.
we should just wait and see what the reasons are for this. I think he was or is a above average GM.....if we get another one, hope he is better but i think he was good at drafting overall......we have a pretty good core of players. Staley Gore Davis Crab Willis Lawson Brown Goldson all of which he had some influence not to mention he was the one that got us WILLIS anstead of Carriker. So hopefully he will stay but if he goes we should get someone better by past or current performance
I'm beginning to think that this has been in the works for a while now. Think about it, by most accounts Singletary has been making calls and going on scouting trips. Singletary has been taking a more active role, not McCloughan. If this is the result of a family matter, I can understand that. If not, this is very odd timing!!!

Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Good, and here's why:

#1. McCloughan doesn't come from the background of a vertical offense. He comes from WCO teams. Seattle and Green Bay as the top recent teams he's worked for before the 49ers.

#2. McCloughan was given GM powers because Nolan was doing bad as a head coach and he may have left for other opportunities. He was in a position of high leverage to earn that GM title.

#3. People credit McCloughan for drafting Gore and Willis, but it actually occurred under Nolan's tenure as the lead guy for personal decisions.

#4. Under McCloughan's power, we've drafted the following players in the first three rounds:

2008
R1: Kentwan Balmer (Backup, potential bust)
R2: Chilo Rachal (borderline starter, needs to step up his game)
R3: Reggie Smith (Backup, injured plauged, potential bust)

2009
R1: Michael Crabtree (no brainer pick, good job)
R2: Traded Away
R3: Glen Coffee (bust in his first year, backup player to Gore for right now)

And our free agency activity hasn't really been stellar outside of Justin Smith and Takeo Spikes. You got guys like DeMetic Evans, Brandon Jones, and now David Carr to secure depth at the 3rd or 2nd string level. That doesn't really make a 7-9 team jump to 10-6.

#5. The trading of Shaun Hill and the treatment of the player was basically the nail in the coffin for him. You take a player that is loved in the locker room and admired by the coaching staff, and trade him...without even notifying him directly. That's classless and Nolanesque.

In order for teams to be effective, owners must trust management, management must trust players, and players must believe in the other two. This is how the Patriots did it, and this is how the 49ers did it in the 80s and 90s.

With McCloughan's track record and inactivity in free agency and the draft to give Singletary a fair shot in 2010, while teams like Seattle and Arizona are gearing up to pose another threat for the NFC West crown, this is a necessary move.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, jackass.


OR

The 49ers are pulling a Milton on him, and moving him in the basement of the headquarters.

Or MM is trying to punk us. I forgot about that

That would be classic.
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
This is f**king nuts.

seriously WTF.

Maybe MM had one too many green beers?
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
This is f**king nuts.

seriously WTF.
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Good, and here's why:

#1. McCloughan doesn't come from the background of a vertical offense. He comes from WCO teams. Seattle and Green Bay as the top recent teams he's worked for before the 49ers.

#2. McCloughan was given GM powers because Nolan was doing bad as a head coach and he may have left for other opportunities. He was in a position of high leverage to earn that GM title.

#3. People credit McCloughan for drafting Gore and Willis, but it actually occurred under Nolan's tenure as the lead guy for personal decisions.

#4. Under McCloughan's power, we've drafted the following players in the first three rounds:

2008
R1: Kentwan Balmer (Backup, potential bust)
R2: Chilo Rachal (borderline starter, needs to step up his game)
R3: Reggie Smith (Backup, injured plauged, potential bust)

2009
R1: Michael Crabtree (no brainer pick, good job)
R2: Traded Away
R3: Glen Coffee (bust in his first year, backup player to Gore for right now)

And our free agency activity hasn't really been stellar outside of Justin Smith and Takeo Spikes. You got guys like DeMetic Evans, Brandon Jones, and now David Carr to secure depth at the 3rd or 2nd string level. That doesn't really make a 7-9 team jump to 10-6.

#5. The trading of Shaun Hill and the treatment of the player was basically the nail in the coffin for him. You take a player that is loved in the locker room and admired by the coaching staff, and trade him...without even notifying him directly. That's classless and Nolanesque.

In order for teams to be effective, owners must trust management, management must trust players, and players must believe in the other two. This is how the Patriots did it, and this is how the 49ers did it in the 80s and 90s.

With McCloughan's track record and inactivity in free agency and the draft to give Singletary a fair shot in 2010, while teams like Seattle and Arizona are gearing up to pose another threat for the NFC West crown, this is a necessary move.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, jackass.


OR

The 49ers are pulling a Milton on him, and moving him in the basement of the headquarters.

Or MM is trying to punk us. I forgot about that

Good post Geek, I guess that's why they call you Geek
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right before the draft that piece of s**t...if he does step down
whatever, fuk him, majortiy of his picks from rounds 3 and lower, with the exception of gore, has been rediculous.

plus he passed TWICE on jackson last year just b/c of his size. now that just pisses me off. he will probably pass on spiller and we will get torn up by this guy year after year when he plays for seattle.

i dont mind it, anyone we could get as an upgrade? im sure it shouldnt be too hard.
[ Edited by Daniel2778 on Mar 17, 2010 at 9:34 PM ]