Originally posted by egoonda:
Originally posted by niner4life21:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Sure glad the Niners are about to make Baalke their GM. The highlight of his resume include being a scout for many years, and the terrific drafts the Niners have manufactured the past three years. If you have enjoyed Baalke's amazing track record over the last three years, then imagine greatness in the future:
2008: Balmer, Rachal, Smith, Wallace, Morgan, Grant
2009: Crabtree, Coffee, McKillop, Davis, Pascoe, Taylor, Francois
2010: Davis, Iupati, Mays, Bowman, Dixon, Byham, Williams, Adams
The six starters from the last three drafts are:
2008: Rachal, Smith and Morgan
2010: Davis, Iupati
I wouldn't be surprised to see all three of the starters in the 2008 class benched in 2011. That would leave Baalke's legacy hinging on Crabtree, Davis and Iupati (who appears to be the only real impact player from the last three drafts).
Sorry, but call me a skeptic.
You're smart enough to know that Baalke didn't conduct the 2008 draft.
If I'm making the call on this (or any other level-headed person) I would be saying no-one in this organization has stepped up in the past 3-10 years. It is an f'n disgrace to the tradition this team has stood for. It is a disgrace to the memory of Bill Walsh, and our great past players. It is a disgrace to the fans of this (formerly) great team. It is time for new blood. Period.
As someone who's spent a lot of time as a manager in the corporate world, and have played ball in the past, I know there area a lot of similarities in the areas of coaching and management. When a manager is let go, it is pretty smart to let go of his compatriots. Old loyalites cause trouble. The media can play up differences of opinion as "they don't like the new coach, etc."...
A fresh start is required. If Balke was the "de-facto" GM, then he is responsible - ultimately - for the $#!t-show that has been the Niners of late. You can't say he has been the "de-facto" GM, and let him off the hook for his lack of "taking charge". Sing should have had his a$$ tossed to the curb long ago...
Being an "acting" GM and being the GM are two different things and Jed was quoted as much that Singletary and Baalke didn't see eye to eye. That's because Singleatary was York's hire and not Baalke's, so its not like he's going to his boss to point out his mistake, not a good career move and besides after the 0-5 start the writing was on the wall and Baalke was smart not associate himself with Singletary's lack of football knowledge.