Originally posted by NINER49:
Originally posted by 49ERSAM:
This guy might be working for Jed for quite some time now but he never was a 49ers guy or somebody whose name has been floating around for years. Some GMs with other teams were unknown before they got their job and their team started winning.
Trent started from the bottom of the profession and obviously he's got talent and good management/leadership skills to reach this far, albeit the 49ers. After I've seen him talk a few times during the draft and that he puts out very good presentations tells me he is a very good professional and knows what he's talking about.
Also, when he was on KNBR (or another radio station - can't remember when) he appeared to be a personable and likeable guy. I have seen GMs that are just total AsHls and can't even do a decent job. If I am working for a big company and doing my best, with all the talent that I have, dedication, and loyalty to elevate myself to the next position and just get bypassed by an outsider - I would be so raging MAD.
Nice 49erSam, I agree. This team is in good position to begin winning, we need a QB and coach to lead. Baalke is more than capeable of putting the structure together. He is after all a protege of Parcells. Trent Baalke isn't our problem and very well could be part of the solution, from what I've heard Harbough and Gruden think highly of Baalke.
We basically need a GM who has the sac to get us a real QB, real quick, so we can attract and keep a quality coaching staff.
I don't think people realize how much impact the AS era has had on the franchise. You take the first pick of the draft 2005, a QB, and if he performs even half as much as his potential shows...it's a totally different ballgame we are in today. These discussion's could very well not be taking place. Nolan, the York's, McC, the FO and coaching staff could very well be looked upon as a winning group today. That's what happens when the player you have invested heavily in and are building a franchise around busts out. It really f**ks up the program, it will set you back a decade. That's the real issue...nobody can succeed in the NFL be it owner, coach or waterboy without a winning QB for too long...eventually it will catch up to you and the whole thing will come crumbling down, and drag everybody down with it.
Pretty f**king simple s**t, really.
[ Edited by Blitz on Dec 29, 2010 at 08:07:12 ]