Gotta admit, when I 1st heard this mess about Baalke interviewing for the job, I was like "so the f**k what?". Let the man interview, he's done a good job here in my estimation, and deserves the chance to better his position with the organization. But every day this thing just seems to be taking on a life of it's own (helped along rather sweetly by the media) and now it has me thinking...
I could be way out to lunch, so if that's the case I hope somebody will straighten me out, but if there's a lockout after this CBA expires, does anybody get paid? Contract or not, I'm pretty sure nobody's making any money during a work stoppage and on top of that, the individuals who are under contract would still owe a year of service, as no services will have been rendered during the work stoppage. If this is in fact the case, then maybe this search really is just "window dressing" to appease the mob. Nobody in their right mind would leave their current gigs to sign a NFL contract, just to be put on a shelf somewhere to collect dust while the owners and players have their duel; especially if that person happens to be coveted by one of the biggest collegiate programs on the planet, but that's sort of another debate.
If this is the case then I gotta say: I'm disappointed in Jed, because he truly will have established himself as his fathers son if he put this charade on just to shut us up while he slides a new human shield in between his family and the fans. His dad did it to him, and nothing from what I've seen from this family in over a decade would lead me to believe that they wouldn't pull another sneaky at least 1 more time.
I could be completely paranoid, or maybe I'm just reading too much of SanDiego's stuff lately , but as of today, I don't like where this is headed. The media is really drumming this thing up to a level where it's hard to look at it objectively, and we should always be mindful of their shenanigans. It's still hard to trust this family after more than a decade of their sh*t. Not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
It's still early in the process and Jed's hands are sort of tied when it comes to even speaking with some of the candidates that may or may not be on the short list, so we'll see what happens. He said he'll make good and I believe em until he makes a donkey out of me 1 more time. All I can say is if he promotes Baalke right after the season's over and then we immediately go and throw a bunch of money at Harbaugh, then life could be worse. It would still signal that Jed had no intention of running a proper interview and told us another load of porky pies...sort of; it seems to be the family motto to get away with whatever you can get away with, until you get your pp slapped...or threatened with jail time...or sued. What a life lol!