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Jed is an empty suit

Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
~ Jed an empty suit - YUP.
~ Yorks blowing smoke up our a** - YUP.
~ GM search a farce - YUP (already decided - just media ploy).
~ Same old Yorks - YUP.
~ Another Jed YES MAN as GM - YUP.
~ Expect to lose for years to come - YUP.

Hey look everybody! He's complaining again! Hurry!

He complains because he has valid reason. Sorry that everybody cant be blind sheep and follows the shepherd.
O..K................
In all fairness we should give Baalke a chance, but yes this didn't seem so "extensive" of a search.
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
~ Jed an empty suit - YUP.
~ Yorks blowing smoke up our a** - YUP.
~ GM search a farce - YUP (already decided - just media ploy).
~ Same old Yorks - YUP.
~ Another Jed YES MAN as GM - YUP.
~ Expect to lose for years to come - YUP.

Hey look everybody! He's complaining again! Hurry!

He complains because he has valid reason. Sorry that everybody cant be blind sheep and follows the shepherd.

i get the sense SD49er is waiting to be proven wrong by the yorks, nothing more than that, if they make a great move with a coach i'm sure he'd applaud them, hes a skeptic but theres nothing wrong with that
Originally posted by SJniner7:
If Jed goes out and hires Baalke today or tomorrow, I will back you on this one. He said he was going to conduct an extensive GM search, and would be going back on his word. He wouldn't be conducting an extensive search if he hires a GM before he has the chance to interview those which are currently working for an NFL team.

As far as I know, he has conducted 2 phone interviews and that is all. He interviewed two candidates which are not likely "real" candidates., Micheal Lombardi and Softli (probably for Rooney Rule only).

Like you said, this is not about Baalke, who may turn out to be great. It is about their lack of honesty to the fans.

I am blown away by the fact Lombardi said what he said about his interview with the Yorks. I dont think I've ever heard someone speak so poorly about a potential boss which leads me to believe things went poorly. Can anyone else imagine Lombardi putting out an acceptable salary range and the Yorks countering with, "Baalke would do it for half the price..".....LOL
This definitely deserved its own thread.
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Regardless of how Baalke turns out, didn't you all see this coming? The Yorks can be read like a book.
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
I can't even begin to tell you how irritated I am at the Yorks right now! Though it is not official, many trusted 9ers writers are now reporting that Baalke will be the new GM. I have no idea whether this will be a good move or not, but I am sure of one thing. I am sick and tired of the Yorks blowing smoke up our ass. I have lost all respect for this organization. Don't come out and proclaim that you are going on a world wide search for a GM, when all along you know who you are going to choose. It's flat out dishonest.

Note to Jed: If you think Baalke is good enough to turn this ship around stand by your man and endorse him from day one. But please, don’t put on this big dog and pony show when anyone that is paying attention can tell it's a farce.

I use to think Jed wanted to win just as bad as us fans. Now I'm starting to think he just says whatever he thinks we want to hear as long as we continue to line their pockets.

Again, this is not about Baalke. It's about the manner in which Jed went about it.

The Yorks are a joke and should be kicked out of the NFL.

P.S. I've been flamed on this board for calling the Yorks cheap, but I stand by that. One day, and in another thread I'll be happy to lay it out in detail.

I can't help myself. Here is a little teaser:

1. Acquiring one big name free agent a year for a few years when your team has almost zero talent (2005,6,7) does not make you a big spender.
2. Signing guys to contract extensions (Haralson, Brooks, Staley) well before they have proven they deserve it is not smart, it's cheap. They are just hoping to get lucky and not have to pay what the real market price would be if they turned into something.
3. When you have not had a winning season in 8 years you shouldn't be 30 million under the 2009/10 cap.
4. VD&PW could easily be chalked up to a PR move.

It's funny you wrote this. I actually wrote this email to Matt Barrows a couple of hours ago.

Hello Matt,



I had written you a couple years ago regarding the 49er offseason and greatly appreciate you taking the time to respond back to me. I was hoping to pick your brain on the current state of the GM/HC search. I have to say, I am feeling a little uneasy about the way things have been progressing. Jed says they are going to explore all options for an experienced GM/HC, but then references the ATL model of Dimitroff and Smith . Now word is that Baalke pretty much has the job sewn up, which seems to contradict what Jed initially said in regards to qualifications. I don’t have a problem with Baalke, but he is certainly not the “experienced” GM that I was thinking of. Another thing that I am bothered by is the dog and pony show that seems to be taking place. They are conducting interviews, yet supposedly Baalke already has the job. To me it seems that Jed already had his mind made up about Baalke, but is conducting interviews just to make it seem as though he is exploring all options. If he wanted Baalke all along, then he should have just hired him and not insult our intelligence by staging these sham interviews. Like I said, I think Baalke could be good, but at the same time, I am tired of the whole “promote within” (aka easy and cheap) philosophy that this ownership seems to embrace. Where exactly has that gotten us? What started out as a promising GM/HC search has now seemingly turned into another mess from this inept ownership. My question to you is, do you think Baalke is going to end up with the GM position and do you think we land Harbaugh? If we could land Harbaugh along with some strong coordinators, I will be happy.



Thanks,
Reading this stuff is a very interesting study in human psychology. Keep it coming fellas.
Nothing to do with the OP, but it's just ironic that people were swinging from Baalke's nuts 8 months ago, yet now are associating him with Singletary's epic failures and therefore don't want him.

[ Edited by AXEGRINDER on Dec 29, 2010 at 17:02:16 ]
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Originally posted by ObePwnD:
Reading this stuff is a very interesting study in human psychology. Keep it coming fellas.

Do you mean Jed's severe mental retardation?
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Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
~ Jed an empty suit - YUP.
~ Yorks blowing smoke up our a** - YUP.
~ GM search a farce - YUP (already decided - just media ploy).
~ Same old Yorks - YUP.
~ Another Jed YES MAN as GM - YUP.
~ Expect to lose for years to come - YUP.

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Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
I can't even begin to tell you how irritated I am at the Yorks right now! Though it is not official, many trusted 9ers writers are now reporting that Baalke will be the new GM. I have no idea whether this will be a good move or not, but I am sure of one thing. I am sick and tired of the Yorks blowing smoke up our ass. I have lost all respect for this organization. Don't come out and proclaim that you are going on a world wide search for a GM, when all along you know who you are going to choose. It's flat out dishonest.

Note to Jed: If you think Baalke is good enough to turn this ship around stand by your man and endorse him from day one. But please, don’t put on this big dog and pony show when anyone that is paying attention can tell it's a farce.

I use to think Jed wanted to win just as bad as us fans. Now I'm starting to think he just says whatever he thinks we want to hear as long as we continue to line their pockets.

Again, this is not about Baalke. It's about the manner in which Jed went about it.

The Yorks are a joke and should be kicked out of the NFL.

P.S. I've been flamed on this board for calling the Yorks cheap, but I stand by that. One day, and in another thread I'll be happy to lay it out in detail.

I can't help myself. Here is a little teaser:

1. Acquiring one big name free agent a year for a few years when your team has almost zero talent (2005,6,7) does not make you a big spender.
2. Signing guys to contract extensions (Haralson, Brooks, Staley) well before they have proven they deserve it is not smart, it's cheap. They are just hoping to get lucky and not have to pay what the real market price would be if they turned into something.
3. When you have not had a winning season in 8 years you shouldn't be 30 million under the 2009/10 cap.
4. VD&PW could easily be chalked up to a PR move.

It's funny you wrote this. I actually wrote this email to Matt Barrows a couple of hours ago.

Hello Matt,



I had written you a couple years ago regarding the 49er offseason and greatly appreciate you taking the time to respond back to me. I was hoping to pick your brain on the current state of the GM/HC search. I have to say, I am feeling a little uneasy about the way things have been progressing. Jed says they are going to explore all options for an experienced GM/HC, but then references the ATL model of Dimitroff and Smith . Now word is that Baalke pretty much has the job sewn up, which seems to contradict what Jed initially said in regards to qualifications. I don’t have a problem with Baalke, but he is certainly not the “experienced” GM that I was thinking of. Another thing that I am bothered by is the dog and pony show that seems to be taking place. They are conducting interviews, yet supposedly Baalke already has the job. To me it seems that Jed already had his mind made up about Baalke, but is conducting interviews just to make it seem as though he is exploring all options. If he wanted Baalke all along, then he should have just hired him and not insult our intelligence by staging these sham interviews. Like I said, I think Baalke could be good, but at the same time, I am tired of the whole “promote within” (aka easy and cheap) philosophy that this ownership seems to embrace. Where exactly has that gotten us? What started out as a promising GM/HC search has now seemingly turned into another mess from this inept ownership. My question to you is, do you think Baalke is going to end up with the GM position and do you think we land Harbaugh? If we could land Harbaugh along with some strong coordinators, I will be happy.



Thanks,

Seriously? That's scary, right down to the dog and pony show comment.
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
ironic that people were swinging from Baalke's nuts 8 months ago, yet now are associating him with Singletary's epic failures and therefore don't want him.

If you didn't read the OP (which clearly you didn't) feel free not to respond.
Can anyone answer me when Jed officially took over the team?