Originally posted by chico49erfan:
I just am wondering why we can't get a GM in here while Baalke is under contract as VP of Player Personnel?
Let the experienced GM kind of show Baalke the ropes until he takes over.
Or maybe that was what Jed pitched and all of the candidates were like... naahhh.
If by "all the candidates" you mean the 2 of possible 10+ then yes you are correct. Fact is we've only been watching news for 2 or 3 days. Lombardi and Softli? They we're probably the 2 least likely names on the list; Softli for the Rooney rule and Lombardi to just put another 9er linked name on the sheet. The Ted Sundquist interview is going to be a our best chance at snatching up a quality GM. Baalke might be the real deal and be ready to get things done without being a "yes man" to a coach he doesn't like.
If the yorks are planning on completely reinventing this franchise and subsequently going young everywhere then fine by me. If Baalke is really being endorced by Parcells who have no reason to throw the 9ers BS then I am inclined to take their word about the guy.
If changing Baalke's official title well help us land Harbaugh then I would rather we do that. The media hasn't been wrong once about any of the leaks for the front office so if the latest piece of info says Gruden is out as a HC and Harbaugh is next in line and very likely to come if Baalke is in then that is even better.
Getting Harbaugh also fits in with everyone's conspiracy theories of us getting Luck -- if he declares that is.