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Well I didn't think this would ever happen, but I actually agreed with something said or written by Ray Ratto. If Jed hires Baalke as early as sunday without interviewing GM talent currently employed by other teams(DeCosta, Caserio, C. Polian ect), then his focus is on getting Jim Harbaugh and not finding the best possible GM. Now I don't have a problem with Trent Baalke. I don't think he has been at a level of power long enough to get a good gauge on if he can do the job or not, and for all we know he may have been undercut along the way. His draft imo shows promise, although Anthony Davis and Taylor Mays need more time to develop Mike Iupati is a monster and Anthony Dixon and Nate Byam each contributed as late round picks. Returning to the topic of this post. I also like the link he has to Parcells and thought the Brian Westbrook signing was a good pick up(it was the coaches who didn't know how to use him). If he's the final choce ok, just actually do your due diligence first and don't offer it up as lip service. Otherwise it's as the article claimed and Jed is disingeneous and this team is in trouble for a long time to come.

My opinion is similar to others that I have read, if the mods need to merge this so be it.

[ Edited by GorefullBore on Dec 29, 2010 at 18:46:10 ]
  • Jcool
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We are doomed and I knew we would be.
  • jimrat
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To the OG poster, the people that are gonna disagree with you are same ones that think Alex Smith is a great QB.
If he brings us Harbaugh will we like him then?
Originally posted by Kneel_B4_ZOD:
If he brings us Harbaugh will we like him then?

I think that would be the only we as fans would give him a fair shot, otherwise it will be seen as an epic fail.
I realize Baalke is not the sexy hire, and that by hiring him Jed is essentially going all the way back on his word about hiring the best possible candidate, a "football guy" with experience, or even a big name GM. But I have a feeling that if Baalke gets the job it will be for one of two reasons:

1. The Yorks haven't changed one tiny little bit, and they are, once again, going for the cheap, easy, in-house fix to a problem they don't know how to solve.

Or...

2. Trent can get Harbaugh. Period. Harbaugh is the sexiest coach out there at the moment, the hottest prospect on the market, the most coveted piece of stock out there right now, and the Yorks are in love with the idea of catching a "genius" on the rise and getting credit for saving the team. I know, a little romantic, but I get the sense Jed has a flare for the dramatics, and will roll the dice on a young and inexperienced GM/Head Coach combo in hopes that it pays off, restores the team, and earns him even half the respect his uncle has.

These are the only two possibilities I can swallow.
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Originally posted by Tman:

coach?
Originally posted by Kneel_B4_ZOD:
I realize Baalke is not the sexy hire, and that by hiring him Jed is essentially going all the way back on his word about hiring the best possible candidate, a "football guy" with experience, or even a big name GM. But I have a feeling that if Baalke gets the job it will be for one of two reasons:

1. The Yorks haven't changed one tiny little bit, and they are, once again, going for the cheap, easy, in-house fix to a problem they don't know how to solve.

Or...

2. Trent can get Harbaugh. Period. Harbaugh is the sexiest coach out there at the moment, the hottest prospect on the market, the most coveted piece of stock out there right now, and the Yorks are in love with the idea of catching a "genius" on the rise and getting credit for saving the team. I know, a little romantic, but I get the sense Jed has a flare for the dramatics, and will roll the dice on a young and inexperienced GM/Head Coach combo in hopes that it pays off, restores the team, and earns him even half the respect his uncle has.

These are the only two possibilities I can swallow.

I'm not saying I think Trent is going to be a bad hire either way. I just want them to at least talk to some of the people that I mentioned first.
Me too. I'd feel a LOT better if the process also took another few days at least. Two days isn't a search, it's a rigged election.
I Dont Mind Trent He Seems To Have A Good Scouting Eye......As Long As He Can Get A Good Coach Like Harbaugh
Originally posted by Kneel_B4_ZOD:
I realize Baalke is not the sexy hire, and that by hiring him Jed is essentially going all the way back on his word about hiring the best possible candidate, a "football guy" with experience, or even a big name GM. But I have a feeling that if Baalke gets the job it will be for one of two reasons:

1. The Yorks haven't changed one tiny little bit, and they are, once again, going for the cheap, easy, in-house fix to a problem they don't know how to solve.

Or...

2. Trent can get Harbaugh. Period. Harbaugh is the sexiest coach out there at the moment, the hottest prospect on the market, the most coveted piece of stock out there right now, and the Yorks are in love with the idea of catching a "genius" on the rise and getting credit for saving the team. I know, a little romantic, but I get the sense Jed has a flare for the dramatics, and will roll the dice on a young and inexperienced GM/Head Coach combo in hopes that it pays off, restores the team, and earns him even half the respect his uncle has.

These are the only two possibilities I can swallow.

I don't know you, nor did I read your post. I just want to say your user name is fantastic. carry on.