Originally posted by Gavintech:Originally posted by brucesf49:Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Does anyone really believe that Jed had any intention of hiring anyone but Baalke? To me it was a charade all along, which brings me to my topic. [I've got way too much time on my hands]
My gambler's sense is telling me the HC decision has already been made and we are just doing the dance. Since it is against the rules about contacting people on teams who are still in some contention or upcoming game - it's been kept quiet.
Harbaugh - HC and we morgage the farm to get Luck.
Any other theories.
everybody always says we are a HC and QB away so....whats the problem
The problem is this "everybody" you speak of is a moron.
The price to get Luck is going to be astronomical. Carolina is sitting there in a very nice position. More than one team is going to be making inquiries. If the Panthers do not get someone to pay a very steep price (Ditka-Ricky Williams/Minnesota-Herscal Walker come to mind) then they will just take the QB they need and probably be very happy.
Luck is as good a college QB as I have seen in a long time but if he doesn't turn out to be a Manning, Brady or closer to home a Montana or Young it might just be too steep a price to pay.
It is a very big gamble to hinge the future of the franchise (by giving up multiple draft picks) on a rookie QB. Problem is, with all the needs the Niners have, I just not sure the Niners should use that pick on a QB unless it is Luck (which would have to be packaged with many more picks and/or quality players to move up to #1). Not a great situation for the Niners. But with all the options Harbaugh has, I can't see him coming here unless there is some plan in place (and it would not be going with Troy Smith next year or expecting any rookie QB other than Luck to start on day 1) and I really believe Harbaugh is going to be the next Niner head coach. We will see. As always, it is going to be interesting.