Originally posted by NinerGM:
Originally posted by darkknight49:
seriously? Protest strategy? For a coach?
Dude IMHO, our fanbase is really showing it's colors.... and you wonder why 49er fans are hated. There are franchises out there that haven't won anything and people are acting as if this, tonight, is the end of the world... literally. You would think someone broke into their homes and robbed them or the 49ers levied a tax simply for using the word "49er Fan" in posts here. I've never seen anything like the level of gross hyperbole I've seen tonight EVER as a 49er fan.
For me, it's not so much about Harbaugh as it is about the message the Yorks are sending.
Honestly, we can probably get similar results with other head coaches. But in the organization's eyes... Harbaugh was the best candidate for the job. If they feel he's the best candidate for the job and the team is COMMITTED to winning a Super Bowl, they'll go after Harbaugh with force.
Yes, it's absurd to pay a rookie Head Coach $8M when he hasn't even held a major coaching position in the NFL. It's just that we are so disheartened by the lack of COMMITMENT from ownership. It's more that we want to see action in order to believe the owners want to win.
The Yorks have been criticized for not caring about winning. They've been known as cheapskates and for trying to go for the easy-fix. I'm not saying they should throw $8M out there. But I'll be upset if they don't at least try to raise their offer.
If they say to Harbaugh, "We really want you for $6M, but that's our final offer. We don't think you are $2M better than some of the other guys out there, who are all very good coaches as well..."... I would respect that. They made a modest offer to Harbaugh, from what I hear. $4.5M is a reasonable and fair offer. But it's not the type of force, power, and commitment to winning you'd like to see. If Eddie DeBartolo wanted a Head Coach, he'd up the bid to a certain point.
We'll see. I'll just be disappointed if they just give up easily.