Originally posted by Otter:
Originally posted by TexasNiner:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by OregonNiner87:
So we keep a s**tty front office, and refuse to "overpay". This is a joke.
I don't care if it is Harbaugh or not, you have to pay to get the hot candidate. Yorks are proven cheap asses and half this forum are defending it.
It's sad. I think the Yorks have paid workers on here.
its one thing to overpay for a proven player and its a nother thing to pverpay for an unproven person
It's true, Harbaugh isn't "worth" that much. Just like many draft picks or FA aren't "worth" what they get.
But the market determines "worth", and if you want a certain player/coach, you have to be willing to pay the market price.
At the end of the day it's meaningless. Billionaires paying multi-millionaires, aren't affected by whether or not their cash cow which generates hundreds of millions in profits, makes a mil or two less a year. So, if you have to "overpay", than you overpay.
And don't forget, THEY put themselves in this position. By firing Sing early, and promoting Baalke, THEY (the front office) went "Harbaugh or bust". And it seems like they failed.
Frankly I don't even want a Baalke/Harbaugh combo. We need experience SOMEWHERE. So with Harbaugh, I would want an experienced GM. With Baalke, I want an experienced coach.
But THEY set up this scenario. Whatever their plan was, it looks like it's failing miserably. That is just one more piece of evidence that in the front office department, we continue to bring a knife to a gun fight.
Not everyone agrees with you.
Yet I believe York’s faith in Baalke, who has modeled much of his approach after Bill Parcells (the Jets’ coach when Baalke got hired in ’98), is the product of some sound sensibilities by the young owner. For one thing, Baalke is regarded by many respected people in the business as a highly gifted assessor of players’ abilities – and one with the guts to stand up for his opinions and go against the grain.
“Trent Baalke is a football guy through and through, with a very good understanding of the game and a very sound evaluation process,” said Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. “And he’s driven – he has a tireless work ethic. He’ll do everything in his power to help restore that organization to prominence.”
Dimitroff was once one of these behind-the-scenes standouts, a former area scout who’d at first been marginalized because of his counter-culture appearance and vegetarian diet but had risen through the Patriots’ front-office ranks because he turned out to be damn good at what he did. When Falcons owner Arthur Blank offered him the GM job following the franchise’s Bobby Petrino fiasco of 2007 and an unsuccessful effort to land Parcells to run its front office – and did so after interviewing Dimitroff via videoconference – it was a decidedly unsexy hire that provoked mockery from outsiders.
First of all, not EVERYONE agrees that the Earth is more than 5 thousand years old and that Jebus didn't walk around with Dinosaurs. That doesn't make it true.
Secondly, how is that at all disagreeing with me?
I didn't say Baalke was bad, just inexperienced. It's just simple logic man. If you have ever been in charge of running or even a part of any kind of organization, you know, regardless of the position, highest or lowest level, people learning how to do their job don't do it as well as people who have done the job before.
They may be great at it eventually, but there is always a learning curve. And one thing that helps tremendously is having someone around who really knows what they are doing. It could be their boss, their co-worker, even their subordinate, regardless, having someone around to show you the ropes and help you learn from past mistakes, successes, and general experience always is a big plus.
But we continue to put rookies in EVERY position possible. GM, HC, OC, DC, OL, WR, etc...., without ANY benefit of someone with proven success to guide them.
Until we bring in someone who can serve as the voice of reason and experience to this franchise we will continue to flail about miserably.