Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by danimal:
I voted NO.
This franchise desperately needed a retread HC and probably a retread GM too.
Harbaugh will end up the best out of the 4 York HCs....but will ultimately be one of the inferior HCs of the 2011-2013 campaigns.
Who ever gets the HC Jim Harbaugh beyond 2013 will be in really good shape though. It will probably be the Patriots or something.
The comment that the franchise desperately needed a retread HC and GM almost sounds like a sarcastic argument for the opposite . . .
its because retread means you get what you expect because thats all they produced in the past.
We are in a 8 year playoff drought. Thus I equate the current state of this franchise to dictate what it is most desperate for.
A experienced steady hand at HC would bring us the best chances to end the playoff drought. Maybe even win a playoff game now and then. Retread means not to expect a Super Bowl. These are the HC's who have a lot of HC NFL Playoff experience but not a lot of rings or any.
So for a Franchise who just made the playoffs 3 of the last 5 years, and they fire their HC and hire a retread like (Gruden, Holmgren, Billick, Cowher, Fisher etc)...RETREAD in that context carries an negative message...because the move is not likely an upgrade...rather more of the same....playoff games..no rings....retread.
Its too bad so many fans think of retread as a negative thing...because for our purposes a retread would be a god send. High chances for playoff appearances is exactly what we need