Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by boast:
After the departure of general manager Scot McCloughan last March, Gamble took on additional responsibilities in college scouting before the draft.
Gamble has worked in the 23 seasons, helping build nine playoff teams with the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles. His father, Harry, served as Eagles general manager and president.
the two paragraphs above show that this is not the typical promotion the York haters would have you think it is. this is a very experienced football guy that already has a good working relationship with Baalke. this means he knows the blueprint the Niners want to build upon.
This is the whole problem, because the blueprint has been all wrong. New people and fresh ideas is what this front office needs. But nope, just continue to promote yes men at cheaper rates who wont question the status quo.
I beg to differ, guilt by association or blaming the sins of the father on the son syndrone is silly. I prefer to judge each person on their own merits. Gamble has extensive experience with good teams. Did you read the article, he worked under polian and reid. In fact I thought last year that he and not Baalke would have gotten the job.
Have you not worked for a person, had your own ideas and did your best under your boss even though he/she weren't the sharpest knife in the drawer? Your ideas proved more on the money than his? Should you be blamed for his final decesions. I read somewhere for example that at the time of drafting Alex Smith, he (Ballke) wasn't high on him as the number one pick.
Baalke has been on the job one year as the person in charge, he hasn't done anything to merit me wanting his head served on a platter. I will not associated him as a Sotty Mc clone. BTW some fresh ideas go stale right away and may not be fresh in the first place.