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Jim Harbaugh Thread

Originally posted by mayo49:
I'm still jacked.

Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:












Originally posted by cciowa:
i can see the ego of JH at work here.. perhaps he feels that he just took the niners to the nfc title game three years in a row,,, now my legacy would be further cemented if i could turn the browns around.. now normal coaches and people do not look to turn teams around until they won a super bowl but JH is not normal. now comes word there is"substance" to this. the niners can stop this bubbling pot on the stove by just signing him to an extension,,, if they do not soon I think we pretty much can figure Jh will be gone, for reasons we will never really know for sure, after his contract is up.

With these two dicks involved, I wouldn't be shocked if the 49ers had nothing to do with this situation but now are being forced to respond and taking the brunt of the media heat as a result. Its clear how Lombardi and Banner like to handle their business.

The 49ers, through the process of interviewing general managers, heard sterling recommendations for former Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels and consider him a strong candidate. However, a source close to McDaniels said its highly unlikely he would go to San Francisco because of issues with the personnel and front-office structure. The 49ers likely will interview Philadelphia offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg once he becomes available (the Eagles are playing this week), and they are expected to hire an offensive-minded coach if at all possible.

Had the 49ers changed their structure and been willing to hire an outside GM, then meet the financial threshold that Harbaugh is commanding on the market, they could have built a dream staff, according to sources. NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi interviewed for the GM position Tuesday in San Francisco. Lombardi has strong ties to Harbaugh, but also McDaniels, with the possibility of having McDaniels as offensive coordinator and another former head coach as defensive coordinator.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81d804b9/article/niners-might-be-forced-to-change-direction-in-coach-search?module=HP_headlines




"When the offseason began, it became clear that Jeff Lurie, current owner of the Eagles, and his former right hand man and boyhood friend Joe Banner, now running the Cleveland Browns, were set for a showdown. Each side had targeted Chip Kelly as their #1 choice for their next head coach and each were all in on getting him.

Joe scored the first interview after the Fiesta Bowl and met with Chip for 7 hours. Jeff jumped in next and met with Chip for 9 hours.

In the end, Jeff got his man. But in the meantime, Jeff's new right hand man, Howie Roseman, started to come under fire. You see, the Browns didn't get Chip Kelly because they didn't want him... or at least that's what they put out afterward. But the Eagles didn't get him because he simply didn't want to work with Howie Roseman.

And the assault on Roseman continued with personal attacks from CBS' Jason LaCanfora who cited sources saying Roseman was "drunk with power," "woefully out of his depth" and that he was the reason no one wanted the Eagles job.

In the end, the Chip Kelly hire certainly makes all that speculation seem untrue and Jeff Lurie told CSNPhilly's Ruben Frank that he thinks it was fueled from Cleveland.

"I'm very supportive of Howie, and if there's any criticism coming from afar about Howie, it's just off-base, and so I will support Howie completely, because that's not right," Lurie said. "And, you know, if there are league sources that are really based in Cleveland, that's not right. We see through it all."

There can be little doubt what "based in Cleveland" means. He's not talking about Browns owner Jimmy Haslam...

For his part, Banner vehemently denies being the guy whispering in LaCanfora's ear."
Basically, Banner and Lombardi are so freakin hopeless that they made Cleveland look even worse and have now roped in the 49ers on their way down the drain. I thinks safe to say that neither man will ever work for the 49ers.
Originally posted by SoCold:
oh and another thing SD so called 49er fan

stfu and go be a seahawks fan

Originally posted by Marvin49:
Basically, Banner and Lombardi are so freakin hopeless that they made Cleveland look even worse and have now roped in the 49ers on their way down the drain. I thinks safe to say that neither man will ever work for the 49ers.

Banner was the guy who brought Roseman into the Eagles organization as a cap counselor. But soon, the upwardly mobile Roseman was bringing ideas to Andy Reid and began to be shepherded up through the organization on the personnel side. Howie was on the way up and he was Andy's guy.

Then, prior to the 2012 draft, Jeff Lurie, unhappy with the performance in the most recent 2 drafts "streamlined the process." Now, we don't know exactly what that meant, but the reporting was that it meant Banner was out of the process and Roseman was given an increased role. Soon after, Banner left the organization.

So you can at least see where Banner may not exactly like Howie. Given the reports over the years about how much players hated Joe due to his tough negotiation style... you can also kind of see how it's not entirely out of Joe's character to diss an opponent.


Doesn't this sound a lot like the 49ers situation now?

Lurie says it was frustrating to hear all of this reports, knowing they were wrong but still being to focused on the search to deal with it. "We knew strategically what was going on with league sources and stuff like that," Lurie said. "This was such erroneous reporting it was insane. The people we interviewed and the people who called the people we interviewed were so positive that I think it dwarfed any of the individual agendas of anybody that was quoted as league sources. It was a joke to us, really."
Dont mess around.

Make Harbaugh GM and head coach which is what he will probably ask for when his contract expires.

Harbaugh resurrected both Stanford and the 49ers.

Both Baalke and David Shaw owe their success to Harbaugh.

Coaches like Harbaugh dont come around often.
Jed York needs to get his head out of his father's ass and pay Jim what he deserves.
Originally posted by Touchdown49ers2014:
Dont mess around.

Make Harbaugh GM and head coach which is what he will probably ask for when his contract expires.

Harbaugh resurrected both Stanford and the 49ers.

Both Baalke and David Shaw owe their success to Harbaugh.

Coaches like Harbaugh dont come around often.
I like Jeds front office structure the way it is. Hire the GM the GM hires the coach. You pay Baalke and step back and step up when Jim has earned his money. Personally I think Jim is due a raise but yes he needs a chip to get paid like Bellicheck.
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM ]
Originally posted by Touchdown49ers2014:
Dont mess around.

Make Harbaugh GM and head coach which is what he will probably ask for when his contract expires.

Harbaugh resurrected both Stanford and the 49ers.

Both Baalke and David Shaw owe their success to Harbaugh.

Coaches like Harbaugh dont come around often.


Being a good coach doesn't make you a good GM. The front office structure is perfectly fine the way it is currently. Baalke does what he does, Harbaugh does what he does, 49ers don't need a Holmgren situation.
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
I like Jeds front office structure the way it is. Hire the GM the GM hires the coach. You pay Baalke and step back and step up when Jim has earned his money. Personally I think Jim is due a raise but yes he needs a chip to get paid like Bellicheck.

imo dont risk losing Harbaugh.

its easier to find a GM then a head coach. there is a serious drought of productive head coaches these days. the coaches getting hired don't impress.

also theres no head coaches out there like Harbaugh who know how to develop a QB.

Harbaugh did a awesome job recruiting at Stanford. I think he could be a good GM if he has someone assisting him with salary cap decisions like Carmen Policy did back in the day.
Originally posted by Touchdown49ers2014:
imo dont risk losing Harbaugh.

its easier to find a GM then a head coach. there is a serious drought of productive head coaches these days. the coaches getting hired don't impress.

also theres no head coaches out there like Harbaugh who know how to develop a QB.

Harbaugh did a awesome job recruiting at Stanford. I think he could be a good GM if he has someone assisting him with salary cap decisions like Carmen Policy did back in the day.


Or the 49ers could stand firm and count on Harbaugh to use his common sense to recognize what a valuable aid it can be having a GM that focuses on personnel issues, just like his brother has in Baltimore with Ozzie and Seattle has in their own front office. There's no sign that Harbaugh has or will be demanding to take over personnel decisions as well.


This idea that you can just easily swap out GM's is pretty nuts. A high quality GM is not easy to come by. Baltimore has won 2 Superbowls with two different head coaches but with the same general manager. If you can't keep acquiring talent consistently, you won't win in this league, no matter who your coach is.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:34 PM ]
Have we heard anything from Harbaugh yet?
Originally posted by Mertonschickendance:
Have we heard anything from Harbaugh yet?


Ed Werder ‏@Edwerderespn SF Head coach Jim Harbaugh text to me on reports Niners-Browns discussed trading him: "I echo Jed York's comment - isn't true...."
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM ]
The most surprising thing about that is that Harbaugh uses texting haha