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 ]