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Jim Harbaugh Thread

Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by susweel:

well whatever he's doing I hope he keeps doing it his career coaching record is 23-7-1. I'll take that any day
Did you have anything else to add that we might discuss?

For me, I don't like seeing this team embarrassed by more professional-acting, better prepared coaches. Time for Jimmy boy to grow up.

I find some of what you say plausible. Although I do disagree with some important bits. You do make some conclusory remarks which I think are open to debate, but I suspect that we would not agree on those. I did listen to Harbaugh's post-game interview and did not find it overly offense, or offensive at all. (Some suggested Kaepernicks was; I didn't find anything wrong woith that one either).

I don't know precisely what is meant by "ego"; everyone has one. If you mean by this, as I suspect that you do in this case: One's "way of doing things", I really doubt that Harbaugh is going to change much at this stage of his life or career on how he goes about doing his job.

So given that, and without me taking any position on it one way or another, let me ask you: What do you think should be done about it? Make a coaching change? Maybe?
I heard "The Brick" talking about this on the radio last night. He said something along the lines of the same thing. Harbaughs ego just may have ruined this team this season. He thinks he is smarter than he actually is, and lets his ego get in the way. We win 2 games and suddenly we are the best team in the league, then we come out and flop. The whole team looks unprepared and that is due to guys thinking they are the world champs.

This team no longer uses "one day at a time" motto. We switched to Kaep for tomorrow. You don't think the players see that? All this s**t Harbaugh has preached has gone out the window. "Go with the hot hand", sure.... We are getting our balls kicked in, and do we go with the hot hand, or do we stick with a guy we have to "dumb" down the offense for? Ego right there. Sure wouldn't want Alex to come in and prove coach wrong, it's not about the team anymore.

We dont use Gore anymore. Why not? Does Harbaugh have some point to prove? Is he really looking at team first or himself? Again this is all stuff i heard on the radio, and a lot of people agree. Harbaughs ego has cost us this season. I myself had expectations of Super Bowl 6 weeks ago. Now my expectations are a first or second round exit.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by vaden:
Per Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Seahawks' players said that Harbaugh honked his car horn and mockingly saluted the Seattle team buses as they departed Candlestick following a loss in October. If you believe that such an antic can motivate a team, then may be it figured in the 49ers debacle. "Happy Birthday [Harbaugh turned 49 on Sunday] — that's what you get," safety Earl Thomas said. "Yeah, he [honked at us]. It seems like he tries to be a professional in front of the camera, but he does his antics, like that, when the cameras aren't around. He's just a big kid. We don't worry about that stuff. We just play the game. The best team won [Sunday], and it was convincing." link

Disgraceful.

he says that like carroll isn't.

Because Carroll never compromised the integrity of the game in order to win. Never.....
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by vaden:
Per Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Seahawks' players said that Harbaugh honked his car horn and mockingly saluted the Seattle team buses as they departed Candlestick following a loss in October. If you believe that such an antic can motivate a team, then may be it figured in the 49ers debacle. "Happy Birthday [Harbaugh turned 49 on Sunday] — that's what you get," safety Earl Thomas said. "Yeah, he [honked at us]. It seems like he tries to be a professional in front of the camera, but he does his antics, like that, when the cameras aren't around. He's just a big kid. We don't worry about that stuff. We just play the game. The best team won [Sunday], and it was convincing." link

Disgraceful.

he says that like carroll isn't.

Because Carroll never compromised the integrity of the game in order to win. Never.....

oh no definitely.
Like I said in Marvin's thread, We were humiliated and Week 16 is not the time for CK to be having "learning experiences" when we want to make a Super Bowl run. Who here has great confidence that we make it through back to back ferocious playoff crowds in Green Bay and Atlanta with Kaepernick at the helm? I just don't see it.

I know, it's all opinion, but that is my gut feeling. I love my team to death and it frustrates me like no other to have to sit here and feel like we made a mistake that is going to cost us at the very least a deep run into the post-season.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:25 AM ]
Being Ranked #1 is a Curse
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by susweel:

well whatever he's doing I hope he keeps doing it his career coaching record is 23-7-1. I'll take that any day
Did you have anything else to add that we might discuss?

For me, I don't like seeing this team embarrassed by more professional-acting, better prepared coaches. Time for Jimmy boy to grow up.

I find some of what you say plausible. Although I do disagree with some important bits. You do make some conclusory remarks which I think are open to debate, but I suspect that we would not agree on those. I did listen to Harbaugh's post-game interview and did not find it overly offense, or offensive at all. (Some suggested Kaepernicks was; I didn't find anything wrong woith that one either).

I don't know precisely what is meant by "ego"; everyone has one. If you mean by this, as I suspect that you do in this case: One's "way of doing things", I really doubt that Harbaugh is going to change much at this stage of his life or career on how he goes about doing his job.

So given that, and without me taking any position on it one way or another, let me ask you: What do you think should be done about it? Make a coaching change? Maybe?

Harbaugh's pattern of comments to the media tends to be a put down. He gives a remark that is non-related to the specific question time after time. At some point, and I believe it is beginning to happen now, the media will turn a more critical eye on everything he is doing. The honeymoon is ending with the media. Short of a large infusion of humility and honesty, he may find a media that is not so willing to overlook his game management issues in the future.

As to his "way of doing things," it is more than that. One can have a "way" but still be pleasant and willing to change certain aspects. I don't see that in Harbaugh. Does that merit a change? No. Not at this point. The deal is all about winning, and if he can get a round or two into the playoffs, given the number of injuries to key players, that may be enough to keep things quiet.
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by susweel:

well whatever he's doing I hope he keeps doing it his career coaching record is 23-7-1. I'll take that any day
Did you have anything else to add that we might discuss?

For me, I don't like seeing this team embarrassed by more professional-acting, better prepared coaches. Time for Jimmy boy to grow up.

I find some of what you say plausible. Although I do disagree with some important bits. You do make some conclusory remarks which I think are open to debate, but I suspect that we would not agree on those. I did listen to Harbaugh's post-game interview and did not find it overly offense, or offensive at all. (Some suggested Kaepernicks was; I didn't find anything wrong woith that one either).

I don't know precisely what is meant by "ego"; everyone has one. If you mean by this, as I suspect that you do in this case: One's "way of doing things", I really doubt that Harbaugh is going to change much at this stage of his life or career on how he goes about doing his job.

So given that, and without me taking any position on it one way or another, let me ask you: What do you think should be done about it? Make a coaching change? Maybe?

Harbaugh's pattern of comments to the media tends to be a put down. He gives a remark that is non-related to the specific question time after time. At some point, and I believe it is beginning to happen now, the media will turn a more critical eye on everything he is doing. The honeymoon is ending with the media. Short of a large infusion of humility and honesty, he may find a media that is not so willing to overlook his game management issues in the future.

As to his "way of doing things," it is more than that. One can have a "way" but still be pleasant and willing to change certain aspects. I don't see that in Harbaugh. Does that merit a change? No. Not at this point. The deal is all about winning, and if he can get a round or two into the playoffs, given the number of injuries to key players, that may be enough to keep things quiet.

who cares what he says to the media.

if he says the right things to the media and we lose, the writers will still rip him a new a-hole (see rex ryan).
Fellow niners relax we lost live with it. B4 harbaugh came we were losing on a regular basis. Next week we'll neat the redbirds and win the division and the vikings will beat the packerxs and we'll have the #2 seed back
Originally posted by vaden:
Per Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Seahawks' players said that Harbaugh honked his car horn and mockingly saluted the Seattle team buses as they departed Candlestick following a loss in October. If you believe that such an antic can motivate a team, then may be it figured in the 49ers debacle. "Happy Birthday [Harbaugh turned 49 on Sunday] — that's what you get," safety Earl Thomas said. "Yeah, he [honked at us]. It seems like he tries to be a professional in front of the camera, but he does his antics, like that, when the cameras aren't around. He's just a big kid. We don't worry about that stuff. We just play the game. The best team won [Sunday], and it was convincing." link

Disgraceful.

Seems odd that this is the first time this is being brought up when that game was played weeks ago.
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Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
Originally posted by vaden:
Per Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Seahawks' players said that Harbaugh honked his car horn and mockingly saluted the Seattle team buses as they departed Candlestick following a loss in October. If you believe that such an antic can motivate a team, then may be it figured in the 49ers debacle. "Happy Birthday [Harbaugh turned 49 on Sunday] — that's what you get," safety Earl Thomas said. "Yeah, he [honked at us]. It seems like he tries to be a professional in front of the camera, but he does his antics, like that, when the cameras aren't around. He's just a big kid. We don't worry about that stuff. We just play the game. The best team won [Sunday], and it was convincing." link

Disgraceful.

Seems odd that this is the first time this is being brought up when that game was played weeks ago.

It's the kind of thing you keep in your back pocket and bring out after you get revenge.
Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
Originally posted by vaden:
Per Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Seahawks' players said that Harbaugh honked his car horn and mockingly saluted the Seattle team buses as they departed Candlestick following a loss in October. If you believe that such an antic can motivate a team, then may be it figured in the 49ers debacle. "Happy Birthday [Harbaugh turned 49 on Sunday] — that's what you get," safety Earl Thomas said. "Yeah, he [honked at us]. It seems like he tries to be a professional in front of the camera, but he does his antics, like that, when the cameras aren't around. He's just a big kid. We don't worry about that stuff. We just play the game. The best team won [Sunday], and it was convincing." link

Disgraceful.

Seems odd that this is the first time this is being brought up when that game was played weeks ago.

Yeah, not sure about this..
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
Originally posted by vaden:
Per Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Seahawks' players said that Harbaugh honked his car horn and mockingly saluted the Seattle team buses as they departed Candlestick following a loss in October. If you believe that such an antic can motivate a team, then may be it figured in the 49ers debacle. "Happy Birthday [Harbaugh turned 49 on Sunday] — that's what you get," safety Earl Thomas said. "Yeah, he [honked at us]. It seems like he tries to be a professional in front of the camera, but he does his antics, like that, when the cameras aren't around. He's just a big kid. We don't worry about that stuff. We just play the game. The best team won [Sunday], and it was convincing." link

Disgraceful.

Seems odd that this is the first time this is being brought up when that game was played weeks ago.

Yeah, not sure about this..

lol and the hawks don't gloat after games also...........................
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Originally posted by ApatheticIAm:
Honestly, this was a perfect storm for the Seahawks. The 49ers were coming off their biggest high of the season by beating the Patriots in Foxborough. If you noticed the past 4 weeks, the #1 ranked teams all lost the next week. The Texans were ranked #1 week 13, and then week 14 the Patriots blew them out. Then the Patriots were ranked #1 after that, and the 49ers beat them. Now we were ranked #1 and the Seahawks beat us. It is a trend that keeps happening. The seahawks were playing at home where they never lose. Petey REALLY wanted a win against Harbaugh. The Seahawks wanted to clinch their spot in the playoffs after we already clinched ours. The intensity and momentum was all in the Hawks favor this week. Thank God we beat the Patriots because we would be fighting for a wildcard spot rather than a division title or #2 seed.

Good post. Fans who are overreacting after this loss don't understand this. 49ers were at a TERRIBLE spot in the schedule. Just like last year when we lose at Baltimore, sometimes the NFL screws us with terrible spots.
Originally posted by Huego:
Originally posted by ApatheticIAm:
Honestly, this was a perfect storm for the Seahawks. The 49ers were coming off their biggest high of the season by beating the Patriots in Foxborough. If you noticed the past 4 weeks, the #1 ranked teams all lost the next week. The Texans were ranked #1 week 13, and then week 14 the Patriots blew them out. Then the Patriots were ranked #1 after that, and the 49ers beat them. Now we were ranked #1 and the Seahawks beat us. It is a trend that keeps happening. The seahawks were playing at home where they never lose. Petey REALLY wanted a win against Harbaugh. The Seahawks wanted to clinch their spot in the playoffs after we already clinched ours. The intensity and momentum was all in the Hawks favor this week. Thank God we beat the Patriots because we would be fighting for a wildcard spot rather than a division title or #2 seed.

Good post. Fans who are overreacting after this loss don't understand this. 49ers were at a TERRIBLE spot in the schedule. Just like last year when we lose at Baltimore, sometimes the NFL screws us with terrible spots.

49ers last 5:
@ Saints
@ Rams
vs. MIA
@ NE
@SEA

SEA last 5:
@ MIA
@ Chicago
vs. AZ
@ Buff
vs. Niners

That was a brutal stretch and we should all be grateful we came out of that with the division lead.