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Jim Harbaugh Thread

Originally posted by LB49ers:
Originally posted by theninermaniac:
Why was harbaugh so determined to risk injury to kap in the waning moments of a blowout? I understand he needs reps in live action and he has started only a handful of games, but I have a major problem with calling a qb sneak for a meaningless first down. Once again the harbaugh ego takes presedence over everything. He couldn't stand the taste of a pete carroll blowout so he risks it all for nothing. Harbaugh is starting to resemble rex ryan. So much rah rah, so much mouth, but he gets outcoached regularly and his team masks his defeciencies as a coach. It should be the other way around

I think he can't pull Kap now because if Smith comes in and throws for a few touchdowns and looks good he is screwed. He wants Kap and knows that if Smith looks better he will have a divided locker room and be blasted by the media. I think he really has painted himself in a corner and may have cost us a superbowl this year.

Couldnt of said it better myself LB
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
yup the the team is a true reflection of the head coach and the 49ers conduct themselves very professionally. even through a QB change.

The QB switch was handled professionally because of Smith's personality. With other QBs, it'd have likely been ugly.
One area in which Harbaugh's ego certainly hurts the team, IMO, is his sideline behavior with the officials. His constant baiting and complaining does not help his team. Officials will do one of two things in that situation: tune him out completely, or wait for a chance to put him in his place. All a coach can ask of the officials is the benefit of the doubt in a close call. Recent calls on the field force me to question if Harbaugh is getting any consideration at all.

I have both coached a lot of games and reffed a lot of games, and though they were not at anything like this level, I can tell anyone who wants to listen, that officials are a pretty close bunch. They know which coaches are loud mouths and which ones are very measured in their comments. In the first case, the refs tune them out. In the second case, the refs know and respect the coach so when he questions a decision, they are much more willing to listen...just giving him the benefit of the doubt.

As a coach, players get distracted by constant yelling by the coach. They don't say anything publicly but they know the game well enough to know when the coach is just running his mouth and when he shouldn't. In a close competitive game, the coach MUST be the one calm voice in a storm of emotion. Harbaugh's record in challenges in one of the worst in the league. I can't help but think that if he were more composed on the sidelines he would not have wasted as many challenges and timeouts as he has.

For a guy that says he idolized Bill Walsh, to have such a lack of composure and appropriate demeanor on the sidelines makes me question if he really listened to everything Bill told him about coaching. Seems like he needs to get his ego under control and coach the game in a more considered way.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
This QB swith may have doomed our season.

I think so too.
Harbaugh is too stubborn to switch back and it's gonna cost us this season.

I still think Alex is the better option right now and that Kaep isn't ready yet.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
This QB swith may have doomed our season.

I think so too.
Harbaugh is too stubborn to switch back and it's gonna cost us this season.

I still think Alex is the better option right now and that Kaep isn't ready yet.

then you guys shouldn't watch the rest of the way since you know it is "doomed"
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
This QB swith may have doomed our season.

I think so too.
Harbaugh is too stubborn to switch back and it's gonna cost us this season.

I still think Alex is the better option right now and that Kaep isn't ready yet.

then you guys shouldn't watch the rest of the way since you know it is "doomed"


The Smither's and overreactor's will settle down when we beat the Cardinals next week.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by Mister49:
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.

Finally a voice of reason!!!! You nailed it!
I'll second that! And let me add that everything went their way. It happens.

I agree the D was noticeably tired. It was the perfect storm, everything went their way. It happens, game 3 will be a different story(if needed).
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
This QB swith may have doomed our season.

I think so too.
Harbaugh is too stubborn to switch back and it's gonna cost us this season.

I still think Alex is the better option right now and that Kaep isn't ready yet.

then you guys shouldn't watch the rest of the way since you know it is "doomed"

If that's the case then why did you watch the previous 7 years?
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
This QB swith may have doomed our season.

I think so too.
Harbaugh is too stubborn to switch back and it's gonna cost us this season.

I still think Alex is the better option right now and that Kaep isn't ready yet.

then you guys shouldn't watch the rest of the way since you know it is "doomed"

Well whether doomed or not. As a true fan, you should never ever stop rooting for your team. When we had Rattay still rooted, when we drafted Rashaun we still rooted, and not talking bout me individually but us as a fan base. I'm sure because the eagles or other teams feel that their teams sucks right now, doesnt mean they stop being a fan or supporting.

I hate the eagles, just brought them up because they do suck right now. We dont we are 10-4-1. Not too shabby if i say so myself.

And I think Brian just said if we beat the Cards it will erase. Actually i think the opposite. This game was more of a true test of atomosphere, of will, of overcoming the odds, and showing that u can rise to the occasion. WE win against the sorry cards at home, whoop dee doo. Doesnt change the fact that we didnt win this game.

All im thinking now is playoff time. Next weeks game is just another stepping stone in getting there. And if u think of that game that mattered most out of the two, it was this one and our team caved.

but wait, "Harbs said, they didnt show us anything that we didnt think they were gonna do". So if that is the case, we are in for a rude awakening, when the playoffs start.
Originally posted by Jersey9er:
Well whether doomed or not. As a true fan, you should never ever stop rooting for your team. When we had Rattay still rooted, when we drafted Rashaun we still rooted, and not talking bout me individually but us as a fan base. I'm sure because the eagles or other teams feel that their teams sucks right now, doesnt mean they stop being a fan or supporting.

I hate the eagles, just brought them up because they do suck right now. We dont we are 10-4-1. Not too shabby if i say so myself.

And I think Brian just said if we beat the Cards it will erase. Actually i think the opposite. This game was more of a true test of atomosphere, of will, of overcoming the odds, and showing that u can rise to the occasion. WE win against the sorry cards at home, whoop dee doo. Doesnt change the fact that we didnt win this game.

All im thinking now is playoff time. Next weeks game is just another stepping stone in getting there. And if u think of that game that mattered most out of the two, it was this one and our team caved.

but wait, "Harbs said, they didnt show us anything that we didnt think they were gonna do". So if that is the case, we are in for a rude awakening, when the playoffs start.

Exactly, I never said Im not rooting for Kaep to do well and that Im rooting for us to lose.
I just said I think Alex gives us a better chance to win the superbowl this year than kaep
Real classy move by Carroll to put in Matt Flynn for the kneeling ceremony at the end of the game.
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by LB49ers:
Originally posted by theninermaniac:
Why was harbaugh so determined to risk injury to kap in the waning moments of a blowout? I understand he needs reps in live action and he has started only a handful of games, but I have a major problem with calling a qb sneak for a meaningless first down. Once again the harbaugh ego takes presedence over everything. He couldn't stand the taste of a pete carroll blowout so he risks it all for nothing. Harbaugh is starting to resemble rex ryan. So much rah rah, so much mouth, but he gets outcoached regularly and his team masks his defeciencies as a coach. It should be the other way around

I think he can't pull Kap now because if Smith comes in and throws for a few touchdowns and looks good he is screwed. He wants Kap and knows that if Smith looks better he will have a divided locker room and be blasted by the media. I think he really has painted himself in a corner and may have cost us a superbowl this year.

Ridiculous post imo.

How so?
Originally posted by theninermaniac:
Why was harbaugh so determined to risk injury to kap in the waning moments of a blowout? I understand he needs reps in live action and he has started only a handful of games, but I have a major problem with calling a qb sneak for a meaningless first down. Once again the harbaugh ego takes presedence over everything. He couldn't stand the taste of a pete carroll blowout so he risks it all for nothing. Harbaugh is starting to resemble rex ryan. So much rah rah, so much mouth, but he gets outcoached regularly and his team masks his defeciencies as a coach. It should be the other way around

This has to be one of the dumbest posts ever.
Originally posted by SanFranFanfrmVa:
I love Harbaugh as a coach but he makes bad calls when it comes to his players. Manningham just coming back from injury shouldn't have been in a game that was over at halftime. He did the same thing last season to Josh Morgan when we blew the Buccaneers out. This isn't the BCS and we don't need style points. When the game is over one way or the other you take most of your starters out and let younger players play. Gore getting carries down 35 to 6 is just plain stupid.

That injury was more an effort play by manninghan when game is still in reach and a bad horrible throw by kap. You dont hesitate you let that ball fly 7.