Quote:Harbaugh was unprepared for the onslaught, stood there on the sideline grim-faced and stiff-jawed while his offensive line aided and abetted the Saints defense in committing near-murder on Niner quarterbacks. Rarely has a team been so poorly prepared for opening night anywhere. Looking at the Niners? performance, you might have thought this was a Mike Singletary team.
Harbaugh came across as what he is, a college coach hoping to make the big leap to the NFL, a man in his learning phase, a coach as a beginner.
Harbaugh apologists and 49er apologists, like the guy who did color on the TV broadcast, tell us the 49ers had only 12 practices or something like that, so requiring competence of them is unfair and gee whiz just plain un-American.
he had that same look when he was destroying Wake Forest last year. Anyone who thought he was going to instantly transform this team is f**king deluded. Thank you Lowell Captain Obvious Cohn. Any hack beat writer, columnist, or fan who knows anything figured that one out months ago.
Quite simply Cohn just needs to get his mind out of the gutter. But hey, this is the crap people want to read I guess. I'll give him credit for one thing though.....the attacking manner in which he writes his articles feeds the hungry. He was kissing Harbaugh's ass the whole offseason. He acts like he's surprised this happened.
I especially like the crack about how Harbaugh was supposed to be the second coming of Bill Walsh, as if Walsh's first couple seasons were championships or something. Cohn was probably getting coffee and donuts for real columnists back in NY when that was going on.
Yes the Saints had 12 practices too. It's pretty hard to dial up blitzes every down. Lest Cohn forget that our defense handled the Saints first team offense pretty well. But there's not much to attack there so I could see why Cohn left that part out.
I'm not defending how our offense performed, but if you're going to chastise the HC, be fair about it. Acknowledge both sides of the ball, 12 practices notwithstanding.
[ Edited by AXEGRINDER on Aug 13, 2011 at 11:41 PM ]