Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by NinerGM:
Just posted by Barrows
Jim Harbaugh, after his first-ever practice, said the plan all along was to be patient and methodical and that the 49ers are sticking with that plan. "I've been involved in it," Harbaugh said of free agency. "Trent Baalke and I are talking every day on it, and we're executing that plan, and I think smartly. I feel good about it. We'll let time and the results judge if we were correct in our thinking."
This is why I LOVE this new coach... this is why I love how they work together. This is why I think you have to let the HC and the coaching staff take their time and not make knee-jerk reactions.
And to all those who think it's just the Yorks or Baalke is the problem or "why is our front office so suspect..." There's you answer. I'll take the HC and the coaching staffs word for now. He's right... Time will tell, not what hack analyst and their East Coast bias think.
It's like shopping for groceries without opening the fridge...how do you know what you have/don't have?
HOWEVER, there's some players out there that could help ANY team and this isn't the 79/81 season where you get 4 years to build. You better have a playoff contender in 2 and SB in 4. There's a thing called Free Agency.
I don't know about you but I have a feeling if Walsh was here, he would take full advantage of it and I don't mean the big names. I mean the small names that people think are just another body but Walsh would be able to use.
We...have done nothing. That's not methodical, that's doing nothing...or cough..."staying the same"
Joe I'm assuming film here. Additionally, Baalke has a pretty good idea of how to review film when needed/necessary and help understand/convey team need to the coaches. Your argument presumes that no new coaching staff can come in and win, evaluate on a very basic but functional level and compete. If anything this coaching staff has had loads of time to review film and discuss possible replacements/options. You didn't believe all that BS about "we don't want to watch too much film". Of course the coaches watched film and evaluated players.
We have done nothing? It's officially day one of the FA period. Did you know only 37 of the top 80 free agents have been signed thus far - and that's assuming teams are finished with cutting players on their current rosters. So Walsh you're assuming would have moved faster based on what evidence? So you're basically contradicting them directly - as evidenced by action/non-action of official Day 1 during a new FA period, you don't think Harbaugh and Baalke have a plan. OK. You have every right to believe that but I guess their assertion seems more rational at this point given where we are in the whole FA process.
I've heard this refrain 50 times today - that we aren't doing anything. What's the rush to move so fast? Is everyone that's able to fill a role gone? Does FA end tomorrow or Monday? Indicting a coaching staff because they haven't made a move on official DAY 1 is a little premature - or did you really think the Niners were going to throw big money at 30+ year old player - or even at some of their own who have quite frankly not done much to provide long-term evidence that it would be a good investment.
Regardless of the beliefs either you or I have about this, ultimately the answer will be as Harabaugh put, proved through time - not based on our action/non-action during the first week during the beginning of a FA period. I understand people are frustrated about losing, but really until they play a game, there's very little reasoning for being frustrated specifically with this coach/coaching staff as of yet. I swear you guys are acting like he's Josh McDaniels.