Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I'd be a lot more enthusiastic about this offseason if we hadn't pursued Nnamdi & others. I'm fine with "blowing it up", but our pursuit of him and some of the other bigger FA's make me question whether or not we're actually trying to do that.
It's also disappointing to feel like we're going through this process yet again. I'd call it "rebuilding", but that implies that something was built there in the first place. But I do understand it if that's in fact what we're doing.
How much of the pursuit of Nnamdi was media generated? My understanding is that he, Nnamdi, appeared to reach out to the Niners, expressing an interest in staying in the Bay area. They'd have been foolish to ignore him, but when it became apparent that they were just being used as a tool to drive up the market, they walked away.
As for going "through this process once again" its inevitable, isn't it? Teams change every year. Teams with new coaches change even more. The changes are compressed in time this year due to the lockout, so we have less time to reflect on them as fans.
Change can be good or bad, and at least initially, any change can be disruptive. From what little we've seen of Harbaugh so far, the HC change looks like it will be a good one, as we all anticipated.
Let's let the dust settle on the new CBA and see what the new season brings. I'm not calling it "rebuilding," I'm calling it "progress."
It's not so much change that upsets me, it's my perception that we've taken an immediate step back (loss of Spikes, Baas, presumed losses of Franklin, Lawson) for the purpose of long term gain. Rebuilding's a lot easier to swallow when it's preceded by some success. For examples, I'm a Laker fan, and in a couple of years they're going to have to take their lumps and suck for a little while as they try to construct the next championship level core. It's a lot harder to feel like the Niners are "rebuilding" AGAIN. Although I do understand it.
I am optimistic about Harbaugh. Hopefully this is the last time we go through this without yielding any results. I'm very skeptical about Baalke though.