Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
I think I will be patient before I decide on Baalke's off-season. This team was borderline playoff bound the past couple of seasons if it weren't for the horrible coaching and I think Harbaugh can really bring the best out of the guys we have, so that should put us in contention alone. My only concern, as is everyone else's, is the CB position.
That was my thought as well - that we were close to the playoffs last year (partly because the NFC west is so bad) and adding Harbaugh and a free agent or two would get us over the hump.
But I'm not feeling that way anymore. I think Arizona gas gotten significantly better, and we have regressed quite a bit. Our secondary was a mess last year and there hasn't been a significant move to improve it. I thought playoffs could be reached, but it may bea stretch now.
Increasingly lately, can't help but wonder how differently this offseason would have been with a Lombardi/Harbaugh combo. I know some dislike him as a commentator, but I can't shake the feeling that he'd be a better GM than Baalke. I felt that way earlier in the year, and feel that way now. I should give him more time, but so far, it's not been good.