Originally posted by ApatheticIAm:Harbaugh is taking a long-term view with this team. The preseason is a critical time to assess who he wants on the team, and with the hold-out, he's been forced to sacrifice some 1st unit chemistry building. The OLine play has been a shockingly bad, but there's enough talent and the coaching is there to get it together. Will we be completely ready for week 1? I doubt it. But I'm pleased that Harbaugh is taking a systematic approach and not overlooking the important task of ensuring the right talent is on the team. Don't underestimate the importance of the back end of the roster. And if we come out of the gate a bit slow, Harbaugh knows as well as anyone that the season is long. We can recover from a slow start and would struggle more in the long-run from having the wrong guys on the team.
Originally posted by Nicks240:
The 49ers are going to win the west this year. We will have a 10 win season and Alex Smith will go the the Probowl. If you believe anything less, you are not a 49er Faithful. I go in every year thinking we can take it all. Have I been disappointed every year in the last decade or so? Yes, but I never stop believing in this team. Im a Niner for life through thick and thin.
That's what i'm saying. My mind resets itself every year.
And as for the poor relationships metaphor, when we hired Nolan, was he on the top of our list? When we hired Singletary was he really the most credible choice? I feel the 49ers organization are trying to make the 49ers fanbase happy. Jim Harbaugh was ranked as the #1 ranked coaching prospect on ESPN, and was the fan favorite here as well. The Erickson/Nolan/Sing era wasn't looking for the next great coach (although Sing was a fan favorite because of his hype and that was it, but he never stood a chance). It is clear now that they are. They said we are tired of losing and tired of hiring coordinators/position coaches as HC and bring in someone who has a REAL future in the NFL. If it doesn't work out with Harbaugh, it won't be their fault this time. They listened to the fanbase and the experts and went with the best choice.
I can understand fans' concern, especially with our experience ofthe last decade, but if you really think this is hopeless, then why would you even watch? What's the point of being faithful to your wife but constantly complaining about what's wrong with her. BE A MAN! Either focus on the positives and try to work things out, become numb to it all and fall into a football coma, or get a divorce and find another team. Simply complaining without trying to see where these very intelligent and experienced football men are trying to take this team says a lot about your own emotional intelligence and approach to problem solving.