Originally posted by paulk205:
Originally posted by overthemiddle:
Seifert was handed a great team in the Niners.
One more time: Siefert helped build that great team along with Walsh. He didn't just walk in the team in 89 from somewhere else. He kept up the talent level for 8 years, both by drafting (e.g. Floyd) and by attracting top quality FAs (most famously in 94). Not everything worked of course (JJ Stokes for instance). But who is perfect?
I will repeat The man came within one fumble and one BS holding call from bringing us to 4 SBs. Even so he won 2 rings and left the team in as good a shape as when he took it. He did screw up now and then: the 93 NFC champ loss was particularly painful. But so did Walsh: most people here are too young to remember the embarrassment of the Vikings loss at home, or the humiliation of the 86 Giants butt-kicking. They forger that we were rubbish the year after the first SB. Even the best coach ever can't be perfect. The NFL is a tough league. Why is Siefert specifically getting all this contempt?
He helped build that D as the DC. Thats correct.
That wasn't the question tho. We are talking about his time as a HC.
BTW...they guy responsible for drafting and signing those players was Carmen Policy, not George Seifert. Yes, George was a part of it, and I give him his due, but I'll take Harbaugh right now over any Niner coach not named Bill Walsh. Call it hyperbole if you want...thats just my opinion.