Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
Dr. York is an idiot.
He pissed off Walsh.
He fired Mariucci on a whim because we got worked by Tampa bay in the playoffs and Mariucci played it safe at halftime.
Tossed away the great niner tradition.
Didn't work with the City to keep the team in the city.
Made bonehead moves and finally turned the team over to his son which is working out better when Jed finally learned not to make "any football decisions."
It's been a decade of awfulness until the stars aligned and they got Jim Harbaugh.......WE GOT REALLY LUCKY.
Wow. I never thought I'd defend John York....but.....
He fired Mariucci because he was advised by the real culprit for the 49ers falling apart, Terry Donahue. Donahue was appointed by Bill Walsh, so York was trusting in Walsh's decision.
He then made some bad decisions, no doubt, but I just think he was in over his head.
While he may not be good at running a football team, the 49ers are leaving SF because of circumstance and the city itself. Eddie D couldn't get stadium built there either.
I give him credit for knowing that and turning over the reigns to Jed.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM ]