Originally posted by darkknight49:
This is an odd argument. You say the roster is largely the reason for the success but then why weren't they successful with Singletary?
The biggest difference between the two regimes is the coaching staffs and you can't dismiss their influence on the team.
Singletary may be the worst head coach in NFL history and yet the 49ers were only 1 game under .500 during his tenure. Yes, Harbaugh is a better coach than Singletary, but turning the 49ers into a winner with our roster isn't some amazing feat. It really just highlights how bad Singletary was. Baalke & Scot McLoughlan probably deserve the most credit for where we are today.
It'd be easier to give Harbaugh more credit for our success if there was some reason to believe that he is an amazing coach, but he's been outcoached multiple times this season and his handling of the QB situation has been awful and it has been a terrible travesty that has really tanked our chances for a superbowl this year. Hard to call him a great coach after that.
[ Edited by TinyHandsBigHeart on Dec 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM ]