Originally posted by SofaKing:
When other coaches do this trick, they call it creating competition, lighting a fire under another player, forcing a contract resolution. It's smart business and every team does this at some position. But when Harbaugh does it he's an a*****e.
I understand he shouldn't have said he thought Wallace was retiring. But Wallace had no contact with him, his agent had no contact with him. Just hours before the game he announces he's quitting. Sounds like a guy who doesn't want to play anymore. His fault for not making his intentions clear to the team.
He said they had a conversion with him and he felt he never had a chance of making this team, so all he asked for was his release, and it was granted....Wallace said this himself.
again, smart business move....Wallace understood that and quickly did what was best for him.
everything after that was not necessary....again, Harbaugh NEVER goes out of his way to give info about players like that.... unless he had his own intentions.