Originally posted by Thechamp2987:
Originally posted by Marvin49:You are right, going to three NFC championship games and a super bowl loss is nice and all. Don't get me wrong. I am sure a lot of franchises would love to have two NFC championship loses and a super bowl lost. However, if they don't win it then what's the point? It just means that the 49ers are at home where the jaguars, titans and raiders are. A lot of fans here are happy with a NFC championship and super bowl loss. JH is a very good coach. He is a top 10 coach and a strong case could be made for top 5. Winning a lot of regular season games is cool, but they don't give out super bowl trophies for best regular season record.
So......in order to be considered a premeire coach you have to be better than the guy who just won the SB?
I'm not saying he should be the top paid coach in the league. I'm saying he WILL BE the highest paid coach in the league.
Your standard is ridiculous. Of course we would rather he'd won the big one, but NOBODY expected three conference championship games in 3 years. NOBODY. To say he ISN'T a premeire coach because he hasn't won a Super Bowl yet is asinine.
Neither did Carroll. Neither did Belichick. Neither did Cowher. Neither did Parcells.
Harbaugh took over a talented team that had won 30 games in 6 years.
In his THREE years he was won 36 games and been on the brink of a SB appearance twice and on the brink of a title once. If that isnt good enough for you to view him as a "premeire coach" I think you need your head examined.
OK, I think you are forgetting what it was like BEFORE Harbaugh. Not being able to get a Lombardi in the last three years doesn't mean he will NEVER be able to get one. Getting as far as he has isn't "good enough". That ain't the point here.
The point is that he's made the team a contender for the title EVERY SINGLE YEAR he's been a coach. Nobody wins them all. Walsh won 3 so that means he DIDN'T win 7. As a previous poster mentioned, Belichick hasn't won a title in a decade.
GREAT coaches don't win every year. Great coaches put their teams in the position to have an opportunity to win it every year. Harbaugh has done that in spades.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM ]