Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
That is true, but we also improved in pretty much every other area as well.
It is a chain effect. Jim was a better coach overall than any we've had recently. His coordinators were better by a mile as well. Fixing QB means less turnovers and less short fields and more time of possession for us and less time on field for the defense. Brad Seely fixed the ST. The QB fix was what we needed most though because it rubbed off on the defense and complimented the ST
Agreed. Our offense finally had direction under Harbaugh and a large factor was the improved play at the QB position. Harbaugh is more than just a great QB coach though. He's great coach all around and has worked wonderfully with his assistant coaches at getting the best out of the team as a whole. The overall philosophy and coaching has just been tremendous. Of course it hasn't been perfect and there are some issues with the offensive coordinator, but compared to where we were prior to 2011 and where we'd be with practically any other head coach, we should be very thankful. There isn't anyone else alive I'd rather have as our head coach. His competitiveness, knowledge, coaching ability, and the preparation he puts into his craft is what separates him and why I believe he is going to win us a few superbowls. We've literally been just a few plays away from probably winning the last three superbowls.
[ Edited by pwillis52beasty on Feb 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM ]