Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Agree with most of what you said but Nolan and Sing sucked with the same rosters and they couldn't fix the QB position. Not any coach walks in here and wins but there are a few
78% for Harbaugh? Are you people insane?
FO is THE most important piece to the success of ANY organization. Did you fans learn nothing from Eddie's departure?
Baalke has proven that he not only has an immediate vision for this team but for it's future, constantly retooling and going into the draft with the most picks in the NFL. And each year he finds gems in the later rounds and as UDFA. He also continues to stock pile mounds of depth and developing quality starters or players that push the starters. He also works in conjunction with THE best salary cap team in the NFL. He knows his/our price for each FA on our team and stands firm and like Goldson, continues to prove he was right in the end. As to one poor, but ungraded draft thus far, who knows if the AJ Jenkins pick or others were of his own doing, trust in his scouting department or a here's-a-bone-for-you Harbaugh move.
On the flip side, coaching, simply ask yourself this one question. Of two equally talented teams, when was the last time you felt our HC/OC outcoached the opposition?
The bottom line is, on talent alone and often times in SPITE of poor game plans and lack of development or proper use of skilled players, underutilization, lack of development at all, we have proven we'll be a top 4 team in the NFL. Coaching is the one area that elevates the team in the end, when it matters most and on the offensive side of the ball, under Harbaugh's speciality/watchful eye, we have failed on every level save for Rathman. And THAT is the one area Harbaugh concentrates on 100% as Fangio clearly has free reign of the defense.
If Harbaugh were to leave today along with Roman, Solari, Mangini, Chryst, Morton, etc. we are still THE most attractive place to coach esp. going into a new era/stadium and likely, we could get even BETTER with the addition of a new coach and offensive staff and modern-day offensive philosophy. We can't get much worse then we already are.
If you had to choose one, this one s/b a no-brainer for ALL 49er fans esp. with any ties to the past. Learn from your past...
Yeah, that's not to minimize what Harbaugh has done on ANY level. I love the guy BUT let's be real here...it was Fangio and the defensive coaches who turned this team around and Baalke who drafted Aldon Smith, etc. The talent was ALWAYS here...it just wasn't being utilized (cough, Ahmad Brooks, cough). Now, on offense, guys such as VD finally grew up and realized their potential at this exact time...first round picks in Staley, Davis, Iuptai, etc. Even Alex Smth was playing well the 2nd half of the year prior to Harbaugh coming to SF. Baalke also brought in Boldin, McDonald, Hunter, James, etc. I see CK as a joint effort between Baalke and Harbaugh.
Yet, where is our clear weakness? And where is our strength supposed to be?