Originally posted by WildBill:
Consider this-how many superbowl winning coaches went to another team and got what they (power) wanted and sucked as a GM coach? Shanahan, Holmgren, Parcells,
What good GM would want to work with JH and just be a puppet GM? Lombardi? How do you know he still has what it takes? He has been outo f the game until the Browns gig and that lasted how long? What is to stop Paraage colliding with JH and then leaving. For that matter, if things go south, what is to stop JH from bailing so he doesn't so bad?
A gm isn't about JUST drafting, it is about bringing in players and deciding who stays and who goes, picking up other key players by other means. Not over paying people and getting players that can contribute. example Dorsey, How many gms let others go to late or to soon? There are a lot of shades of grey that some in the zone that are over simplyfying. History has shown that Teams more often when the two are seperated by two people than when one has all the power.
I can see the fickle zone if JH is given the power and the niners regress-stupid JH blah blah blah, take his power and get a GM.
100% agree. It is darm near impossible to find a top notch GM. But the GM is tied to the entire FO, everything from hiring/firing staff, ALL player personnel choices, all contract negotiations, managing the cap, etc. In fact, I challenge anyone, right now to show me a stronger FO than the 9ers right now. In fact, page one here has a couple sniplets of both Baalke and Marathe's FO philosophy and you can SEE why we are so far ahead of the curve and are set up for the future: http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/177313-2014-team-needs-updates/
A coach is visable. And a GM isn't. It's that simple. And nobody is more visable than Harbaugh.
With the talent we have on this roster, today, the way this team is set up, I have no doubt other coaches most likely could come in and do a fantastic job (now and in the future). We've seen it throughout the league with interim coaches. Expectations would be tailored as well. At the end of the day, if I had to pick, I can't name a better GM in the entire league. Baalke has not been over-matched. On the flip side, I can state a list of games where Harbaugh was outcoached and there are still serious concerns about this 30th ranked offense, QB development and this archaic offensive philosophy we have going forward and this is all while he is in total control of this unit and while having to devote 0 time to the defensive unit thanks to Fangio and the defensive staff/unit.
[ Edited by NCommand on Mar 2, 2014 at 7:09 AM ]