Originally posted by mryan1004:
Those two felt decent after they were hired, but for some reason this hire feels a bit different, in a positive light. It may be the hype that followed him, or the recent success in Stanford, but it feels better than what we've had. Lets put it this way, it can't possibly get any worse
At Least Harbaugh has had success at every level of coaching he has been at - as an assistant AND a head coach at multiple level's of football. Nowin - lived off his dad's name was a meaningless D coordinator in Baltimore after the Defense was built and Simpletary had his playing days - and was so beyond arrogant that he thought all he needed to do was be a position coach and the assistant to a FAILURE of a coach and he was ready to coach at the HIGHEST level possible in the sport.
Harbaugh has won 1 game so it is important to not get carried away - he is not going 16-0 realistically the I think he maybe able to get to 10-6 this year - but at least he is building a team and actually trying to help and guide players - figuring out what the strengths are and how they fit into his system - and he cares about ALL phases of the game - people forget Bill Walsh LOVED Defense the 49ers had GREAT Defenses (Thanks in large part to Seifert) that put the offense in a position to succeed. He never once thought his offensive system was so great he didn't need special teams or his D - Harbaugh has the quality he cares about each phase and understands that rarely do all 3 phases click on the same day - You have to coach and prepare for the day that the Offense picks up the D or vice versa.
Erickson / SImpletary / Nowin - were cheap for a reason and haven't and won't worked as a HC or even really been seriously considered in the NFL since for a reason folks they are not NFL caliber HC's.
[ Edited by Sugatis on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:53 PM ]