One more butt kicking to endure and the 49ers are out of here until next August. Who’s gonna be on the team then and who’s gonna be coaching it are currently a mystery. If only the identity of the owner were also in question, it would be a fair enough deal.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to see why a decent coach would want to come here. The front office meddling and back-stabbing is bad enough, but the new coach would be stuck with Colin Kaepernick as his QB, and four years into his career, he remains absolutely clueless how to play QB in this league. He can’t even grasp the concept that taking time off the clock requires staying in bounds.
It’s tough to put a good face on this mess. The Niners have been an elite team for the past three years and suddenly we have to start over? Back to a bush league franchise?
I don’t understand the glee some fans have over Jim Harbaugh getting pink slipped. The guy comes in, takes a floundering franchise to three title games and a Super Bowl, provides the excitement that gets a new stadium finally built for the owner, and now fans are happy to see him leave? I could understand fans thinking he needs to go (not really), but why aren’t these yahoos sad about it?
One is tempted to think fans like to yell and scream about shit a whole lot more than they like rooting for a winning team and a winning organization.
Once the spotlight is removed from Harbaugh, it’s going to fall directly on GM Trent Baalke. I don’t mention Jed York here, because he’ll be hiding in the shadows preparing to distance himself from anything bad that happens and positioning himself to take center stage if everything goes well. Beat it kid, you bother me.
Baalke has certainly been good at acquiring power in the organization, mostly thanks to Harbaugh making him look good. His GM record is hardly the stuff of legends, though. Not counting his first year on the job (2010), when he mainly stepped in to select guys from the board Scot McCloughan had already set up, Baalke has drafted only one Pro Bowl player in four drafts — Aldon Smith.
Harbaugh will be fired within 48 precise hours after the end of the season. We know this because Jay Glazer knows it because the York minions leaked it. I suppose this is calculated to make Jed look decisive. LMAO.
At any rate, the ball will then be in Baalke’s court and we’ll see what he does with it.