Anyone read that and still doesn't think Harbaugh is becoming a great coach?
Sugar Ray, you beat me to it. I just read the article and was going to start a thread. Great article - and Harbaugh truly is a great coach.
So...let me see if I've got this right...Harbaugh announced that the team would practice in pads. Several players balked. They then had a big "therapy" session, and in the end, they did NOT practice in pads.
And THIS is an example of a great head coach?
I'd say he's in the top 5 current.
Well...it'll be interesting to see what spot Harbaugh finds for his old buddy Andy Reid after he gets canned in Philly.
Here's a great example of John Harbaugh's leadership:
Quote from John Harbaugh:
“We were forced to open it up a little bit,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said Monday. “Obviously, we spread it out, because we were down 10 in the fourth quarter, and we had no choice and we probably changed gears. We got into a little more of a no-huddle, up-tempo type of a deal.”
This is reactionary thinking, vs proactive thinking. They allowed themselves to be backed into a corner that took a miracle run to get out of late in the 4th quarter. Why did it take this brilliant head coach 3 full quarters of football to realize what to do about it? Especially when it's been the SAME PROBLEM now for years.
(Four and a half years of "why is the offense inconsistent?", and you think that's just "one bad game". Last year he was such a great coach he didn't even know what was going on with the offense. He promised this year would be different. This year is not different. But of course...that just goes in one ear and out the other with you. You're truly amusing.)
Just as in any sport, you're usually going to be as good as the talent you have at your disposal but I do think Harbaugh's a good coach. You can't be considered great until you've won it all but overall, Baltimore could have done a lot worse. I'll have more respect for him when he looks Ray Lewis and Ed Reed in the eyes and tells them they're not playing because the team comes first and they're not good enough anymore. I know it will never happen, but one can dream, right?
Like right now, I'm focusing on the example you're making of yourself in this thread, which points to you knowing basically nothing about football. I've seen from other posts that illustrate that you DO know something about football, but the point of these posts of yours in this thread is to just make yourself look contrarian and asinine, so yes...it IS legit to focus on this one example, and nothing else.
See what I did there?
Bad coaches don't make the playoffs five years in a row. They just don't. The talent level amongst the teams is too close for that. Do you really think *****ty coaches have that level of sustained success? Even terrible teams have a legitimate chance to beat good teams on any given day, and it happens every year with relative regularity.
Bytch and moan all you want about the offense - despite the fact that it has been inconsistent, it has more often than not gotten the job done, and the team is 9-2.
Spin all you want, everything I just said is the truth.
Hurts, doesn't it?
This is one of those debates where nobody is going to change anyone else's mind. It's an interesting situation... I like some of what Harbaugh does, and I don't like some of what Harbaugh does. I get less and less interested in seeing Cameron stay each year. I could care less if Rosburg were let go tomorrow, but Tucker and Jones (when not bobbling the ball) have made the special teams a plus this year. Pees' schemes early on seemed disastrous. The O-line strikes me as mediocre at best, the LBs have been less than stellar, the WRs inconsistent (only Smith seems to be trending up), etc. etc. etc. Yet they're 9-2 this year, and Harbaugh is 53-22 overall as a head coach during the regular season in his tenure. They've won at least one playoff game each year, earned a 1st round bye last year (which is like another win), and in each playoff loss you can point to a handful of drops / fumbles / turnovers that made a huge difference in the outcome. Just like you can point to questionable coaching moves.
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