(This is the sober, coherent, logical version of Dillonroche's "Instant. Classic." rant on the same topic. #nohate)
Preston is such a self-important, envious tool who wants to be considered in the course of Raven events, that he will take pure conjecture and forcefeed it as fact. Granted, his is a column, which is built however flimsily on a premise of opinion-editorial format; yet making such huge leaps with such egregious claims actually merits reprimand from the Sun editorial staff.
Kevin Byrne of Ravens.com summarily destroyed Preston's wayward claims with a play-by-play, factual recount of how things went down with Kubiak and Harbaugh.
--Harbaugh was not told by Ozzie or Bisciotti that he had to hire Kubiak.
--Harbaugh's job or freedom of hiring coaches is not on the line, after ONE 8-8 season. The man has never had a losing season as a coach.
--Harbaugh was the catalyst of bringing in Kubiak.
--The only reason Kubiak was not brought in sooner was that he was not considering coordinator positions.
--There was yet another 11th hour candidate, from the NFC, who showed interest but was disallowed by his team to intreview. My guess is Callahan from Dallas.
--To say Harbaugh was uncomfortable in the press conference is to view things through your own tinted glasses. He looked cool and content--in fact, he looked like he had just sealed the deal of the decade.
I've often wondered why Preston has such odds with important people in the Ravens organization. He hated Ray Lewis. He hates Flacco. He now seems to hate Harbaugh.
Is it because of his own failed career as a football coach? Because, as I see it, if one is going to speak as if one knows 100% what the answer is to certain dilemmas, frequently, then that person should be making his primary living solving those problems firsthand. Since he knows so much, he should be a coach. Why is he not? Is it because he is not good enough? Hmmm.....
I'm sure he grades out as Oppositional Defiant in the personality spectrum--he thrives on disagreeing and being a dissenting voice.
There's something called burning your bridges, sir.
Consider putting aside the fuel and matches, because what's left is NOTHING.
Did Jamieson Hensley ever do stuff like this? Aaaaand, that's why he is now working for the dot com (ESPN).
Learn from him.
Edited by chrisbraven, 29 January 2014 - 12:04 AM.