NinerLifer wrote:You don't go from a losing season one year to 13-3 and make it to the NFCCG the next year without a great coach.
Nobody is saying Harbaugh isn't a good or great coach, but he had already set himself up to be hated by Seahawks fans before he entered NFL coaching due to Carroll already being our coach. The whole going for 2 points while up by 5 scores at the end of the 4th quarter thing in college was unarguably classless, no 49ers fan should wonder why Seahawks fans don't like Harbaugh. We can admit he knows what the hell's doing and still hate him.
I hate to sound at all like defending Harbaby but the going for 2 wasn't just an isolated incident. Of course, Jimmay was on the jerk end of the genesis of the bad blood. USC had a significant lead and there was less than 2 minutes so Pete did the normal thing of taking a knee to run out the clock. Harbaby calls a TO! So Carroll lines up a running play but it's a flea flicker that goes for like 60 yard TD and Harbaby is out of his mind crying foul and bad sportsmanship, even though Pete was taking a knee. If he called TO he must've wanted the ball back and if he wanted the ball back then he must've thought he had a chance to win, so Pete squished that chance right away but Jimbo didn't see it that way. That's why he went for 2, because he thought Pete had dissed him (even though he asked for it). Damn, I hate that guy! Just typing it out got me fired up.
I've been telling people all year about the inherited talent levels and how utterly useless Nolan and Singletary had to be as coaches to have such talent and still be picking in the top half of the draft. Harbaby may not have been so immediately successful if Singletary hadn't wrangled the wills of players like Davis first, but Mike was a terrible HC. Moron Jr had a crap team, but he could have the 90s Cowboys and screw that up. The NFCW is gonna be awesome with the coach hating rivals slugging it out year to year and the rising giants in StL are gonna jump in the fight too, though without the intensity of a heated rivalry (though with the way he coaches and some of his players, there'll be bad blood). And all three can agree on one thing, AZ is the place to relieve yourself in between games with real teams.