FrankTheTank21 wrote:LOL I doubt it. But anything's possible.
After Pete Carroll's stints in New York and New England, people said his personality wasn't suited for the pro game, but he's doing fine in Seattle.
I understand people hating Harbaugh, but all the extra stuff is overblown, IMO.
Sorry - really not trying to doubt your point of view here - it's just that it's very well understood that Harbaugh's history is not that pleasant. This stuff wears off and while genuine, I don't think will last per se. Who knows, maybe it will - but it's a lot like saying, "My girlfriend gives me great sex, but when it's all said and done, she really has a tendency to piss me off!" - I mean none of us are stupid, we will all do just about anything to get great sex, but the mental cost of keeping a crappy girlfriend to get it is not going to last.
In contrast, I was also a bit miffed at the hire of Carroll - he had the not-so-stellar NFL head coaching record - and people overlook his many successful years in the NFL, but then again are also soured by the USC scrutiny. I think many also overlook the stage in his life that led to so many good things at USC and the Los Angeles community. The true mantra of Pete Carroll will stand the test of time, similar to his idle John Wooden and many others. He's coupled with a great FO and an owner the absolutely supports him, along with the support of the players. I'm totally a Carroll supporter - if anyone wants to learn some awesome stuff, read his book. I did not support any previous coach even closely, except maybe Jack Patera or Chuck Knox in the early days. Holmgren was great for certain reasons and comes in a close 4th place behind them.
You just don't hear that good stuff about Harbaugh. I think they have a great FO and no doubt he's got a great football mind - but will his players grow tired? I gotta think so - it just makes so much sense... I like good sex, but will only do so much to get it. The analogy is about winning - 13 wins in a surprising season, 11 the next year, followed by a Super Bowl appearance. Will the shenanigans begin to sour the team when they face some real adversity? Or, will the shenanigans just wear out the team chemistry, even in good times? I believe this is also very likely!