Coach Roulette

Another year, another coaching search. It’s early yet, but the coaches that have gotten fired are:

  • Cleveland’s Mike Pettine (plus GM Ray Farmer)
  • Miami’s Joe Philbin (and interim coach Dan Campbell)
  • Tom Coughlin (resigned? Fired? Who knows, who cares?)
  • Philly’s Chip Kelly (and his replacement Pat Shurmur)
  • Titans Ken Whisenhunt (and interim HC Mike Mularkey)
  • Jimmy (bag-a-donuts) T

Detroit’s Jimmy Caldwell is likely going to get the heave-ho, but Detroit is looking for a GM after firing Martin Mayhew (and prez Tom Lewand) after their disastrous 1-7 start).

But as the situation unfolds, it is apparent the Niners are in a tough position where it comes to hiring a coach. They have completely whiffed on their own evaluation of their team when they fired Jim Harbaugh. They thought they had a good team and a solid coaching staff in place for the 2015 season. Well, 5-11 is not a solid effort, despite the tough schedule and all the injuries. RB was decimated, and ILB took a lot of injuries as well, but the offense was atrocious and the passing attack, whether Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert, was anemic. Granted, money talks in this regard, but the Trent Baalke/Jim Harbaugh battle of wills has to put potential hires off. I mean, if Trent is that inflexible about his draft picks, who in their right mind would walk in to that situation?

In this regard we look like a tougher sell than the Brwons. A team that hasn’t had a decent QB in eons, and has a new and confused front office clusterfuck of their own. Guys like Mike Holmgren and Pat Shurmur have tried and failed to revive the mistake by the lake, and they have rolled through QBs and HCs like me through a case of Firestone 805’s.

So, the interview process has already gotten underway. We have Hue Jackson, former Niner Anthony Lynn, former OC Mike Shanahan on the list so far, and we’ve expressed an interest in Sean Payton. Payton is my choice, and Jed promised that he will rein in Baalke’s iron-fisted ways regarding his draft picks (and Payton will cost us our 2nd round pick), but of all the guys out there, Payton has the pedigree of developing QBs and running a Super Bowl winning program.

Expectations would be high, but that isn’t a bad thing. Thing is, though, baalke has to really nail a draft. This team has bled talent since the 2011 draft.

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27 Responses to Coach Roulette

  1. Nipper says:

    How about tying up Trent first and some duct tape over his weak sounding mouth. Damn this the best Jed can do?

  2. Nipper says:

    With all the misses, Bozo the clown may as well decide future draft picks. Jed should just go back to Ohio and report to his mother. He’s next to useless for football decisions.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Bozo and I go way back. As far as Jed goes, he made noise like he was going to step back. And hopefully stop tripping on his dick. The proof is in the pudding.

    The wait begins. . .

  4. Lurker John says:

    Absolutely give up a second round pick and $9-10M/year to get Payton. You guys are right, Baalke will likely fuck up the pick anyway. Payton for a 2 would be money in the bank. You want a new start, there it is, a proven winner and offensive innovator. If they don’t get him, however, they’d be wise to wait until the playoffs are over and interview the younger guys out there. Please, dear God, DON’T SIGN KELLY.

  5. Nipper says:

    Your Dog, Chuck in between playing fetch of course could do as well in the draft. A few treats and she’s probably good to go. That’s a lot cheaper than Baalke and his poor picks.

  6. Nipper says:

    According to reports: Payton staying put. So forget him.

  7. Winder says:

    The only reason they might go with Kelly is kappy’s still in the plans. Personally I hope Kappy stays and we go for Goff(sp) if he’s available. I would give a #2 for Peyton also.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Payton’s off the table. He re-upped with the Saints.

    Hue Jassell, uh Jackson is the next man up . . .

  9. Lurker John says:

    Alright, well no more Payton talk. I would’ve been surprised if he actually came to SF anyway. Now if someone besides the Niners will sign Kelly, we can lay that bullshit to rest as well.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I mentioned somewhere that KKKelly with Kappy might be something.

    Might be something awful, but if it worked it would be wild. At least it wouldn’t be boring.

    • Nipper says:

      Kelly should go back to college. Kap is a waste. If a man has no vision of the field what good is he? He has to see the field of play. He has to read defenses. If he can’t do that in the pros he’s not much of an NFL QB. Defenses adjusted to him.

      • 12th Man says:

        Nip, do you really think it took professional DC’s around the league 3 years to figure out Kap, this one read guy with no vision? half a dozen games maybe.
        There is a lot more going on with what happened to Kap than defenses figured him out after 3 years.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    I dont know, Nip. Kappy’s decline and fall coincided with Daniel Kilgore’s injury in 2014. I think given a good line and a less asinine passing attack, he can thrive. I mean really. Gabbert did little better.

    In fact 2 of his wins, Chi and StL could very well have been losses if not for missed FGs.

    Water under the bridge, but The Qb decision lies with the mystery HC we hire. They have til 4/1 to make the decision anyway.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Nice coach but no thanks.

  13. ewisco says:

    something to keep in mind is that it’s not only what you bring as a HC, but WHO you can bring that can be critical. JH came with almost a complete staff. JT had a whole lot of nothing. whoever they get going forward, i would like to hear some dialogue about who they can bring with them to round out the staff.

    • NJ49er says:

      Direct connection to Hue Jackson too
      Both Hue and Baalke worked with Sportier in DC

      Coincidentally, Baalke just grabbed Spurriers’ QB Dylan Thompson.
      Things that make you go, Hmmmmm?

  14. NJ49er says:

    Put this name on the shopping list for HC.
    Todd Haley

  15. NJ49er says:

    I could live with Shannahan.
    Just don’t want his Son as OC.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Lovie had done as gods a job as possible with a young team and a new QB. The players aren’t happy based on the tweets flying around.

    Chip? That’ll likely set them back as they learn a completely different system.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking David Shaw’s name has come up for the Niner job.

    He’s Harbaugh lite. No thanks.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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