I've come around to the idea that perhaps it is time to go in another direction at head coach but I just wanted to make the point that a head coach's record without their starting QB is not going to be stellar, any way you slice it.
And, at the end of the day, Harbaugh's nepotism when it comes to assistants and his undying loyalty to those assistants will either be his ouster or a black mark on his legacy.
The underachievement in the post SB era is an organization failure much more than a coaching failure, IMO. The discussions we've had about WR over the last couple of seasons are nothing new and have been going on for better than a decade. The lack of attention paid to the position, the lack of draft resources used, the veteran retreads brought in, etc.
Whether it's Ozzie's philosophy or just the organization's in general, they value defense above offense and utilize more resources in terms of draft capital and cap dollars on the defensive side of the ball. In a league that is slanted heavily toward the offense, this philosophy is no longer tenable and needs to change.
Agreed. But I think the draft has been pretty balanced when you look at picks in the top 3 rounds, or top 100 players.
2018: 4 offensive players. Hurst, LJ, Zeus Jr., Andrews,
2019: 2 offense, 1 defense. Hollywood, Ferguson, Boykin
2020: 3&3. Queen, JK, Madibuike, Duvernay, Harrison, Phillips
2021: 2&2. Bateman, Oweh, Cleveland, Stephens
2022: 1&3. Hamilton, Linderbaum, Ojabo, Jones
12-9 in favor of offense. But what have they given LJ? Two TEs, one worse than the second so they traded him. A stellar tackle who ended up wanting out of here. A good WR who later wanted out of here. A RZ target WR who ended up barely being a run blocking role player and then was let go. Stud RB who hasn’t played a full season yet, considering he was brought along so slow as a rookie. Another WR who is being underutilized. Two bad OL, one who was already let go. Another I think stud WR who can’t stay on the field. A stud Center.
Common threads are , doesn’t want to play here, can’t stay on the field, and were just not good. All should be red flags.