Nice Smokescreen Jed…

The latest rumblings regarding the 49ers GM position seem to suggest that current VP of Player Personnel Trent Baalke is the frontrunner to land the GM position.

I know the majority of fans are saying WTF? And who can blame them. We all sat and watched Jed York talk about change. Listened to him say that he would scour the league and find the right man for the job. So much for that right Jed?

Jed was truthful when he said that the new GM would hire the next HC. I still believe that, the thing is the GM that Jed hires will most likely be hired because he wants the same head coach that Jed wants. It’s almost a guarantee that Jim Harbaugh is the man Jed wants and why risk bringing in a GM who doesn’t think Harbaugh is the right choice.

The more I think about it, the more I believe that Jed already had Harbaugh in mind weeks ago and that all the talk of the GM was just a smokescreen in making us believe there would be big change. Jed wanted Harbaugh and he then sought after someone for the GM role he is comfortable with, and one he can control. Thus why Trent Baalke is the frontrunner for the position.

Now don’t get me wrong I have nothing against Baalke, he may be a great GM, but after this organization has failed over the past 8 years he is the guy who is to help right this ship? Seems to me Jed would go out and get a proven GM like he said he would.

We shouldn’t really be surprised by anything of this. It is basically the SSDD.


Born and raised a diehard Niner fan. I have nothing better to do with my time than sit here and cram my opinions down everyone's throat.
  • LoneTexas49er

    HARBOUGH SUCKKKKKKKSS!!!!!! Come on man, this is just speculation and probably your personal choice, Don't spread this crap around because it is crap rumor, the popular BS rumor!!! JED WANTS GRUDEN, THATS ALSO GOING AROUND BUDDY!!! i DONT UNDERSTAND EVERY YEAR WHEN WE HABVE A CHANCE TO GET A STAR COACH OR PLAYER PEOPLE ON THIS SITE TEAR THE IDEA DOWN, IS A SECRET COWBILLY SITE . !!this is ridiculous and would not mnake any sense, if this were to happen Jed has no Brains when Gruden and Holmgren are right in the 49ers hands. Harbough will suck, he is an unporven and will not amount to anything for a while, more rebuiilding more yearts of suckeness and we the fans want immediate results, we want the old 49er way winning every year in and out! We need Gruden and Harbough or at least Gruden and we will get him!! GRUDEN GRUDEN GRUDEN GRUDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    If we got Harbough it will be another losing season and it will be the start of the ERICKSON era all over again and we will continue the suckage and you guys will be like WTF, and you will be passing on another good oppurtunity. If Jed were to do thsat he would need to fire himself immediatly! We need Gruden, its a no-brainer and common sense! I think this is a personal choice and rumor that the majority on this site want like a book club, yall want the same thing and its frustrating because this guidence has gotten us nowhere for years, Gruden is the No-Brainer decision, no risk and all reward!!!!!

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    For some crazy reason we don’t get Gruden which would be idiotic, we need to gto after Jeff Fisher if he is released, he’s another proven and was one of coaches at one time, he knows the tradition and legacy also. These are the kind of guys Jed needs to be hiring, ex 49ers that came from that era, coaches that are sucessful now from that era who understand the West coast offense and the leagacy to uphold here. We don’t need unprovens, that would continue the suckage and the Erickson Era getting Harbough, idiotic and just like 04′ again. We need proven’s and # 2 on my list would be fisher if he is released from the titans. I would only consider these 2, but Gruden should be a priority right now and if possible Holmgren, we can make this happen, but ofcourse you doubter dont agree until it happens!

  • LoneTexas49erfan

    GRUDEN HAS TO BE HIRED! OR THE ERICKSON-DONAHUE ERA WILL CONTINUE!

  • Subdoc9ers

    Bro. We all get it you want Gruden. Enough said. The issue is that Jed don't want to PAY Gruden what Gruden wants. He can get a hot up and coming coach for less money, why not. I don't know if he is that guy, but I know that if we pass on him there will be 10 other teams jumping all over him. He wants to come to us and we want him. And Like I've said before he is Luck's coach. He knows the kids and they work well together. If there is someway that we can move up and get the kid in the draft, then having his college coach will really help. One last thing about Jim. He ran a pro style offense at Standford. It won't be hard for him to adjust the NFL.

  • Josh

    We've been duped again. Same ole crap from the Yorks. WOW! So much for my excitement.

    • LoneTexas49er

      What do you mean josh, explain. duped how?? What happened?

      • Josh

        All this "we're going to find the 'right' GM. MOney is not an object. The GM will choose the new coach.

        What a load of crap! We're getting the same GM (Trent Balke). The latest to be interviewed (Lambardi) even said the 49ers are going to hire Balke. Jed is just like his dad, he's a penny pincher. He was going to look for a good GM. He planned on hiring Balke all along, but wanted fans to think that he was really trying to help this team.

        It's pretty bad when the candidates to be interviewd know who's getting hired and that this is all a scharade. Makes me sick. I wonder if Eddie D talked to his nephew lately.

        • LoneTexas49er

          Ya, know kidding, were was Eddie, he is a little penny pinsher, he's got the ball in his court all he has to do is get it done and he's going with Balke, he need's to sell the team back to MR. D, this is very frustrating, same ole cylce of BS. followed by a hiring of a crappy coach, this is showing imcompetence, does he want to sell the team or something, what the hell! This is ridiculous bro. Ya bro, Jed need's to consult with Carmen Policy too, he's got it together. Man this is 49er hell!! Jed needs some sense, what is he doing??? We need Gruden of Fisher, but no more no unproven no namers. I want the erickson era to end once and for all. If this is true, they can at least get Gruden, what do you think Josh, I hope so.

        • LoneTexas49er

          Ya Bro, this is getting old, taking 2 steps back again, if he does this it will be incompetence, he needs to hand over his role to someone else, he's clever, I cannot believe as smart as Jed is, he can't figure this out or spend the money, the return investment with marketing and superbowls will benefir the team, the suckage continuing will continue to destroy this team and its legacy. I'm tired of getting no respect around the league, everyone on the nationale media thinks we are irrelavent because we've been for almost a decade.

  • LoneTexas49er

    They need to interview Holmgren and if he doesnt work out get Floyd Reese in here and hire him. We need Holmgren & Gruden combo to bring in Mcnabb but if not Reese-Gruden combo will be great! We need our West Coast offense back, and Mcnabb definitly to groom our first round QB, like I said bring in Hill as backup to Mcnabb, we just need proven high caliber s.

    GM's Holmgren or Reese.
    Coaches-Gruden, Fisher
    ist string QB's- Mcnabb, Vick
    2nd string QB- Bring Hill
    1st round draft choice- QB-Trade up for Luck!.

    • Josh

      Forget it compadre. Balkke's getting the job.

  • LoneTexas49er

    We need all those piecies that I listed above.

  • Subdoc9ers

    Boys, I think that you are overreacting a bit. I have never once seen an owner or GM win a fucking game. The players play the game. This team has some very good players and a few spots that we need to get better at. We lost game this year because of some poor QB play, poor pass rush at times that allowed out CBs to get burned. The o-line was better even with 2 rookies on the line (who imporved as the season went on). We lost mostly because of coaching. This team was the poorest coached team in the league. Horriable play calling, The head coach didn't know how to make a game plan or in game adjustments. Jed realized that he rushed to hire Sing but all Niner fans were sipping the cool-aid back then. I guess my point is to calm the fuck down. We still have a great chance next year. We need a QB and a pash rusher in the draft or free agency. We will get that.

    • LoneTexas49erfan

      I couldnt agree more SubDoc, everything you said is correct, and hopefull that QB will be Mcnabb and that coach Gruden. Maybe Jed wants to keep it internal because he knows Balke will hire Gruden, everyone keeps saying he has ties with Harbough, but how bout the ghost Gruden, he’s probably eye-balling him and Jed wants to make it happen quicker, just a guess, we will see though, I’m jnust not 100% sold on Harbough, reminds me of Erickson experiment which failed drastically, same kind of resume, good in college highly touted coach and what did he do in the NFL, nothing, he sucked it up! We need to go after Proven’s don’t you think Subdocs, we need Gruden, the chance for immediate sucess is there, he won’t want to rebuild this team over a long period of time, he will want immediate results, immediate championhsips and the West coast offense and a high caliber QB in Mcnabb or try to take Vick if possible.

    • Seattle49er

      You are right, a GM has yet to wiin a game but you are wrong to think a GM can't ruin a team. And you can't give enough credit to Eddie Debartalo when he was owner.

      McCloughan was a terrible GM. Kept Alex Smith and paid him extra although he didn't warrant it. Littered the draft with additional first round busts no longer with the team and gave away draft picks for nothing in return. Then he got that other free agent qb bust that even Singletary didn't want to play. Now there is an opening for a HC, OC and DC as well as a new QB. We need a GM that has some nfl experience and knowledge to get these coaches and players and he better pick a qb in the draft for the future. In addition, this GM and/or HC will need to sign a free agent qb until our drafted qb is capable. No, the GM is critical and deserves all the scruitiny required to make a knowledgeable choice. Finally, Baalke ain't it.

  • Bobby

    To San francisco 49ers General Manager.Please give as a favor don't hire
    " VINCE YOUNG"He is a garbage QB.He is not going nowhere.He's gonna give you Hemorrhoid just like Donovan McNabb.Thanks.

  • Bobby

    Smith is a good QB but he stays too long in the pocket he has a slow delivery.You need a QB who has a quick delivery like Phillip Rivers.