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What if we had brought in Jim Harbaugh in 2011?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by JohnnyX, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. JohnnyX

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    *Assuming we fired Norv in 2011 instead of year later.

    Do you think our team would be in the same place the 49ers currently are?

    I think we might have although it's hard to say and really just speculation at this point. Still the Harbaugh led teams had guts and heart and don't give up. Something we haven't seen from Norv and this team.
     
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  2. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    What if LT, Gates, and Rivers never got hurt in the 2007 playoffs?

    What if I got a better high paying job?

    What if I hit the Power Ball?

    What if we quit looking at the past, which is a loser's mentality?
     
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  3. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    Stop! just Stop!

    Look at their team

    Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis, Alex Boone, Jonathan Goodwin

    Carlos Rodgers, Patrick Willis, Navarro Bowman, Justin Smith, Tarrel Brown, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Dashon Goldson, Donte Whitner

    Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, Delanie Walker

    Should I keep going????????
     
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  5. Bolts4lyfe

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    Its called using your off season Wisely bringing in or re signing free agents, drafting

    They had almost a top 10 pick since 2005, most of them were multiple first round picks. If you were to tell me we drafted Vernon Davis and Joe Staley in the same draft I think I'd mess myself with excitement
     
  6. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Jimmy Boy Harbaugh made one of the guttsyest calls switching to Kappyburah this year. That said, the 9'ers team has been rebuilding over the last 5 years. Harbaugh did not walk in, sprinkle magical harbaugh dust and suddenly the team was good.

    If he came in in 2011 there is a good chance we would be right where we are now, because the roster would probably be the same. What if they had named the team the San Diego Grunions in the 60's instead of the Chargers? Or what if we had drafted....

    We didnt, and the wayback machine only works in cartoons.
     
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    What if your girlfriend on your signature banner made some playoff FG's?
     
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    How many of those players have they acquired since Harbaugh became the HC? Keep in mind that their roster is currently burdened by 8 mil in dead cap space from their b/u QB, too.
     
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    Thats my point! They have one of the best O lines, One of the best fron 7's, one of the best secondary's, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore

    I give him credit on Kaepernick though

    It appears Jim Harbaugh was given the same key to a very different car that was handed to Norv, it seems JH knows how to drive

    I applaud Jim Harbaugh and everything he's done for that organization. But I would give 100% of the credit to him leading this team to a super bowl if he were able to do it with lesser talent.

    I mean his number 2 RB and TE Kendall Hunter and Delanie Walker would be number one's at their position on almost certainly any other team
     
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    If I didn't move to North Carolina in 1999, I probably would still be living in San Diego.
     
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    Who knows, maybe we woulda shipped you off to a gulag in Sibera for grumpiness above and beyond...;)
     
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    Norv was given what was probably the greatest roster for a new HC ever in 2007. Harbaugh took over a pretty talented roster that was being wasted and turned it instantly into a powerhouse. I wouldn't say that the cars were that different.
     
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    And if I had the winning numbers in Friday's lotto, I would have won $60 million! :roflmao:
     
  14. Joy Division

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    What if we had brought in Belichik? Or Coughlin? Or Sean Payton? Or McCarthy? Or....
     
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    Before or after tilting back a few?????
     
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    While. And once over Russian air space it would have to be vodka per international treaty...
     
  17. JohnnyX

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    I didn't make this thread as to have a discussion of 'What if's'. I was hoping if there was any real correlation between a good coach and a NORV type coach and how that could have possible changed our fortune this last season.


    HollywoodLeo

    Looking at the past is certainty not a loser mentality. The only way a coach can access a team is to look back and wonder "What if". Sure we fans can't do much about it but can't tell me had we had a better coach we'd be having more success.
     
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    They make good food in Russia don't they, like Carne Asadaski?
     
  19. HollywoodLeo

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    There is a whole world of difference between a coach who is actually involved in shaping the team looking at the past of his team and other examples from other teams as a way to shape his team's future and some fan playing the "what if" game regarding what we could have done two years ago.
     
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    I don't know, Raider fans are always jumping into it.
     
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    What if we throw the season and get first overall pick next year?;)
    Oh wait, disregard this post it deals in a hypothetical. Carry on...
     
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    I believe the Bolts would have been far better off with Harbaugh as Head Coach, perhaps even a playoff team both years only if they had replaced A.J. Smith at the same time. I liked how he turned USD into a winning program, and watched how he continue his rise as a great head coach at Stanford and I hoped the Bolts had been watching from the time he was at USD, but of course it turned into a missed opportunity.
     
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