Originally Posted by CowboysFaninDC
they have willis, bowman, smith, smith, brought in bunch of first round talent at CB. they have invested heavily in their OL with first and second round picks (3 first and 2 second over the past 6 years). had an all pro RB. top 10 WR, and TE and had one of the best rushing games in the league prior to harbaugh. their previous coach sucked, so lets call it what it was. lets not make up things to justify our view.
Good point. Some apples and some oranges. Prev coach sucked so brought in a coach to recognize and create a workable environment and effective scheme that fit the talents of those players which obviously raised their level of play. More importantly restructured their setting to have team success. Some of those top picks were with the team for several years and played subpar of enough to get by. Why? Perhaps it was their scheme? Lack of motivation? Poor team environment? They just needed a kick in the pants? We're in the habit of losing?
Good coaches take good and/or bad talent and make them better or cut them lose. I see where JG cut some loose (BJames/Gurode) but he's not helping the talent we have get better. In fact many (Romo/Austin/Jones/T Smith) all offensive starters are worse. Do you think Harb would wait all year for Ogletree to come around with Harris on the bench or F Jones to get in shape? I think he would either create a system which Ogletree and Co could thive (see ASmith, Crab), or cut them loose. I envision Harb as a very intense, vocal leader that players do not want to dissapoint. I don't see that with the DC. Not to say that there are successful coaches that do not yell and scream but I think all succesful coaches carry a certain sence of leadership and respect which I do not see in JG.