Tom Brady shows that it is about "the Team the Team the Team." He frees up money so that the Patriots can resign other players that are free agents.
This is my shot at a creating a forum topic. There are some good animated gifs here of JH having fun on the sidelines:
The reaction of 49ers players (Anquan Boldin, Frank Gore, Colin Kaepernick, et al.) to the departure of Jim Harbaugh speaks volumes of the head coach we are fortunate to be getting. It is quite clear that the players are not happy with the 49ers organization letting Jim go.
Watch excerpts of the SF post-game press conference here (players portion beginning at 2:27): http://www.nfl.com/videos/san-francisco-49ers/0ap3000000451037/49ers-postgame-press-conference
Did anyone else catch that SC segment called "Analyzing Jim Harbaugh"? Basically said that Jim's selfishness and abrasive personality are what caused the 9ers to fail. They said that while Jim preached "the team," he acted selfishly by refusing to sign a long term contract, and demanding personnel and facility upgrades. I'm not sure why I'm surprised at this point, but dang it felt really one-sided and vindictive.