Jeezus, the negative media barrage on York-Baalke in SF just seems endless.
And the 2015 season hasn't even started yet.
But I’ve said this from last season: When York and his lieutenants began the whisper campaign to get rid of Jim Harbaugh a full year before they ended up firing him, that entire escapade–16 games of it–knocked the entire franchise off of its bearings.
York had to know that plotting against his very successful coach FOR A FULL SEASON wasn’t healthy, didn’t he? There were going to be unforeseeable complications and problems.
Every team has to deal with problems and tough personalities and the regular turmoil and atrophy of an NFL season.
Important point: It’s not at all probable that Harbaugh, in a normal, healthy franchise situation, would’ve lasted much longer than 4 seasons anyway.
But when you attack your own good coach, then deny you’re doing it, then fire him anyway, then deny you fired him by calling it a “mutual parting” and when everybody understands that’s a non-truth… you set yourself up for incredible instability.