Monday, December 10, 2012

Harbaugh on firing Cameron: “Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do”

“We have a lot of work to do, and we have the coaches and players in place to achieve our goals this season. We are working on that right now. I’m excited about where we are and where we are going.”
Installing Jim Caldwell as Cameron’s replacement seems like a simple case of the guy in the next chair moving up one. But Caldwell hasn’t called plays at the NFL level.
He is widely regarded as good and decent human being and a valued position coach (when he got to work with some guy named Peyton Manning, which helps make you look smart). But it’s not as if he was a rising star in the business. He wasn’t a superstar coach in college either, leading a pretty forgettable era of Wake Forest football, which is saying something.
This move either points to internal problems, or simple desperation. Neither would be a good sign for a team which looked like a heavyweight not all that long ago.

Author: Darin Gantt
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