Originally Posted by SteelersCanada
Jim Harbaugh walked into:
bold = Pro Bowl.
Every player on that list except Davis and Crabtree are Pro Bowl players. He walked into 8 Pro Bowl players and because he didn't have his head far, far up his ass they're starting to become a threat now. Someone is going to have to explain to me why that's impressive. Anyone other than the garbage San Fran was hiring could have taken that team to a title game (now two) because of the talent. The scouts / GM were doing their jobs, but here comes a coach that understands the basics of football and holy shit, they're a contender with arguably a top-two defense.
Who could have seen that coming?
edit -- also, fuck the Cowhers players!!!!!!1111one! argument. It took 15 years for Cowher to win with his players and it took Tomlin one year to win with them. So, in reality, who's the better coach? The whole Cowher's players argument is the dumbest piece of rhetoric garbage that gets puked up on this site time and time again from fans that just don't know any better. It's no wonder why every single other team in the NFL hates us. We bitch about Roethlisberger. We bitch about Tomlin. We bitch about one down season and we bitch that we're going off the hill and this is it for us. Why don't we ask teams that are legitimately struggling and have been for some time what it's like to cheer for a constant loser? Teams that legitimately don't have a HC or franchise Quarterback like Roethlisberger. Could we sound any more like spoiled little babies than we are right now?
The 2nd guy on that list was drafted by Harbaugh. Bowman wasn't even a starter until Harbaugh got there.
Half the guys on that list didn't make the most overrated game until Harbaugh turned the 49'ers around. They were just another body on a horrible team, nothing great.
That's like giving Cowher credit for James Harrison when he didn't even start him. Harrison wasn't a starter until Tomlin came around.
I don't care who you are and what team you take over. Every team, even the worst ones, have some damn good players. Sometimes it takes a coach that is willing to exploit your best abilities instead of trying to force you to do something you do not do well like the Steelers are doing with some of their players.