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Questions About Relationship Between Harbaugh, Front Office Enveloping 49ers
Published February 25, 2014
WEARING OUT HIS WELCOME? NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said there "certainly is tension" between Harbaugh and Baalke, two "hard-driving individuals who work extremely hard" ("NFL Total Access," NFL Network, 2/24). SI.com's Don Banks noted, "It's pretty clear there's more than creative tension. ... That's a very combustible situation" ("Olbermann," ESPN2, 2/24). Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman said, “Look, Harbaugh is a horse’s ass. He’s not an easy guy to get along with in any way.” Author Jeff Pearlman: “Jim Harbaugh has become an insufferable presence. After a while that wears on people. A lot of coaches ... eventually wear out their welcome and the fatigue factor settles in” (“Rome,” CBS Sports Network, 2/24). CBS' Doug Gottlieb said, “He wears everybody out. Everybody hates him despite their success" ("Lead Off," CBSSN, 2/24).