I am pleased to see that, although many readers disagreed with me about Jim Harbaugh’s “failure” in getting Peyton Manning — most readers exonerated Harbaugh — very few readers called me an idiot or a hack or a loser, etc., or told me to retire or get a new brain. So thanks for being polite to me in general.
Let me make this quick point. The minute Harbaugh-Baalke went after Manning they needed to get him. Period. They needed to make the correct money offer and the correct offer in terms of play-calling latitude for Manning. Obviously, they failed somewhere because Manning is going to Denver. Now the Niners have a public mess they helped create and they need to clean it up.
Anyway, that’s one hack’s opinion.