by David Zizmor
SANTA CLARA–All the criticism that San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is receiving from the media is fair. Whatever that was going on behind the scenes and let’s be perfectly honest he has never revealed what went on between him and former head coach Jim Harbaugh, and team general manager Trent Baalke and what led to Harbaugh’s dismissal.
There’s speculation but we know what we saw on the field that Harbaugh got results and gets wins something that’s in short supply in Santa Clara. More importantly the problem with York at the bare minimum is that he’s in this for the money and he really doesn’t care much about the product on the field.
York used the success of Harbaugh as leverage and the stadium in Santa Clara and when the stadium was built he didn’t have much use for Harbaugh because he had the money making machine of the stadium. Once Harbaugh gave him a reason or York created a reason he got rid of him as quick as he could to get a cheaper coach, a cheaper staff, get someone whose more cooperative. York doesn’t care what the product is on the field all he cares about is if the money is rolling in.
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bayareanewsgroup photo credit of 49ers CEO Jed York and GM Trent Baalke