Originally Posted by Vinny
9ers were awful for a long time just like we were and Harbaugh drafted his current QB because Alex Smith was mediocre. Harbaugh invested heavily in offensive linemen as well. Would our current Head Coach have replaced Alex Smith in the same scenario? I doubt it.
I think the 49ers are a good comparison to the Texans at that time. Not a perfect comparison, but a very good one. The difference between the two teams though, is that Mike Nolan did a better job..... a much better job than Capers.
Or whoever was getting the players & establishing a winning culture (Singletary) did a better job than Capers & Casserly.
But yes, Harbaugh did much better than Kubiak. In 2011 Harbaugh had a team good enough to get to the NFC Championship game. In 2011, we thought we had a team good enough to be in the AFC Championship game.
Harbaugh followed up with a Super Bowl appearance, we got our butts kicked in the divisionals.