Jim Harbaugh has been one of the best coaches in San Francisco since George Seifert or Steve Mariucci roamed the sidelines back in the 1990's, but is his time running out in the City by the Bay? The 49ers were a hot mess from 2003-2010, that is until Harbaugh took over in 2011. With a career record of 36-11-1 and a winning percentage of .766 you would think a head coach would be very secure at his job, but that may not be the case for Harbaugh.
According to a Yahoo Sports report on March 2, Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke don't see eye to eye. Reports also have indicated that Harbaugh wants to be paid like a top coach and isn't happy in his current situation. Now rumors are swirling that several players are tired of playing for Harbaugh and his ‘act has worn thin’ in San Francisco.
"One source with inside knowledge of the team says that Harbaugh's act has worn thin in the locker room, particularly among some key 'face of the 49ers' type players," Killion wrote.
Coaches not getting along with players is nothing new, but if the 49ers do look for a new coach soon it will be an odd situation. The bottom line in the NFL is winning, and Harbaugh has done that.
It can be argued that the 49ers should have beaten the Ravens in the Super Bowl two years ago if the referee didn't swallow his whistle on a 4th down pass late in the game. Hindsight is always 20/20, but if San Francisco had won the Super Bowl, this probably wouldn't be an issue.