The forecast in Seattle this Sunday is sunny and clear with a high of 50 degrees. Perfect weather for a funeral, and that is what 12s are hoping to attend on Sunday, a funeral. If the Hawks win against the Santa Clara 49ers, they would be pounding the final nail into the coffin of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s career with that franchise. No doubt, every 12 would savor the moment.
The Legion of Boom may be reading Harbaugh his last rites and the Hawks defensive line could act as his pallbearers if his beloved quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to play at such a poor level. In the past three games, Kaepernick has thrown 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Some of the 49er Faithful have already written off Kaepernick as their deliverer of a Lombardi trophy to Santa Clara.
As much as I would take pleasure watching the Seahawks snuffing the life out of the 49ers season on Sunday, there is a little piece of me that is going to miss Harbaugh and his antics. The man throws the best temper tantrums in the NFL.
He’s the master of post-game hand shakes.
Harbaugh’s fashion sense is impeccable.
And his press conferences are such a delight to watch.
All joking aside, Harbaugh is one hell of a football coach and the results speak for themselves. Before he arrived at the 49ers in 2011, that organization had not seen the playoffs since 2002. After his arrival, the 49ers appeared in 2 NFC Championship games and 1 Super Bowl. The team’s record under his tenure is an outstanding 43 wins, 17 losses, and 1 tie.
I guess 49ers owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke aren’t impressed with the winning results. If the management team doesn’t fire Harbaugh, it sounds like he will be traded. Reports by the media indicate the Oakland Raiders are making a big push for a trade with the 49ers for the head coach. I guess one man’s treasure is another man’s trash.
Make no mistake this Sunday, the 49ers will not allow themselves to be euthanized by the Seahawks. If the 49ers end up being a fatality, their death will be the result of a violent and physical struggle with the Hawks. Their team will not go quietly into the night. Even if they are suffering from atonal respiration, they will be fighting back. I just don’t see this team rolling over on their backs to their arch rivals on a nationally televised game. We shall see if the Seahawks will be writing their obituary.