In their wildest dreams, Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh could not have happened what's about to take place on February 3rd.
The two brothers will coach their respective teams in the Super Bowl, trying to outthink each other. Both have made bold moves this year, from Jim Harbaugh putting Kaepernick into the fire in the second half of the season and John Harbaugh firing offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoting Jim Caldwell before Week 15. Both have done a great job, and that's why they are both here.
John has coached the Ravens for five years, getting them to the AFC Championship three times and finally getting them through this year. He's done a very good job with Flacco and the team, and the Ravens team, which is known as a brotherhood because of their coach, have big goals. Harbaugh helped keep them believing with games against Denver and New England coming up, and they are now here as a result.
Jim has gotten the 49ers to the NFC Championship twice in two years, and he has done a great job coaching Kaepernick. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has done a great job mixing up play calls, and Harbaugh knows the strengths and weaknesses of his team. He has pulled rabbits out of his hat, though, as he baffled Green Bay with an assault of read-option plays and somewhat surprised Atlanta with his usage of Moss and Davis.
Both are great coaches with great coordinators as well, as Roman was almost hired as a head coach. However, instead, he kept the 49ers going with the run even when they were down 17, and that resulted as a win. Caldwell has done a great job working Flacco's strengths, though, and that doesn't only include deep passes. A lot of 10-20 yard passes over the middle of the field are incorporated.
This is a great battle here, and it's very tough to call. Jim has arguably had more success in his two years, with a record of 27-8-1, but John is more experienced and has an 8-4 playoff record. This is a very tough one to call, so I'm just not going to call it.
But don't be surprised if the edge shifts towards one team.