It’s been two months now since the 2013 season ended, but it feels more like two years. This is either the longest, quietest offseason in memory, or it’s time to go see my dementia doctor.
The Draft should be two weeks from Thursday, but the league pushed it back two more weeks to May 8th this year. Thanks, suits.
I’d say by now the 49ers draft board is 99% set. There’s still time for one of their prospects to get arrested for one thing or another, and slip down the board or off it completely.
Only a month ago, the 49er FO was depicted by Ann Killion as a powder keg of egos and dysfunction, but that story got laughed out of town and Ms. Killion has been pretty much MIA since, never once insisting her “sources” were accurate and she stood by them. I suppose we should thank Ann for trying to jump start the offseason news, but it was a woeful effort all in all.
The team will be playing the AFC West and the NFC East this coming year, so we’ll put them down for 8-0 against that bunch, pending divisional game outcomes. The exact schedule will be released sometime in the next week or two, pending whatever last minute screw jobs the geeks are concocting in their top secret concoction laboratories.
This is the first time in Jim Harbaugh’s reign as HC that the team is not the defending NFC West champion. A distinction now owned by Seattle. Harbaugh isn’t the only 49er FO guy eating the second banana lunch, either. It was four years ago last month that GM Scot McCloughan was shown the door and replaced by Trent Baalke. Now McCloughan is one of the architects of the SB champion Seahawks and Baalke is having lunch with Harbaugh at the also ran table.
At least none of our lads are strutting around the country basking in the glow of being a Super Bowl loser this offseason. That was a bad look. If Joe Montana was in his grave, he’d have rolled over on that one. As it is, he’s suffering along with the rest of us. It’s no fun at all being second best — even once, let alone two years in a row.