The 49ers are in a pickle. Or at least us fans are. The team is run by an insecure boy owner trying to fill his Uncle Eddie’s shoes and an insecure GM trying to prove he deserves the job for more than just being there when Scot McCloughan was fired.
The problem is, everybody in the league knows this and that isn’t conducive to attracting good talent. This was the situation four years ago, too, but Jim Harbaugh swaggered in against all odds and accomplished great things. In the end, however, the insecure owner/GM proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that what everybody knew four years ago was still true. The guys running the show can’t be trusted and they fear men like Harbaugh who have strong personalities. Even when those men make them look good.
In their Monday press conference, Yed York and Trent Baalke avoided explaining anything, but made one thing clear: their upcoming search for a new HC would not be transparent. IOW, it’ll be secret. Out of view of critical eyes. They’ll neither confirm nor deny any of the coaches they ask to come here who turn them down. Bravo, gutless ones. They also made it clear the new HC will be the face of the franchise, so they can go back and hide from view and from accountability. And then blame the HC if anything goes wrong. Or even if everything goes right.
There’s little sense any of us making a list of who we might want as the next HC. None of those guys is likely to want to come here. It’s still a good team, but with Harbaugh gone, Seattle has a great chance to control the NFC West for most of the this decade.
When grilled by Brian Murphy of KNBR radio on how fans would be able to hold York accountable, the little dipshit actually said we could write him letters. IOW, just a guy spewing hollow bullshit.
Hey, Jed, the 49er fans waited more or less patiently, hopefully, 11 years for you York SOBs to provide 49er football that was enjoyable to watch. We finally got it, and you pissed it away. Do you really expect us to happily go back to watching crap football for another 11 years until you get lucky again?
Some of the HC candidate names tossed around so far are:
Todd Bowles: the de jour candidate this year. No way he’s dumb enough to piss away his first HC gig by coming here.
Dan Quinn: did fine following Gus Bradley in Seattle, with some slight help from an all-pro secondary, great pass rush, and terrific ILB Bobby Wagner. Try doing fine, like Vic Fangio did, with guys off the street and three-quarters of your starters on IR.
Darrell Bevell: does well standing on the sidelines watching Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch make something out of nothing.
Kyle Shanahan: would jump at the chance to get booed out of town here rather than in Cleveland.
Josh McDaniels: looks good as a Tom Brady sandwich with two hunks of baloney in between.
Adam Gase: does well standing on the sideline watching Peyton Manning’s offense.
Pete Carmichael: chief shoe shine boy for Drew Brees and does well standing on sidelines watching Sean Payton’s offense.
Rex Ryan: fine with me, at least he’ll be entertaining, if not the team.
As you can see, I’m really excited about the new coaching search. Especially since it’s all for show and Jim Tomsula will get the job.