The 49ers hired a new head coach after the 2014 season, so they can begin their offseason workout program earlier than other more stable franchises. The first workout begins in two weeks, on April 6.
It’s entirely possible that we’ll see the long awaited debut of new HC Jim Tomsula at that point, presumably talking about his team, like it actually is his team. The guy in charge. Leader of manly men.
We should also see, or be told about, the new and improved Colin Kaepernick. Freshly returned from his Arizona seminar with Kurt Warner on the basics of QBing in the NFL. We’ll see how well his new found skills adhere midway through the third quarter of the first nail-biter game of the 2015 season.
We’ll also hear if Navorro Bowman looks like his old 2013 self, or a somewhat lesser version of that. If we hear that Justin Smith is in camp, it means he’s going to give it one more go instead heading home to Missouri.
GM Trent Baalke says the 49er offense will have a different philosophy next year. He did not explain what that philosophy would be or what philosophy we had previously that would now not be had. He’s on record saying the team will run the ball. That sounds suspiciously like the philosophy that’s been employed here since the days of Mike Singletary.
Jed York says we’re getting back to 49er core principles. He did not explain what those core principles were. Or what era they existed in. The West Coast Offense? The Smash Mouth running game era? Core principles from the Eddie Debartolo era or the Godawful York era.
Hmmmm. I think I’m smelling a Tomsula here. Could these two gents just be blowing smoke? Spewing the old bullshit? Giving us the unca_chuck a lot?
Are these two even on the same page now? Baalke seems to be throwing out some typical coach-speak b.s. and glad to escape back to his office. But York is actively seeking the spotlight, trying to repair the damage to his image by adopting the time honored strategy of digging a deeper hole. He’s gone from squealing that he had a signed piece of paper that proved the parting with Jim Harbuagh was mutual to saying Harbaugh was fired for being a bad coach. Somebody get this kid a pacifier. Quick!