New HC Jim Tomsula has stated that he won’t be involved in the offense or the defense this coming year, he’ll just be an “enabler.” Very clever. He can’t be blamed for a lousy O or a lousy D. I guess he can’t take credit for any goodness achieved by either entity, either.
Which begs the question: what exactly IS his job? Merriam Webster defines “enabler” as: “one that enables another to achieve an end; especially : one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior (as substance abuse) by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behavior.”
Well, that explains it. Just as everyone surmised, Tomsula is Jed York’s life coach! It will be his responsibility to allow Jed to continue to be a douchebag without any consequences!
Some readers have complained that we don’t publish any good news about the Niners this offseason. Hey, shoot the messenger, why don’t you. The fact is, there hasn’t been any good news. Not nationally, not locally, not on any of the other blogs, and not even from the people who are complaining.
Voluntary offseason workouts begin today. It will be interesting to see if all the players show up for it. Alex Boone and Vernon Davis blew these events off last year, and not coincidentally, each went on to have a crappy year. Patrick Willis was quoted as being excited to play for Tomsula, then a few weeks later Willis retired. So there’s that to consider, also.
This will be the first time Colin Kaepernick will work with his new QB coach, Steve Logan. Kurt Warner, like Steve Young before him, has stressed to Kaepernick that he must think like a QB first, in the pocket, and not like an athlete/runner who makes one read and takes off. Logan and York, of course, have maintained they want Kaepernick to run more this year. I’m sure this conflicting advice will work itself out — somehow.
At any rate, we might be able to hear some hard, football enabled news this week. We’ll see.