We’re finally down to the last dregs of the offseason. One more garbage game to go before the San Francisco 49ers become NFL roadkill.
The team sent 15 nobodies packing on Monday and will say good-bye to another 22 after tonight’s game against the Chargers. In previous years, other teams waited eagerly for the 49er cuts because there were quality players reluctantly released. This year, the 49er waiver wire is not likely to make any NFL GMs postpone their afternoon naps.
Still, this is the most exciting time of the preseason. 1,184 dreamers shoved out the door into the harsh reality of life. Not Good Enough! The brute cruelty of it is mesmerizing. And this year, it will have the added benefit of prepping us for the kind of season the Niners will give us. Not Good Enough!
The O-line cuts shouldn’t be too hard. Just put the names in a hat and pick out the appropriate amount. With the exceptions of Alex Boone and Joe Staley, the rest are all equally mediocre.
D-line will be harder. There might actually be a decent player the Niners have to part with. Other than that, there’s nobody all that special left on the team. There’s only ONE great player remaining from the championship teams — Navorro Bowman. If his knee holds up. Everyone else falls into the area of “better than average” to “less than average” to “basically useless.”
There’s only two types of fans who will enjoy the 2015 season: masochists and sadists. The masochists will be rooting for the Niners and the sadists will be rooting against them. The masochists will point out how good our chances are next year, when the team will have a huge salary cap slush fund and lots of draft picks. The sadists will point out that the same knuckleheads who turned a championship team into a dog shit enterprise will be the ones squandering that salary cap money and those precious draft picks.