It’s been a quiet offseason for the 49ers so far. Nobody has been arrested for anything or made the news for bad behavior. The team is now both mediocre and boring.
This deadly dynamic could change in a couple of weeks, when Trent Baalke drafts a dozen or so new recruits, any of whom could be mentally deranged or otherwise fail to qualify as the type of person you would want living next door to you. It’s also possible Chip Kelly will experience his first “You’ve got to be kidding me with this junk!” thought bubble, a bubble which could lead to yet another HC vs FO war in the near future.
Now that dysfunction is the operative reality when describing the 49ers upper management, it’s foolish to think anything good will happen anytime soon. After all, five years ago something good actually did happen, but the FO made sure it didn’t take root.
It takes leadership and talent to be a winner in the NFL, and the Niners have neither. All they have is money and that’s all they’re really interested in. The owner is a boob. There’s no way to ever overcome that deficiency except by sheer luck.
Baalke does make the draft itself interesting. I’ll give him that. Trader Trent. Up, down, all around the board. The man knows his draft value chart, if not his draft value talent.
Last year, we had six TEs and started the season trying to run a TE oriented offense. This year we have a head coach who prefers an offense with three or four WRs. We also had a FB who tended to correlate with victories when he was on the field a lot. This year’s coach doesn’t use a FB. We’ll also have a new playbook this year, which tends to rule out Colin Kaepernick as a viable QB option since he barely learned the old playbook after being here five years.
So, once again, the Niners are back to the three year cycle of “out with the old and in with the new.” A guaranteed formula for endless mediocrity.