The 49ers have concluded their Spring practices and we now have six weeks until Training Camp opens. The do-nothing 2016 offseason trickles toward its inept conclusion.
Chip Kelly said that Antoine Bethea looked like the best player in the secondary. Not good news. Bethea is old, slow, and fading, so it seems that either none of the newer, younger guys understand the new defensive schemes or they just aren’t very good. Which would be a surprise if it wasn’t and it ain’t.
The offense appears committed to pounding the ball with Carlos Hyde. Hyde also will be catching a lot of passes out of the backfield. Hyde is our best offensive player, so the idea of using him extensively seems good. Except in his two years here he has not been able to stay healthy. The guys behind Hyde are led by Shaun Draughn, a marginal talent, and Mike Davis, who gained 58 yards on 35 carries last year.
Anybody expecting the passing game to be dynamic has obviously been drinking too many beers with ROB. Heck, even Rob’s been drinking too many beers with ROB.
Still, it’s going to be a fun year in Niner land. Funner than last year, when there was still too much outrage mixed in with the joy of seeing the team stink up the place week after week, validating all of this site’s scorn directed at Jed York for senselessly destroying the franchise. This year, every fan has digested what a complete fool we have for an owner. It won’t be a surprise to anyone that the team finishes in the NFC West basement yet again.