The Santa Clara 49ers. Bwaaaaahaaaahaaa!! Wow. What a mess these clowns have become.
Is this a football franchise or a sensitivity session for late bloomers discovering their “blackness,” complete with throw back ’70’s afros to help sell the sincerity? Maybe the Mod Squad will be handling security at home games this year.
Then again, maybe this is just some lame brain idea of Jed York to distract attention from the product on the field. Led by a brand new HC who’s supposed to return the franchise to glory, but will be hard pressed to even equal former HC Jim Tomsula‘s woeful 5-11 disaster last season.
Is it too much to hope that come next Monday night we’ll be able to simply watch a football game without having to wade through the mewlings and activities of our washed-up, $12 million backup QB who came into the league drawing attention to the muscles on his arms and is leaving the league drawing attention to the muscles between his ears?
Not that 49er football is anything to get excited about these days. Almost all of the young WRs brought in to bolster that woeful offensive group ended up on the cutting room floor over the weekend. Three went to IR and the rest went to nowhere. Sixth round pick Aaron Burbridge was the only one left on the roster.
Instead, GM Trent Baalke imported an injury prone castoff from KC and a not good enough gent from Detroit. This is pretty much how Baalke tries to stock the skill positions. Sixth round picks and guys other GMs have developed.
Baalke tried to re-stock the QB position with a sixth rounder, too, but Jeff Driskel was claimed off waivers by the Bengals, foiling that particular plan. Instead, we go into the season with three bust QBs from the 2011 draft. Which is another Baalke favorite — signing players who used to be good or never were but went high in their draft class.
For Baalke, everything is about “value.” Drafting a guy in the third round who would have gone in the first if he hadn’t ruined his knee. Unfortunately, knees are kind of important in football and these ACL picks have turned out to be closer to valueless than valuable.
Admit it guys, isn’t it a lot more fun ripping Baalke and York and watching the Niners get pasted each week than it is keeping track of politically correct handwringings?