Some good games on tap for Thanksgiving this year. Minnesota vs Detroit for NFC North supremacy, Dallas vs Washington for the NFC East, and Pittsburgh vs Indianapolis for two teams trying to stay alive in crappy divisions.
The 49ers won’t be playing, so there is that to be thankful for. Though as turkeys go, they certainly qualify.
Instead, the Niners will fly to Miami and attempt to set the all time franchise record for consecutive losses. That’s roughly 67 years of 49er football without ever losing ten games in a row. That might be business as usual in Cleveland or Tennessee or a few other NFL joints, but not for the five time Super Bowl champion franchise.
Chip Kelly‘s name will be displayed as the architect of this disgrace, but he’s more of a partially innocent bystander this year. The team is a Jed York/Trent Baalke production all the way.
Neither one of these incompetent jackasses shows his face much in public these days, which only adds “gutless” to their already fetid resumes. At least Kelly stands up each week and stoically takes a beating without ever losing his composure.
In the sixteen years the Yorks have owned the franchise, they’ve only made three good hires. One was Jim Harbaugh, who courted the Niners more than they courted him. Another was Mike Nolan, who brought in Scot McCloughan and the two of them built the team that eventually went to three Title games and the Super Bowl. The third was Paraag Marathe, who is probably the only one in the FO that knows what he’s doing and is good at his job. Unfortunately, he’s a bean counter, not a football guy.
At any rate, one more loss and we can pin “Biggest Loser” to Jed York’s legacy, planting him in the historical infamy he so richly deserves. Go Miami!