The 49ers rolled to their 13th straight loss Sunday in Atlanta, extending their franchise record for consecutive losses. They also set the franchise record for most rushing yards given up in a season, which now stands at 2,468 yards. And there are still two games left!
“Rolled” is probably a bit an understatement. Rolled over, maybe. Stomped, trampled, gutted … you get the picture. It was 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. For the rest of the game, the Falcons doubled their total and the Niners trotted out their usual pedestrian 13-17 points, 13 in this case.
After the game, Jed York‘s creepy parental entity rubbed salt into Niner fans’ wounds by terming the rumors about Jed losing power “completely false.” Thanks a lot, creepy entity. Of course, the fact that entity had to speak for the sperm dribble is a de facto indication of who runs the show in Santa Clara, and it isn’t Jed. Apparently, the Yorks don’t mind offering up their idiot son for public shame and humiliation, so long as the money keeps pouring in to their bank account.
At Chip Kelly‘s presser following the game, he continued to explain the losses like they were nail-biters where a specific play here or there could have changed things, while completely ignoring the big picture of “Hey! Moron! You’ve lost 13 straight! Can the play-here-play-there routine. It was 41-13! A corporate disaster.” How about some good old fashioned “Wow. They beat our butts good today”?
Kelly remains affable through it all — somehow. He’s not going to give us the “blank, distraught Mike Singletary face” or the “sweating fugitive cornered in an alley Jim Tomsula face.” No, it’s all just another day at the office for the Chipster.
The players seem to have adopted Kelly’s who-gives-a-shit attitude. It’s all about getting the paycheck now. Christian Ponder was activated for the first time this season. For no discernible reason, since he didn’t play, even though the game was a blow out. Maybe Kelly wanted to see how he looked in his uniform. This bizarre move relegated the only QB who has won a game this year, Blaine Gabbert, to the street clothes bench.
Meanwhile, GM Trent Baalke is probably cleaning out his desk at 4949 Centennial. He’s the only guy left in the building who hasn’t yet been thrown under the bus by the York crowd, which makes him this year’s sacrificial offering. It won’t be enough, but it’s all we’ll likely get. As an enraged fan base transitions to a barely interested fan base.