The 49ers have lost 13 straight. The Rams have lost 5 in a row. Yes, the folks in Los Angeles will be streaming into the stadium this Saturday. After all, everybody likes a good train wreck and this game involves two derailers.
The Rams have the distinction of being the only team to lose to the Niners this year. Will this ignominious achievement provide them with the energy to avenge that season opening debacle? Can they stomach losing to the Niners TWICE in one year?
We can only hope. Otherwise, there will be 44 guys bumping around on the field for three hours and not a one of them would care about the outcome.
We wouldn’t either, except 14 straight losses would quickly become 15 at the hands of the Seahawks the final week of the season. Why ruin such a glorious run of hideous football? C’mon Rams. Muster it up for one more game. Send our boys home with their tails between their legs. Nothing personal, guys, but handing Jed York a 1-15 year is just so much sweeter than 2-14.
This is the second time the Yorks have dismantled a 49er playoff caliber team. The 2002 team went to the NFC Title game and the elder York had them at 2-14 by the end of the 2004 season. Now the younger York has taken the 2013 NFC Title game Niners and turned them into a 1-15/2-14 disaster in 2016. Apparently, York Jr. still has some things to learn from Papa, since it took him three years to ruin the franchise and only two for his dad.
Chip Kelly isn’t getting much love these days, though there’s some disagreement whether he’s an awful coach or just has awful players. His old team, the Eagles, cleaned house after they fired him, made a big splash in free agency and the draft, and are now on the verge of finishing with a worse record than Kelly achieved in his final year.
Clearly, this house cleaning business is quick and easy, and the Yorks might go that route. But redecorating the joint is a whole other matter. One that few people see the Yorks having the competence to perform. They’re wreckers, not builders.