New GM John Lynch had a fairly sensational debut in his inaugural Draft, collaborating seamlessly with new HC Kyle Shanahan. They worked so well together, you could almost feel Jed York itching to jump in and take credit for their efforts.
And last Wednesday, that’s just what the little twit did, using the perceived success of Lynch and Shanahan in the Draft to act like something tremendous had actually happened on the field. Even trying yet another spin on the Harbaugh Era, with the supreme gall to imply we wouldn’t have S & L if York hadn’t “mutually” parted with Jim Harbaugh. For reference, Harbaugh went 49-21. Shanahan is 0-0.
And thus the glow of the Draft loses some luster as we are needlessly reminded yet again that the 49ers will always be one step removed from shitsville as long as York is running the franchise. He just can’t keep his face out of the pudding.
Fortunately, the best part of the Draft was covered by Peter King, and it featured a coordinated team of Shanahan and Lynch, aided and abetted by Martin Mayhew, Paraag Marathe, and Adam Peters, all pulling on the same oar to make good things happen. Let’s hope this team is still functioning smoothly in three years.
At least we know these guys will be decisive. And apparently unafraid to admit mistakes and squander York’s money. That last item was deliciously demonstrated when Saturday, after a mere three days of camp, they cut WR KD Cannon inspite of his $45,000 guarantee. A cynic might think they signed this guy and cut him just to demonstrate how little tolerance they had for guys who didn’t want it enough and also to see if York was going to break out in hives every time a little money left his pocket.
Then again, York has certainly squandered enough money all by himself. Maybe L&S wanted to see if they had the same privileges.