The NFL Combine kicks off this week, which means GM John Lynch will have to come out of hiding and discuss/spin the Reuben Foster debacle.
Up to now, he’s been all smiles and good cheer. So this will be his first foray into damage control.
Trent Baalke collected an Executive of the Year award after his first draft, in 2011. But the only guy from that draft and the 2012 draft still with the Niners, or even still in the league, is Daniel Kilgore.
So it’s easy for what looks like a good draft to go south in a hurry. With Foster looking like a guy who’s too dumb to play in this league, it puts a lot of pressure on Solomon Thomas to perform at a much higher level than he showed his first year. Otherwise, the top two choices in last year’s draft are mostly a waste.
The best thing about the Combine is that when it’s over, the new league year and the start of FA are only a week away. Not to mention that the emptiness of February is gone for another year.
I got the flu this February, further marking it as a cursed set of days. Don’t know if any of you have gotten this year’s megawatt version, but it laid me low for two weeks. Just now crawling back to life.