GM John Lynch made some strange statements last week. If we didn’t know that Lynch and HC Kyle Shanahan were BFFs and pulling on the same oar, one might think Lynch was puffing himself up at Shanahan’s expense.
Lynch was speaking about the trade for Jimmy Garoppolo and said “there were some days that Kyle Shanahan was like in mourning, because I think everybody knows his master plan was to have Kirk Cousins come in eventually.” Lynch also goes on to say how proud he is of Shanahan for coming to realize Garoppolo was the right guy to lead the franchise.
Innocent enough, perhaps. But it implies Lynch knew better than his HC about the QB position and his tone is more like a condescending father figure than an equal man-like substance.
It also seems like a breach of privacy to be describing the backstage emotions and thoughts of his supposedly equal partner.
Maybe it’s Lynch who doesn’t feel enough love coming his way. It’s Shanahan, afterall, who gets almost all the kudos for the rising fortunes of the team. Apparently Lynch wants to make sure everyone knows that HE was the guy who brought in Garoppolo, not Shanahan. And he did it despite Shanahan’s resistance.
As for Richard Sherman, I’m sorry. It’s hard enough trying to squeeze up some rah rah for the 49ers this coming season without completely bastardizing myself into rooting for Dickhead, too. I hope the guy gets burned so badly he’s booed off the field. He and his endless mouth do not belong here. It’s criminal trespass. There’s no way this guy can provide enough worth to offset his baggage.