Meanwhile, back here in the bottom feeder section, this will be the fourth consecutive year the 49ers have drafted in the top ten. Consistency is usually a good thing, but not in this case.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is doing his best for Niner fans in easing the sting of being a loser franchise by out-losering them. His beggar campaign looking for a place for the Raiders to play next year is pretty hilarious. He says his only concern is the Raider fans, which is about as absurd a remark as you are likely to see in your lifetime as Davis continues to put all his energy into getting out of Oakland as fast as possible.
2019 is shaping up to be a critical year for the Niners. After two years of getting a free pass while producing mostly the same results that the previous two one-and-done HCs achieved, Kyle Shanahan will finally be held to some level of accountability this coming year. That alone is enough to wet the whistle of any avid blog exspurt. After all, it’s a blog truism that when a team is winning, fans have endless complaints about how they win or why they should win more, but when the team is a loser, fans just wrap themselves in quiet and defiant optimism.
It’s also a critical year for Jed York. He’s getting close to the deadline for gouging 10 year PSLs and season ticket renewals out of a customer base that bought into the new stadium at the height of the Jim Harbaugh era and got rewarded with a complete lemon. All those empty seats in the stadium still count now as seats sold, but they won’t much longer. And it will take some serious success from Shanahan and John Lynch to regain the trust, and more importantly the wallets, of these ripped off customers.