Wildcard weekend was mostly entertaining. All four home teams lost. Two were beaten soundly and two snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, one via thug idiocy and the other via the traditional mode of gagging. If it’s any consolation, none of the losers had a prayer in hell of advancing to the Super Bowl anyway.
Back on the home front, we’re actually having to watch the 49ers chase after Hue Jackson to be the next Niner head coach. This involves an alternate definition of the word “gagging.”
Not that it matters much for the coming year or two or three or more. The only thing Jed York is looking for now is a modicum of respectability. Firing Jim Harbaugh revealed York to be a guy you don’t want to work for, and then hiring Jim Tomsula proved York is a flaming idiot, also. These two blunders will take years, perhaps decades, to recover from.
No, 8-8 territory will be just fine for the little round headed kid. He’ll act like we’re on our way to the top. Jackson is probably as good a guy as any to waste the next three or four years of our lives. More or less.
At this point in time, the HC is not the problem. He’s not the solution, either, but until we have a roster of good players, the franchise will be spinning its wheels. And the reason we don’t have good enough players is GM Trent Baalke. What he’s done to the roster over the past five years borders on criminal negligence.
At any rate, the Mediocre Era enters Year II. Time to pull up a chair and watch another exodus of players while Dumb and Dumber flounder through the offseason, trying desperately to bring the fans back to the stadium come September.