The 2015 Draft is mercifully concluded and we can forget about all these fellows who have been cluttering up the airways and computer monitors these past few months with their upsides, potential, downsides, measureables, and all sorts of what-not data. Good luck plebes, we’ll dissect your worth in a year or two, unless you’re a complete bust or instant star.
None of the 49er draftees will fall into the instant star category. Oh, no, not us. Instead, they’ll be lounging in the “upside” and “potential” rooms.
Meanwhile, we bloggers have three barren months to impregnate with our witty, distorted, rancorous, incisive, semi-coherent intercourse. Are we up for it? We shall see.
For readers that don’t follow along in the “comments” section, let me point out the newest addition to the site, the box in the right column entitled “The Harbaugh Scoreboard,” where we’ll be keeping track of the fate of the players and coaches who have been booted out of the building over the past three years by Jed York and Trent Baalke. Hopefully, this will help provide some entertainment this coming season, to help alleviate having to watch the team itself as it plunges back into the mediocrity of the pre-Harbaugh years.
Avid readers of detective stories know the correct way to solve a crime. Bad cops/detectives decide who they think is guilty, then set about finding evidence that supports their conclusion. Good cops/detectives keep an open mind, focus on the evidence, and follow it to where it leads.
This explains the difference between the anti-Harbaugh fans (bad cops) and the anti-York fans (good cops). Anti-Harbaughonians have a player comment here, a Deion Sanders rant there, and not much else. But nobody could have made Jay Glazer 100% sure in pre-season that Jim Harbaugh would be terminated at the end of the year except Harbaugh’s employer — Jed York. Which makes everything York has said since nothing but gutless lies and complete horseshit. What self-respecting fan could root for an owner like that? A guy who sabotaged his own team throughout the 2014 season.
The anti-Harbaugh fans are now taking their poor sleuthing methods to hysterical extremes, a typical reaction to being fundamentally wrong and unable to admit it. They think the new season will be great and the new offensive coordinator will drastically improve the offense. Never mind that the new OC presided over the worst record in San Diego history (1-15) in 2000, with their 1,062 total team rushing yards (66.4 per game) being the fewest number of rushing yards by any team in NFL history in a 16-game season.
That was 15 years ago and was the last time anybody gave the reins to Geep Chryst. Somehow, in the intervening years of shuffling around the league doing almost nothing noteworthy, this fellow has the anti-Harbaugh crowd expecting big things this year.
What could possibly lead anyone to think Chryst is going to accomplish great things this year? I mean, SERIOUSLY?
But that’s how bad cops work. They conclude things will be great, then look for evidence to support that view. From what I can see, after more than three months of looking, they have yet to find even one shred of evidence that Chryst has anything to offer whatsoever. Zippo. Nada.
But, hey, root away, feel gooders. While you can. We’ll have a box of Kleenex on hand for you when the inevitable day of awful enlightenment arrives.
OTOH, those of you hoping to get back into the top ten in the Draft next year, Geep is the right guy for the job.