After a brief foray into the land of the winning, a journey described hysterically by Blaine Gabbert‘s clueless backup as “huge” and “something to build on,” the 49ers reverted quickly back to the norm and tacked on a season ending loss to finish the year 2-14.
The Seahawks spotted the Niners a 14-3 lead, then ran off 22 unanswered points before yanking their starters in the fourth quarter and mercifully allowing their former rivals an opportunity to make the score seem closer than it really was. Charity from the Seahawks. Oh, how the mighty have fallen low.
And thus concludes the historically bad 2016 season of the San Francisco 49ers. May it live on in infamy. Unless next year’s team puts up an 0-16 season and establishes an even more infamous record of awfulness. They’re getting good at this Browns-like terribility, so anything is possible.
After the game, HC Chip Kelly and GM Trent Baalke were both fired. Their terminations were a bit anticlimactic since the Jed York leak machine had been spewing out the news a full 24 hours beforehand.
It was also leaked that it was Baalke who torpedoed signing Adam Gase to replace Jim Harbaugh. Whether that’s true or just another York attempt to divert attention from the asshole that fired Harbaugh in the first place, it does continue the Yorkian trend of trashing a guy on his way out the door. Even though Baalke had sucked up to the Yorks at least as much and for far longer than Jim Tomsula, who was a notorious butt-licker and locker room rat.
With these business-as-usual efforts from York, it’s not possible to have a lot of optimism that he will somehow stumble upon a decent new GM who will hire a decent new HC. We’ll get an early indication when the new duo deals with the current roster. If Colin Kaepernick is not immediately shown the door, along with the other locker room dirtbags who supported him, then the new guys will be just as clueless as the ones they are replacing.
At any rate, the York circus begins at 10:00 am this morning, with the annual Jed York eat crow and fake humility press conference. That at least will be enjoyable to watch. Even if it’s fake, watching this useless little boy grovel a bit is always a pleasure.
After that, while York and Paraag Marathe, two guys eminently unqualified for the task, begin to leak who they are interviewing and considering for the next GM and HC, we’ll all get to take a break and watch a month of playoff games featuring real teams with real organizations and coaches and all that happy decent football horseshit that we once knew here and may never again.