The 49ers have been soundly beaten by the Cardinals and the Seahawks. They’ll get whipped again by each of them this year. Next Sunday we’ll find out if they get trashed by the Rams, too. And with the fearsome front four of the Rams defense, that’s a highly likely occurrence. Should it happen, we’ll be looking at 0-6 in the division. The NFC West bottom feeder.
The Not Harbaugh Era™ is off to a roaring start!
This is going to be a lengthy era, fellow citizens of Toiletsville. The Before Harbaugh Era lasted eight long years, but only the final four were belabored in the blogosphere. There will be no such partial obscurity for this journey of uglyball.
Colin Kaepernick will be the first guy thrown under the bus, but not the last. There will be more to come, an endless stream of them. It won’t stop until Trent Baalke gets fired and Jed York steps away from the control tower. Which won’t be any time soon.
It’s a strange NFL season so far. Five teams are perfect and everyone else is somewhere between mediocre and awful. Parity is taking a beating this year, or it just applies to 27 franchises.
The 49ers are 2-5 and technically not yet eliminated from the playoffs, so Jim Tomsula et al are still acting like the season can somehow be saved. Two more losses should wipe that redemptive pipe dream out of his addled noggin, however. With the Rams and then the Falcons coming up, the team will no doubt enter the BYE week at 2-7 and the no mas towel of ignominious failure can mercifully be thrown into where some ever these towels call home.
At that point, many fans will begin discussing the 2016 NFL Draft, as though it can provide a cure to this wrecked franchise. But the same guy who botched the current roster will be the guy in the draft room next year, too. He’ll also have $41 million in cap space to squander. At least all eyes will be upon him now, and nowhere else.
In the meantime, we’re back in the NFL spectator room. Watching other teams strive to bring home the Lombardi, while we watch the York and Baalke Clown Show.