I have my doubts.
If the Yorks really want to get this team back on track they I think they need to clean house and this starts with the front office. A general manager and president of football operations needs to be hired first. These people should have a proven track record of accomplishment in professional football. Parcels or Holmgren are certainly two names that come to mind but I’m not sure if they would dive into this mess even if they were available. However, once this is done the Yorks only needs to sign the checks and focus on getting the new stadium built. Let the pros hire the new coach and related staff.
Why clean house?
There is a definite and succinct lack of vision and team identity with the current regime and frankly, I’m tired of the schizophrenia on draft day every year. If the 49es are going to be a smash-mouth grind it out running team then I’m ok with it. But why do we draft vertical passing game players like Vernon Davis, Crabtree and Walker? Don’t read me wrong here. All of these guys are good players but drafting the best player available does you no good if you aren’t going to game plan, or have a role, for them in your scheme. We draft people without intent or any conception of how we are going to use them. Beyond special team duty, what was the plan for bringing in Ginn? I would ask the same thing about Westbrook but given the amount of snaps he’s received I don’t want to sound redundant.
How is all that working for us?
If we’re going to run wouldn’t the niners be better served to draft big possession receivers that can block for the running game? And if running the ball is going to be our identity why have the niners ignored drafting a big, bruising, Bar-None fullback that can run, catch and block? Instead this regime has wasted years trying to convert washed-out waver-wire linebackers into fullbacks with zero success. We currently have one ancient fullback who has the speed of Aubrayo Franklin and hands of stone. I mean… Seriously…?
I think a new head coach is far from the answer but perhaps I’ve just drank the kool-aid for so long that I’m having an allergic reaction! What do you think?