Let me preface this by saying I still love my team and always hope for the win, but at this point in the season I can't help but look to the future.
I have said it before and I will say it again... I think it might actually be in the team's best interest to start from scratch. Seriously just get rid of everyone including those players and coaches who are actually good. My reasoning is simple (and completely wack I understand).
The players we have for the most part aren't cutting it. This is obvious from the results on the field. Either from a lack of passion or lack of skill they are not bringing value to the franchise. If someone is not contributing then they don't deserve to be here
The players who do bring fire and passion and talent to the team deserve much better. Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, and Vernon Davis are guys who bring their best every game. They are among the elite at their respective positions and have worked long and hard to achieve that status. As 49er fan I am saddened that these guys are essentially being held back by the mediocrity of those around them. It is a shame that they may never reach the epitome of American Football because they are on this team. As much as I am a fan of this team I am also a fan of specific players. Frank Gore deserves to win a title but it may never happen because of his team.
The coaching staff leaves a LOT to be desired. I have seen nothing from the coordinators or the HC that is of redeeming value. Mike Singletary might be a great motivator, but he brings nothing to the table in terms of game management or planning. Manusky seems to be a caretaker type of DC at best. He hasn't improved or defense at all. On the contrary we have seemed to decline considerably this year. Johnson may turn out to be a good OC someday and part of his problem might be that he is chained to an unworkable system. I will reserve judgement on him due to his relative lack of time in the position and the restrictions that may have been placed on him. Unfortunately for Johnson unless he is the replacement at HC he will be gone with Singletary. Whoever comes in will want their own staff.
So what is my solution to this whole sordid mess? Get rid of every single piece of this squad and start from the ground up. Pretend we are an expansion team. Trade our players with value for draft picks. Bring in young prospects from the udfa class. Start an all rookie team if necessary. What we have isn't working and the glimmers of hope only serve to makes the disappointments that much more difficult to take. I am now going to attempt my hypothesis on Madden to see how it work...