Good morning folks. I can't say Saturday's loss at the hands of the San Diego Chargers surprised me any, but boy when the San Francisco 49ers lose, they sure do lose don't they? They just know how to drag it out and make it this arduous process. I went into Saturday adamant that I would root for a 49ers victory, despite the folks that are pointing out, for the millionth time, that a loss means better draft positioning.
But by the final five or 10 minutes of that game, I was just hoping the Chargers would score twice so as not to take it into overtime. Not for draft positioning, mind you, I was just sick of watching this team. I'm honestly very excited to just get this process over with and see what the offseason is going to bring. Just so long as that offseason doesn't bring Josh McDaniels.
Onto your links for the day.
Prime-time collapse: 49ers lose 21-point lead in 38-35 overtime loss to Chargers (Branch)
49ers LT Staley to ref: You're terrible at your job (Maiocco)
49ers notes: Reid leaves with third concussion of two-year career (Branch)
Rampant injury bug spreads to Eric Reid, Aldon Smith ... and more (Barrows)
49ers break rushing record in back-breaking defeat (Maiocco)
49ers' loss to Chargers a microcosm of lost season (Gutierrez)
Ellington gets the call, answers with best game of brief NFL career (Corkran)
49ers injury report: Banged-up Crabtree forced to return (Maiocco)
Report card: Harbaugh era crumbling amid another second-half collapse (Inman)
Key mistakes aid Chargers comeback (Biderman)
A great show comes crashing down in the end (MercuryNews)
49ers report card (Barrows)