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Golden Nuggets: Embracing pessimism is the key to handling the 49ers' offseason

Friday, January 30th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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I'm not sure if anybody can read this through the thick smoke hovering over the burning ashes of the San Francisco 49ers offseason. Every time I think things can't get worse, the 49ers go and do something really stupid like make Eric Mangini a defensive coordinator or Geep Chryst an offensive coordinator.

Now, I understand you guys have talked about this stuff to no end and you don't need me weighing in, but I've been out for a few days and this is my chance to wallow in my element. I'm a natural pessimist, you see. Sometimes I'll try and claim I'm a realist, but that's mainly just to make people I'm arguing with angry. I'm really quite pessimistic and I'm not happy unless I'm miserable, so good on the 49ers for these highly questionable hires.

The 49ers have a talented roster and some decent coaches. I just hope that's enough to lead them to a competitive team next season, in spite of the ownership and in spite of the chaos. I'm just getting more and more confident that's not going to happen as the days go by. Who's miserable with me? Judging by the results of this recent poll, a fair number of you.

Onto your links for the day!

Where things stand with 49ers coaching staff (Barrows)

49ers welcome back personnel executive Tom Gamble (Gutierrez)

Baalke, 49ers have three-year roster plan in place (Maiocco)

Streak buster? Chryst charged with stopping 49ers' offensive stretch (Branch)

Joe Montana makes his Super Bowl pick on silver anniversary of his last 49ers championship (Inman)

49ers' owners to invest in Sacramento Republic FC (Barrows)

The 49ers set sail on their post-Harbaugh future ... led by a bunch of former Harbaugh staffers, yeah that does seem odd (Kawakami)

Dick Vermeil on 49ers coaching moves: 'My gosh, I just cannot believe what's happened' (Inman)

Tom Gamble returns to 49ers' front office (Branch)

Niners' New Quarterbacks Coach a Believer in Mobile QBs (NBC Bay Area)

15 Facts on 49ers Senior Personnel Executive Tom Gamble (49ers)