The San Francisco 49ers dropped a heart-breaking 30-27 loss to the New York Giants, giving up a late touchdown pass by Eli Manning. The team looked like it was set to get a critical road win, and maybe get the ship moderately righted. Instead, Eli reached in and ripped out our hearts, dropping the 49ers to 1-4.
When the 49ers took the lead late in the game, I really did think it was possible this team might be able to build on this moving forward. Instead, the defense took a huge step back. Eli Manning and Shane Vereen carved them up with the short passing game. The Giants benefited from a big pass interference call, but the defense was also getting chewed up to a considerable degree. It was incredibly frustrating.
The question now is where this 1-4 49ers team goes next. They said all the right things in the locker room. Players talked about having something to build on, the future is bright, the locker room is united. There is a lot to build on from this performance, but there are still numerous question marks.
And so, my question to you is, what's next for the 49ers this year? We saw an adjustment to the offensive line, with Andrew Tiller rotating with Jordan Devey. We saw the 49ers use Colin Kaepernick a bit more under center, and that seemed to settle him down. We saw a whole bunch of wide receiver screen passes. We saw adjustments. Can they build on it? Does it matter? On the other side, is the defense going to find any sort of consistency?
Or are you just concerned about draft positioning and a look to 2016 and beyond?