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Jed York was on team optimist back in May

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Ann Killion posted this tweet earlier in the day as the 49ers were dealing with an ugly loss to drop to 2-6. It is not exactly a surprising comment from York back in the day, but in hindsight (and foresight for plenty of fans), it is kind of amusing to consider. The 49ers are looking nothing like an 11-5 team, and in fact are looking like one of the worst teams in franchise history.

To be fair to York, the team lost Anthony Davis and Aldon Smith following that tweet. If Anthony Davis was at right tackle and Aldon Smith was in the pass rush, I have a feeling this team would not be nearly as awful. I don't know if they would have been able to do enough to contend for a playoff spot, but I would bet a lot of money they would not be 2-6 after eight weeks.

Nonetheless, in light of Jed's silence this year, we are left to consider these random comments. It is not surprising Jed is not going to speak during the season. He really would not be able to provide the kinds of answers people want. He cannot say that Colin Kaepernick is not going anywhere, and he cannot say that Jim Tomsula is not going anywhere, because anybody in their right mind knows they are not secure in their jobs.

Jed can't provide answers right now, but that silence is answer enough. If this team continues down the current path, one or both of Kap and Tomsula are going to be gone next season. Kap is the much more likely fall-guy given that York went all in on replacing Harbaugh. But if the 49ers finish this season anywhere from 2-14 to 4-12, it will be interesting to see what happens with Tomsula.