Good morning everyone. Today, the San Francisco 49ers will play their last game of the season and while things have been wretched and miserable ever since Carlos Hyde had that big game against the Minnesota Vikings, it's going to be tough to see them go. The wait between the end of the regular season and the next preseason is significantly underestimated every single time we think we're ready for a break from football.
It's never easy. It takes too long to get come back around and even if the 49ers are a huge, ridiculous mess they're still the 49ers.
I know that come April we're going to wish the 49ers had the first overall draft pick. But honestly, today I just want the 49ers to go out there and absolutely wipe the floor with Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams. Seriously, they're the only NFC West rival that has historically amounted to anything. The fact that Fisher is basically guaranteed his job for another year eases the pain of San Francisco's terrible coaching staff.
Go and get a win, 49ers. Onto your links.
49ers activate rookie RB Davis for finale; place Wilhoite on IR (Maiocco)
A new hope: Staley sees positive signs for embattled 49ers offensive line (Barrows)
Jed York's choice: If 49ers HQ is a survival test between Jim Tomsula and Trent Baalke, always bet on Baalke (Kawakami)
49ers' Jimmie Ward finishing second season in shut-down mode (Branch)
Jed York needs to clean house, take ownership of 49ers' debacle (SI)
Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick wish Jed York a Happy New Year with some not-so-subtle trolling (BA Sports Guy)
Tartt expects better grip on NFL in second season (Maiocco)
49ers left tackle Joe Staley weighs in on coordinator's status (Biderman)
49ers vs. St. Louis Rams at a glance (Barrows)