So here we are again for the second offseason in a row saying sayonara to another head coach. When Jim Harbaugh and Jed York decided to "mutually part ways", we all know the only thing mutual about that was they probably both hated each others guts at the end. Now that Jim Tomsula has also been released by the 49ers just one year later, it seems like the fan base is releasing a collective sigh of relief.
Now it's clear that Tomsula was the nicest person in the world (as Joan in payroll will attest to), but the biggest problem was probably that he was a little too nice. This year's 5-11 team (I'm still surprised by the 5 wins) never seemed to have that edge or killer instinct to win, didn't have enough experience and made too many mistakes, and just lacked the right amount of talent to do well enough on the field. These are the same qualities that you can probably use to describe Jim Tomsula and it wasn't a coincidence that it all added up to disastrous results.
So now the head coaching search has earnestly begun and it looks like this one will be the Trent Baalke show:
So there you have it: Tomsula out, Baalke is hiring the next coach. And the players don't like Geep Chryst. Quite the season for the 49ers— Kyle McLorg (@Kyle_McLorgBASG) January 3, 2016
I will be glad to be rid of Geep Chryst too, because well we all saw the offensive offense on the field this year. I have mixed feelings on Mangini because even if he doesn't deserve to stick around I honestly think he's the one person who can talk his way into keeping his job. There's only one coach I would want to stay and that's Tom Rathman. In spite of the disastrous injuries at the position, somehow he managed to keep his RB unit productive using league castoffs and retreads. But now the serious (and entertaining) work of finding a new field general begins and it's going to be another interesting off-season for us. Enjoy!
Official Press Release | 49ers Relieve Jim Tomsula of Head Coaching Duties (49ers)
San Francisco 49ers fire coach Jim Tomsula (Rosenthal)
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