Good morning! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it would appear the San Francisco 49ers are not going to be a good team in 2016. I realize this is shocking news, but I figured it was probably worth sharing.
It was another rough day for the 49ers. They jumped out to a 14-0 lead, only to give up 27 unanswered points. We saw a broad mix of the problems the 49ers have dealt with all season. There were offensive turnovers, with Colin Kaepernick throwing an interception and losing a fumble. There was the awful run defense, giving up 249 yards to the Bucs. There was a special teams miscue, when Aaron Burbridge ran into Jeremy Kerley, causing a muffed punt.
The 49ers are now 1-6, and there really is nothing left to root for other than draft position, some player development, and avoiding any serious injuries. This team is awful, and they need to make some serious changes. I don’t expect anything significant happening before the end of the season, so that just means we’re left to suck it up and get through these final nine games. We can do it together, y’all!
There are plenty more links out there, but out here on the east coast, I just wanted to tune out that loss. Drop in any worthwhile reads.
Buccaneers clobber 49ers 34-17 for San Francisco’s sixth consecutive loss (Jones)
The Chip Kelly /Colin Kaepernick tandem isn't exactly lifting the 49ers right now (Kawakami)
49ers’ free fall continues in home blowout loss (Branch)
Report card: 49ers defense could be one of worst ever (Barrows)
Instant Replay: 49ers blow early 14-point lead in sixth straight loss (Maiocco)
Loss to Tampa Bay makes 49ers look like NFL’s worst (Biderman)
49ers fall to Bucs, Colin Kaepernick can't prevent 34-17 loss (Inman)
49ers 17, Buccaneers 34: Grades (Cohn)
What We Learned: Buccaneers 34 - 49ers 17 (49ers.com)
Colin Kaepernick post-game
Kaepernick: 'I have to be better' (Maiocco)
Colin Kaepernick: ‘I have to be better’ after loss to Bucs (Biderman)
Colin Kaepernick transcript (Biderman)