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Golden Nuggets: The 49ers are a train wreck and significant change has to happen

San Francisco 49ers links for December 12, 2016.

The San Francisco 49ers lost their 12th straight game on Sunday, extending their franchise record with a 23-17 loss to the New York Jets. The 49ers were a rare favorite in the game, laying a field goal against a Jets team that had given up on Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts. The 49ers took a 17-3 lead into the half, but the second half was once again a problem for the team. The offense went into a shell, and the defense could not stop Bryce Petty and Bilal Powell from putting up 20 unanswered points.

Everybody knows the 49ers are a really bad football team, but seeing them blow that lead to the Jets was just another excruciating piece of insight. The team dealt with numerous injuries, but the lack of depth after the injuries might be the final nail in the coffin for Trent Baalke.

As for Chip Kelly? Jay Glazer previously reported Kelly was safe heading into 2017, but Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that anything is possible with Kelly because the team might go outside the organization for a new general manager. A new GM, be it Mike Shanahan or anybody else, would likely want to bring in their own coach.

And so, the organization is at a crossroads. Do the Yorks fire Baalke, fire Kelly, completely turn everything over, and hand it over to someone to handle entirely? Do they fire one but not the other and half-heartedly move forward in hopes that one change will be enough? Or do they just stick their head in the sand and hope things get better as is? I just cannot see any way option three happens at this point. The team is very likely to go 1-15 and I have to think somebody gets fired after this season. Who that is and how they are replaced remains a mystery.

On to the links!


Instant Replay: 49ers blow lead to Jets, lose 12th in a row (Maiocco)
San Francisco 49ers report card vs. N.Y. Jets, December 11, 2016 (Barrows)
49ers drop to 1-12 with overtime loss to Jets (Branch)
What We Learned: Jets 23 - 49ers 17 (
49ers Blow Lead to Jets, Lose 12th Game in a Row (NBC Bay Area)
49ers choke away game in overtime 23-17 loss to Jets (Jones)
49ers incredulously lose 12th straight, fall in OT to Jets (Inman)
Three takeaways from 49ers miserable overtime loss to the Jets (Biderman)
49ers 17, Jets 23: Grades (Cohn)


49ers WR Torrey Smith leaves with concussion (Maiocco)
Torrey Smith carted off after slamming head on turf (Biderman)
Vance McDonald leaves Jets game with shoulder injury (Biderman)
Newly extended 49ers TE McDonald out with shoulder injury (Maiocco)
49ers' Kilgore, Jets' Forte leave with injuries (Maiocco)
49ers center Daniel Kilgore leaves game with leg injury (Biderman)

Fire Baalke banner

49ers center Daniel Kilgore leaves game with leg injury (Biderman)
Banner flies over Levi’s Stadium calling for Trent Baalke’s job (Biderman)
'Fire Baalke!': Airplane Banner Condemns 49ers Organization Yet Again (NBC Bay Area)
Airplane banner calls for 49ers Trent Baalke's firing (Inman)

Chip Kelly/Trent Baalke

GM Trent Baalke likely done with 49ers; Chip Kelly's fate up to next GM (La Canfora)
Chip Kelly has ‘tremendous confidence’ in 49ers GM Trent Baalke (Biderman)
Kelly after 12th straight loss: 'I have tremendous confidence' in Baalke (Maiocco)
Report says Trent Baalke is unlikely to return as 49ers GM (Biderman)
York family to get more involved, Mike Shanahan’s name comes up again [report] (Jones)