Jimmy Garoppolo cannot save the San Francisco 49ers from what will eventually be their own doom, nor can he save himself. Or any of us. We are all doomed, as are the 31 other teams in the NFL. But Garoppolo can stave off doom, at least for a little while. He can lessen the blow of the imminent doom.
When I started the doom index, the 49ers were certainly more doomed than they are now. We’ve always been here to take the pulse of the readers and incredibly scientifically measure the levels of doom bearing down on the franchise. Following the team’s third consecutive win in three Garoppolo starts, I’m going to guess that “least doomed” remains the popular pick in this week’s poll.
If this keeps up, the DOOM Index might just go on hiatus. Or maybe ... the HOPE Index? Or something else? Maybe ya’ll have ideas, but I have a lot of fun with these and just gauging things with a poll following a game, so let’s see where this should go together.
The Tennessee Titans are a good football team. They’re not a great football team, but they have a strong defense and an offense that adjusted well, cool under pressure in the second half. They did most of what they needed to do to come back and beat the 49ers, a team they were expected to beat. But they didn’t.
And I’m feeling pretty good. Tomorrow, I go on a four-day vacation/late honeymoon with my wife. I’ll be in a cabin with a hot tub and no phone or Internet. But I’ll certainly be thinking about Garoppolo and this 49ers win.
You can find past results from the DOOM Index right here. Let’s get to it.
How doomed are the 49ers?
This poll is closed
That Wretched OPI Call Doomed (Most Doomed)
Dontae Johnson’s Penalties Doomed (Pretty Doomed)
Dontae Johnson’s Coverage Doomed (Somewhat Doomed)
QB Hits Should Be Worth A Box Of Cereal Doomed (Kinda Doomed)
Celek Time Doomed (Least Doomed)