The San Francisco 49ers Can’t Get Things Right


In the fourth consecutive game, the San Francisco 49ers suffered an embarrassing loss. It all comes down to consistency and confidence. The 49ers’ offense and defense haven’t been on the same page since week one against the Vikings. Colin Kaepernick‘s offense finally showed progression in the 30-27 loss to the New York Giants, but the 49ers’ defense spoiled the game in the final minute.

However, this loss was good for something. The performance was definitely a moral victory for Kaepernick. Obviously moral victories don’t show up in the win column, but hopefully this game stop the anti-Kaepernick bandwagon from filling up so quickly. This is an era where critics like to point fingers at the quarterbacks. If a team loses, it must mean they need a new QB right?

Fans shouldn’t need to be reminded that football is a team sport. Yes, Kaepernick had some poor games so far this season, but the problems with the San Francisco 49ers are much bigger than one person. There isn’t one QB in the NFL that could be plugged into the Niners’ offense right now and do better with the team.

Kaepernick is unfairly receiving criticism. Some fans and the media seem to think that he’s at fault for the team’s woes. This is where people need to use some critical thinking instead of following popular and trendy ideas.

The organization of the San Francisco 49ers is not a cohesive and confident machine right now. That was obvious with the Jim Harbaugh situation, and Jim Tomsula doesn’t seem to know what the heck he’s doing as a head coach. Since when do defensive line coaches get promoted to head coach? It’s ridiculous that he’s leading the 49ers right now.

Harbaugh was the right man to coach the 49ers. The media likes to tell us that he was a pain to work with, and he didn’t get along with players and upper management. There may be truth in that, but the bottom line was that Harbaugh refused to bend to the will of Jed York. The owner is the man who should be blamed for the troubles of the San Francisco 49ers.

Isn’t it ridiculous that a team with this much talent has lost four games already? None of this makes sense. Kaepernick honestly had a good game against the Giants. He looked poised, confident, and patient throughout the entire contest. Kaepernick even decided the take off and run at the right times. It was almost like watching a Kaepernick performance from the 2012 season.

The quarterback boldly led the 49ers down the field for what should have been the game-winning touchdown, until Eli Manning got his chance. Plus, the coveted Kaepernick and Anquan Boldin connection came to life. With a strong passing and running day, the 49ers were primed to end their losing streak.

However, the end was not the outcome 49ers’ fans wanted. The defense allowed the Giants to score an impressive late touchdown. It’s a shame because their defense had a decent game with some clutch performances. NaVorro Bowman registered 16 tackles, and Tramaine Brock caught a timely interception. So, why did the San Francisco 49ers lose?

The answer goes back to cohesion, confidence, and Jed York.

Let’s take a look at the Golden State Warriors for a moment. That organization is simply perfect right now. The owners made a fascinating comment at the Finals rally in Oakland about how hiring the right people led to success. They spoke about the coaches and players with a deep and sincere level of respect and admiration.

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From top to bottom, the Warriors are a franchise that is clearly cohesive and confident. Their brilliant coach, Steve Kerr, gets along with management greatly. However, Kerr is given the freedom to lead his players as he feels is best. Through a system of respect and talent, the Warriors made the recipe for a championship season.

Perhaps the 49ers should mimic the way the Warriors are doing things. Of course, teams need some luck to win championships, but the 49ers do have some great talent as well. Unfortunately, Jed York is sucking the life out of the organization.

York got rid of a brilliant coach in Harbaugh for a yes-man in Tomsula. If York wants respect for the 49ers, he needs to start hiring the right people based on talent rather than the political games he played with Harbaugh. Harbaugh has led Michigan to three straight shutouts , while the 49ers are an embarrassing 1-4.

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