Originally posted by NinerGM:Originally posted by DrE_DiESeL97:Originally posted by amir_tn80:
Yeah this is a team in transition. Eternal transition. Chalk that up to another lame excuse by the naive homer fans. Five years after hitting rock bottom this team is still getting outplayed and making dumbass mistakes week after week and losing games. If some of you want to be like sheep and accept it, fine. Go right ahead. But don't expect the entire fan base to be satisfied with the results on the field. Some of us have a higher standard and are fed up with 7 straight seasons of losing football. Close losses against better teams are still losses. Good teams win close games, bad teams lose close games. After 6 years of so-called transition we still only have moral victories to celebrate.
Bill Walsh's team took a COUPLE of years before anything started to work.
Team has been rebuilding for 7 years now.
Has the OL been rebuilt? Has the pass-rush been rebuilt? Has QB been rebuilt? Has the DL been rebuilt? Has WR top to bottom been rebuilt? Until this season, had TE been rebuilt?
So when is this supposed to result in wins? 5, 6, 7, 8 years? You tell me.
I support my team 100% but I know - just like when I think a player is a bust - I think a GM is a bust, I think a front office is a bust.
Just tell me how many more years I should wait. 2 more? 3 more? 4 more? So when the team doesn't improve when those years come around, remind yourselves of this post and talk to me then about being positive.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing (GM) and expecting a different result.
0 for 4
The only team I know that has been in transition for 9 seasons are the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions because in both situations, the front office is a joke.
The bottom line GM, is that the 49ers, the org, the team, the individuals, have to prove it in the wins column and they haven't. Therefore, the obvious call for someone's head and the GM has been here the longest.
Now, seven years is along time with Nolan and Scotty being hired in 2005. We started rebuilding inside out then, not when Erickson was here so that is where I will view this "rebuilding" process from. Fact is, that we have been rebuilding since 2002 when Dr. York fired Mooch!
I here you GM on Scotty that enough is enough if we continue to fail...someone has to go, right? 0-4 is not the way I view it in his FA signings though and believe that there is more to it than just that.
Jones...at the time, great pickup because of Bruce possibly leaving, then he stayed, Crabtree signed, and Hill has outperformed him (A Scotty pick). Rather have a Hill than Jones anyway, but that's just me. It happens, a high paid FA gets supplanted.
Evans...at the time, signed for depth, not to start and he got injured.
Smith...at the time, a huge risk. Slapped Scotty in the face with failure. No argument there.
Pashos...at the time, a perfect signing to replace Smith. He came in, contributed and was moving in the right direction before going to IR.
So what is the great big failure? That they are not starting or contributing? They all have at one point or another this season except for Smith. I think the expectations for what our FA signings would do were too high. Out of all of them, Jones and Smith were to start...that's where you can point the finger of failure, but to Scotty's defense on Jones, its nice that a rookie and his WR pick overtook him.
That's my take on those four.
How about the draft...
Carolina's 1st...looks like a top 15 pick at least
Coffee...Gore's primary backup
McKillop...a stand out rook who makes plays on ST and fills in nicely for Spikes
Davis...a possible steal here as he showed signs of that top round abiity
Taylor...nice development player for backup status at least
RJF...seems to be another pick who may be able to jump in for Evans as a backup
Not bad. Sure, 2008, his first full off season as the complete control GM, looks bad with Balmer and Rachal. However, the jury is still out. Yea, I would love to have seen Balmer just take over at LDE and NT and Rachal pancaking everything in sight, but they need more time, but they are far from busts in my eyes.
Like I have said before that patience will be so low this season and scrutiny at its highest. I force myself to not to continue to harp on the failures of the past.
Instead, this "rebuilding" started with Dr. York, Nolan and Scotty in that order back in 2005, ok, 2005, not 2002. Then in 2008 it went Dr. York, Scotty, Nolan/Singletary, one more change after two years of stagnation and failure. Finally we ended up this year like this:
Jed York, Scotty, and Iron Mike...our first year in that order...new ownership direction, same GM, new HC. This year is their first together at their respective positions.
I, for one, will give those three some time. For me, Scotty only really has until the end of next year.
We still have eight games left and two games back in a weak division. We are still not out of it no matter how you slice it.
This team is in a total state of flux right now.
And, the past continues to haunt!