An Open Letter To Jed York & Trent Baalke

Dear Beavis & Butthead,

You have taken an awesome NFL team and F$#@ed it all up.   49er-logoWHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? Do you even like football?

You got smart (or was it an accident?)  in 2011 when you hired Jim Harbaugh and his staff. HE had his stuff together, HE loves football, HE had been a Quarterback in the NFL and worked well with Alex Smith and then-rookie Colin Kaepernick. After years of losing more games than winning – the 49ers finally make the playoffs. Then Alex gets hurt and Colin takes his place. Kap’s athleticism, strength, and talent blew everyone away.  The NFL commentators & the press fell in love with Colin and he was now the “chosen one”. Sorry Alex, but the kid walks on water, so we are giving him your job.

THEN…  Something happened. And we can’t get a straight and honest answer about what. For some reason last year you couldn’t get rid of Harbaugh fast enough. This put morale in the dumper, and, adding stress to that you have yourself a team that can’t focus. Remember, this is the team that had to work with a new head coach every year, until you hired Harbaugh. With one out of the four years of his contract remaining, rumors started that Harbaugh was looking for another job. I suspect you guys started it, but that’s moot now. Harbaugh is history.

Jim Tomsula has been with the 49ers long enough to know that he took a temp job.  No 49er coach makes it to the end of their contract. Everybody knows that.

We faithful convinced ourselves it was a nasty rumor, right up until the announcement.

That was the first of your BAD stupid STUPID decisions.

WHAT was your problem with him? He was shaping the 49ers back into the well-oiled machine they used to be.  We were gaining momentum, our reputation and pride were growing again. We liked this guy, Jim Harbaugh. We loved how he watched the plays so intently, and was emotionally committed to the team. He took bad calls personally, and he celebrated along with his players and their fans. We were so happy you brought him to the team.

Either you guys have really bad memories (brain damage?), or there is no loyalty in football. At least not in the executive booth. The players and the fans have plenty of it. Maybe not as much as they used to – considering…

FrankGore  Considering that you two bozos are firing, letting go, or not keeping key players on board. 49er greats like Gore and Iupati are moving on to other teams. Wait, WHAT!?!  FRANK GORE!? is no longer a 49er?  He signed up with Indianapolis this week.  Apparently, you did NOT do everything you could to keep him. LIARS!

You were so broken up about losing strong, veteran players (Ha!) that you hustled and hired 4 new guys. I would guess you were familiar with their NFL records, but were you aware of their criminal records?  Remember Ray McDonald? Bruce Miller?  You signed up for more of that? AND YOU DIDN’T TRY TO KEEP FRANK?  I imagine the NFC West are doing happy-dances about now.

OK, this is the horrifying nightmare of the 2015 season:

Who will NOT be a 49er:                           

  • Patrick Willis
  • Frank Gore
  • Justin Smith/ Aldon Smith – assumed will be gone
  • Mike Iupati
  • Chris Culliver
  • Dan Skuta
  • Stevie Johnson
  • Perrish Cox
  • Michael Crabtree

  Who WILL be a 49er:

  • QB-Blaine Gabbert (re-signed for 2-yr)
  • TE-Garrett Celek (re-signed for 1-yr)
  • LS-Kyle Nelson (re-signed for 4-yr)

NEW Guys:

  • WR-Torrey Smith (5-yrs)
  • DT-Darnell Dockett (2-yrs)
  • WR-Jerome Simpson (2-yrs)
  •  RB-Jarryd Hayne, from Aussie Rugby Team (3-yrs) free-agent

Well, that concludes my rant. I feel a little better now, but I won’t be able to relax until this free-agent craziness ends!

Be well and prosper, guys. No matter which team you are playing for.  ❤

Little 49er Fan