New thread for the last day of the 2016 season. One that was bad, badder, and one of the baddest in the 71 year history of the storied 49er franchise. 2-14 ties us for our worst record ever, and we don’t have a QB or any offensive players to speak of, minus Carlos (ow!) Hyde.
That being said, at least we seem to be moving up from the dregs of the bottom of the barrel. The O and D lines are in pretty good shape, as is the defensive backfield. We need LBs, WRs, and a couple QBs. The Lynch hire may be a shot in the dark, but his hire got us Adam Peters, a very very good talent evaluator. Kyle Shanahan is a great offensive mind. So the onus is on them to quickly draft and free-agent their way to a decent offense.
And offense is what they need to draft. Short the availability of Myles Garret, who would fill a huge pass rushing need, the team needs to focus on the offense. Cleveland holds the card for that first spot, but they are looking for offense as well, so there is the possibility they pass on Garrett. Highly unlikely though. I’m still behind getting Mike Williams of Clemson with out first pick. There are no QBs worth a 1st round pick, and barely even the 2nd pick in the 2nd round. But this team has not had a dominant WR since TO left. And this team BEGS for offensive consistency.
We have 12 picks, so we can take our flier picks on LBs and such. Build the offense. Get Cousins (unlikely) or Hoyer and take a QB high next year.
I mean really, how would you like to be a Raider fan? Your owner shot himself in the feet again trying to leave Oakland for the 18th time, while both St Louis and SD lost their teams. Even Goodie Goodell is averse to teams moving around this much, so it looks like Prince Not-so-Valiant is stuck in his shitty stadium while the fans of the team cling desperately to some kind of Hail Mary from Ronnie Lott.
Atl 35 – NE 24