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Leaking the terminations was the epitome of Jed.
He’s a sniveling punk of a narcissist who can’t function in an adult world.
No professional in his or her right mind will work for this idiot.
I’m so sorry for the people who spend money and tears on this franchise.
Nothing is going to change.
Go ahead Dennis, tell me I’m being too harsh.
No, I am not going to tell you you are being to harsh. I am going to tell you that what you think of Jed doesn’t matter – not to him and not to his parents. The 49ers, at their core, are a business enterprise. The value of that business has more than doubled since Jed took over. Go ahead and be upset, but mom and dad have got to be proud and thrilled and real happy. That is why I have stated on more than one occasion that Jed is not going anywhere. We need to deal with it and accept it or move on to another franchise.
And seriously Stan, there are only 32 opportunities each year in the entire world to be an NFL head-coach. Do you really think anyone in their right mind, who doesn’t currently have one of those jobs, would pass on that opportunity, even with Jed as the boss? I am thinking you are stretching it there.
Could he have handled these firings better? Absolutely! Does it really matter? Not at all. Fired is fired. There is no nice way of doing it and they both needed to go. But we’ll see where we go from here. I am hopeful, because he is spending a lot of money on people who are no longer here which tells me this isn’t about being cheap.
Regarding the 32 opportunities, etc. You’re right, they haven’t quite sunk to the level the Raiders sank to in Al’s last years, when he was getting turned down left and right and had to hire stiffs like Cable and unknowns like Kiffin only after getting turned down by another unknown, Sarkisian). But they’re almost there.
Cable is being suggested as “someone of interest” for the 49ers today.
Fritz- Tom Cable is far less of a stiff than Tomsula, or, as it turns out Chip Kelly. The Raiders were admittedly awful but actually improved under Cable.
Fair enough. Cable actually did a pretty good job, I agree. But he’s still a good example of how low the Raiders had sunk at the point. He’d have been lucky to get an interview anywhere else, forget about actually landing the job.
By that rationale that the jobs are so rare that they all have equal value, Al Davis wouldn’t have been turned down by college coaches like Steve Sarkisian. While there are only 32 coaching jobs, several are open at the end of each and every year and the best talent will be choosy. Like last year, the Niners aren’t going to get the best coach available they’re going to get the most desperate coach who needs the job the most as a resume builder (someone like Gase two years ago) or a burnout (Shanahan) who wants one last shot. But if you think someone like Josh McDaniel is going to leave New England for this job I am betting against it. The firings and the manner in which they’re done do matter Dennis because they reveal the dysfunction of the perpetually losing team they are under the Yorks’ stewardship. That’s why they are not a team that will attract the best talent to these two crucial positions. It absolutely matters.
Al Davis didn’t want a head coach as much as he wanted a talking head. Al Davis was the head coach. So while I get the attempted comparison regarding the 32 opportunities, the situation between the Al Davis Raiders and the Jed York 49ers is not the same.
In terms of attracting the best talent, we will see, won’t we. The best talent isn’t always determined by the resume going in as much as it is determine by the body of work when the work is done. Like I said , we will see.
You’re kidding yourself. Al’s last years and Jed’s current reign are the same situation- a capricious, conniving ownership with high expectations and no patience that’s made its head coaching job and team in general toxic.
In terms of the best talent- have Tomsula or Kelly been upgrades? Mike Singletary got turned down by Scot Linehan as O-coordinator and went with Jimmy Raye from the 1950s before getting fired. Adam Gase went to the Bears as O-coordinator instead of being the Niners head coach two years ago and hello Jimmy the Butcher. The Niners were the only team that would take Chip Kelly last year.
This is a trend. The only deodorant this franchise has had in over a decade of flailing was Jm Harbaugh. And what’s happened since means the next Harbaugh won’t jump on this merry-go-round.
Remove Harbaugh and you essentially have the Raiders from 2002-Reggie McKenzie. The Yorks don’t get better people because better people don’t want to work for them any more than they wanted to work for Al Davis.
I am going to disagree with you. As you know, hiring people is a crap shoot. Sometimes you are right sometimes you are wrong. It’s what you do about it when you get it wrong that matters. I, for one, think Jed did the right thing in cleaning house and I certainly hope he gets lucky in his next hires.
If you know what you’re doing you should succeed more than you fail. A lot more. Jed hasn’t. Harbaugh is the only outlier.
Perhaps you should define “better people”. Who, in your mind, are the better people and we will see who he gets. So far the interview list looks pretty good to me, but that doesn’t mean anything and that doesn’t mean I know who the better people are that you are referring to.
So is Josh McDaniels “better” people or just another chump?
Come on Dennis!!!
You and I have both fired people over the years and you man up, call them in and do it.
Even if I could get Adam Shefter to do it for me I would never do it…would you?
And these BS personal letters calling out the wife and kids? Just a pathetic PR move to feed the narcissistic moment whenever this idiot looks in the nearest mirror.
And like Shane points out…32 jobs or not…there are bottom feeders who aren’t qualified to carry an NFL water bucket who are always happy to take the job…
On to the latest BS news conference out of narcissist central.
I am not trying to defend Jed’s actions here. I wished he had taken a more professional approach, as much as neither Baalke or Kelly deserved it. I am only saying that in the end it is just not that important. No one will remember how those two bozos got fired, only that they got fired.
I will offer this: this is probably Jed’s last chance to get it right in terms of who he hires. I am excited.
Please define what you mean by “Jed’s last chance to get it right”, and what exactly to you find exciting that someone who’s followed the 49ers since 1946 will understand?
He has a stadium to pay for with a lot of very powerful creditors to please, not the least of which is the NFL (to the tune of $200 mil). That is difficult to do when your stadium is half full, but almost impossible to do when corporate sponsors decide that they do not want their brand represented by the 49er product. If he does another one and done and the stadium continues to be half full and corporate sponsors pull out you would start to think the creditors might begin applying pressure on the York’s to do something.
I am excited because this is about a lot more than money. I was worried that this was about trying to make it on the cheap. But getting rid of Kelly with 4 years remaining on his contract tells me they are taking this very seriously, which is always better than the other way around.
Kelly had three years remaining on his contract. Otherwise Jed has to get lucky or he will terminate the “new start” prematurely even if he picks the right guys.
Not me. I’m calling for a boycott of the 49ers. We need to stop Jed York. No more chances. We need to make York sell the team.
Gawd you rebutting anything to escape criticism of your idols—hilarious,and you say–” Iam not trying to defend him “which is what you do every time he or your other idols are singled out for critique—face it, you are a lemming with no thought.
Your gem today is this…..Uh well,Jed doesn’t matter—he doesn’t care—brilliant- more reason for you to find another hobby mindless ness.
Your hero bilked loyal season ticket holders, while having SC fund the bulk of the stadium—they under wrote it- the niners gave em 100 million bucks and the bilked fans SBL money.
His contribution to the team is 53 million dollars under the cap as the owners rep—How proud you are!
The value of this rancid team has zero to do with the imbecile and all todo with the city and county and the bilked ditched lied to SBL holders.
And you cite they aint cheap—what a dense blind head in the sand thin skinned wahhh fan you are.
This is spot on Lowell. The only way to restore faith in this organization would be for Jed to hire a President of Football Operations and step wholly to the business side and leave anything to do with football alone. The President would then hire the GM and they’d hire the coach and the entire football structure would report up to the President, not to Jed. I recognize this misery as a Raider fan. This is where the toxicity demands that you can’t get the best talent, only the most desperate.
As you know far better than most, the Yorks are simply cashing checks, absurd sums at that, and as long as the dupes in this region continue to spout the usual nonsense about being “the faithful”…
Cut off the money, ladies and gentlemen, or at least as much as the blatant fraud this ludicrous family has perpetrated on the gullible will allow at this point, and then leave the fools with an empty stadium. Every week. That is the only act of outrage that will work now.
Chris Cohan comes to mind: incompetence stupidly rewarded will only continue to strut across the stage, oblivious. The emperor, a dwarf in this case, is naked, and he doesn’t really give a damn.
Hurt him where he cares.
But then, the drug of sports is a nightmare for most, yes? Hard to walk away if those three hours a week (or much more) have no substitute.
I suggest sex or fly fishing, maybe both.
Happy New Year, and welcome to Rome.
Out of respect for good ‘ol Jed, I took a knee during his Q&A.
He seems like a nice guy. But he’s spent a decade reinventing the wheel. Nolan-Kelly and in between.
His weakness is,..he doesn’t want to have somebody tell him that he doesn’t know football. He likes football. We all like football. But Jed has no idea whats quality even when he has it.
So,he spends a fortune for a Chrysler,and then snubs a Lexus. He gets a Lexus and trades it for a Dodge because the Lexus wasn’t the color he wanted.
Lets all hope he gets lucky again. But Harbaugh’s are few and far between.
Bill Walsh’s son never went into coaching,isn’t that interesting?
No, it isn’t interesting. It is none of your business. Depart.
You read it. Made my point.
Get thee to a nunnery!
What are you talking about? Nun? huh?.
You don’t seem to comprehend the meaning of opinion.
Get a dictionary.
No,wait,get THEE to a dictionary…
Lowell I earned my baseball mitt selling Victory Garden seed packets. My parents bought me a baseball bat, but I had to spend the day going places with my Mom. I used the family pencil to write.
Love the edit function.
Over 29 minutes of nonsense Jed only answered one question, yours.
“Like it or not I’m the owner…”
With one line Jed gave a double bird to every, fan, ticket holder and sponsor.
No reason to listen to anything else…
I’m curious: what exactly did Chip Kelly do in your estimation that was ever unprofessional this year, or that deserved anything like the unprofessional, laughably obnoxious & arrogant behavior that Jed York just displayed towards him?
Kelly has an impressive track record in coaching: he was dominant in college, among the most innovative minds of the last decade, and this godawful Baalke-ized 49er roster–which of course he had NOTHING to do with–never quit on him, even yesterday under the worst circumstances I have ever seen a first year Head Coach put in.
The 49ers are beyond a farce. No one with any talent will come here to work for this dysfunctional family (cheers, Eddie), and whatever “legacy” the Walsh years once offered the Yorks–that reputation for excellence is gone forever.
Finally, before the usual nonsense of “potential trades” becomes a party game, ask yourself two questions: 1) since Brett Favre several decades ago, name me one star qb who was a back-up and traded; 2) given what has happened with the Yorks over the last 15 or 16 years (the best Harbaugh years clearly are the exception), do you really believe these yahoos can get the best of the Patriots in a trade? How about John Elway? Anyone, other than maybe the Browns and Hue Jackson!
Like Bidwell and Sterling, the Yorks are a curse on their franchise, and curses this bad last decades. Delude yourself “they’ll figure it out” if you want to, but an empty stadium and millions in lost revenue (concessions, radio rights, etc.) are the only protest with any chance of hurting this little man.
GO Warriors, etc.
That stark contrast, in what for decades was a football town, is brutal and undeniable.
2 & 14 with a record 13 game losing streak sandwiched in between. And a world record inept defense. One of the worst if not the worst 2nd half offenses in modern history. Aside from that he was a true professional in trying to explain it all. But as a coach, please. Not even close.
How in the world is that Kelly’s fault?
Baalke was a long-term disaster. A bs artist.
Kelly had nothing–nothing–to work with, and you cannot blame him for the garbage he was given:
Mediocre tight ends,
Terrible o-line (apart from Staley
And there there is the historically bad defense
I guess he shouldn’t have taken the job. Tomsula did a better job with the same roster. Kelly should not be coaching at the “professional” level.
We can probably agree that he damn well wishes now he’d never taken that call!
I don’t know. I can think of 25 million reasons why he is probably real happy he took the call. I sure would be.
Yeah, he’ll spend the money.
But his ego, and his career? Trashed.
This team is more poorly run then Safeway, literally! I am urging a national boycott of the 49ers until York sells the team.
Before you say bad idea, look who is our PResident.
Look who won NCAA last year, Villanova
Look who won the Superbowl last year, Denver
Look who came back in NBA last year, Cavs
Boycott the 49ers.
The Yorks aren’t going anywhere, Dennis. “Last chance”?! You’re clowning us now. The Yorks are simply laughing, sneering at such nonsense: Jim Harbaugh and that godawful stadium (which of course doesn’t get built without Harbaugh’s immediate success) turned the Youngstown Yorks into billionaires….CAPITAL B, Dennis…and they like that view just fine. With the requisite cast of flunkies all around…the dwarf prince, he reallyreally loves the word YES. And so he buys large quantities.
The only way you get rid of the naked emperor is to empty his stadium. Humiliate him and his daddy with silence.
(And no parking fees, no concessions, no lavish radio contract to sell, etc.)
But remember–PT Barnum is the patron Saint of America.
The Faithful are still & always Jed’s ACE.
As for the rest of us who prefer professional sports: Go Warriors.
Lowell Cohn has been covering Bay Area sports for more than 30 years and he’s never run out of things to say.