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BREAKING: San Francisco 49ers fire Jim Tomsula

One year was all Jed York and Trent Baalke needed to see from Jim Tomsula before deciding enough was enough.San Francisco somehow won th


One year was all Jed York and Trent Baalke needed to see from Jim Tomsula before deciding enough was enough. San Francisco somehow won the first game of the season against the Vikings, and it’s been pretty much downhill from there. Finishing at (4 – 12/5 – 11) for a team two years removed from the playoffs is an unacceptable decline, and there was no way Tomsula could ever emulate his successor, Jim Harbaugh, when the roster was gutted following a series of retirements, particularly on the defense. When Harbaugh left to coach Michigan, many were surprised that the 49ers promoted from within, but Tomsula had experience as interim head coach, and was well acquainted with how the franchise worked as one of the longest serving members of staff. Throughout this year, however, he has looked out of his depth. Week after week he has insisted that the 49ers were almost there and simply needed to execute better, but the truth is that they’ve simply been outmatched. Blaine Gabbert has been starting at quarterback. Their gameplan has been lacking in any kind of imagination. With one of the best deep threats in the game at Wide Receiver in Torrey Smith, week after week he has been all but ignored. It’s no surprise that San Francisco will be looking for a new head coach in this offseason, but will top tier candidates be put off by the seeming dysfunction within the front office and ownership? That remains to be seen.  

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BREAKING: San Francisco 49ers fire Jim Tomsula

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