San Francisco 49ers: A Story of Mediocrity Behind Center in the 21st Century

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers may be several crucial pieces away from being a championship contender, but they're just one piece away from being respectable.
Ever since the much underrated Jeff Garcia era, anchored by underrated coach Steve Mariucci ended in the city by the bay, the quarterback position has been anywhere from anemic to mediocre at best.
Champions of the lame duck interception like Ken Dorsey, Alex Smith, and UC Davis grad J.T. O'Sullivan have come and gone. All unsuccessful in leading the 49ers to a postseason appearance.
Let's put it this way, the last time the red and gold made the playoffs was 2002. I was 12 and working on becoming a man. Now I'm nearly 22 and a soon-to-be college graduate. Seasons change, life moves on, except for the 49ers disappointing on a yearly basis.
Despite what people will say about rotating offensive coordinators, in the spring of 2005, the 49ers had a window to end the anguish and disappointment of the title-less post-Steve ...

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