San Francisco 49ers Don’t Learn From Their Mistakes, Doomed To Repeat Them

October 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was Albert Einstein who said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
So why do the 49ers keep making the same decisions over and over again and expect to win?
In 2005 they found in Mike Nolan a defensive coach with no offensive acumen whatsoever and no head coaching experience to speak of and not only chose him to lead their team but also gave him full control over the personnel by hiring him to be the general manager as well.
Nolan, who knows about as much about quarterbacking as he does about Neo-Babylonian Mesopotamia, had the first pick of the draft in his back pocket and famously chose Alex Smith of Utah over Cal’s Aaron Rodgers to be his franchise quarterback.
In a completely unrelated story he went 18-37 in three-and-a-half seasons as coach before being relieved of his duties midway through the 2008 campaign.
Seeing the folly of his parents’ ways, Team President Jed York repla...

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