San Francisco 49ers: In 2010, They Must Fire Their Engines, or Watch Them Rust

September 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Jeff Garcia era had ended just as quickly as it had begun. Garcia's play was declining, just as his contract was expiring.
The 49ers, rightly or wrongly, decided that they needed to once and for all, purge their roster and get out of the salary cap Hell they had found themselves within.
Garcia left for the cooler pastures of Detroit, and the San Francisco 49ers haven't had a winning season since.
The 49ers had lost all their key talent. They were a team that was hopelessly outmatched at almost every position.
They didn't have holes in their roster, but rather, their roster was one big hole; with the venerable Bryant Young left like a beached whale, alone on a deserted shore.
This talent depletion earned the 49ers the rights to the first overall pick of the 2005 NFL draft. Where they did the most obvious thing a team with the worst record in football should do, draft a quarterback.

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