NinerNation21 Posted November 1, 2019 Share Posted November 1, 2019 I was listening to Bleacher Report's podcast, Stick to Football this morning and they had a fun segment about sports things that have haunted them. I know Halloween is over, but I think this would be a fun topic to talk about. List 3 things from past/present 49er teams that still haunt you today. Mine are: 1. Jim Harbaugh not calling on Frank Gore on the goal line in the Super Bowl: I will never forget Jim Harbaugh's and Greg Roman's idiocracy to not give the ball to Frank Gore and instead, throw fades to Crabtree, which IMO cost us the Super Bowl. 2. The Mass Exodus of Talent: The ending of the Harbaugh Era is cringeworthy. The way the breakup happened was one thing, but having so many of the best players retire or leave via free agency so quickly hurt the short-term future of the team. No team could handle that much talent leaving unexpectedly and watching it happen to your favorite team sucked. Seeing Willis being forced to retire because of injuries, Kap's political situation, Bowman's knee issues, Aldon's psychological demise, Justin Smith's retirement, and the guys who left in FA because of the FO (Reid and Boone) was just too much to handle in a short amount of time. 3. The Dark Age: The 49ers from 2003 to 2011 were utterly unbearable. Inept coaching, questionable FO decisions, and some horrendous on-field play is just the tip of that ugly iceberg. It was hard to watch that dumpster. The biggest positive that came out of that era was all of the talent that ended up being the bulk of Harbaugh's team. I give a lot of credit to Singletary for trying to right the ship. He was a terrible head coach, but he was an exceptional person and motivator. Without Singletary, I'm not sure Vernon Davis would've been as good as he ended up being. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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