Sooner or later, it happens to all of us
Whether you’re a beat writer or a humble aggregator, all of us 49ers’ content creators work incredibly hard to try and provide you with up-to-date information and thoughtful analysis on everything going on with the team. We do our best to study the things that happen on the field and in the press conferences to share our carefully crafted opinions with you. Sometimes, we get it right.
Sometimes, we get it very, very wrong.
In today’s Niners Nation Gold Standard Podcast, a roundtable of 49ers content creators decided to get together and take a stroll down
memory nightmare lane. We revisited some of our most passionate and most incorrect team, player, and coach predictions during our time covering the team.
In addition to myself, Levin Black, and Rich Madrid from Niners Nation, we were joined by Jason Aponte of the Sprint Right Option Podcast, Javier Vega of 49 GM, and the Prince of Darkness himself: Grant Cohn of Sports Illustrated.
To give you an example of what I’m talking about, I’ll start with my coldest 49ers take:
Chip Kelly deserved another year as 49ers head coach
I can’t defend this one. I can tell you my thinking at the time was that many, many head coaches had had poor first seasons with a team, only to improve in subsequent seasons. For some reason, I was undeterred by the franchise-record 13 game losing streak, and the constant second-half collapses, the internal rumblings about Chip Kelly’s lack of adjustments, and —
Well, anyway, I think I’ve made my point here. Not a good look for me.
Painful as it might have been, it was good to exercise some demons and get things off our chests. Make sure you check out the entire episode to hear dreams about Dante Pettis, the anointing of Antonio Bryant, and maybe, possibly, Grant Cohn actually takes an L.
(You can also watch the show here on Jason Aponte’s YouTube channel)