After Horrible 2014, 49ers Are Hoping For Better In 2015 With New Coach
By Victor Ochieng
There is no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers had a challenging 2014 season. A few days before the end of the year, the team’s coach, Jim Harbaugh, was shown the door, putting the team in a sticky situation. The transition to a new coach has not been an easy feat.
Harbaugh was basically fired due to his wanting performance in the season, a performance that saw the team finish with an 8-8 record. That marked the worst performance the coach registered since he took over as the head coach.
The latest move to hire Jim Tomsula has given the team a lifeline that has the potential to drive the team to greater heights. Tomsula is a former 49ers interim head coach and has taken several roles in several other teams.
Will the hiring of Tomsula be positive for the team? Will it help the team make it to the 2015 Playoffs? Those are questions that many have been asking, especially since Tomsula doesn’t have a solid history of being a head coach of an NFL team. His performance in Europe when he served as the head coach of Rhein Fire in NFL Europe was average, since he managed to attain a 6-4 record.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee said that it is hard to assume anything until the new coach assembles his team. Since the team consists of some very talented players, the coach will have to work closely with them in order to deliver. Barrows reiterates that the 49ers have a great prospect with Tomsula.
That aside, the new coach seems quite promising, especially after listening to his interviews. At the same time, the 49ers players themselves are excited about Tomsula’s new role. The most important thing is that he assembles a strong team; otherwise, all the excitement will be of no substance.
When a coach is fired for a lackluster performance, fans watch closely to see whether the new one has something better to offer, and fans are unsure about Tomsula’s ability to steer the team to the 2015 Playoffs. Several fans on social media have lambasted the decision, saying that the new coach doesn’t have the requisite experience, temerity and skills to steer the team to the heights they would like to see.
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