As some may or may not know, I have been a big proponent of his for a longtime. I had hopes and dreams of him being scooped up as the new OC to replace Bevell back in 2015. He is a brilliant offensive mind and playcaller that would fit Wilson's game like a glove. Running those outside zone plays with boot action, it would've been a match made in heaven.
I thought Quinn was a genius when he made him his OC, and I got really nervous when the Niners hired him. I knew they would still suck the first couple of years, due to talent deficiency, but if they ever got that solved, I knew they were going to become a big problem.
Last year, before the season I called it on this very forum, "Make no mistake the Niners are the real threat, not the Rams."
But this year, Kyle has had some really head scratching decisions, and done things that are not becoming of a head coach. He is starting to appear to be that cliché, milquetoast OC, turned HC. A guy that is brilliant when he's on the whiteboard designing plays. But is lacking in the management skills necessary to handle personnel (He has Pete Carroll power down there, the Niners modeled their power structure like the Seahawks.) To lead men, and inspire his players to give great effort when on the field. They are a team that is really lacking in leadership, and it starts with the HC.
The Niners had all of their weapons on hand, Jimmy back in the lineup, and they could only muster 17 points against the lowly Dolphins? It was ugly, and the offense was unprepared for that game. But forget the offense for a moment, that would be judging him as a playcaller again.
Let's focus on the stuff that the head man in charge is supposed to provide. Shanny told his team after coming off of a superbowl loss, that they were the best team in the league and they proved it last year. Which set them up for failure this season as they now have nothing to prove. Wow, super inspiring coach!
The injuries some would say did them in. But fun fact: The Seahawks have suffered the most injuries in the league, (SF is #2) and it hasn't stopped the Hawks from going 5-0.
Yes, the Hawks have Wilson, but they also have Pete, who gets his players to play with incredible effort on every play. While providing the proper leadership and voice for the team on a day to day basis. Also any Niner fan would tell you the Niners have the deeper roster so they should be more equipped to deal with the injuries.
Now back to the game on Sunday. The Ahkello Witherspoon, Brian Allen debacle. Who TF is Brian Allen?? They then promptly bench him after he was roasted for 3 TDs. And he will probably never play in the league ever again. They saw Jimmy in practice all week and they still started him? Why?
Matt Maiocco summarized it best ->