KISSIMMEE, Fla. Oakland’s first season on defense in three years without Charles Woodson was a mess.
Nobody is more aware of that than Woodson himself.
There were a lot of people in that building, including Chip Kelly, that liked Dak Prescott going into the draft, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Monday. So the fact that Prescott was tearing it up for the Cowboys while the 49ers are sitting there saying, ‘We have an extremely unsettled quarterback situation. We liked this guy before the draft. Why is he not on our team?’ That was part of the downfall for Baalke.
There was plenty more to Baalke’s downfall, of course, including a lack of communication between the general manager and coaches for years.
There was a bunch of frustration from some of the coaches just on why they had no idea what the front office was looking for, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported. Many of them just didn’t understand why Trent Baalke didn’t talk to them. Why didn’t he communicate with them and say, ‘What kind of players to you Cheap DUKe Jerseys like How can I help you by finding the right players?’
Both the Cowboys and the 49ers will be watching, not playing in, the wild-card Cheap Dodgers Jerseys round of the playoffs this season. But Dallas with Prescott will be watching from its perch as the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC playoffs and awaiting its opponent for the divisional round.
San Francisco, which finished 2-14 this season, will be watching from home. And the GM-coach combo the 49ers hire will be scouting quarterbacks for the 2017 NFL Draft.
They likely wouldn’t have to had Baalke listened to Kelly and Co. last year.