I think going into the 2015 NFL season, many expected the San Francisco 49ers to struggle after firing head coach Jim Harbaugh. Right now, the 49ers are 4-11 and sit in last place in the NFC West division. While many are wondering about the future of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, one former player doesn’t want it to stop there. Former 49ers tight end Brent Jones was on KNBR 680-AM last Monday and said that he wants to see changes made throughout the organization.
“I think every part of this organization, you have to put it on the table, and it’s open to change,” former 49ers tight end Brent Jones told KNBR 680-AM on Monday evening. “I really do. I just think that for the last two years, we’ve underperformed remarkably.
“You can’t stay status quo. This is the National Football League. There’s an expectation. There’s an expectation in the Bay Area. Fans do have high expectations and an effort level across the board, whether it’s ownership, management, players, coaches. We’re way below the bar and that’s the reality.
“As a fan, it hurts to say that sometimes but I’m being completely objective. Some changes need to be made and we need to light a fire under this crew.”
Jones has a point and I think the 49ers should take a hard look at everything from coaching and personnel. But I think 49ers fans and former players need to understand that it’s going to take a few years to get this turned around.