The 49ers can’t be happy with their 2-5 start to the season, but they can’t be surprised either. San Francisco had a disastrous offseason. To make matters worse, they faced a brutal schedule, as five of their seven opponents made the playoffs last year.
Forget about the New Orleans Saints deliberately trying to injure players with a bounty system or the Ravens trying to sweep the Ray Rice domestic abuse incident under the rug. Tom Brady may have asked for a little air to be taken out of a football. Sound the alarms.
You can learn a lot about a team when they’re winning, but how they respond after a tough loss is even more telling. The Broncos’ rebound against Gonzaga University spoke volumes about the promising future of Santa Clara baseball.