Ok no direct addition to our team, but a deduction to a division rival is always a plus. The SF 49ers have fired GM McCloughan in a very odd move five weeks before the draft. This move makes no sense what so ever. I solely attribute the 49ers rise from the cellar to this guy. I hate giving kudos to the fortywhiners, but this guy was done wrong considering the body of work he has left behind. McCloughan was the man responsible for the 49ers drafting their best player, Patrick Willis. Many people think that it was coach Singletary's move to bring in the beast that is Willis, but actually McCloughan and Singletary went heads up on this pick on draft day and in the end McCoulghan won. This may be hard for people to understand considering Singletary was Willis's position coach at the Senior Bowl. Listening to an interview by Willis, he said that Singletary rode him hard and was on him to pick things up quickly. He mentioned that half the time he had no idea what Mike was asking him. Well, apparently that worked out well for them. Bastards! That was a big one. He was also the guy who took a chance on Frank Gore as a 3rd round pick (I think it was 3rd). I also believe that it was McCloughan who signed Franklin, the huge NT that they franchised this year. He decided to take a freak of a human being as a TE, otherwise known as Vernon Davis. Oh, by the way the reason the 49ers have their coach that they currently have is because this guy pushed for an unproven coach, yet firm personality, to be given a chance. This is the same guy that pulled the trigger on acquiring another 1st rounder with a trade to Carolina last year. Many good moves and one hell of an eye for talent and the dude is sent with walking papers.
I personally think the guy got done wrong....especially while the guy is facing a divorce. However, I am glad that the 49ers are dumb enough to make this kind of a move this close to the draft. They are not far away from being a very good team and now I hope they f---k up this draft. This definitely hurts the structure of the 49ers....hell we saw what a different direction our team started to go with a new captain behind the wheel. Karma is a bitch and I hope the 49ers find out the hard way.