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Wile_E_Coyote
01-05-2005, 01:47 PM
49ers | Erickson Fired - from www.KFFL.com (http://www.KFFL.com)
Wed, 5 Jan 2005 12:35:58 -0800Jay Glazer (http://www.kffl.com/link/14), of Fox Sports (http://www.kffl.com/link/14), reports on Foxsports.com (http://www.kffl.com/link/14) that the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.kffl.com/team/32/nfl) have fired head coach Dennis Erickson (http://www.kffl.com/player/6446/nfl).

edit:<A name=210683>49ers | Donahue Not Returning - from www.KFFL.com
Wed, 5 Jan 2005 12:34:34 -0800Jay Glazer (http://www.kffl.com/link/14), of Fox Sports (http://www.kffl.com/link/14), reports on Foxsports.com (http://www.kffl.com/link/14) that it is believed San Francisco 49ers (http://www.kffl.com/team/32/nfl) will not retain general manager Terry Donahue. It is unclear if he has been fired, taken a settlement or stepped down from the team.

Phobia
01-05-2005, 01:48 PM
That's wrong. He got screwed.

Count Zarth
01-05-2005, 01:49 PM
Please. Give me a break! Erickson has been with two NFL teams now and sucked with both. He's not NFL material.

Cochise
01-05-2005, 01:51 PM
Damn, the 49ers might get better now.

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-05-2005, 01:52 PM
He's not NFL material.
True....but neither were his teams.

tk13
01-05-2005, 01:52 PM
Probably not fair that he got canned, but if you're going to start over, might as well do it when you can give your new coach the #1 pick in the draft.

dirk digler
01-05-2005, 01:52 PM
Please. Give me a break! Erickson has been with two NFL teams now and sucked with both. He's not NFL material.


While I agree with that, the Yorks have to be the cheapest owners in the NFL and they have ruined a great franchise in a matter of 2-3 years.

Wile_E_Coyote
01-05-2005, 01:53 PM
Holmgren or the Rat in line for their next HC?

morphius
01-05-2005, 01:54 PM
Well, when your team is spending 33 million on players you don't even have, about 1/3 of the salary cap, no coach is going to be able to make up for that. Especially not in the dump all the players phase of it.

Count Zarth
01-05-2005, 01:56 PM
Holmgren or the Rat in line for their next HC?

Neither.

The Bad Guy
01-05-2005, 01:56 PM
That's wrong. He got screwed.

The only one that got screwed was 49ers fans that had to pay to watch an Erickson led team play football.

Wile_E_Coyote
01-05-2005, 01:58 PM
Neither.

If they give him total control the Rat would be stupid not to jump on it. High draft picks, loads of cap space. It's time for him to move on from Denver

Phobia
01-05-2005, 02:00 PM
The only one that got screwed was 49ers fans that had to pay to watch an Erickson led team play football.

While I agree that Erickson has proven zero at the pro level, the niner debacle can't be put on him. Not in the slightest.

Predarat
01-05-2005, 02:01 PM
With all that talent he should have went 3-13! He deserves it!

KCTitus
01-05-2005, 02:02 PM
I believe SF fired Mariucci only to hire Erikson...did they care more about winning than KC when they fired Mariucci to hire Erikson or do they care more about winning that KC with this firing?

the Talking Can
01-05-2005, 02:04 PM
damn, how much do they have to pay him?

getting fired in the NFL is the best job in the world...ask Marty

Saulbadguy
01-05-2005, 02:06 PM
Reshuffling the deck chairs on the titanic...

HemiEd
01-05-2005, 02:12 PM
Reshuffling the deck chairs on the titanic...

Now that is funny!

Spicy McHaggis
01-05-2005, 02:30 PM
I agree with what was said before. He's not NFL material but I doubt that Parcells or Reid could have had this team any better than 3-13. How the mighty have fallen.

Mile High Mania
01-05-2005, 02:52 PM
If they give him total control the Rat would be stupid not to jump on it. High draft picks, loads of cap space. It's time for him to move on from Denver

That's just crazy... Shanahan has total control (essentially) in Denver and he has a fine group of players. It wouldn't shock me if he wanted to move on and rebuild a brand new team. He'd be returning to SanFran where he was an assistant... and he's had a long run in Denver.

Still... it's not going to happen.

Mile High Mania
01-05-2005, 02:55 PM
I agree with what was said before. He's not NFL material but I doubt that Parcells or Reid could have had this team any better than 3-13. How the mighty have fallen.

Quite true. Almost a 1/3 of the cap tied to dead money... those receiver, those QBs... that defense... that oline... they send away their best players from 2003 and replace them with unproven spares.

I think he would have sucked with good players anyway, I doubt there are many that care he has been fired.

picasso
01-05-2005, 04:54 PM
Mariucci is a way better coach than Erickson. I never understood why they hired the stutterin' idiot Erickson in the first place. What a loser, it's no wonder he's gone. They could have hired someone better than that to begin with.

Frosty
01-05-2005, 07:03 PM
Both times that Erickson was in the NFL, he was saddled with horrible ownership. The three years he was with the Seahawks was with the previous owner who was trying to sell and/or move the team. Despite all the turmoil (including moving everything to LA and then back), he still managed to finish .500. The 49ers were in cap hell.

I don't think he is as bad a coach as some people say, but he ought to stick with college, where he really excels.

chief52
01-05-2005, 07:14 PM
I put a lot more blame for the 49er situation on Donahue than I do on Erickson. Donahue is not an NFL general manager. He made poor player evaluations and did not do well in the draft.

If someone else is buying rotten groceries, you do not have a very good chance of making a great dinner.

HolmeZz
01-05-2005, 07:54 PM
If they give him total control the Rat would be stupid not to jump on it. High draft picks, loads of cap space. It's time for him to move on from Denver

Have you seen San Fran's cap situation? It's an absolute mess, and looks like it'll be that way for a few more years into the future. They're not going to be able to do anything in the off-season this year, which is why I don't think many coaches will be interested in the job.

chief52
01-05-2005, 08:10 PM
Have you seen San Fran's cap situation? It's an absolute mess, and looks like it'll be that way for a few more years into the future. They're not going to be able to do anything in the off-season this year, which is why I don't think many coaches will be interested in the job.

Exactly. They will have less "dead $$$" than this season, but they are stilled screwed. They mortgaged the future big time. It is not an attractive job IMO.

2bikemike
01-05-2005, 08:53 PM
Have you seen San Fran's cap situation? It's an absolute mess, and looks like it'll be that way for a few more years into the future. They're not going to be able to do anything in the off-season this year, which is why I don't think many coaches will be interested in the job.

Exactly what I don't want happening here. I think for the most part Carl has done a good job of avoiding this. We did have a year or two a few years back that we had to suck up some dead cap space so I don't think Carl will do that again. Of course he may be leaving but I don't think he would to that to Lamar.

Wile_E_Coyote
01-05-2005, 09:44 PM
Have you seen San Fran's cap situation? It's an absolute mess, and looks like it'll be that way for a few more years into the future. They're not going to be able to do anything in the off-season this year, which is why I don't think many coaches will be interested in the job.

I was wrong about the cap space. I thought they bit the bullet this year & cleared it up. From what I have read, if it's true, they will have to go through another season like this past one to clear it up. So they will likely have two more years of high draft picks for the next HC.

And from what little I recently read about York, the owner, it will take a big ego to want to deal with him. But then most HC's have healthy egos

Ultra Peanut
01-05-2005, 09:50 PM
I hate Dennis Erickson.

Logical
01-05-2005, 10:21 PM
I believe SF fired Mariucci only to hire Erikson...did they care more about winning than KC when they fired Mariucci to hire Erikson or do they care more about winning that KC with this firing?

Great insight Rufus, thanks!