The 49ers signed Jerome Simpson. Yes, that guy who has gotten in trouble for marijuana in the past and has been arrested three times. That doesn’t seem to mesh well with York’s proclamation that the team has to “win with class” when you’re bringing in players that don’t really embody that.
So, when asked about it, he gave a very poor answer.
“You have to ask [G.M.] Trent Baalke,” York told Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I don’t know what the thinking was.”
He doesn’t know why a certain player with a troubled past was signed. And the ignorance of not knowing doesn’t really keep him accountable to the standard he claims to have set for the team. This is not a good sign. So is York all talk but really not in the loop of what’s going on within his own franchise?