I had met and talked with Jim Tomsula several years ago while he was still the defensive lines coach. He was a good man. He knew his craft. His players respected him.
When the 49ers tabbed him as head coach, I thought that there may be a chance that he could get through to the players. But since I didn’t think he had the X’s and O’s background to really succeed as a head coach, it was hard for me to see how far he could take this depleted roster.
Now that it looks like he’s done, I wonder what this means for the organization. Tomsula was not the best option as head coach at the time. The 49ers could have tried harder to find a new coach with higher qualifications. But instead, it seemed like Jed York just went the easy route.