The agony of defeat. The hopelessness of walking away with nothing more than a pat on the back. This is what the San Francisco 49ers, and by extension, the 49ers fans, are feeling.
The dreaded truth, as we all know, is that there can only be one winner. And with that winner––the Baltimore Ravens—already crowned, the outcome is decided. There will be no turning back, to the dread of many fans.
Like the other 28 NFL teams, the 49ers must simply move on, as hard as it is to accept.
General manager Trent Baalke will attempt to strengthen the few weaknesses of this 49ers team, starting with the secondary.
Ironically, the 49ers boasted a top-five secondary in the regular season, but anyone with two eyes understood how this unit struggled come the postseason.
With the league hatching quarterbacks left and right, the 49ers must address their back end if they hope to reach the lofty heights of another Super Bowl.
Luckily, I have some potential answers.