Much has recently been made of what the San Francisco 49ers—at 1-6 this season—can now no longer hope to accomplish.
They cannot make the playoffs. They cannot improve on last year's record. They cannot save Mike Singletary's job.
Despite a vote of confidence from team President Jed York, many assume Coach Sing will be shown the door following a Halloween match-up against the Denver Broncos at Old Wembley Stadium in London.
Even if the 49ers can beat the Broncos—who surrendered 59 points at home this Sunday to the only team the 49ers have beaten so far—what are the realistic odds it will be anything more than a stay of execution for Coach Sing's tenure by the Bay?
Barring the miraculous, 2010 is poised to go down as a tremendous failure for the red and gold, which could well thrust them into a rebuilding period without them having reached the playoffs following their last such effort.
2010 is poised to be a failure, unless the 49ers choose to do something about it.