Firing season is truly upon us. According to a report from PFT, the 49ers are going to fire Jim Tomsula after a fairly disastrous 4-11 season that saw the team regress all the way from championship contenders to one of the worst teams in the NFL. Not all of this is Tomsula’s fault, of course (everyone retiring didn’t help), but the ol’ deep sea welder was in over his head.
PFT notes that the 49ers knew exactly what they had in Tomsula, which makes his curious promotion and subsequent failures reflect poorly on the front office:
If Tomsula goes, the one-and-done will represent a significant embarrassment for the organization. Tomsula was the hand-picked replacement for Jim Harbaugh, an eight-year member of the staff whom they knew better than any team ever knows a head-coaching candidate.
Apparently, the 49ers will keep G.M. Trent Baalke around for the last year of his contract and give him a chance to turn it around. With owner Jed York being rather vocal this year about paying attention to fan expectations, and the 49ers’ front office devolving into disaster all around him, you’d have to imagine this hire will dictate how long Baalke has left in Santa Clara.
But more important that all that future-of-the-Niners stuff is Tomsula, our favorite coach, and what his next job will be. We already know he has a rich employment history, which he can now add NFL Head Coach to, but a utility man like Tomsula never stays put for long. Here are some new jobs he can pursue.
- Animal trainer
- Air traffic controller
- Ambulance repairman
And that’s just the A’s! To read the archive of Drew’s Tomsula Lifehacks, check out the Jamboroo.