On Monday morning, Jed York faced the media to answer questions about the state of the 49ers.
On Tuesday afternoon, former 49ers tight end Brent Jones weighed in on the franchise.
"I give Jed some credit in a couple of different areas," Jones said on KNBR 680. "One -- and he said this -- nothing he's gonna say is going to be received well and at this point words ring hollow. And I think we can all agree with that.
"I have always felt that he really desires to win and maybe things haven't come together appropriately."
And two: "The more that I thought about it, if you're gonna blow it up with Trent Baalke, to attract the appropriate level of GM or head coach, you probably need a clean slate," Jones explained. "So that side of it made sense to me.
"I still think Chip got a little bit of a raw deal, but I'm gonna say this -- and I kind of held my tongue a little bit during the season -- non-chalant is not a strategy for a football coach. This whole team had no fire in its belly; at all ... at least Jed is acknowledging, 'Hey, we got to start this thing over.'"
York stressed the importance of having the head coach and general manager being on the same page and pulling in the same direction
"To his credit -- and I understand it's credit because we didn't put the right pieces in place last year -- but instead of having that prolonged for another year or two and being miserable, is he recognized it and said, 'OK. We're stopping it; we're stopping it right here,'" Jones added.