It started with the rumors of Harbaugh and Baalke not getting along. Then the news all niner fans knew was coming, Jim Harbaugh to Michigan. Looks like the team was falling but columnists and various media, grabbing something on the way down, believed all was ok. So over the months I tried to hold onto hope despite the team forsaking a name coach like a Mike Shanahan for Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula. But again people said calm down as players seemed to love playing for the guy. But speaking of players, the team will be allowing the heart and soul of the team, Frank Gore, to sign with the Eagles. If swallowing that news was not enough we further learn that both Patrick Willis and Justin Smith announce their retirement. Justin Smith I understand but not Patrick Willis. Right now it seems like we are falling and I wonder if it would be best to just fall now so we can begin our climb back up to the top or continue grabbing for something to slow the fall. If what we grab breaks and we end up falling to the bottom anyway then we wasted time and delayed the climb back up. So niner fans is the sky falling or do you still see hope in what the team is doing?