When you lose 43-17 to the Miami Dolphins, after being favored by nearly 10 points, there are going to be questions about every facet of your team.
One of those is related to leadership, and whether the 49ers without the services of veteran Richard Sherman (injured) and Joe Staley (retired) have enough dominant voices in their locker room to right what appears to be a sinking ship.
Former 49er Dennis Brown isn’t so convinced of that, and said he didn’t see the type of anger you’d expect after the embarrassing loss on Sunday.
“Everybody has to kind of come together,” Brown told Papa and Lund on Wednesday. “After the game, I didn’t see anybody getting mad. I didn’t see anybody jumping up and screaming, saying these are games that we should’ve won but we didn’t do it. It would be great to see what the leadership is.”
Despite no longer being in the building, Staley voiced his displeasure on social media during Sunday’s game, tweeting “What the hell is this??!” in the second quarter.
“It’s all about their character. What’s this team going to be about moving forward. Who’s going to stand up, or are you just going to be like ‘Well, we’ve got a lot of injuries and hopefully we can come out of this game not blown out.’ Or is someone going to get pissed off and say ‘This is unacceptable. We’ve got talent in the building, talent at positions, we just have to play to expectations.’
“You’re right, it’s going to be all about the character.”
Listen to the full interview below.