Monday, 04 January, 2016

Tomsula addresses future with 49ers

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Benjamin Gardner | 01 January, 2016, 17:18

"The biggest thing I get asked is, 'Can we help?' " he said.

Arik Armstead, Tony Jerod-Eddie and Aaron Lynch were each penalized on the Lions' final drive of the first half to set up Matt Prater's 38-yard field goal on the final play of the half to give the Lions a 20-17 lead. "But it's not one person, it's not anyone's fault, we've just got to do better as a unit, as a team, to not take those and put ourselves in tough positions".

"The tackling has been something we've been on defensively quite a bit, and we're attacking that", the coach said.

After next week s season-finale against the St. Louis Rams at Levi s Stadium, there are no assurances Tomsula will be back.

The San Francisco 49ers' decision to get rid of Jim Harbaugh and replace him with Jim Tomsula has worked out terribly for the team.

While the 49ers have lost five of six since their bye week, the conversation has shifted toward next season, with Tomsula identifying young players that he expects to be a part of the team's core for seasons to come after losing a number of notable players last offseason.

"Yeah", Tomsula said. "I'm going to coach until somebody tells me I'm not". Do you need anything?' That's what I get asked constantly. "...Where we're at, the way I see it, is we're definitely on a one-week calendar in terms of this team and where we're going and what we're doing and preparing to win a game".

"But... we're building - building the week to week, and the way you prepare and the way you work and what you got to have done and where you need to be when you show up on gameday".

Tomsula, who coached the 49ers' defensive line for eight seasons, said the Lions were savvy with their snap counts but reiterated the 49ers had no excuse for the errors. We're in a performance-based business. "We have four wins". "I understand that. But we have to be discipline". When you're a coach, the minute you sign the contract, boom, (the) clock stats. "We're fine with that".

"I would love to", Williams said Monday. "The record may not show it, but the culture here, in the locker room, just what we're trying to do, it's going to be seen".