49ers' Jed York offers apology to fans

ByPaul Gutierrez ESPN logo
Friday, November 28, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco was bad enough in its 19-3 loss to the rival Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night that it spoiled Thanksgiving for 49ers CEO Jed York.

And then some.

York took to Twitter in the last moments of the blowout loss, which was aired on national television from the $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium.

Coach Jim Harbaugh was asked his reaction.

"I don't know about tweets," Harbaugh said.

"We will do what we have to do as a football team. Set our jaw to doing that."

York's social media critique did not ruffle any feathers in the 49ers' locker room.

"It's not acceptable," Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick said of the team's play.

Kaepernick's 36.7 passer rating was a season low, and the only one lower in his career was the 20.1 he had at Seattle in Week 2 last season.

"We didn't play well, we didn't perform well," he said. "We have a much higher standard for ourselves."

The 49ers were last held without a touchdown by the Carolina Panthers in a 10-9 defeat on Oct. 13, 2013, and the last time they scored three points came in the 29-3 loss at Seattle in last year's aforementioned Week 2 defeat.

Niners tight end Vernon Davis, who caught two passes for 13 yards, did not flinch when told of York's Tweet.

"If he said that, then I guess it was, I guess it was unacceptable," Davis said. "We all hold ourselves accountable around here. We're all in it together -- the owners, the coaches, the players. We're all in it together. We can play better than that -- we know it. Everyone knows it. But we didn't go out there and do it today.

"It was unacceptable, by all of us. So we have to get back and put it all together, stay together as a team, as one, and just stay positive."

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